Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy PDF

Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy[Epub] ➞ Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy Author Thomas Mallon – Varanus.us Exactly forty years have passed since Ruth Hyde Paine, a Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas, offered shelter and assistance to a young man named Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina Mrs Pai Exactly forty years have passed since Garage and Kindle × Ruth Hyde Paine, a Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas, offered shelter and assistance to a young man named Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina Mrs Paine s Garage is the Mrs. Paine's eBook Ì tragic story of this well intentioned woman who found Oswald the job that put him six floors above Dealey Plaza into which, on November he fired a rifle he d kept hidden inside Mrs Paine s house But this Paine's Garage and PDF Î is also a tale of survival and resilience the story of a devout, open hearted woman who weathered a whirlwind of suspicion and betrayal, and who refused to allow her connection to the calamity of that November destroy her life From these stories Thomas Mallon has fashioned an account of generosity and secrets, tragic might have beens and eerie coincidences, that unfolds with a gripping inevitability.

Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy PDF
    Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy PDF life From these stories Thomas Mallon has fashioned an account of generosity and secrets, tragic might have beens and eerie coincidences, that unfolds with a gripping inevitability."/>
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy
  • Thomas Mallon
  • English
  • 12 March 2017
  • 0156027550

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  1. says:

    Mrs Paine s Garage, published back in 2002, is an unfortunate little book I have a distant connection to it, one that I regret.In July 2001 its author, Thomas Mallon, sent me an email introducing himself He briefly described his latest project a sympathetic look at Ruth Paine, a figure in the JFK assassination and asked if I could put him in touch with Mrs Shirley Martin, who had known the eponymous Mrs Paine many years before.Mallon had apparently Googled Mrs Martin and found no conta Mrs Paine s Garage, published back in 2002, is an unfortunate little book I have a distant connection to it, one that I regret.In July 2001 its author, Thomas Mallon, sent me an email introducing himself He briefly described his latest project a sympathetic look at Ruth Paine, a figure in the JFK assassination and asked if I could put him in touch with Mrs Shirley Martin, who had known the eponymous Mrs Paine many years before.Mallon had apparently Googled Mrs Martin and found no contact information But the Internet, in its infinite thoroughness, linked my name to hers, due to some research I was then conducting So I wrote to Mrs Martin about Thomas Mallon, and she agreed to talk to him.Thomas Mallon s motives for undertaking a book about Ruth Paine are unknown to me, and I won t speculate on them But I find it hard to understand how he could write Mrs Paine s Garage without playing at least a gentle form of devil s advocate with his subject Such a role, which some would consider the writer s duty, might have elicited valuable information that would have greatly enhanced the resulting narrative, even if Mallon stuck to what I am convinced was a preconceived conclusion.As it developed, there was no devil s advocacy, and consequently no real depth to Mrs Paine s Garage. Thomas Mallon accepts the official story of the JFK assassination and, it follows, the official story of Ruth Paine and her role in that cataclysmic event.That role, in sum, is that Ruth Paine was, in 1963, a good hearted Quaker woman who happened to befriend Lee and Marina Oswald at a critical juncture in their lives She allowed the pregnant Marina and one daughter soon two to live with her in suburban Dallas while misfit Lee dreamed the dreams of the perpetual loser, finally exacting a psycho sicko revenge on society by murdering President Kennedy.Thomas Mallon refers to Ruth Paine as a vessel of disinterested kindness Others see Mrs Paine in a much different light.Ruth and her husband Michael maintain a delicate balance between intimacy and distance as concerns Lee Harvey Oswald, wrote a Paine researcher in 1995 They exploit their role as intimate when they want to condemn Lee, and take on the mantle of being expert witnesses as to his character, and how violence prone he was, and how capable he was of committing the assassination But they conveniently distance themselves from him when they want to avoid scrutiny After his arrest, a desperate Lee Oswald telephoned Mrs Paine from jail and asked her help in contacting a lawyer named John Abt I was quite stunned that he called at all or that he thought he could ask anything of me appalled, really, Ruth told the Warren Commission.Yet she did, in fact, try to reach John Abt on Oswald s behalf Asked by the Warren Commission whether she informed Oswald she had failed to contact him, this vessel of disinterested kindness replied, I made no effort to call the police station Sylvia Meagher was herself appalled, really, by this admission Her failure to notify Oswald that she had been unable to reach Abt, so that he would realize the urgency of obtaining legal assistance elsewhere, is unforgivable, she wrote.There isabout Ruth and Michael Paine, a lotbut I want to keep this fairly short.There are portions of Mrs Paine s Garage which are downright deceptive In a footnote on page 57, Thomas Mallon cites an assassination legend that on November 22, 1963, Ruth Paine greeted Dallas Police officers with the words, Come in, I ve been expecting you These officers had come to search Mrs Paine s home several hours after the assassination, and the Paine garage yielded a trove of evidence damning Lee Oswald.As others have noted, the arrival of the cops at the Paine house was not, in and of itself, suspicious Oswald listed the Paine address on his employment application to the Texas School Book Depository It s her greeting that seemed so odd, even to the police When they arrived at the Paine home, Lee Oswald had not yet been publicly identified as an assassination suspect.In any case, Ruth Paine firmly denies the greeting attributed to her, telling Thomas Mallon, I was not expecting them and I did not say that Maybe she didn t But the allegation is not a legend, which my dictionary says is an unverifiable story handed down by tradition No, it comes from the testimony of several of the cops, including Dallas Police Detective Guy F Rose, who before he testified raised his right hand and swore that what he was about to say was the truth and nothing but, so help him God Maybe Detective Rose perjured himself But this is not a legend, it is sworn testimony And maybe it is true.It is worth mentioning that Shirley Martin, who is now deceased, later told me that after making contact with her, Thomas Mallon said some things to her that may not be true Shirley said he told her that he would be able to quote her letters to Ruth Paine in his book, whether Shirley gave him permission or not.This is almost certainly incorrect Writers are restricted on what they can quote without permission It is a matter of intellectual property I hope, Shirley Martin said, he is not another Posner He wasn t, but not for lack of trying Mrs Paine s Garage was duly published, and excerpted in The New Yorker, and lauded by the usual media sluts It appears, finally, to have sunk into a well deserved oblivion


