My friend Jake Carter’s book was published this week. It’s called, “Before History Dies” and can be purchased on Amazon here . I first got to know Jake when I was writing my book about Orville Nix. Jake contacted me and graciously offered to do research for me in Austin. I was impressed then by his passion, generosity and trust in someone he didn’t know…me…but was interested in my quest to find the camera original Nix film. Jacob is a wonderful young man and approaches this subject with a healthy amount of open-mindedness and a firm grip on what true research should be.
I’m telling you all this because this is a great book to find out how 12 researchers in the field think about the JFK Assassination. This doesn’t mean that you should just read this book and begin blindly following the author you most relate to, no…Jake wrote this in a way that you the reader can compare and contrast thoughts and beliefs and it DOES give you a great place to start if you don’t know which books to read in order to begin your JFK Assassination journey.
In Jacob’s words:
Instead of writing another book on another theory, I hoped to save my readers the time I wasted by following the wrong researchers. In short, I wanted to provide a book that could be a research tool for people who want to study history on their own terms.
This book is a wonderful primer and offers the reader insight into the thoughts of some of the most thorough and verbal researchers/authors in the field of JFK research today. As a caveat, I would like to preen a bit and let you know that Jacob interviewed many people for the book (including me) but wasn’t able for many reasons to add everyone. I am honored that he took the time to interview me and share his insightful interviews in his book. I also support his quest to ensure a younger generation continues to find the answers and the truth to what really happened on November 22, 1963 in Dallas. If we do not learn from our mistakes, we are destined to repeat them. Support the truth, support learning, support authors like Jake who do not offer theory, only verifiable facts to help us all better understand history.