Mrs. Paine's Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy offers an intimate portrait of a Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas who was caught up in the events of November 22, 1963. Ruth Paine first met Lee and Marina Oswald in February 1963, and by the end of the year she had become a central figure in the Kennedy assassination story. Marina Oswald and her daughters were living with Paine at the time, and Paine had previously helped get Lee Oswald a job at the Texas School Book Depository. Oswald's rifle was stored in her garage, hence the book's title. Originally published in 2002, this 2020 edition includes a new Preface by the author.
Author Thomas Mallon recorded an oral history with the Museum in 2002. The subject of the book, Ruth Paine, recorded her own oral history in 2019 and also took part in a memorable public program on November 19, 2019, which may be viewed in full on the Museum's YouTube channel.
241 pages 8x5x1 inch