  2. says:

    This book is an excellent example of how a charitable impulse can place you firmly on the stage of world events and leave you blinking in the spotlight long after most of the audience is gone Ruth Paine had the bad luck to have Marina Oswald and her offspring stay in her house while Lee Harvey Oswald was employed elsewhere Mrs Paine also permitted use of her garage for storage of the Oswalds effects, which apparently resulted in her unwitting harboring of the blanket wrapped assassination rif This book is an excellent example of how a charitable impulse can place you firmly on the stage of world events and leave you blinking in the spotlight long after most of the audience is gone Ruth Paine had the bad luck to have Marina Oswald and her offspring stay in her house while Lee Harvey Oswald was employed elsewhere Mrs Paine also permitted use of her garage for storage of the Oswalds effects, which apparently resulted in her unwitting harboring of the blanket wrapped assassination rifle She also had the great misfortune of being the person who gave Oswald the tip about the job opening in the book depository building.Thomas Mallon s book is based mostly upon this remote connection to Kennedy s murder Although Paine never laid eyes on the rifle, much of her time for the next 40 years was spent in being interviewed, interrogated, and just generally harassed over her minor role in this historic event She has been quoted in print and depicted on film and has become a celebrity way out of proportion to her actual involvement Let s face it if Oswald had used the rifle to shoot some homeless person, Paine s name probably wouldn t even make the evening news.The reader will learn remarkably little about the assassination here Mallon seems to think that Oswald shot Kennedy on a whim This puts him firmly in the Lone Nut camphe seems scornful of conspiracy theorists He touches very little on Oswald, less on the titular garagein effect, this is the story of Mrs Paine, and a lesson for the rest of us No good deed goes unpunished


  3. says:

    Details the part Ruth Paine played in the assassination Marina Oswald and her children were living with Ruth on November 22, 1963 and it is believed that the rifle Lee Harvey Oswald used to shoot the president was stored in Ruth s garage Also tells how the whole conspiracy epidemic has affected the Paines in years since.


  4. says:

    Interesting idea for a book I ve been reading a lot about Oswald so every perspective adds to my knowledge Opinions and recollections also change in the years Worth reading.


  5. says:

    Mallon writes about bystanders to history this time, a work of nonfiction Interesting and thoughtful Note that Mallon wrote the book in 2000 02 Since then the Paine house in Irving has been turned into a museum.


