Harrison Livingstone, a great admirer of President Kennedy, traveled to Dallas in
December, 1963, and took a room near the Dealey Plaza. While studying the ground
where JFK was shot, he met Penn Jones, Jr., a combat veteran and colonel at the
Anzio beachhead and other famous battles in Italy during World War II, and Jones
showed Livingstone both storm drains on and near the triple railroad overpass that
the fatal limousine headed towards when th shots rang out. "This is where the
shots came from," Jones said. Livingstone began an extraordinary investigation to
find out if this was true or untrue, and found powerful evidence to support such
a conspiracy. Along with the discovery of the forgery of the autopsy evidence.
Not long after, the south drain over Commerce Street was paved over when the
parking lot was extended.
Livingstone has researched the case ever since, producing six major books (three
of them are bestsellers) on the case with a specialty in the medical evidence.
His published articles would fill a seventh book. At times his investigative team
involved nearly 100 people spanning the nation. In 1979, he was the first person
to show copies of the autopsy photographs to the Dallas doctors and nurses and
elicited their responses which Penn Jones published. The Dallas medical
witnesses uniformly denounced the pictures as not representing the wounds they
saw. This startling finding has been substantiated by major government
investigations involving the autopsy doctors, photographers, corpsmen, and the
FBI agents present, as well as the other researchers, presented in his previous
His work changed the entire course of the investigation. Questions about the
credibility of the medical and photographic evidence were a great taboo, and he
had to overcome the "gatekeepers" in whose agenda was to insist that the medical
and photographic evidence was authentic, whereas Mr. Livingstone held that (like
the evidence against Lee Harvey Oswald), it was fabricated. "All of the evidence
in the case is false!" he says. His task was to prove it, and that he did in his
first four books. He is considered the principal researcher, investigator and
write in the case, with several bestsellers to his credit.
He had suspicions for many years about the Zapruder film and those who placed
great credibility in it, but "it was very difficult to find something to hang
one's hat on" he says. Slowly, the picture came together and he developed
powerful evidence of the falsification of even that famous film, presented in
companion volume to this book: The Hoax of the Century: Decoding the Forgery of
the Zapruder Film.
Mr Livingstone writes novels, short stories, plays and films. He has written a
ballet film for children and their families, historical dramas about Cortes,
Hitler, and the entire American Revolution, and an Elizabethan bawdy comedy. With
roots on both coasts of the U.S., he lives in California.