The Science Behind the JFK Assassination
By G. Paul Chambers
(Prometheus Books, Paperback, 9781616145613, 264pp.)
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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After more than four decades and scores of books, documentaries, and films on the subject, what more can be said about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy? A great deal, according to the author. This provocative, rigorously researched book presents evidence and compelling arguments that will make you rethink the entire sequence of terrible events on that traumatic day in Dallas. Drawing on his fifteen years of experience as an experimental physicist for the US Navy, the author demonstrates that the commonly accepted view of the assassination is fundamentally flawed from a scientific perspective. The physics behind lone-gunmen theories is not only wrong, says Chambers, but frankly impossible.
This is the first book to: identify the second murder weapon, prove the locations of the assassins, and demonstrate multiple shooters with scientific certainty. It concludes with a persuasive chapter on why this horrible event, now almost half a century old, should still matter to us today. Originally published as a hardcover in 2010, this paperback edition contains a new preface and postscript in which the author addresses some interesting developments since the book was first published as well as the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination.
For anyone seeking a fresh understanding of the JFK assassination, this is an indispensable book.
G. Paul Chambers has worked as a contractor for the NASA Goddard Optics Branch and is currently working on the development of renewable energy sources with Bellatrix Energy, LLC. Formerly he worked as a supervisory research physicist for the Energetic Materials and Detonation Sciences Department of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Maryland and as a research physicist for the Condensed Matter and Radiation Sciences Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington,DC.
"Head Shot presents a unique and fascinating correlation of history and science with the government’s investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. Warren Commission critics may disagree with the specifics of G. Paul Chambers’s reconstruction of this tragic event, but everyone who rejects the ‘sole assassin—single-bullet theory’ will better understand why JFK’s murder was a conspiracy involving multiple shooters after reading this intellectually stimulating and highly erudite book."
-Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, Past president, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and past president, American College of Legal Medicine
"As a career physicist in the national security sector, G. Paul Chambers is a uniquely qualified guide to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Instead of theorizing or demonizing, he offers a fascinating defense of the scientific method through history and applies that method to the oft-distorted JFK forensic evidence. He dismantles the bad science at the core of Vincent Bugliosi’s flabby Reclaiming History and politely punts the fantasy that the Zapruder film was altered. What remains, he reveals, is a body of scientific evidence about JFK’s murder that is increasingly consistent, self-authenticating, verifiable, and definitive."
-Jefferson Morley, Author of Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA
"In Head Shot, G. Paul Chambers offers an original and scientifically credible account of the JFK assassination. He presents new material proving the existence of more than one assassin. It is an important contribution to the continuing controversy over this important event in American history."
-Michael L. Kurtz, Professor of history (retired), Southeastern Louisiana University