January 1, 1970

Ed Epstein in conversation about history’s most famous crimes with Shelby Coffey at the Newseum, DC

Author Edward Jay Epstein looks back at history’s most famous crimes and their tangled histories as chronicled in his new book “The Annals of Unsolved Crime.”

From the Lincoln assassination to the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping to the JonBenet Ramsey murder case to the anthrax attacks on America, Epstein provides an insightful guide to some of the most controversial and mysterious crimes of the last 200 years.

Epstein’s 1966 book, “Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth,” was one of the first books on the Kennedy assassination investigation and an instant best-seller. After interviewing every member of the Warren Commission, Epstein concluded that enough remained uninvestigated that conspiracy theories would persist for years.

Writing for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, Epstein reported on dozens of famous crimes. His books include “Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald,” “Agency of Fear,” which chronicles the Nixon administration, and “Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB & the CIA.”

A book signing will follow the program.

The program is free with regular paid admission. Seating is on a space-available basis.

Please visit the Newseum for further details.