By Holly Tucker
“Excellent.... Tucker’s chronicle of the area of 17th-century technological know-how in London and Paris is fascinating.” —The Economist
In December 1667, maverick medical professional Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into certainly one of Paris’s such a lot infamous madmen. Days later, the madman used to be useless and Denis was once framed for homicide. A riveting exposé of the fierce debates, lethal politics, and cutthroat rivalries at the back of the 1st transfusion experiments, Blood paintings takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to the streets of Paris, supplying an unforgettable portrait of an period that wrestled with a similar questions on morality and experimentation that hang-out scientific technological know-how at the present time.
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Ruby was the Chicago • 40 • T H E G R E AT E S T H OA X Mob’s man in Dallas, paying-off the police, a middlemanager in organised crime. 17 When the little group of people with doubts about the ofﬁcial verdict began to pick at the loose ends, the ofﬁcial version began unravelling immediately. Between 1964 and 1967 a series of books appeared, taking the ofﬁcial version to pieces: Joachim Joesten’s Oswald: Assassin or Fall-guy? and Thomas Buchanan’s Who Killed Kennedy? 18 Of these it was the Epstein and Lane books which got the attention of the media.
His account is included in Robert • 44 • T H E G R E AT E S T H OA X Cutler and WR Morris, Alias Oswald (Manchester, Maine: GKG Partners, 1985), which also includes a photograph of him. 10. Martino’s advance knowledge – or, more accurately, Martino’s widow’s account of Martino’s advance knowledge – is discussed in Larry Hancock’s very good Someone Would Have Talked (Southlake, Texas: JFK Lancer Productions, 2006). 11. This is discussed in detail in Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics II (Skokie, Illinois: Green Archive Publications, 1995).
The opposition to the war was growing. The war was coming home and the Kennedy assassination was still a live issue. By 1967, the Warren Commission Report had been utterly trashed but no-one was any closer to ﬁnding out whodunnit. By 1967, everybody – the CIA, anti-Castro Cubans, pro-Castro Cubans, the FBI, the military, the oil industry, the KGB, LBJ, the Maﬁa or combinations of them – had been proposed as the culprits. At the heart of these early explorations was the question, Cui bono? ) which provided the rough and ready way to a hypothesis with which to look at the material.