Boy, there's a lot I could say about 11/22/63, but I'll confine myself to the notes following the novel. Stephen is convinced that Oswald was the only shooter (probable), and that he acted on his own, without any conspiracy (well...). One of the many books he cites as sources for arriving at these conclusions is Case Closed by Gerald Posner. In 1993, taking advantage of the 30-year anniversary of the assasination, Mr. Posner released this book and was promoting it, including an appearance on a Chicago public radio show hosted by Aaron Freeman. Posner truly displayed utter contempt for anyone harboring thoughts of a conspiracy, and I wanted to call him on the carpet about this - as in, if there were so many loopholes, things unexplained and so forth (things which he claimed his modern technology had "closed the case" on), how could thoughts of a conspiracy cover-up be so crazy? But although Freeman was an excellent interrogater on his show, he'd not yet mastered the time mangagemet aspect, and although I was selected as a telephone caller and listened to the show through the phone while on hold, I realized that we were running out of time, that I'd be the only caller with any time if I was selected, and I had to edit my question. Sure enough, Aaron selected me as the one caller they'd have time for. I asked, "Mr. Posner - if the thesis of your book is that modern technology and further investigation have closed the case definitively, and Oswald acted alone, then the corillary is that the Warren Commission came to the same definite conclusion without the benefit of all that and left all those loopholes and unexplained things..." and Aaron immediately jumped in, saying that was an excellent point, and Mr. Posner, how about that Warren Commission...? Posner began by pointing out that 1964 was a national election year, that a large segment of the people felt that their vote had been disenfranchised by the assasination, and that the commissioners were under intense pressure from everyone, from the President on down, to assure the people that no shadow government existed that would disenfranchise them again, before the election. OK. Then, he switched gears and pointed out that, as we all knew now, the CIA was planning an attempt on Fidel Castro's life, that there was mob involvement, and that there was some stonewalling by the CIA when the Warren Commission was looking into Kennedy's assasination to hide the assasination plans on Castro. Freeman jumped in: "Now hold on...let me make sure I've got this...the CIA was planning to assasinate a national leader. There was mob involvent in those plans. When the Warren Commission was looking into Kennedy, the CIA engaged in a cover up. It just wasn't our national leader they were planning to assasinate?" "Yes, that's correct." "WELL, that would be a really interesting path to follow, if we had time, but unfortunately, our time's up..." Just thought I'd mention it. More to follow.