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Bloody Treason: On Solving History's Greatest Murder Mystery : The Assassination of John F. Kennedy Hardcover – December, 1997

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About the Author

Noel Twyman, after a career in which he founded two successful companies, retired, and for the past five years has completed the investigative work and writing of Bloody Treason. He has an Engineering Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (Inactive) in the State of California and holds several patents in industrial process. He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California with his wife, Darleen.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 909 pages
  • Publisher: Laurel Pub; 1st edition (December 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965439909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965439909
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,356,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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97 of 103 people found the following review helpful By on December 28, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I am not an assassination buff but I have bought a fair amount of books related to the subject.
I am very choosy of which book I buy because book prices are high and assassination progress is slow.
I believe Bloody Treason is a must for anybody interested in finding out new lines of enquiry and updates of old ones. Serious progress is also made in relating the enquiry into 'the big picture' of the assassination itself and the fact that more that one 'cabal' and/or groups -at many different levels- may have been actively involved.
The chapter of the forged x-rays is written in such a way that it even makes it thrilling to find out what really happened. It is detective work of a very good quality.
New theories like the forging of the Zapruder film is also painstakingly put together. In this case the subject matter is not thriller material but very important to discuss and to log.
Twyman, the author, is sincere when he cannot follow a line of enquiry for lack of time and/or when something doesn't quite add up to much but is worth discussing and considering it for further research.
Twyman also goes out of his way to maintain an objective balance in his own research. This is an example to other assassination writers. In the past, the competive nature of some researchers make them lose perspective in their own research. Twyman is genuinely complementary of other authors such as Jim Garrison, Mark Lane, David Lifton, Gaeton Fonzi and others.
If you are new reader on the assassination of Kennedy, this book is all you need for the time being. If you know a lot about it, it is vital to relate the details to the whole. Bloody Treason encompasses the entire assassination universe.
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Herbert L Calhoun on February 11, 2011
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Since Johnny Cochran coined the phrase "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit" to get O.J. Simpson "off" for a brutal double murder, it seems that it has been "the theory of the crime" that has taken precedence over all else in determining the true nature and the cause of high profile crimes in the U.S. TV dramas are now all replete with this trope as their theme.

Here Noel Twyman uses with a vengeance his own "best fit theory to the data" approach. It is essentially this: All that remains as an unerring investigative tool is the sloppiness of the criminals' plan and the missteps they took in executing them. In the wake of a slew of errors in the JFK assassination (the mismanagement of the pasty, Oswald being the most egregious), and the unintended consequences that resulted, the author lays bare and exposes the very inner-workings of the crime itself: its motives, its plans, its structural and operational imperatives, the nature of the players; and even the requirements for the cover-up: all are exposed here through data that has been trickling slowly down to us, bit-by-redacted-bit, over the better part of the last five decades.

Twyman asks and answers his own most important question about uncovering the crime: Why not use the criminals' own mistakes against them? When those mistakes are coupled with the welter of investigative information and data to be found in the rich body of secondary sources, and then add to an inductive approach to theorizing, what tumbles out is the logic and the deep-structure of the conspiracy itself. The overarching structure of the crime itself becomes all but self-evident.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Deasy on March 17, 2010
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The author has done his homework and like many researchers in the JFK murder, covered ground ignored by the so-called "watchdogs" of democracy (the press). He realizes many people have read many accounts, and this Kindle version allows one to go to the chapter in the TOC that enables one to read his earned opinion on what may have happened, without wading through the building of the narrative that may be familiar. As sad as it is that this murder was glossed over, Americans owe special thanks to those, like the author, who have not given up searching for the truth and who have worked hard to share their knowledge with the rest of us.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Noel Twyman, with a degree in engineering, and the time, contacts and money to do it right, has brought us a work of great value. He reviews most of the major conspiracy theories, and through his own research and logical deductions finally arrives at his conclusion, a conclusion that time may show is as close to the mark as any ever put forth. By combining in-depth personal interviews with suspects such as Gerald Patrick Hemming and high-ranking Kennedy/Johnson administration officials like Robert S McNamara, with scientific re-evaluations of the autopsy photos and Zapruder film, Twyman weaves his way to his final conclusion, which unlike most other conspiracy books, includes all the evidence. A must buy for all wanting to find the truth.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Phillip F. Nelson on November 10, 2010
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Noel Twyman's magnificently researched and written book "Bloody Treason" convincingly established that the well-buried truths of the JFK assassination were replaced by elaborate lies: the fabricated evidence--such as missing frames in the Zapruder film and other films, photographs, and x-rays--done immediately after the assassination. A logical progression was presented, which led to the author's conclusion that Lyndon Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover were deeply implicated in the massive effort to fabricate false evidence and destroy real evidence. The extensive original research, including interviews with a number of firsthand witnesses, establishes beyond a doubt that there was a conspiracy and that it was wide and deep, involving a number of agencies of the federal government (the interview with Gerry Hemming was arguably more than merely with a witness; he was possibly one of the participants, unwitting or not). Twyman's book is, in many ways, the biggest brick in the foundation of meticulously detailed research upon which my own book is based and, by proxy, incorporates.

Phillip F. Nelson, author of "LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination"
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