(MILFORD, MI) - Oak Cliff Press, Inc., is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of a 50th Anniversary Limited Edition of With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit.
Author Dale K. Myers brings thirty-five years of research to this second-by-second account of the murder of Dallas Patrolman J.D. Tippit - killed forty-five minutes after the assassination of President Kennedy - and the frantic manhunt that ended in the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.
This newly revised and updated 864 page second edition of the critically acclaimed 1998 classic features a new cover and includes 140 pages of new text, rare previously unpublished photographs, a new comprehensive index, and much more.
With the generous cooperation of the extended Tippit family, this limited edition contains a significant update of the J.D. Tippit story - from his boyhood near Clarksville, Texas, to his tragic and untimely death in the Dallas suburb of Oak Cliff.
In-depth interviews with family & friends and rare family photographs provide the foundation for this exclusive, definitive, true portrait of the forgotten hero of the JFK assassination.
“This is a critical part of the assassination story,” Myers says, “a part that the public has largely forgotten. I’ve been working closely with Officer Tippit’s extended family for the past fourteen years in an effort to finally bring truth and closure to one of the most misunderstood, largely ignored - and often twisted - aspects of the Kennedy assassination.”
For five decades, a community of doubters has found reason to challenge the official version of Tippit’s death. Eyewitness accounts of the shooting were contorted to exonerate Oswald. Dallas police officers were painted as bumbling flatfoots, not to be trusted. Every government report was assumed to be full of lies and deception. Some claimed that Oswald had been framed by a zealous police force. Others suggested that Tippit was part of the plot to murder the chief executive.
There have been many questions raised about Tippit's death over the past fifty years, but few real attempts to find the answers.
With Malice weaves first hand accounts (many taken from personal interviews), newly released documents, and previously unpublished photographs into a detailed tapestry of facts that lifts the mystery surrounding this pivotal moment in American history.
Myers’ painstaking research and analysis is fresh, innovative, and thought provoking. Rarely has one book brought together original elements from so many far flung sources - the National Archives, Texas State Archives, and the Dallas Municipal Archives and Records Center, as well as the personal accounts of family members, eyewitnesses, police officers, newsmen, and investigators. This is their story, in their own words.
“This is unquestionably the definitive book on the murder of Officer J.D. Tippit,” says Vincent Bugliosi, renowned Los Angeles prosecutor and author of Helter Skelter and Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. “Myers has made a very significant and scholarly contribution to the literature on the assassination of JFK. Absolutely must reading for any student of this national tragedy. A superb true crime book which I recommend highly.”
With Malice: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Murder of Officer J.D. Tippit, by Dale K. Myers, is the definitive work on the Tippit murder and its far reaching implications.