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McClellan's overwrought conspiracy theory claims that Lyndon Johnson-motivated by power lust, fear of being dropped from the Kennedy ticket, and the need to cover up various scandals-masterminded Kennedy's assassination with the help of his evil "superlawyer" Ed Clark. But his evidence is meager and murky, even by the standards of Kennedy conspiracy scholarship. The main exhibit is a smudged partial fingerprint from Oswald's sniper's nest that may or may not belong to a Johnson associate, depending on which fingerprint expert you ask. Otherwise McClellan relies on what he heard during his years at Clark's law firm-e.g., a partner told him that Clark arranged the assassination-and the description of scenes in which a "a fixed stare," vague, unspoken understandings, and "code words" proved that Johnson and Clark were conspiring. Sample accusations include: "I knew Clark was admitting to the payoff for the assassination even though he never said he received a payoff for assassinating Kennedy...." The book offers many detailed accounts of conspiratorial meetings that turn out to be not fact but "faction" or "journalistic novelization"-that is, conjecture designed to distract readers from the lack of evidence. McClellan styles the assassination as the defeat of Camelot by Texas's sleazy nexus of dirty politicians, slick lawyers and oil money; the unmasking of Johnson, the personification of such back-room power politics, therefore promises a public "emotional purging" leading to the renewal of democracy. His confusingly structured, evasively argued, often nonsensical theories attest to the crime's continuing potency as a symbol of America's mythic heart of darkness. Photos.
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". . . Barr McClellan's insider's voice is a valuable addition to those who earnestly seek the truth of what really happened . . ." -- Nigel Turner, creator of "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" (Discovery Channel)
". . . President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, according to . . . McClellan." -- The Atlanta Journal Constitution
". . . the book offers . . . proof that Edward A. Clark, . . . led the plan and cover-up for the 1963 assassination in Dallas." -- Dallas-Ft. Worth Star Telegram
"It's hard not to read this work and not shout 'Guilty as hell'." -- Walt Brown, editor of JFK / Deep Politics Magazine
Amazing facts I did not know about the assassination and it all seems to make sense when put together. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jerry Garcia
Anyone who lived during the dark days in Dallas needs to read this book. Yes, it's another theory of whodunit in connection with the world's biggest unsolved murder case, but as... Read morePublished 2 months ago by CathiD
Very persuasive analysis of the Texas connection. Exhibits add much credibility to this well-researched treatment.Published 2 months ago by Robert D Adams
This is an excellent book of the life of Lyndon Johnson. The LBJ legacy has been deteriorating badly over the past 40 years as more and more
evidence of his character become... Read more
I am about 1/3 into this book & Lyndon Johnson's very early history is already leading to him & his conspirators (gathered over the years with money & insincere acts on his part)... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Suzanne Havenar
A book that answers one of America's great mysteries once and for all.Published 3 months ago by Glenn Kirkland