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Post by InStoree » 27 May 2019, 14:46

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Walking The Razor's Edge: The Dutchman and The Baron" by Tommy and Hilde Wilkens.]
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Four out of four stars – a well-deserved score for Walking The Razor's Edge: The Dutchman and The Baron, by Tommy and Hilde Wilkens. I would recommend this book to readers worldwide who are interested in the mysterious and tragic events of November 22, 1963 – the murder of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald, who is commonly believed to have had “no assistance and no influence from anyone or any group.” In opposition to this official version, countless theories of a conspiracy have been brought forth over the years. The authors wiped the dust from the archives of Willem Oltmans, a Dutch investigative journalist, and revive the breathtaking emotions that Oltmans experienced in his close relationship with one of the most enigmatic individuals that circulate in and around the world of crime, the Baron George de Mohrenschildt.

The book’s illustrations brought to life the characters of the ’60 and ’70 involved in this enigma, and the true story threatened to draw me into cahoots with those who still attempt to crack the “wall of secrecy” which surrounds this prodigious case. A certain photo of one of these personages made chills run down my spine, so if you’re sensitive to images of the soul’s empty housing, I suggest avoiding this one. The Wilkenses analyzed the Dutchman’s personal and professional notes, thoroughly assembling “the hidden facts behind the crime.”

This book contained some minor editorial errors of punctuation and spelling which, honestly, I wouldn’t have noticed if I hadn’t been looking for them, and I confess that it was difficult to focus on the rules of language, considering that the FBI, CIA and French and German Intelligence seemed to be breathing down my neck as Oltmans was drew closer to the behind-the-scenes details of the assassination.

This historical manuscript is a page-turner that kept me on edge right to the last word. Was Lee Harvey Oswald just a patsy, as he claimed? Did he have a controller? Under what circumstances did George de Mohrenschildt get involved? The in-depth research and extensive analysis of the authors were impressive, based on the insights from the Dutchman’s ten-year investigation regarding the greatest crime of the 20th century.

Tommy and Hilde Wilkens accomplish a remarkable task in describing all the implicated characters. The struggles and threats that Willem Oltmans faced were intense, only to sustain the fundamental premise of his journalism career: to bring to light the truth, regardless of the repercussions. Walking The Razor's Edge: The Dutchman and The Baron was a tense and vivid tour de force. I hope for a sequel. Although it’s difficult to bring out the full flavor of achieving the complete truth, the Wilkenses’ presentation woke up my detective side.

Was there really someone behind President Kennedy’s assassination? And if so, who was it?

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Post by ivana7 » 29 May 2019, 05:05

It seems that this is a very intriguing and somewhat controversial book that is definitely not for everyone, especially taking into consideration mentioned illustrations. Thanks for an excellent review!

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Post by Brendan Donaghy » 29 May 2019, 08:07

I like a good conspiracy theory, so I might give this book a try. Thank you for an informative review!

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Post by Janalyn101 » 29 May 2019, 08:45

You had me with the Souls empty housing, lol! I have never been one for conspiracy theories, but having recently read a book on this exact subject. I am now curious. Your review has convinced me this will be my next book on the subject. What a great review, I will be happy to share it!

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Post by kandscreeley » 29 May 2019, 09:43

There have been so many questions regarding the assassination of President Kennedy. I'm curious what the author has to say about it, especially as this is such a page-turner. Still, I'm not sure I'm curious enough to read this 400 page book. Thanks for the review, though.
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Post by InStoree » 30 May 2019, 02:35

ivana7 wrote:
29 May 2019, 05:05
It seems that this is a very intriguing and somewhat controversial book that is definitely not for everyone, especially taking into consideration mentioned illustrations. Thanks for an excellent review!
Yes, Oltmans' journal cooks up a different perspective. If you consider that the certain photo is not disturbing, maybe you can give the book a chance. Thank you for your kind words.
Brendan Donaghy wrote:
29 May 2019, 08:07
I like a good conspiracy theory, so I might give this book a try. Thank you for an informative review!
I hope you'll find it thought-provoking. Thanks for your comment!
Janalyn101 wrote:
29 May 2019, 08:45
You had me with the Souls empty housing, lol! I have never been one for conspiracy theories, but having recently read a book on this exact subject. I am now curious. Your review has convinced me this will be my next book on the subject. What a great review, I will be happy to share it!
The forensic photo of one of the involved characters might ignite the criminalistics' flame that some of us have. I know that mine, naturally, is activated in circumstances like this book presents. I'm also curious about the book that you just read. Maybe you can share it? Thank you for taking the time to read my review and for your support!
kandscreeley wrote:
29 May 2019, 09:43
There have been so many questions regarding the assassination of President Kennedy. I'm curious what the author has to say about it, especially as this is such a page-turner. Still, I'm not sure I'm curious enough to read this 400 page book. Thanks for the review, though.
I had the PDF version with 188 pages, which was a pretty acceptable read, regarding the length of the book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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Post by Wyland » 31 May 2019, 07:46

I have always been intrigued by the assassination of the President Kennedy so I think I'll check this one out. Thanks for the nice review.

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Post by InStoree » 31 May 2019, 11:36

Wyland wrote:
31 May 2019, 07:46
I have always been intrigued by the assassination of the President Kennedy so I think I'll check this one out. Thanks for the nice review.
Thank you for your comment, Wyland! I hope you'll enjoy it!

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Post by kdstrack » 01 Jun 2019, 10:23

This is a topic that interests me. I love the suspense you have weaved into your review!! I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for this intriguing recommendation!

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Post by InStoree » 01 Jun 2019, 11:21

kdstrack wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 10:23
This is a topic that interests me. I love the suspense you have weaved into your review!! I am looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for this intriguing recommendation!
Thank you for your kind words and your time! The book does have that spark that gets you thinking. Happy reading!

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Post by KDJ » 01 Jun 2019, 22:13

Thank you for your review. It seems like a very interesting book. Conspiracies, assassinations and forensic photos make great reading for those wanting more information. I think I may read it in the future. :D :D
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Post by InStoree » 02 Jun 2019, 02:47

KDJ wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 22:13
Thank you for your review. It seems like a very interesting book. Conspiracies, assassinations and forensic photos make great reading for those wanting more information. I think I may read it in the future. :D :D
I hope you'll give it a try. There are high chances to find it quite intriguing if the subject appealed you. I appreciate your comment! 🙂

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Post by ButterscotchCherrie » 02 Jun 2019, 11:47

I like your colourful tone and the way you make the information behind the conspiracy theory sound so compelling.

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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 » 03 Jun 2019, 04:36

I'm not an American and I don't recognise anyone in the cover. So, I would have definitely skipped this book just looking at the book cover an thinking it to be something uninteresting. But, thanks to you, now I'm interested in reading this book and can't wait to figure out what happened to JFK. So, thanks again for the lovely review.

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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 » 03 Jun 2019, 04:37

I'm not an American and I don't recognise anyone in the cover. So, I would have definitely skipped this book just looking at the book cover an thinking it to be something uninteresting. But, thanks to you and your review, now I'm interested in reading this book and can't wait to figure out what happened to JFK. So, thanks again for the lovely review.

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