The Scrapbook Lecture

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Gary B. Haley

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The Scrapbook Lecture …a collection of suspects, is a fact-based historical fiction novel that reads more like an adventure story than a history book. Still, a great deal of effort and research went into making sure that all the actual events portrayed in the past are as accurate as possible. While you read, allow yourself the simple luxury of floating through time with a gifted raconteur as he depicts the highlights of a half century of seemingly unrelated events, actions and politics. Some of these events and actions ultimately converge within a few short moments and quite likely change the very course of humanity. In the year 2038, an old professor at a Dallas university will be giving lectures that many of his students love. His uncanny ability to chauffeur their imaginations throughout history with creative storytelling will make his class one of their favorites. The Scrapbook Lecture is one such class that describes the crucial actions and reactions of a long list of people who should have been, or should be, suspects in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The old professor's only prop is a 124-year-old scrapbook that a mysterious, lonely woman in the heart of Boston had devotedly composed over the same half century, and eventually passed on to her grandniece. What happened before November 22, 1963?


Mystery, Action, Detective, Historical Fiction, Epic, Suspense / Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Drama,

Short Summary

At least two people are known to have been involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, although evidence suggests that, easily, at least five people could have been involved. In my humble opinion, it is very likely that more than two people participated. This novel explains this clearly.

A Dallas professor summarizes the possibilities of who SHOULD have been on the list of suspects for the assassination of John F. Kennedy..


Boston, Washington DC, Fort Worth, Dallas, New Orleans, Chicago, Cleveland, Vietnam, Cuba, more...

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: A Dallas professor in the year 2038.

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Strong Moral Code, Complex, Confident, Educated, Engaging, Patriotic, Sophisticated, Aspiring, Funny, Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: A mysterious woman keeping a Kennedy scrapbook for decades.



Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Modest, Naive, Secretive, Beautiful, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Calogero Minacore a.k.a. Carlos Marcello


Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Secretive, Uneducated, Villainous, Aggressive, Complex, Criminal, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Lee Harvey Oswald


Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Naive, Narcissistic, Villainous, Criminal, Manipulative, Outspoken, Power-hungry, Clumsy, Complex

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2009

Hard Copy Available



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