Doppelgänger: The Legend Of Lee Harvey Oswald by George Schwimmer PhD makes the startling claim that Lee Harvey Oswald was actually two people: Lee Harvey Oswald, who did the shooting, and Harvey Oswald, who took the blame. As the cover suggests, they’re similar-looking people – and they had similar lives as well. Both were agents of the CIA, and both were embroiled in a conspiracy to assassinate the president, thereby negating the “lone nut” theory.
Told compellingly in the first person from Harvey Oswald’s point of view, the book doesn’t merely rely on photographic evidence, which can be somewhat dubious, as photos of the same person can be different due to facial expression, lighting, and so on. The most eye-opening material is the testimony and other evidence that directly contradicts the official narrative, and so Schwimmer does lay out a compelling case.
Regardless of the veracity of some of the book’s content, it’s a well-done exposé, laying out its thesis methodically, and told from a point of view that enhances the book’s overall credibility. For JFK conspiracy aficionados, this will be a must read, and for anyone looking to dip their toes into this conspiracy from a unique angle, it’s an expansive and convincing investigation of the theory of two Oswalds.