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Published October 20, 2016

The Assassination of JFK: Perspectives A Half-Century Later | Robert A. Wagner

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When the details of the motorcade route became public knowledge a few days prior to President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas, Oswald could see that anyone with access to the Texas School Book Depository would have a reasonable opportunity to shoot at Kennedy if so inclined. Chance—his stumbled-upon job at the depository—apparently offered an irresistible temptation to carry out a plan that otherwise may not have occurred to him. Just as with the Walker assassination attempt, Oswald meticulously planned his act as much as he could in the few days available. In those few days, he visualized the movement of the president’s limousine from the vantage point of the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, which he correctly assumed would be vacant during the lunch-hour motorcade passing.