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Destiny Betrayed: J.F.K., Cuba, and the Garrison Case

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Almost thirty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his murder continues to haunt the American psyche and stands as a turning point in our nation's history. The Warren Commission rushed out its Report, but the questions would not go away. Was there a conspiracy? Was there a coup at the highest levels of government? Today, after millions upon millions ...more
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Sheridan Square Pubns
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Mar 21, 2012 Juanita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, true-crime, jfk
I’ve completed this grand book. It was a miraculous read, having all of the features that it takes to create a good JFK conspiracy novel: it was an easy read; the leads and explanations thereof were clear and concise, gave direct links to who committed the murder with no confusing innuendoes, and it was very fast-paced. The author is truly talented, using a down-to-earth style of phraseology to get his point across and it was not difficult to keep up. This is a rare find if you’re a conspiracy ...more
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May 08, 2015 Pete daPixie rated it really liked it
'Big Jim was no one's fool, he owned the town's only diamond mine
He made his usual entrance looking so dandy and so fine
With his bodyguards and silver cane and every hair in place
He took whatever he wanted to and he laid it all to waste
But his bodyguards and silver cane were no match for the CIA.'

Essential reading on the JFK assassination case. A very balanced and well researched work bringing truth to the much maligned New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison. If anyone remains in any doubt as to who
Bijan Fallahi
Feb 04, 2014 Bijan Fallahi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With the advantage of hindsight, DiEugenio shows how incredibly close Jim Garrison got to the truth, and the unbelievable maneuverings the government used to prevent him from reaching it.
Wow. This is a huge book! And it's so rich in detail. For those who are interested in the topic(s), this is - dare I use such an overused term? - surely a must read. Basically, this book focuses on two things surrounding JFK's death: One, DiEugenio sets JFK's assasination in context with his politics. Two, he retells the Garrison case and all shabby events surrounding it - without gloryfying Garrison.

All this is told in a very compelling, passionate way which makes it a really good read most of
Jul 06, 2014 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you've seen the movie JFK, and you want the more detailed story of what all went on, then this is the book for you. Not only does it detail Jim Garrison's case, but it sets up events leading up to the Kennedy assassination, giving motive to his murder via conspiracy. You won't find a rigorous overview of the single bullet theory, or trajectories, or really, very much of Dealey Plaza at all. This is a focus on what groups and individuals were doing up to the assassination, and their behaviors ...more
Jan 25, 2016 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've listened to so many hours of Mr DiEugenio, all the free audio he's blessed us with, that I almost felt compelled to grab his book. But, as luck would have it, it was not readily available new so I had to buy a used copy. Guess I owe Mr DiEugenio a latte.

It's hard to say I'd recommend this to someone who's not really into the subject (I've not yet seen the light, breezy introduction to any of this material in any medium) but it delivers if this is what you're into. There's a lot here, a lot
Jay Hawke
Jul 04, 2016 Jay Hawke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
James DiEugenio clearly knows his stuff. This is the definitive book on the JFK assassination, dealing specifically with the Jim Garrison angle. If you're not familiar with Jim Garrison, he was the DA who brought the first and only criminal investigation of the JFK assassination, concluding that it involved elements within the intelligence community, including Clay Shaw. A whole new generation learned of this trial thanks to Oliver Stone and his movie, JFK. DiEugenio makes full use of the ...more
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Mar 19, 2014 Steve Connor rated it it was amazing
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.
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May 11, 2013 Max Gwynne rated it really liked it
A fantastic and enlightening read! As a keen JFK historian there are many factors highlighted that bring startling new questions.

Well written and an overall compelling read
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James DiEugenio is one of the foremost researchers into the major assassinations of the 1960's. His first book: Destiny Betrayed, was an in depth look at the Garrison investigation. In 1993 he co-founded both Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination (CTKA), and the following year: the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA). Along with Lisa Pease he co-edited COPA's journal: Probe ...more
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