Book Review: “Me & Lee: How I came to know, love and lose the Harvey Oswald” by Judyth Vary Baker (2010). Trine Day: Waterville, Oregon.
It’s been quite a while since I put a book review and recommended a book, and there’s several reasons for this. I’ve been hoping to get back on the air and to update my website accordingly streamlining it to make access, searching and sharing easier.
Judyth Vary Baker does an excellent job in accomplishing the goals for her book. Baker was Lee Harvey Oswald’s lover during the summer before his untimely death at barely 24 years of age. Baker writes wonderfully and documents her story thoroughly. Halfway through the book I began to wonder if this might have been some sort of undertaking by the government because of the numerous documents, exhibits and whole lot of evidence, undeniable evidence that Judyth Baker brings forward proving beyond any doubt, any shadow of a doubt several things:
1. Lee Harvey Oswald was an agent for the United States working deeply undercover.
2. Lee Harvey Oswald saved President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s life on more than one occasion.
3. Lee Harvey Oswald ultimately became caught in the web of those intent upon assassinating our president and was framed.
4. Lee Harvey Oswald was an American patriot who dedicated his life and sacrificed his life serving his country.
5. Lee Harvey Oswald was an intelligent man and died knowing that he was being framed as the fall guy, the patsy for the murder of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
What Judyth Vary Baker does in 600 pages is marvelous. The reason she has so many pictures and evidence is because she has taken on the task of proving that the Warren Commission, the FBI and many others in United States government worked actively to cover up the facts.
My only complaint with this book is in the handling of its footnotes. For example, I found some notes at the end of the chapters that were not footnoted or well accounted for. Also the footnotes for one chapter were misnumbered. While these are minor errors hardly worthy of mentioning, when one is taking on the United States government, one needs to have all of one’s i’s dotted and t’s crossed. Also, there are certain passages towards the climax of the book which I found difficult to understand. These were Baker’s attempts to account for Lee Harvey Oswald’s appearances and travels towards the end of his life—as events were winding towards the very public assassination of President Kennedy.
The book is written in the first-person narrative and it moves along readily. Within 600 pages it contains numerous photocopies, photos and documents as well as an index. It began originally as an 800 page story and is presented artfully and succinctly. It is apparent that this is a work of love and the book is a walk-through time. It is amazing how Judyth Baker reminds me of popular songs and artists and political events of that era. Her attention to detail, her sense of humor and her youth at the time paint a very enchanting story.
For history buffs the references to a biological cancer weapon and other aspects of our history, such as references to the dirty vaccinations which caused most of the cancers of the last half-century and to the mind control experiments of the CIA which have never stopped and are ongoing, are intriguing if not reinforcing references in the search for the truth as our culture and our country deteriorate.
What Judyth Vary Baker does not accomplish is solving the Kennedy assassination. Nevertheless, she presents most of the culprits in the text if not in the footnotes of her wonderful book. Judyth Vary Baker shatters the status quo presentation and the cover-up of the Kennedy assassination that persists to this day.
I have highlighted many passages and references as well as dog-eared many pages. This hardback will become part of my library. I urge you to get a copy of this fine book while it is still available in hardback. It is destined to become a collector’s edition (even if I have marked it up and studied it) and it is my hope that Judyth Vary Baker will be compensated in part for her loyalties to our country and her lover by the royalties from her marvelous story in her accounting of the darkest moments in our nation’s history. Truly, it changed the outcome and the power balance for everyone on this planet and we still suffer the consequences. The consequences of which may yet prove our undoing.