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Almost exactly 60 years following the assassination of President John F Kennedy, we bring you a new biography about Jack Ruby, the mysterious businessman to took it upon himself to end the life of Kennedy's assailant, Lee Harvey Oswald.
Jack Ruby: The Many Faces of Oswald's Assassin, by Danny Fingeroth, asks and strives to answer "Who was Jack Ruby?" and "How did he come to be in that spot on that day?"
An excerpt from the text's description:
"As we approach the sixtieth anniversaries of the murders of Kennedy and Oswald, Jack Ruby’s motives are as maddeningly ambiguous today as they were the day that he pulled the trigger...The fascinating yet frustrating thing about Ruby is that there is evidence to paint him as at least two different people...Cultural historian Danny Fingeroth's research includes a new, in-depth interview with Rabbi Hillel Silverman, the legendary Dallas clergyman who visited Ruby regularly in prison and who was witness to Ruby’s descent into madness. Fingeroth also conducted interviews with Ruby family members and associates. The book’s findings will catapult you into a trip through a house of historical mirrors."
Sponsor: Dallas Jewish Historical Society, JCC BookFest, Irving Archives & Museum