Legacy of Secrecy

The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann

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The rifle fire in Dallas that killed John F. Kennedy didn't just start a frantic effort to find his assassins. It also launched a flurry of covert actions by officials like Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Helms to hide U.S. plans to invade Cuba with the secret help of Cuba's Army Commander, Juan Almeida. Cover-ups by top U.S. officials prevented a major international catastrophe but also prevented a full investigation of JFK's assassination, spawning a tragic legacy of secrecy. Extensively documented and based on exclusive interviews and newly declassified files from the National Archives, this update and expanded edition of Legacy of Secrecy details: The full story behind Mafia godfather Carlos Marcello's confession to JFK's murder, with new details appearing for the first time in this updated edition Each step taken by mob bosses Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante, and Johnny Roselli to hide the results that followed The secret attempts of Robert F. Kennedy and his aides to expose his brother's killers, continuing his war against the Mafia by focusing increased attention on the Mafia bosses behind JFK's assassination until RFK's own murder Legacy of Secrecy also includes new evidence about the assassination of Martin Luther King, exposing connections between James Earl Ray and Marcello, who "brokered” the hit for a Georgia white supremacist. Additionally, this trade paperback edition features fresh information about Robert Kennedy's murder, revealing the criminal ties of Sirhan and his two mob attorneys. The long shadow of secrecy surrounding both JFK's murder and the coup plan ultimately set the stage for the Watergate break-in. It drove Richard Nixon from office, triggered the murders of five Congressional witnesses, and continues to impact U.S.-Cuba relations today.

In the past two years,
Lamar Waldron's groundbreaking research has been featured by hundreds of newspapers and radio stations. His book
Ultimate Sacrifice has been the subject of its own special on the Discovery Channel, produced by NBC (
Conspiracy Files: JFK Assassination), which is regularly aired on both the Discovery and Discovery–Times Channels. A new special about
Ultimate Sacrifice airs on German Public Television in October 2007. He has also been featured on
Geraldo Rivera and Fox News. His work has been acclaimed by publications ranging from the
San Francisco Chronicle to
Publishers Weekly in the US, and by foreign publications like the
Sunday London Telegraph and Germany's
Der Spiegel.

Waldron's work was praised by Ronald Goldfarb, a top Mafia prosecutor for Robert Kennedy in 1963, marking the first time in over twenty years a book about JFK's assassination has been recommended by someone who worked closely with John or Robert Kennedy. Waldron's research has also been endorsed by veteran FBI agent William Turner and noted Kennedy biographer John H. Davis. Waldron's discoveries have also been featured on the History Channel and in
Vanity Fair. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia State University, and worked in the criminal justice field for seven years before beginning his writing career.

THOM HARTMANN (co–author)

Thom Hartmann is a best–selling author and national radio host for Air America. Heard by millions of radio listeners daily, Hartmann is the author of 17 books, including
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, which helped to inspire Leonardo DiCaprio's recent documentary
The 11th Hour, which features Hartmann. His other books include:
We the People;
Unequal Protection;
What Would Jefferson Do, and
Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class–And What We Can Do About It. Hartmann was prominently featured in countless media outlets, including NPR and BBC radio, CNN television, the front page of
The Wall Street Journal, and
Time Magazine.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 944
Erscheinungsdatum 31.10.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-61902-190-7
Verlag Counterpoint
Maße (L/B/H) 22.9/15.2/5.3 cm
Gewicht 914 g
Abbildungen black & white illustrations


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