On the Trail of the Assassins

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On the Trail of the Assassins
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AuthorJim Garrison
CountryUnited States
SubjectJohn F. Kennedy assassination
PublisherSheridan Square
Publication date
November 1988
Media typePrint (hardcover & paperback), Audible Audio Edition, Amazon Kindle
Pages342 pp (first trade edition, hardcover)

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.