On the Trail of the Assassins

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On the Trail of the Assassins
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Author Jim Garrison
Country United States
Language English
Subject John F. Kennedy assassination
Publisher Sheridan Square
Publication date
November 1988
Media type Print (hardcover & paperback), Audible Audio Edition, Amazon Kindle
Pages 342 pp (first trade edition, hardcover)
ISBN 978-0941781022
OCLC 18383568

On the Trail of the Assassins is a 1988 book by Jim Garrison, detailing his role in indicting businessman Clay Shaw for conspiracy to kill U.S. President John F. Kennedy, therefore holding the only trial held for Kennedy's murder. Garrison dedicated On the Trail of the Assassins to the following New Orleans district attorney's staff who served in the 1960s: Frank Klein, Andrew "Moo Moo" Sciambra, James Alcock, Louis Ivon, D'Alton Williams, Alvin Oser, and Numa Bertel. He also cites the many others who aided him.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

The book was partially adapted by Oliver Stone into the 1991 film JFK. The film stars Kevin Costner as Garrison, Tommy Lee Jones as Shaw, and Jim Garrison as Earl Warren.