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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE JFK ASSASSINATION
By Lamar Waldron (Counterpoint, Published Nov. 22)
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 and Robert De Niro, veteran investigative reporter Waldron (Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA, 2012, etc.) fleshes out his argument that Mafia godfathers Carlos Marcello and Santo Trafficante ordered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Drawing on new interviews and declassified files, the author describes a small, carefully planned conspiracy orchestrated by Louisiana boss Marcello in retaliation for Robert Kennedy’s war on the mob… Read full review in CityLife’s print edition, or here: http://bit.ly/IxA6Q2
THE INTERLOPER: LEE HARVEY OSWALD INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION
By Peter Savodnik (Basic Books, Published Oct. 8)
A journalist’s sure-footed probing into Lee Harvey Oswald’s three years in Russia finds an unsettling time of retrenchment and rage.
Why did Oswald shoot President John F. Kennedy? That, writes journalist Peter Savodnik, remains the key question—not whether the gunman had any accomplices. The author believes Oswald acted alone and was essentially fulfilling an inescapable channeling of estrangement that found expression, after his failed Russian experiment, in sharpshooting and assassination.
Largely peripatetic and homeless, never fitting in anywhere, thanks to a dysfunctional home life, absent dad and erratic mother, Oswald eventually gravitated toward the Marines in 1956 in order to escape his mother… Read full review in the print edition of CityLife, or here: http://bit.ly/18T7Cei
THE MAN WHO KILLED KENNEDY: THE CASE AGAINST LBJ
By Roger Stone, Mike Colapietro (Skyhorse Publishing, Published Nov. 4)
Another in the long line of JFK assassination conspiracy books.
The first sentence in the book is: “I recognize that those who question the government’s official contentions regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy are labeled by many in the mainstream media as ‘nuts,’ ‘kooks’ and worse.” Roger Stone—who shares a byline with journalist Mike Colapietro but writes very personally throughout—uses the rest of the preface to explain why he believes his personal knowledge of political players makes him different.
Unfortunately, he shoots himself in the foot… Read the full review in CityLife’s print edition, or here: http://bit.ly/1gq3Md6
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