  6. says:

    I read this because my family has a very tangential connection with Mrs Paine a relative was her roommate at one point, long before the time period covered in this book Well researched and written, and certainly conveys the difficulty a conscientious, peace loving Quaker woman had in dealing with the knowledge that her garage once housed the gun Lee Harvey Oswald used to shoot JFK Also, the sheer amount of background info SHOULD prove to anyone that there was no conspiracy, no magic bullet, I read this because my family has a very tangential connection with Mrs Paine a relative was her roommate at one point, long before the time period covered in this book Well researched and written, and certainly conveys the difficulty a conscientious, peace loving Quaker woman had in dealing with the knowledge that her garage once housed the gun Lee Harvey Oswald used to shoot JFK Also, the sheer amount of background info SHOULD prove to anyone that there was no conspiracy, no magic bullet, etc.but it probably won t I read library copy


  7. says:

    Very interesting read for anyone interested in the JFK assassination or conspiracy theories My only complain is that Mallon writes as if Ruth Paine is an absolute saint, which gets tiring annoying after a while Wrote a paper on this and got an A HOLLA Very interesting read for anyone interested in the JFK assassination or conspiracy theories My only complain is that Mallon writes as if Ruth Paine is an absolute saint, which gets tiring annoying after a while Wrote a paper on this and got an A HOLLA


  8. says:

    This 2002 non fiction book is really a long essay magazine piece, but very interesting as a focused history of one person family With so many JFK assassination books, why another This is from the perspective of someone in the heart of the assassin s life Ruth Hyde Paine, the Quaker woman who wanted to know the Russian language, so invited a new emigre named Marita Oswald to be her friend After Marita separates from her husband, Lee, she moves her children to Ruth s home Later, Lee stores a This 2002 non fiction book is really a long essay magazine piece, but very interesting as a focused history of one person family With so many JFK assassination books, why another This is from the perspective of someone in the heart of the assassin s life Ruth Hyde Paine, the Quaker woman who wanted to know the Russian language, so invited a new emigre named Marita Oswald to be her friend After Marita separates from her husband, Lee, she moves her children to Ruth s home Later, Lee stores a package with his rifle there, stored in Mrs Paine s garage The morning of November 22, the package, that Paine didn t know was there , is gone, and the garage light the left on Ruth s journey shows what such fame and association with a terrible event is like This book also shows that no matter what good intentions, events seem to lead us wherever they will, and we can only respond accordingly Truly, this book is an unique read


  9. says:

    I was familiar with much of Mallon s fiction, but had not heard of this book until recently It covers the life of Ruth Paine, a young housewife who had befriended Marina Oswald several months before the November, 1963 assassination of President Kennedy Then shortly before that day, she invited Marina to stay at her home while Lee H Oswald looked for work Meanwhile, Lee Oswald maintained a separate residence, but visited his wife and children now and then at Ruth s home At some point during I was familiar with much of Mallon s fiction, but had not heard of this book until recently It covers the life of Ruth Paine, a young housewife who had befriended Marina Oswald several months before the November, 1963 assassination of President Kennedy Then shortly before that day, she invited Marina to stay at her home while Lee H Oswald looked for work Meanwhile, Lee Oswald maintained a separate residence, but visited his wife and children now and then at Ruth s home At some point during this time he stored the rifle used in the assassination in Ruth s garage Mallon takes this as a jumping off point to look how it not only turned Ruth Paine s life upside down, but the effect it has had on the country as a whole


  10. says:

    Once out of Dealey Plaza, any visitor to Dallas who takes the assassination bus tour will find himself mostly a pilgrim among ruins Jack Ruby s Carousel Club is gone, and his old apartment gutted The Texas Theater, where Oswald was captured, has closed But 214 Neely Street, with its narrow clapboards, remains standing, a kind of seedy totem to the durability of the capitalist system Oswald imagined he was helping to erase from the world As the Dallas Morning News reported in November 2000, Once out of Dealey Plaza, any visitor to Dallas who takes the assassination bus tour will find himself mostly a pilgrim among ruins Jack Ruby s Carousel Club is gone, and his old apartment gutted The Texas Theater, where Oswald was captured, has closed But 214 Neely Street, with its narrow clapboards, remains standing, a kind of seedy totem to the durability of the capitalist system Oswald imagined he was helping to erase from the world As the Dallas Morning News reported in November 2000, the duplex is still a functioning residence Judith Wilson, the downstairs tenant, charges visitors 5 to borrow a toy rifle and pose in the back yard

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