PBS is set to air a documentary on the life of Lee Harvey Oswald–March 13 at 9:00 pm.

Who was Lee Harvey Oswald?

Lee Harvey Oswald was, of course, the man accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy. Did he gun down the thirty-fifth president with brutal precision? Or, in his own words, was Oswald “just a patsy?” The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone when he shot JFK from the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository. But the majority of citizens believe in a broader conspiracy.

In order to solve the most notorious conspiracy of the twentieth century, one must examine the evidence, and look at the accused with a critical eye. L.D.C. Fitzgerald has published a compendium of Oswald’s own words, including personal letters, a self-titled ‘historic diary,’ political rants, and even a manuscript on life in Russia.

L.D.C. Fitzgerald, author of JFK conspiracy thriller, “SAVING JACKIE K” has transcribed Oswald’s ramblings and woven them together in chronological order.

With Fitzgerald’s insightful, witty commentary, the documents tell a story of a passionate young man who follows his dream to defect to Communist Russia, and then becomes bitterly disillusioned when he recognizes the utter drudgery of his life, and the imperfections of the political system he idealized.

Oswald was an oddball, a malcontent, and a lone nut. A man smart enough to teach himself to read and speak Russian, he was incapable of holding down even menial jobs. A self-declared Marxist, he executed his fanatical defection to Russia with foresight and tenacity, but he never learned the simple skill of driving a car.

Oswald’s words chronicle his indifference to family, search for notoriety, pursuit of a perfect political system, and his renewed interest in defecting.

Oswald with his Russian wife in the Soviet Union

Did Oswald kill President Kennedy? Read his innermost thoughts and revolutionary agenda before drawing your own conclusion.

Fifty years ago, JFK was tragically assassinated in Dallas as he rode through the city in a motorcade.

Read SAVING JACKIE K a Time-Travel Dystopian reality where President Kennedy lived, Jackie Kennedy died, and the future’s only hope lies in the past!

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One-time vacation retreat of President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline in northern Virginia is on the market, and has even had a $3 million price cut! The list price now sits just under $8 million.

The president and his wife custom-designed the property as a vacation retreat for their family.

Set on 166 acres of rolling hills, mature trees, ponds and mountain views, the 5,050-square foot home features four bedrooms and five baths, a swimming pool, tennis court, and an underground bunker—an essential for a presidential vacation pad.

The 167 acre property with a pond, three car garage, tennis courts and impressive stone fencing had previously been valued at $11 million.

Fifty years ago, JFK was tragically assassinated in Dallas as he rode through the city in a motorcade.

Read SAVING JACKIE K a Time-Travel Dystopian reality where President Kennedy lived, Jackie Kennedy died, and the future’s only hope lies in the past.

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American Folk Singer, Songwriter, and Activist Pete Seeger died on January 27, 2014 at the age of 94. Few remember that he attended Harvard at the same time as Politician, Senator, and President John F. Kennedy.

A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, Pete Seeger also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene,” which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes.

Pete Seeger in 1955

A prolific songwriter, Seeger’s best-known songs include “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (with Joe Hickerson), “If I Had a Hammer” (with Lee Hays), and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. “Flowers” was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). “If I Had a Hammer” was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while the Byrds had a number one hit with “Turn! Turn! Turn!” in 1965.

President Clinton presenting folk musician Pete Seeger with a 1994 National Medal of Arts, in Washington at the White House

In 1936, Seeger enrolled at Harvard College on a partial scholarship the same year as JFK, but as he became increasingly involved with politics and folk music, his grades suffered and he lost his scholarship. He dropped out of college in 1938.

In contrast, John F. Kennedy enrolled at Harvard College in 1936. In 1940 Kennedy completed his thesis, “Appeasement in Munich,” about British participation in the Munich Agreement. The thesis became a bestseller under the title ‘Why England Slept.’ He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Science cum laude in international affairs in 1940.

He served in the US Navy during World War II, earning a Navy and Marine Corps Medal for rescuing crewmembers after a Japanese destroyer rammed his PT Boat.

Kennedy on his navy patrol boat, the PT-109.

JFK married Jacqueline Bouvier, a fashionable debutante twelve years his junior. An educated woman fluent in several languages, Jackie coordinated the first major White House renovation in a century. The Kennedys had four children, only two of whom survived past infancy.

Jack Kennedy Marries Jackie Bouvier

Kennedy‘s political career began as a US Representative from Massachusetts, and continued as a US Senator from the same state. In 1961, he ascended to the presidency when he triumphed over Richard Nixon by a slim margin of popular vote.

JFK Delivers Speech at Rice University

John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States, from his inauguration on January 20, 1961 until his assassination on November 22, 1963. JFK is known for thwarting nuclear war with Russia in the Cuban Missile Crisis, promoting Civil Rights and ushering in the Space Race. He is remembered as a young, charismatic leader, whose speeches are studied and quoted to this day.

Read SAVING JACKIE K a Time-Travel Dystopian reality where President Kennedy lived, Jackie Kennedy died, and the future’s only hope lies in the past.

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Riveting video imagines a fictional world if JFK had lived.

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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A farmer in Plympton, Massachusetts has cut a commemorative JFK corn maze at his Sauchuk farm. The six-acre cornfield boasts a portrait of President John F. Kennedy, just in time for the 50th anniversary of his tragic assassination.

Not visible from ground level, the ‘maize’ maze-portrait is made possible by GPS technology used to carve the path through the farm field. According to a corn maze consultant, farmers can cash in by charging admission to navigate these mazes.

This November 22 will be the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963.

According to the Massachusetts farmer, it takes about an hour to get through the JFK maze without a map. Last year, the farm commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, is hosting an exhibit of Andy Warhol’s prints of late President Kennedy‘s image.

