The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht Book

The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-09-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476684246

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The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht Excerpt :

For six decades, Pittsburgh-based forensic scientist Cyril Wecht has been an outspoken authority when horrible things happen to everyday people--murders, childhood deaths, tragic accidents and police brutality. His expertise and testimony have been called upon in high-profile cases, including the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis Presley, JonBenet Ramsey, Laci Peterson and others. As a criminal defendant, in 1979, he was acquitted on charges of personally profiting from his office as Allegheny County Coroner; a federal public corruption charge was dismissed in 2008. Both cases, his attorneys argued, were politically motivated. Wecht's memoir describes his work on famous cases, his life in the public eye and his legal battles with determined and powerful authorities, from his hometown DA to a U.S. Attorney and the FBI.

The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht Book

The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476642185

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The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht Excerpt :

For six decades, Pittsburgh-based forensic scientist Cyril Wecht has been an outspoken authority when horrible things happen to everyday people--murders, childhood deaths, tragic accidents and police brutality. His expertise and testimony have been called upon in high-profile cases, including the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elvis Presley, JonBenet Ramsey, Laci Peterson and others. As a criminal defendant, in 1979, he was acquitted on charges of personally profiting from his office as Allegheny County Coroner; a federal public corruption charge was dismissed in 2008. Both cases, his attorneys argued, were politically motivated. Wecht's memoir describes his work on famous cases, his life in the public eye and his legal battles with determined and powerful authorities, from his hometown DA to a U.S. Attorney and the FBI.

The JFK Assassination Dissected Book

The JFK Assassination Dissected


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2021-11-08
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476645445

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The JFK Assassination Dissected Excerpt :

Since President John F. Kennedy's 1963 murder in Dallas, medical examiner and lawyer Dr. Cyril Wecht was initially inclined to accept the official theory that one person alone was responsible for the crime. But as Wecht delved into the evidence with boundless curiosity and unprecedented access, he came to understand that America had, instead, suffered a coup d'etat at the hands of rogue elements within our own government. Nobody else has Wecht's up-close and personal experience in uncovering the facts behind this assassination--and now he is sharing it with the world. Co-authored by investigative journalist Dawna Kaufmann, this comprehensive book reveals Wecht's analyses of the case's forensic and medical evidence. With his keen eye and sharp tongue, Wecht wields his scalpel on JFK's dubious autopsy report, the inept Warren Commission Report, the mishandling of crucial materials, all of the key players, and the media malpractice that has allowed the truth to remain hidden for nearly six decades.

Cause of Death Book
Score: 3.5
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Cause of Death


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105006039494

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Cause of Death Excerpt :

Using new medical evidence to challenge conventional explanations, a forensic pathologist reexamines the murders of the Kennedys, the death of Elvis Presley, and the cases of Jean Harris, Sunny von Bulow, Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, and others. 60,000 first printing. Tour.

Tales from the Morgue Book

Tales from the Morgue


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000057232348

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Tales from the Morgue Excerpt :

Takes readers along on the job with a forensic pathologist, from examining the body at the death scene and into the morgue to recognize, collect, and analyze all that may ultimately lead to the conviction of the assailant.

From Crime Scene to Courtroom Book
Score: 4
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From Crime Scene to Courtroom


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht, M.D. J.D.
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2011-10-18
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616144487

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From Crime Scene to Courtroom Excerpt :

From crime scene to morgue to courtroom, and finally the court of public opinion, this riveting narrative is essential reading for true-crime enthusiasts. If you think the media has told you everything there is to know about Michael Jackson and Casey Anthony, think again! This engrossing, almost cinematic page-turner, offers never-before-published information on the mysterious deaths of Michael Jackson and Caylee Anthony, plus five other ripped-from-the-headlines criminal cases. Based on the authors' long investigative experience, these two insiders offer revealing insights into the following high-profile cases: -Casey Anthony: An assessment of the Trial of this Century, during which a Florida mother stood accused of killing her young daughter, Caylee. At stake were issues that included accuracy of air sampling and cadaver dogs, post-mortem hair banding, chloroform, duct tape identification, computer clues, and deep family secrets. -Michael Jackson: The authors provide never-disclosed data on the autopsies of Jackson’s body and a microscopic view of the singer’s life and career, plus analysis of the cardiologist charged with his death: Was Dr. Conrad Murphy recklessly negligent or a fall guy for a hopelessly addicted celebrity? -Drew Peterson: Heroic Illinois SWAT team cop or wife killer? Did his third wife slip and fall in the bathtub, or was she beaten and drowned? The controversy over her death led to an exhumation and the filing of homicide charges against him, but can prosecutors prove their case? And what happened to his fourth wife, who remains missing? -Rolling Stone Brian Jones: Was the rock musician’s death an accident or something more sinister? And was he impaired by drugs or alcohol when he died? After more than forty years, there is finally an answer. In addition, the authors examine the tragic death of twelve-year-old Gabrielle Bechen, whose rape-murder changed her community; Col. Philip Shue, whose demise was a battle of suicide versus homicide

Ann Rule Presents    Final Exams Book

Ann Rule Presents Final Exams


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht
  • Publisher : Planet Ann Rule, LLC
  • Release Date : 2014-01-05
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781940018096

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Ann Rule Presents Final Exams Excerpt :

Final Exams features four fascinating true crime cases from the files of Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D., one of America’s most respected forensic pathologists. Coauthored by crime writer Dawna Kaufmann, Final Exams explores both the technical and the human side of murder. From the heartbreaking case of abducted child, Jessica Lunsford, held captive within shouting distance of her loved ones, to the peculiar story of a murder for hire with a most unlikely victim, Final Exams takes the reader behind the scenes. Secrets about the private lives of both predators and victims are revealed as the authors detail the events that turned rage to tragedy. Fans of CSI will appreciate how Wecht and Kaufmann share the real life process of solving crimes with clues left with the victim.

