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LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  93 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Lyndon B. Johnson's flawed personality and character traits were formed when he was a child, and - through his primary enablers, his mother and his wife - grew unchecked for the rest of his life as he suffered severe bouts of manic-depressive illness. The people-manipulation skills he learned at his father's side and had perfected by the time he graduated from college beca ...more
Paperback, 730 pages
Published July 23rd 2010 by Xlibris, Corp.
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Pete daPixie
The front sleeve displays a review of this book by James Fetzer, author of 'Murder in Dealey Plaza', his simple summation is "A masterpiece. Beautifully written." I go along with that.
It must be hard to find two more extreme contrasting views of the same person as this book and Randall Woods' 'LBJ-Architect of American Ambition', which I read recently.
Phillip F. Nelson has graduated from the Assassination-critics University with a two-one with honours.
Although this work covers over six hundred p
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Roy
Excellent analysis of the JFK assassination material. The premise that LBJ was the "mastermind" has merit...based on the questions:
Who had the most to gain?
Who had the least to lose?
Who had the means to do it?'
Who controlled the apparatus to cover it up?
--and, perhaps, most significantly--
Who had the kind of narcissistic/psychotic/sociopathic/mendacious personality capable of rationalizing the action as acceptable and necessary, as a means to the ultimate end, as well as the resolve and determin
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Robert Morrow
Lyndon Johnson was at the epicenter of the JFK assassination.

Buy this book immediately. It is game changer and one of the best books ever written on the JFK assassination. The weight of the evidence suggests that Lyndon Johnson and his Texas oil men used their CIA/military contacts to murder JFK, with LBJ and his very close friend J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) to cover it up. Allen Dulles (CIA) (another enemy of Kennedy's) was brought in to controll and manipulate the Warren Commission farce.

There is a
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Rick
This book was a VERY comprehensive account of the Kennedy assassination and the role that Lyndon Johnson played in organizing it and covering it up. It was a VERY long book----almost 800 pages, filled with names, dates, conspiracies, and details regarding the Crime of the Century. Excellent book, though a bit tedious to read in places. The author leaves the reader with no doubt about the fact that LJB---though he had help from several other sources was the mastermind of the crime.
Carolyn
I had read the first three volumes of Robert Caro's _The Years of Lyndon Johnson_ with fascination, so naturally I went to look at the amazon reviews of the new volume 4, _The Passage of Power_. There were 23 five-star reviews, and 10 one-star reviews, with few in the middle. Curious, I started reading the negative reviews, and found many accusations that the respected historian and biographer Caro had toned down his previous portrait of LBJ, turning him from a raging lion into a pussycat. If so ...more
Big League Manager
You have got to be kidding. I almost stuck this in the "fiction" shelf. Actually, it would make a pretty decent plot for a spy novel or something, but as "history" this is pretty lame.

The text is full of supposition, lacks any real rigor of thought and contains one logical fallacy after another. The author starts with a thesis he has no intention of disproving or even examining with any discipline, selects only material that fits the thesis and shows no sign of much critical analysis of what he
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Garry Fry
Very tight read. Doubts about premise but enjoyed nevertheless.
Dale Stonehouse
Those new to JFK assassination study may find this shocking and unbelievable, but the author spares no effort to document his conclusions. Unfortunately, one of my criteria for enjoying a book is that I must learn something from it, and in that respect it is nothing outstanding. That is not the author's fault; however, most of this is covered by Farewell America by James Hepburn (pseudonym) and Barr McClellan.
Rachel
Very compelling! A must-read for those interested in the JFK assassination. Thoroughly researched, it is hard to argue with the author's assessment that not only was LBJ aware of the impending assassination, but that he in fact orchestrated the entire thing as a means to ascend to the presidency. Give it a read!
A.
Nov 07, 2013 A. marked it as to-read
Shelves: abandoned
Picked up as a 99 cent special Kindle version, I love me some conspiracy no matter how implausible because it's interesting to see how authors and researchers connect the same dots in different ways. Thus far, all I'm taking away is that LBJ was politically ruthless and amoral, and often personally rude and crude.
Fredrick Danysh
A very unflattering biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson. The author chronicles the man's political career and the deals that he made to advance it. The groundwork is laid to advance the theory that Johnson masterminded the John F. Kennedy assassination. Ihe book forces the reader to think about the events.
Marilyn
Yipes! Another bunch of pieces to the assassination puzzle.
The author sites what appear to be very reliable sources. If even 25% of this is true, LBJ was a very bad man. He sure makes it seem probable that he was behind the assassination of JFK.
Matt
Feb 08, 2012 Matt marked it as put-down
Just couldn't get into it. Writing style was not to my liking.
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