The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

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Counterpoint, Nov 12, 2013 - History - 400 pages
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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.

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The mob did it.In this updated, more compact version of his earlier Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination (with Thom Hartmann, 2008), soon to be a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio ... Read full review

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I have tried 3 time to write a review on this book through Apple because I bought the book there. GRRR
I give this book 5 stars.
I have just celebrated my 64th birthday. I was in my 9th grade science class when they announced someone had shot our President. I was alone at home watching the coverage at the Democratic headquarters of the California Primary when RFK was shot. I have not read a more important book since that time and I have read an average of 200 books a year until about a dozen years ago. This is an authoritative book and therefore is not lite reading. It does answer all the big questions I had regarding these events.
The horror of the actions of the men who did these terrible things is revealed. It will require that you, as the reader, find some way to come to terms with the presented truths. We as Americans will have to face this and do it. It is required of us because up until now, no one else has had the courage to do what the circumstances required of them. It is said that more than 50% of the polled American public does not believe that there was a single shooter in the JFK murder. The information presented in this book makes it perfectly clear that those people have been right all along.
A new paragraph should begin here - I can't get this editor to give the completely corrected new version.
I have found peace reading this book. It tells me the truth and the author does not pull the "trust me" junk, he lets you know exactly where the information has come from. I am grateful to Mr Waldron for the horrendous time he has put into delivering this information. I am grateful that he understands the impact that the terrible demand on American citizens and the United States as our country to live with false information has had on our lives. It is said that "the truth will set you free". Maybe now America can once again return to its path of becoming "the home of the free and the land of the brave". Certainly a wrong turn was taken in 1963 and we have been journeying down a road to a very different reallity. Maybe if enough people read this book America can heal.


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About the author (2013)

Lamar Waldron’s historical research and nonfiction books have won praise from Publishers Weekly, Vanity Fair, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and major publications in Europe. Called “the ultimate JFK historian” by Variety, his groundbreaking research has been the subject of two prime time specials on the Discovery Channel, produced by NBC News. He has been featured on CNN, the History Channel, Geraldo Rivera, Fox News, and television specials in England, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

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