A Question of Murder Book

A Question of Murder


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002791692

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A Question of Murder Excerpt :

Discusses five high-profile autopsies the author performed and his involvement in the subsequent court cases.

Incredible Shrinking Son of Man Book

Incredible Shrinking Son of Man


  • Author : Robert M. Price
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615920280

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Incredible Shrinking Son of Man Excerpt :

His study, though, provides dynamic prose renderings of what Price considers to be the themes of Jesus' preaching, such as the Kingdom of God and possessions, as well as the creativity and influence of Jesus' parables. Recommended for general audiences and, when used with other sources, for undergraduates. - Religious Studies ReviewThis book is complex and highly detailed. It demands to be read and reread carefully. Price is my kind of biblical scholar in his relentless but non-dogmatic reasoning. This informative and gripping book shows us how the Gospel stories were put together in order to satisfy religious craving. - Ulster HumanistThis book should be mandatory reading for all scholars concerned with Christian origins ... nothing of comparable importance has been written for at least a decade. - FreethinkerFor more than a century scholars have been examining the Gospels and other traditions about the life of Jesus to determine their historical accuracy. Although the results of these scholarly efforts are sometimes controversial, the consensus among researchers today is that the four Evangelists' accounts cannot be taken at face value. In fact, a team of more than 100 scholars called the Jesus Seminar has come to the conclusion that on average only about 18 percent of the four Gospels is historically accurate.An active member of the Jesus Seminar, Dr. Robert M. Price presents the fruits of this important historical research in this fascinating discussion of early Christianity. As the title suggests, Price is none too optimistic about the reliability of the Gospel tradition as a source of accurate historical information about the life of Jesus. Indeed, he feels that his colleagues in the Jesus Seminar are much too optimistic in their estimate of authentic material in the Gospels. After an introduction to the historical-critical method for nonspecialists and a critique of the methods used by the Jesus Seminar, Price systematically discusses the narrative and teachi

Grave Secrets Book

Grave Secrets


  • Author : Cyril H. Wecht
  • Publisher : Onyx Books
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 0451406001

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Grave Secrets Excerpt :

A frequent commentator on such television programs as 20/20 and Nightline, a forensic expert produces eyewitness testimony and factual evidence to reveal the truth behind the cases of O. J. Simpson, Vincent Foster, and others. Reprint.

Postmortem Book
Score: 3.5
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Postmortem


  • Author : Stefan Timmermans
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-15
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226804002

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As elected coroners came to be replaced by medical examiners with scientific training, the American public became fascinated with their work. From the grisly investigations showcased on highly rated television shows like C.S.I. to the bestselling mysteries that revolve around forensic science, medical examiners have never been so visible—or compelling. They, and they alone, solve the riddle of suspicious death and the existential questions that come with it. Why did someone die? Could it have been prevented? Should someone be held accountable? What are the implications of ruling a death a suicide, a homicide, or an accident? Can medical examiners unmask the perfect crime? Postmortem goes deep inside the world of medical examiners to uncover the intricate web of pathological, social, legal, and moral issues in which they operate. Stefan Timmermans spent years in a medical examiner’s office, following cases, interviewing examiners, and watching autopsies. While he relates fascinating cases here, he is also more broadly interested in the cultural authority and responsibilities that come with being a medical examiner. Although these professionals attempt to remain objective, medical examiners are nonetheless responsible for evaluating subtle human intentions. Consequently, they may end—or start—criminal investigations, issue public health alerts, and even cause financial gain or harm to survivors. How medical examiners speak to the living on behalf of the dead, is Timmermans’s subject, revealed here in the day-to-day lives of the examiners themselves.

WHO KILLED JONBENET RAMSEY Book

WHO KILLED JONBENET RAMSEY


  • Author : Cyril Wecht
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 163168096X

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JFK and the Unspeakable Book
Score: 4
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JFK and the Unspeakable


  • Author : James W. Douglass
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-10-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439193884

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JFK and the Unspeakable Excerpt :

SSuggests that John F. Kennedy was assassinated because military leaders feared his dedication to peace would result in the United States falling to Russia

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much Book
Score: 3.5
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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much


  • Author : Mark Shaw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682610978

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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much Excerpt :

Was journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? Or was her death from an overdose of barbiturates combined with alcohol, as reported? Shaw believes Kilgallen's death has always been suspect, and unfolds a list of suspects ranging from Frank Sinatra to a Mafia don, while speculating on the possibilities of reopening the case.

Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F  Kennedy Book

Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F Kennedy


  • Author : Vincent Michael Palamara
  • Publisher : TrineDay
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781634243353

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Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F Kennedy Excerpt :

Thousands of books and articles have been written about the murder of JFK, many of which are large in volume and short on facts. Quite often, these works try to reinvent the wheel, attempting to cover every single area of the assassination, as well as many tangential and unessential points, as well. The reader is often left exhausted and confused. The sheer volume of pages, conflicting facts, and theories leaves one unsatisfied and, quite frankly, not sure exactly what did happen on 11/22/63. This book seeks to separate the wheat from the chaff. It is 55-plus years later: it is time for real, honest answers in an easy-to-read and understand format. Proof of a conspiracy; no theories; to-the-point; a perspective on the assassination for the millennial age and beyond. Based on years—decades—of primary source research and having read countless books on the subject.