| Welcome to Unredacted, the MFF's interview show featuring authors and experts on the Kennedy assassination and related topics. This episode features an interview with John Kelin, author of Praise from a Future Generation and creator of the JFK assassination web journal Fair Play.
The book is unique among the wide shelves of books on the assassination, taking as its subjects the "early critics" who first alerted the public to the major flaws in the Warren Report. Some of the people featured in the book are familiar - Mark Lane, Harold Weisberg, Sylvia Meagher, Edward Epstein, Penn Jones, Vincent Salandria; others are less well-known - Ray Marcus, Leo Sauvage, Harold Feldman; others are relatively unknown even to the JFK critical community - Shirley Martin, Maggie Field. But the story of these and others who labored in the mines of the 26 volumes of the Warren Commission is a compelling tale not told with this wealth of detail until Kelin's book.
In this interview, conducted on 4 Dec 2007, John Kelin talks about the early critics and shares some stories from his book.
More About Praise from a Future Generation
John Kelin's Book Page. This page has a sample chapter from the book, a photo gallery of some of the researchers discussed in the book, public opinion polls, and more.
YouTube Trailer. Includes video clips from Harold Weisberg, Vincent Salandria, Arlen Specter, John McCloy, and many others.
Reviews of Praise from a Future Generation
Publisher's Weekly Review. This review ends with: "If Vincent Bugliosi thought his mammoth Reclaiming History would put an end to this debate, Kelin is determined to prove him wrong."
Skeptical from the Start, by Tom Dodge, Dallas Morning News.
Essays by John Kelin
Picture of the Paines, by John Kelin.
Holland McCombs: The Investigation that Never Was, by John Kelin.
Books by the Early Critics
|| False Mystery|
Vincent Salandria (edited by John Kelin)
Square Deal Press, 2004
|| Accessories After the Fact|
Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 1967, 1976, 2006
Mary Ferrell Foundation Press, 1965, 2006
|| Rush to Judgment|
Thunder's Mouth Press, 1966, 1992
Edward Jay Epstein
The Viking Press, 1966