Patrick Nolan is a forensic historian and the author of “CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys: How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK” (Skyhorse Publishing, NY, NY, 2013). His speaking engagements have included appearances in Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., New York City, and at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT.
Nolan’s life-long fascination with the Kennedys began in his youth when he saw President John F. Kennedy speaking at a campaign rally in his hometown. Four years later, at the same location, he shook hands with Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Nolan’s interest in forensic history began with the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK in the 1960s.
Nolan’s book, “CIA Rogues”, is based on world-famous forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee’s determination that both Kennedy murders involved more than one gunman. In the book, Nolan offers a fresh new look at the evidence, and pieces together one of the most disturbing puzzles in American History. He concludes that an alliance involving a high-level CIA rogue element, led by Richard Helms and James Angleton, with mob support, alone had the motive, means, and opportunity to carry out both assassinations and cover them up for nearly a half century.
Nolan graduated from Villanova University with a BA in history and from Boston University with a MS in broadcast journalism. He served in the U. S. Air Force and became an award-winning military journalist. During his service time, he reported on the return from North Vietnam of POW remains, and flew to Antarctica to cover a key National Science Foundation airlift. He went on to work in public television at WNET-TV in New York, and as a writer/producer at SNC, Satellite News Channel, ABC News and Group W’s 24-hour cable news network. At SNC, his field of expertise was defense-related stories and he also produced the Week in Review segments. He later worked in state government communications including projects involving media initiatives in which he collaborated with Dr. Henry Lee of the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory. Nolan has taught media law and related courses at Hofstra University and St. John’s University in New York. He resides with his wife in West Hartford, Connecticut.