The Jack Ruby Trail Revisited - 50th Year Anniversary Edition - Trade Paper Edition

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Jack Ruby, the man who gunned down Oswald in front of millions of stunned TV viewers – inspiring a thousand conspiracy theories that still linger today – would go on trial in a Dallas courtroom just steps from where Kennedy passed into legend. In a modest home in suburban Garland, a young engineer warily opened a letter from Dallas County: a jury summons.

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  • The Jack Ruby Trail Revisited - 50th Year Anniversary Edition - Trade Paper Edition

    Jack Ruby, the man who gunned down Oswald in front of millions of stunned TV viewers – inspiring a thousand conspiracy theories that still linger today – would go on trial in a Dallas courtroom just steps from where Kennedy passed into legend. In a modest home in suburban Garland, a young engineer warily opened a letter from Dallas County: a jury summons. “I’ll bet it’s for the Ruby trial,” Max Causey told his wife Rosemary.

    It was an extraordinary time, early 1964. The Beatles and Cassius Clay, soon to be known as Muhammad Ali, exploded on America’s television screens, boldly confirming the truth of an astonishing new Bob Dylan song: “The Times They Are a Changin’.” All of this while the nation still reeled from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy mere weeks earlier.

    There would be no trial of JFK’s alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald. Instead, Jack Ruby, the man who gunned down Oswald in front of millions of stunned TV viewers – inspiring a thousand conspiracy theories that still linger today – would go on trial in a Dallas courtroom just steps from where Kennedy passed into legend.

    In a modest home in suburban Garland, a young engineer warily opened a letter from Dallas County: a jury summons. “I’ll bet it’s for the Ruby trial,” Max Causey told his wife Rosemary. Indeed it was.

    Causey was the first juror selected for the trial, and would become the jury foreman. He started keeping a diary in a stenographer’s notebook. In 2000, three years after Causey’s death, his nephew, John Mark Dempsey, then a journalism professor at the University of North Texas, published the diary along with Causey’s other writings on the trial, Dempsey’s own historical research, oral history interviews with surviving jurors, and artifacts of the trial in The Jack Ruby Trial Revisited: The

    Diary of Jury Foreman Max Causey.

    Now, for the 50th anniversary of the Jack Ruby trial, John M. Hardy Publishing of Houston is re

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