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Live By The Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death ofJFK

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Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Their strategies for overthrowing the Cuban leader were so elaborate and bizarre, they could only engender paranoia. Castro openly threatened to retaliate. Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald learned that Robert Kennedy was personally supervising groups plotting against the Cub ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published November 25th 1998 by Bancroft Press
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Jim Johnson
Jun 01, 2013 Jim Johnson rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and rivoting! There is so much that I didn't know about the JFK assassination. This book was chocked full of information and evidence but more importantly, it has inspired me to weigh the evidence for myself.

The author makes a great case for the lone gunman theory but his greatest contribution in this work is to document the efforts of the Kennedy brother to thwart, subvert, and destroy the Castro regime. In doing so, the Kennedys were living by the sword and it was inevitable that
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Tom Schulte
Jul 02, 2011 Tom Schulte rated it really liked it
There ya have it - there were multiple conspirators at Dealey plaza that fateful day: One was Lee Harvey Oswald, the other ... was JFK. JFK was conspiring with RFK to kill Castro and Oswald was conspiring to save Castro. Of course, if Oswald had implicit support (some would be happy to just not stop him) or explicit support (some would love to help him, if they could get past his dangerous neuroses. This is the ultimate tale of hubris ... and nemesis ... and tregedy.
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Some of these things I kind of knew, but new information has come to light in the last decade or so, and this book does it in more detail that one might want.
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Feb 26, 2011 Donald Elton rated it it was amazing
Very good and very complete and very up to date history of the US war against Cuba, Bobby Kennedy's responsibility for his brother's death, and how and why JFK had to die.
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Gus Russo is a veteran investigative reporter, musician, and author. His first book, Live By the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK (Bancroft, 1998), was praised by the New York Times as “compelling, exhaustively researched and even handed.” Kirkus Reviews called Sword, “Probably the last book on the Kennedy assassination you will need to read....Gripping and convincing!” T
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