The Girl on the Stairs: The Search for a Missing Witness to the JFK Assassination by Barry Ernest
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you were anywhere in the world on November 22, 1963 you were undoubtedly aware of the assassination of President John Kennedy. There have been questions surrounding the event since that day. Was there a single assassin? Where did the shots come from? Were there any witnesses to support the theories that have been presented? Author Barry Ernest offers some answers to these questions in the riveting book “The Girl on the Stairs: The Search for a Missing Witness to the JFK Assassination”.
Ernest himself begins with his acceptance of the official verdict of the Warren Commission; a single shooter, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired the 3 shots that killed Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository. Over a 35 year search for a “missing witness” and intensive research into the event his opinion changed.
Victoria Adams was an employee of the book depository and was on the fourth floor on that fateful day. In fact she was on the stairs where Oswald would have made his escape had he in fact been on the sixth floor. Treated poorly by the Warren Commission she faded into obscurity except for those who actively sought the truth.
Whatever you believe about the assassination of the 35th president of the United States this is an exhaustive search for the truth. His pursuit of Adams and other witnesses as well as his in depth research provides a riveting examination of the assassination and the events surrounding it.