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The Bridge At Chappaquiddick

(1970)
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And on its surface, the Chappaquiddick Incident (as it has infamously become known) was a simple but tragic traffic accident. However, its political fallout caused it to become the most speculated-upon car accident until Princess Diana's fatal ride, some 28 years later: Was Kennedy drunk? Was he trying to conceal an affair by deliberately killing Kopechne? Why did he wait for so long before reporting the accident? And who else was involved?

Olsen tells the tale with as much detail as was made available to him. Though there is apparently only a single living eye-witness to the accident (Kennedy himself, who described having the "sensation of drowning" on live television a week later), Olsen tracks down the incongruous statements made by others who were indirectly involved and comes to a potential conclusion which would be difficult to refute. There is no legal evidence of this conclusion, of course, but his alternate explanation of events turns much of the circumstantial evidence into a logic-of-sorts. And his presentation thereof causes one to reflect seriously on the nature of the official record of events as told through Kennedy's lips.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : Paperback
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Title: The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 4871871924 / 978-4871871921
Publisher: Ishi Press
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November 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 1-979990-59-X / 978-1-979990-59-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-441-07958-X / 978-0-441-07958-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
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Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bridge at Chappaquiddick
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics
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