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The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend

The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend

by Bill Simpich
Published online here at MFF

The Mary Ferrell Foundation is pleased to present the online serialization of these essays by Bill Simpich, originally published at OpEd News and now updated and republished here at MFF.

The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend is the story of twelve individuals with intelligence connections who shaped the life and stories around Lee Oswald - who built his "legend". From Oswald's sojourn to the Soviet Union to his time as a re-defector in the US South, Bill sifts through the record to uncover surprising truths about the man and his legend.

This series is the backstory of the research that culminated in Bill's book State Secret. A brand-new preface, epilogue, and the text of each essay - including links to the primary documents in the National Archives - can be read by clicking on the titles below:

The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend, by Bill Simpich


Preface: Oswald's Life May Be The Most Contested Story In American History

Part 1: Mother, Meyer, and the Spotters

Part 2: An Instant Visa Gets the Marine Into Moscow

Part 3: Counterintelligence Goes Mole Hunting with Oswald's File

Part 4: When the U-2 Goes Down, Oswald is Ready to Return

Part 5: The Double Dangle

Part 6: White Russians Keep An Eye On Oswald In Dallas

Part 7: The Hand-off from de Mohrenschildt to the Paines

Part 8: The CIA-Army Intelligence Mambo

Part 9: Oswald Takes Center Stage as an Intelligence Asset

Coming Soon:

Part 10: Nightmare in Mexico City

Part 11: The Paines Carry the Weight

Part 12: The Endgame

Epilogue: A Path Toward Historical Resolution of the JFK Case


Bill Simpich is an Oakland civil rights attorney who knows that it doesn't have to be like this. He was part of the legal team chosen by Public Justice as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2003 for winning a jury verdict of 4.4 million in Earth Firster Judi Bari's lawsuit against the FBI and the Oakland police. He works with the Mary Ferrell Foundation to decipher the cryptonyms and pseudonyms used by intelligence operatives in the JFK documents, and suggests that we will achieve historical resolution in this case more quickly than most people believe.

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Bill Simpich welcomes any comments; his email is bsimpich@gmail.com.

Bill Simpich and the MFF are providing this book-length series of essays online free of charge. If you would like to support this effort and the other activities of the Mary Ferrell Foundation, please consider a membership or donation.





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