Destiny Betrayed: Jfk, Cuba, and the Garrison Case
published of Garrison's pioneering inquiry and the assassination itself. The author not only studied all the existing research, but also traveled the U.S. interviewing many of the survivors of this drama, exploring the background and associations of Clay Shaw as no one has ever done. He was granted access to the privately held original Shaw trial transcript. He covered documents never before published or described in full. Destiny Betrayed is one of the few works that.
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I just finished the book. First the bad news. I think the author spends too much time speculating about what JFK might have done. It's relevant. But IMO, there is way too much of it. Too much apologetics for JFK and too many political digressions. I don't care about the politics. And I'm not impressed with the author's speculations about what JFK might have done with Vietnam in his second term - assuming he was elected to one. State your point; present your evidence and move on. He doesn't do that. He belabors a point long since made and in doing so, wastes the reader's time.
Now the good news. DiEugenio's mastery of the facts and characters is very impressive, especially with Garrison and the HSCA. He's spot-on and I learned a lot.
Finally, the biggest question I'm left with, is why did RFK sabotage Garrison's investigation? If you accept Mr. DiEugenio's facts, and I do, that is the only conclusion you can draw. Unfortunately, the author doesn't tell us. He doesn't even go so far as to suggest it. But he lays out the facts and they are devastating. So the reader is left to wonder. Why did RFK "torpedo" Garrison's investigation. The author should have spent more time examining that angle and less time speculating about what JFK would have done had he lived. I gave the book four stars (barely).
Review: Destiny Betrayed : JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison CaseUser Review - Steve Connor - Goodreads
I read the recently revised addition, which has insightful information regarding tons of the de-classified docs that came out since 1992. An exhaustively well researched book. Read full review
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