|PICTURES OF THE PAIN:
THE ASSASSINATION OF
Illustrated With Over 360 Photos and Illustrations
40% of the Photos Previously Unpublished Anywhere
|About the Author:|
|Richard B. Trask is the archivist
for the Town of Danvers, Massachusetts, formerly known as Salem Village.
He is the curator of the 30-acre Rebecca Nurse Homestead, was chairman of
the Salem Village Witchcraft Tercentennial Committee, and is a descendant
of several witchcraft victims. He lives with his wife Ethel in a circa
1681 house in Danvers, Massachusetts, which they have restored.
An authority on the Salem Village witchcraft delusion of 1692, Trask served as historical consultant to an American Playhouse documentary-drama on the subject. The author of several books and dozens of magazine articles, Trask lectures extensively, has taught college courses on history and architecture and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and documentaries. His research into the Kennedy assassination began at age 16. In 1999, having received accolades and recommendations from many, including Dan Rather of CBS News, Trask received an honorary doctorate from Salem State College in recognition of his arduous research and contribution to the historic record in both the Salem Village witch hysteria and the assassination of President Kennedy.
His other books are That Day in Dallas: Three Photographers Capture on Film the Day President Kennedy Died, and The Devil Hath Been Raised: A Documentary History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692.
|Yeoman Press, Danvers, Massachusetts,
© 1994, ISBN 0963859501,
640 pages, 8-1/2" x 11" Hardback with Dust Jacket.
|About the Book:|
|Some Comments About the Book from Witnesses:|
|"Richard B. Trask, historian and archivist, has focused his scholarly
eyes on but a few moments in time, but the picture he gives to us will continue
to haunt 'til the end of time. Fast, solid, informative, food for the
hungry 'buffs' ... not just another theory. A collectible collage."
-- Cecil W. Stoughton, White House Photographer 1961-1965
"Trask has done a superb job in reliving that tragic day. He
has somehow followed every step and thought of the Willis family. His
account is correct in every detail."
"A powerful display of words and pictures graphically illustrating
one of the most tragic moments in the history of the United States.
Actual photographs, eyewitness reports, and the author's standard of thoroughness
qualify this book as a 'must read' chronicle of the real event taking place
that fateful day."
|Comments From Reviews and the Research Community:|
|"A magisterial book. Scrupulously researched, well written, and
admirably designed and printed."
-- Anthony Frewin, The Lobster, England
"The book will become recognized as one of the seminal reference
works on its subject."
"...an invaluable addition to my library."
"An essential basic book for every researcher on the case ... a masterful
"... his chapter on the history of the Zapruder film is brilliant
"Some of his observations are very perceptive, others even eloquent.
The book is a blessed relief from assassination literature loaded with assumptions
stated as fact, polemical diatribes, etc.!"
"...an exhaustive, very interesting, very revealing study on the
history of the photographic record."
"I have found your scholarship incredible. Despite its length
and scholarship, the book is quite intimate and personal."
"You've done for the photo evidence what Sylvia Meagher did for the
Warren volumes. We are all in your debt and the historical record is
now much more accurate and complete."
"...the finest work in the photographic evidence that has been or
will be produced."
“Never before Richard Trask’s Pictures of the Pain has any
book provided such an exhaustive, even-handed survey of documentary evidence
in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Most writers on this subject
succumb to the temptation to skew or manipulate the evidence: Richard
Trask never does. He has written the definitive book on the subject.”
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