Joan Mellen

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Biography:

Joan Mellen is a Professor in the Department of English at Temple University and an author of seventeen books. In 2004, Temple University awarded her one of their most coveted Great Teacher awards, for outstanding achievement. She is also well-known for her biographies of Lillian Hellman and Danshiell Hammett, Kay Boyle and Bob Knight.

Her latest book, "A Farewell to Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination and The Case That Should Have Changed History begins with Jim Garrison's New Orleans investigation of the Kennedy assassination, and contains a biographical look at Jim Garrison, the man who became the only public official ever to bring anyone connected with the murder of President Kennedy before the bar of justice.

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JFK Assassination Special III

Three authors each shared their theories about who was behind the assassination of JFK. Lamar Waldron said the legacy of secrecy behind the murder has continued to impact American history. He cited Bobby Kennedy as being a central figure in the story. More »

Last Night

Author and clairvoyant Sam Baltrusis discussed the curse of Lizzie Borden and details of the case. First-hour guest Bill Kousoulas talked about the psychological significance of Mothman lore and the 1967 Silver Bridge disaster.

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