JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters

This is a great book.  It paints a picture of an increasingly isolated president who acted against the advice of his advisors, the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other powerful business interests in the country.  The CIA was often acting on its own outside of the approval of the President in Vietnam and Cuba.

The amount of information about the assassination has grown significantly since 1992 when the JFK Act was passed by congress declassifying records and releasing people in government positions from their obligations of secrecy.

People are starting to speak out after being quiet for many years as well.  This book works hard to document every claim that goes afield of the Warren Commission Report with almost 100 pages of end notes in small print.

Mr. Douglass is a peace activist and focuses much of his narrative on JFK’s turn toward peace.  JFK was seeking a peaceful resolution in Vietnam, Cuba, and the Soviet Union to end the Cold War.  The Cold Warriors in the country did not what that kind of ending and so JFK had to go.

Mr. Douglass documented a witness who was told that the CIA was going to kill JFK and any other Kennedy who got close to the office.  Wow.

At times the narrative is repetitive going again and again to the peace theme but then again that was the central message of the book, JFK’s turn toward peace.

If you want to learn more about JFK’s assassination than you have probably ever wanted to know, read this book.

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