Campaign Posters

JFK Close-up

Warhol called the series “Flash–November 22, 1963,” and created it five years after Kennedy‘s death.

Re-engineered newspaper article

The silkscreens include a smiling commander-in-chief, a presidential seal riddled with bullet holes, muted stills from the film of the assassination, and images of a devastated Jackie Kennedy. He also created art using the myriad of newspaper stories that flooded the country in the following weeks.

Presidential Seal with Bullet Holes

Shots Fired from 6th Floor of Texas School Book Depository

He also included images of infamous alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

Arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald

Images of Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy in Mourning

Sadly, Kennedy was assassinated three years into his presidency during a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas in November 1963. Oswald was charged with the crime, but was killed two days later by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

JFK Motorcade

Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald.

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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Pat Hall is trying to sell her Oak Cliff home, the one-time residence of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

1026 North Beckley, where Oswald rented an elfin room at the time of the JFK assassination.

She wants $500,000 for the place where Lee Harvey Oswald was living the day President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas.

The property has been on the market going on four months. So in the interest of history and cash flow, she is opening the house at 1026 North Beckley Ave. to tourists.

For $20 you can see Oswald’s tiny bedroom and metal-frame bed plus the living room and dining room he shared with others – all with furnishings from his days.

Oswald’s tiny room.

“I’ll answer questions about the house,” Hall said. And “they’re going to be able to touch,” she said, maybe even sit on the bed. But the kitchen and bathroom he used will be off limits.

Her grandmother, Gladys Johnson, rented Oswald a room for $8 a week including refrigerator privileges. A sixth-grader at the time, Hall recalls he was a quiet man who would play catch in the front yard with her two brothers, who once broke up their fighting and told them to never harm another person.

Oswald returned to his bedroom about 30 minutes after the assassination. He hurriedly left with what investigators believe was the gun he used to kill Dallas police Officer J.D. Tippit less than a mile away.

Oswald in custody.

Sadly, Kennedy was assassinated three years into his presidency during a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in Dallas in November 1963. Oswald was charged with the crime, but was killed two days later by nightclub owner Jack Ruby.

JFK Motorcade

Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald.

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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JFK‘s personal fragrance, “Eight & Bob,” has been brought back since its disappearance during World War II, and will be distributed in the US ahead of the 50th anniversary of JFK‘s assassination in November 1963.

Eight & Bob – JFK’s Personal Fragrance

While visiting France as a college student in 1937, John F. Kennedy spoke with a local perfumer about a scent the man was wearing.

The man, a perfumer, sent a sample to Kennedy‘s hotel.

JFK’s College Portrait

Upon returning to the US, JFK wrote to the perfumer, saying everyone loved the fragrance, and requested eight samples, plus one for Bob–meaning his brother, Robert F. Kennedy.

When the perfumer sent the samples, he labeled them “Eight & Bob.” Hollywood stars allegedly started asking for the unique blend.

Kennedy Brothers: John, Robert and Ted

When the perfumer died a few years later, the family butler continued making the blend until WWII began. He hid the bottles in hollowed out books to keep them from Nazis.

His family resumed production of the fragrance last year. Eight & Bob sells for $195, and is packaged inside a hollowed out hardcover book.

Sadly, Kennedy was assassinated three years into his presidency during a motorcade through Dallas in November 1963.

JFK Motorcade

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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A Manhattan man known as ‘Nick Beef’ owns the cemetery plot next to notorious alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

Oswald’s grave next to ‘Nick Beef’

For years, conspiracy theorists and sightseers have located the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald by finding the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. Not wanting the cemetery to be a tourist spot, cemetery staff are reluctant to point out Oswald‘s grave.

It turns out Nick Beef is alive and living in Manhattan.

The New York Times reported that the 56-year-old man who uses that name purchased the cemetery plot next to Oswald’s in 1975 and had the granite marker placed there in 1997. Beef, born Patric Abedin, calls himself a nonperforming performance artist.

On Nov. 21, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, landed at the former Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth. Beef, then 6 years old, was sitting on the shoulders of a military police officer in the crowd when the first couple passed just a few feet away.

An 8-foot-tall bronze statue of President John F. Kennedy now stands in downtown Fort Worth

Oswald allegedly shot Kennedy the next day in Dallas.

Oswald’s Mug Shot

When he was 18, Beef read that the burial plot next to Oswald’s was available. He bought it for $17.50 down and 16 monthly payments of $10.

Beef said he has often asked himself why. “It meant something to me in life” is the only answer he can come up with. He said he has no plans to be buried there and would prefer to be cremated.

Kennedy’s Fateful Motorcade

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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An enhanced, colorized version of a photo of a young Bill Clinton shaking hands with JFK in July 1963 is sweeping the internet.

Bill Clinton shook hands with President Kennedy on July 24, 1963 in the Rose Garden of the White House. He was in Washington, D.C. as a delegate from Arkansas to the Boys Nation Convention.

Bill Clinton, just shy of 17 years old, shaking hands with President Kennedy in 1963

Perhaps this unique opportunity sparked Clinton’s political ambitions.

Tragically, four months later, Kennedy was gunned down in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, as he rode down Elm Street in his motorcade.

Oddball Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of the assassination, but never brought to trial, as he himself was murdered by nightclub owner Jack Ruby two days later. The ‘silencing’ of Oswald has sparked conspiracy theories for decades since.

Ruby shoots Oswald in the basement of the Dallas Police Headquarters

What if John Kennedy had lived and Jackie Kennedy had succumbed to the conspiracy plot? Read SAVING JACKIE K, a thrilling adventure to rescue the First Lady.

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