chapter  1
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John F. Kennedy’s assassination is probably the most thoroughlyinvestigated murder in human history. Classicists may still ponder the death of Julius Caesar, but two millennia of study cannot match the intense scrutiny and the technological tools applied to the study of Kennedy’s murder. If curiosity about events in Dallas had died with the 1960s, Kennedy’s death might have faded into the past like James Garfield’s or William McKinley’s; however, the unending quest to know more about JFK’s passing and the development of new investigative weapons have made it an unending story, one in which the accumulation of evidence and evolving methods of analysis may actually make it more difficult to see the truth.