The late investigative journalist Gaeton Fonzi (1935-2012) was an early critic of the Warren Commission’s conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of President Kennedy. Fonzi served as a researcher for the Church Committee in 1975, which investigated alleged illegal activity by the FBI, CIA and NSA, and two years later, he became a researcher and investigator for the House Select Committee on Assassinations. In The Last Investigation, Fonzi details his personal experiences as a researcher and investigator and his conclusions about the Kennedy assassination. His research focused on the role of Cuban exile groups and their connections with the CIA and organized crime. Upon his passing in 2012, the New York Times cited Fonzi’s book as “among the best of the roughly 600 published on the Kennedy assassination.”
Originally published in 1993, this 2018 paperback edition of The Last Investigation includes a Foreword by author and researcher Dick Russell and an Afterword by Fonzi’s widow, Dr. Marie Fonzi, who recorded an oral history with the Museum in 2016.