The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination
Conspiracy theories make for the greatest alternate history fiction. I always loved (and have re-read several times, James Elroy’s amphetamine-driven American Underworld Trilogy: American Tabloid (Alfred Knopf, 1995); The Cold Six Thousand (Alfred A. Knopf, 2001); Blood’s A Rover (Alfred A. Knopf, 2009) for a Kennedy-assassination theory and have found the books of Lamar Waldron much in keeping with Ellroy’s vision. Waldron is a writer and historian who, like Ellroy in his trilogy, is trying t...more
Waldron goes about presenting his case that the Mafia murdered JFK in a way that not many conspiracy theorists have (in m ...more
I will say this book confirms a lot of my suspicions about what really happened to JFK, with evidence to support its claims.
Very informative, very detailed. It requires a very disciplined attention to detail. A must read for any JFK conspiracy theorist.
Yet Lamar Waldron tells the tale: ...more
It seems completely plausible that mob godfather Carlos Marcello could've been a major player in the plot to kill Kennedy, especially when Waldron goes into Marcello's history with RFK and the notion of cutting off the head (JFK) and not the tail (his brother and Attorney General), but the book also seems sluggish and repetitive at times, like Waldron wants to bolster a point, but belabors it instead. ...more
While I am sure a lot of research and hard work went into this book by Lamar Waldron I still can't help wondering "why believe any of it?". GIGO can easily be translated in LILO, that is, if lies are put in only lies will come out.
I'll be the first to admit this work contains the most c ...more
This explains book explains a lot:
- The Who and Why of Nov. 22, 1963
- The How and Why of longstanding cover-up thereafter.
I've read a fair amount, including the full Warren Commission Report, Case Closed, etc. I recommend skipping all that and reading this book for definitive answers and explanations. ...more
Probably the closest we will ever get in writing of what happened on that day in November in 63. The truth needs to be out there for the people to see. So what if it embarrass the FBI, CIA oR ONI. I haven't trusted in years. Most people who had a knowledge of the plan are now dead.
Good read. ...more
Kind of long winded over and over repeating the scenario of Marcello Trafficante assassination plot to kill JFK. Although the book goes into great detail and seems to have the facts it's still hard to me to absolutely believe the mob did it alone. Maybe someday we will all know the absolute truth. ...more
Firmly puts in place a very large piece of the puzzle: concludes that the assasignation was CIA and Mafia driven.
Others were actively involved in the cover up.
An out of control CIA is a clear and present danger to our democracy.
This book details how JFK was murdered in Dallas Texas by many more than one man. Supported by exhaustive research. The mob-CIA conspiracy that killed Kennedy and the cover-up by the Warren Commission for “the sake of the country”