The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination by Lamar Waldron.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Counterpoint;(November 12, 2013)
November 22, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragedy that has haunted America ever since. For the first time, this concise and compelling book pierces the veil of secrecy to fully document the small, tightly-held conspiracy that killed President John F. Kennedy. It explains why he was murdered, and how it was done in a way that forced many records to remain secret for almost fifty years.
The Hidden History of JFK’s Assassination draws on exclusive interviews with more than two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, in addition to former FBI, Secret Service, military intelligence, and Congressional personnel, who provided critical first-hand information. The book also uses government files—including the detailed FBI confession of notorious Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello—to simply and clearly reveal exactly who killed JFK. Using information never published before, the book uses Marcello’s own words to his closest associates to describe the plot. His confession is also backed up by a wealth of independent documentation.
This book builds on the work of the last Congressional committee to investigate JFK’s murder, which concluded that JFK ‘was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy,” and that godfathers [“Santo] Trafficante [and Carlos] Marcello had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy.” However, it also draws on exclusive files and information not available to Congress, that have only emerged in recent years, to fully explain for the first time how Marcello and Trafficante committed—and got away with—the crime of the 20th century.
Some of the book’s revelations will be dramatized in the upcoming Warner Brothers film Legacy of Secrecy, produced by and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which also stars Robert De Niro as Carlos Marcello.
The Hidden History of JFK’s Assassination is the definitive account of the crime and the secrecy which has surrounded it.
This is not the first book that I’ve ever read on JFK’s assassination.. but it it the most informative.
There have been many theories over the years but the Warren commission insisted it was "one nut".. Oswald.
This book releases much information that has been declassified over the years. Some of the information had trickled out thru over the years but without proof, of a conspiracy. This book "tells it as it was".
I have to say the book makes a lot of sense. So much so, that I find it hard to think that some of the same things are still going on today. Which could be why I am not very politically minded. "I" cannot stop corruption. Even good people get corrupted over money.. and this country is built on "money".. ergo .. not hard to figure out eh?
This was an excellent books for details. Sadly, knowing the details do not change the ending.
I remember exactly where I was when the news came that Kennedy was dead.
And horribly, I was watching television when Robert Kennedy was also killed. Some things you never forget.