It’s a rich story with a lot of heart that has the potential to recast the image of the JFK assassination for generations to come. We’re glad Judyth came to us with her story. It’s a great story, and it needs to be told. We’re proud to publish it.
Walterville, OR (Vocus) October 7, 2010
Secrets that have remained hidden for 50 years are exposed in the new autobiographical book Me and Lee: How I Came to Know, Love, and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald. This true story reveals the romance between a 20-year-old woman and the 23-year-old man she met in New Orleans in the summer of 1963 that left her with a basket of secrets about the plot to kill President Kennedy in Dallas later that year. Secrets that she is finally ready to reveal.
The exposè chronicles the personal relationship between Judyth Vary Baker and her co-worker, Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who would soon be accused of murdering President Kennedy. Baker explains how her dream of finding a cure for cancer led her to New Orleans, where she became tangled in a web of intrigue that tightened around her and Lee as the JFK assassination approached.
Judyth last spoke to Lee Oswald by phone only 36 hours before Kennedy was assassinated. He told her details of the plot to kill the President, including the names of some of the people involved. Two days after the assassination, the nation heard the blast of Jack Ruby’s revolver as he shot Lee Oswald in the chest at point-blank range, but they did not hear the screams of the young woman watching the slaying from a television in Gainesville, Florida. Fearing that if she told Oswald’s secrets she would be murdered too, Baker hid in silence for decades. But she did not want Lee’s secrets to die with her. Now her story is published in an enthralling 608 page hard cover book stuffed with photos and documents to illuminate her amazing story in cinematic detail.
“ME AND LEE reads like Twilight,” says Ed Haslam, who helped edit the book. “Both are stories about teenage girls who slowly fall in love with ‘the wrong man,’ so it will probably appeal to female readers, but it should also interest baby boomers who want to know really happened in their own lives, not just what they were told at the time.”
“It’s not your typical JFK assassination book,” says Kris Millegan, the book’s publisher. “It’s a rich story with a lot of heart that has the potential to recast the image of the JFK assassination for generations to come. We’re glad Judyth came to us with her story. It’s a great story, and it needs to be told. We’re proud to publish it.”
Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald, by Judyth Vary Baker, is available to bookstores on Dec. 4, 2010. Published by TrineDay Books, 800-555-1212. 608 pages. Hard cover. Foreword by Edward T. Haslam. Afterword by Jim Marrs, author of Crossfire, the N.Y. Times Best-Seller about the JFK assassination. http://www.TrineDay.com.