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Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.

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Inside details of assassination plot from former LBJ attorney.
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Hannover House
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Pete daPixie
Sep 18, 2012 rated it liked it
As someone who needs no persuasion of the fore knowledge of LBJ to the plans in Dealey Plaza, 'Blood,Money & Power:How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.', only recently published in 2011 from Barr McClennan.
2011 also saw the arrival of the book from Philip Nelson 'LBJ-The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination', these two books together follow very similar tracks and expose the tangle of corruption, fraud and murder in the career of that 'polecat' Lyndon. Hey, we wait almost fifty years, then two come along at
Jeff Emery
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book gives credence to what I THINK happened to JFK. The difference with this book is that it comes from an insider. His angle passes the smell test to me more than any of the other theories, but of course no one in the public really knows for sure. McClellan's book is well thought out and well written... a good read for anyone interested in the events in Dallas that day. ...more
Giovanni Albanese Jr.
Jul 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I may have mentioned my being a sucker for history. This doesn't prove against that point. I loved this piece of work by Barr McClellan. Being an insider in the whole situation, McClellan breaks it down on his feeling of L.B.J. being the reason behind J.F.K.'s assassination. Riveting stuff! ...more
Jay Rain
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rating - 9.4

A definitive read on the JFK assassination with over-whelming evidence that links LBJ to the crime - what is especially compelling is the unfolding of the motive as to why LBJ would participate

Not too impressed with the faction chapters that are just a speculative rehash of the evidence but particularly interested in the LBJ history and how he stole the 1948 Senate among other misgivings

Interesting Thoughts
Lyndon Johnson, Edward Clark and Don Thomas were in the heart of the conspirac
Feb 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in politics, Texas history or JFK's assassination.
Though I don't consider myself a conspiracy nut, I have always felt compelled to know what happened to JFK. I was in high school at the time, and I will always remember where I was and what I was doing when the principal announced that the President had been assassinated.

Since I'm not very good at writing reviews, I have copied a couple about this book that are better than what I could write. This book follows LBJ from his early family life through the time of his death. If you are interested in
Aug 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very interesting take on the JFK Assassination. Offers a relatively simplistic reason for the assassination, LBJ was worried about being dropped from the ticket, and his past political sins were catching up with him. Barr McClellan offers a simple plot to accomplish the task, with very few people in on the plot. While it is clear that the government has been lying to the public for a very long time, not sure that this really "solves" the mystery. I also felt like I was reading a John Grisham nov ...more
Pam White
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A very good book on this subject, although it's slightly behind more recent conclusions about LHO's role in the assassination, the author lays out the groundwork for LBJ's connections & motivation behind the conspiracy. It's just so unbelievable that it actually worked, it's sadly important that the official story on JFK's murder must change. ...more
Nov 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jfk-theory
Of the several conspiracy theory books I've read, this one is by far the best and solidified my thoughts of "who done it"! ...more
Jun 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
It is one man's opinion, but he was on the scene. ...more
Scott Holstad
My god! I like many conspiracy theories as much as the next person and JFK makes for the very best topic as there must be hundreds of theories out there. I've read about or actually read many of them, and I've long pondered this and I don't claim to know the truth. I doubt very many people ever have known the truth and don't know if many or any of the originals are even still alive! Nonetheless, I always thought LBJ was a very plausible if not probably theory to consider, among others. Yet while ...more
Patrick Thomas
Jul 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Another ridiculous Kennedy assassination conspiracy novel. I read these books for the laughs and this one was funny. I love how the author bends the facts to prove his "Theory". Really not worth reading this book. ...more
F. Denise
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good look at LBJ by his attorney
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Michelle Jacobs
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A little more than half way through reading Blood, Money, & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK, by Barr McClellan, I had to take a break - the book was making me feel ill with anger at our so-called legal system and the sickening realization that the world is still being run by psychopaths. The author does a splendid job of weaving together the known evidence with his privileged knowledge, and I highly recommend this book, but be warned - it will make you feel like screaming!
Kenneth Barber
Nov 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book is written by a lawyer who worked in the law firm of Edward Clark who handled the affairs of LBJ. The book purports to show that LB J was responsible for the assassination of JFK. His critique of LBJ's career is completely negative. While I don't believe LBJ was without faults, I also don't believe he was as bad as portrayed in this book. The author didn't convince me that LBJ was responsible for the assassination of Kennedy. ...more
Neil Mckernan
Nov 29, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
interesting idea but the writing style is appalling , very repetitive especially about the attorney client privilege - ok I get it Barr !
I have observed that some of his notations and references which make it appear that this is a well referenced scholarly work do not lead anywhere except to hearsay. Hmm as so often, wonder whether I shall get through this. Could be yet another work cashing in on the great JFK whodunnit industry.
Judy Brock
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Matthew Kresal
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
While it ultimately makes a compelling case and presents some convincing evidence, as a book it's too long and spends too much time making its case (and becomes very repetitive in the process). Given what it presents, it's a crying shame it isn't a better book. ...more
May 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: biography, history
The author has a few pieces of the puzzle. He was a partner in the law firm owned by LBJ's primary Texas lawyer and fixer, Ed Clark. The trouble is he thinks he has the whole story, and he's a long way from it. JFK buffs can skip this one without missing much. ...more
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Parts of the book are fascinating, but this reader still had some difficulty reconciling "assumed" actions in this book with eyewitness accounts and other now-verified facts. ...more
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