Jim Garrison: His Life and Times, The Early Years

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A new biography of the former District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana from his 1922 birth in Iowa and service in World War II - he was among those assigned to Dachau Concentration Camp the day after its liberation - to his years confronting the corrupt politics of Louisiana. Jim Garrison would become the only public official ever to bring anyone before the bar of justice for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This is the story of the man who took on that task. It explores Garrison's populist and democratic values, and how he attempted to reform the critical political system of New Orleans in the 1960s, particularly the abuses of B-drinking and other crimes rampant in the French Quarter. Garrison's life story includes the landmark case of Garrison v. Louisiana, which extended the free speech protection of New York Times v. Sullivan (1964), and the Dombrowski case, where three New Orleans civil rights activists were arrested for bringing Communist ideas to the movement for racial equality led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jim Garrison emerges as a defender of the victims of racial inequality, and of censorship. His actions reveal him to be a supporter of the defendant, and a fierce proponent of the rights of the individual. It also reveals him to have been, in many ways, a man of his generation."The last perfect person walked the earth two thousand years ago," Garrison once said. This volume takes us to the moment in 1966 when Jim Garrison began to investigate the Kennedy assassination.

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Biographer Joan Mellen met New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in 1969. His relentless search for the truth about what happened to President Kennedy made a deep impression upon her. In 1997, Mellen started to work on the story of Garrison's life. This biography turned into the story of Garrison's investigation and then into a new investigation of the assassination itself in her recent book, A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination, and the Case That Should Have Changed History

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Jim Garrison was a giant with a bigger-than-life personality. He had a towering physical presence, a brilliant and curious mind, an unmatched eloquence, a sardonic sense of humor, and most important, the courage to seek and speak the truth, no matter the consequences. Over the years the CIA, through an orchestrated campaign, has tried to discredit his important contribution to finding the truth about the JFK assassination and to destroy his personal reputation with smears and disinformation. In Joan Mellen's exhaustively researched and vividly written biography, the real Jim Garrison rises from the dead and practically leaps from the page onto the colorful streets of corrupt, decadent New Orleans of the 1950s and 1960s. For anyone who wants to know who Jim Garrison really was and where he found the strength to challenge the Warren Commission, the CIA, and anyone else standing in the way of truth, this book is essential reading. --Zachary Sklar Co-screenwriter of JFK Editor of On the Trail of the Assassins

Having known Jim Garrison well during his years as a district attorney, I found this book difficult to put down. It's an exciting and accurate description of the events in the political world of New Orleans during Garrison's tenure in office. --Judge Louis P. Trent

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