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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2000
An intelligent and insightful look into the often over-analyzed assassination of JFK. Provides the burden of proof that the Warren Commission said did not exist. An excellent read for every Kennedy fan.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2010
I'm not big on conspiracy theories. Most of those surrounding the Kennedy assassination are pure bunk. This particular one is, at the least, well though-out and somewhat plausible. I don't buy it completely, but if you are interested, read it with an open mind. There may be at least a kernel of truth in it somewhere.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2007
This book goes beyond the subject of the JFK assassination to a decades-long history of corruption and murder on the national scene.

The first part of the book gives examples of Mafia killings using a "nut" or "patsy".

Mr.Scheim tells of some interesting ties between D.A. Jim Garrison and members of the Marcello organization.Also of interest was his indictment on bribery charges.

The author also details activity involving the Warren Commission.-

*Earl Warren's reluctance to be part of the commission.

*The prepared book handed out to members by Allen Dulles advocating that all American assassinations were perpetrated by a lone,demented gunman.

*Abundant editing and deleting any documentation of Jack Ruby's obvious links to Organized Crime.

J.Edgar Hoover's relationship with Frank Costello explains his deep involvement in the cover-up.

Mr.Scheim covers Lyndon Johnson and his ability to manipulate people as well as the payoffs he accepted from the Teamsters and Mafia.

Financial links of the Sicilian Mafia to the Vatican as well as U.S.banking institutions was also highlighted in the book.

This is a an excellent book about the Mafia's involvement in political corruption and assassinations.Mr Scheim has done a good job in researching the subject.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The literature and public dialogue regarding the JFK Assassination is going to heat up considerably as we approach 2013, the 50th anniversary of the events. Tom Hanks is already producing a movie that supports the "lone nut" side of the debate. There will inevitably be efforts to develop new forensic and other evidence. This book presents an intriguing case that the Louisiana Mafia was instrumental in the events. It points the way toward an area that could still provide clues. Someday, somebody will talk. Fifty years is about the right period, as was demonstrated recently in cryptic but fascinating disclosures regarding JRR Tolkien's service with the OSS (Her Majesty's Secret Service) before WWII. See the upcoming book, "MIRKWOOD: A Novel About JRR Tolkien" (available through Amazon in May, 2010).
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2007
Ive Read many books on the JFK Assassination and this is one of the best!!very well written and researched.consider that the WC concluded that Jack Ruby had no ties to organized crime compare to the evidence that the Author presents in this book makes more sense than the WC Conclusions even if you choose to believe the official Govt Account that ''Oswald did it Alone''(:.Highly recommended and intriguing reading!!!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2011
Review: Contract on America: The Mafia Murder of President John F. Kennedy

I was in study hall 22 Nov 1963 when the announcement came over the high school public address system. Everyone alive then remembers where they were 22 Nov 1963, just as everyone remembers 7 Dec 1941 or 11 Sep 2001. I have over the years read quite a bit about the JFK assassination, some about Pearl Harbor and 9/11. All are ripe for mutually exclusive conspiracy theories. Plus the agencies responsible for defending against these catastrophes obviously failed and have tried to coverup their failures with holey whitewashes.

Yes, the Mafia apparently had a plot to kill JFK which it appears involved Carlos Marcello and Sam Giancana (see also: "Double Cross"). That does not mean they suceeded altho' the Mafia would like us to believe they are that powerful. There were also active plots at various levels of development involving parties to the Bay of Pigs fiasco (disgruntled CIA operatives, mercenaries, pro-Castro and anti-Castro Cubans and Americans, and Cuban secret services). Every attempt to investigate the assassination comes across various threads of the failed plots.

Some investigators try to weave these different plots into a grand unified conspiracy theory when in fact there were no connects or only incidental connects. In the end, one must consider the possibility that independent of any of the ongoing conspiracies, a lone nut loser actually did come out of left field and murdered JFK, in spite of plots by everyone from the Carlos Marcello to Nikita Khrushchev and in spite of (failed) protection by CIA, FBI and the Secret Service. One would expect a great tragedy to have a great villian; a grand opera would not have the villian turn out to be the village idiot, no the villian must be Mephistoles or grander. Perhaps that is why grand conspiracy theories are more popular explanations than the lone nut theory.

Like Michael Eddowe's "The Oswald File", even if the conclusions are not fully supported, there is considerable background information in this book and it represents a lot of research. Even blind alleys can lead to the goal.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2015
Slow reading in a documentary format; interesting but not exciting, although plenty of fruit for thought.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2014
Book arrived Quickly, no damage.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 6, 2014
Terrific
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Like most of the JFK conspiracy books, David Scheim's "Contract On America" offers a lot of footnotes and sources, but not one shred of evidence the mob was involved in the murder of John Kennedy--a theory that, though widely held in some quarters, holds virtually no water at all...

Had Robert F Kennedy as Attorney General (who had come down heavily on the mob in the early 60's) received a scintilla of evidence of mob involvement in Dallas, the entire US Justice Department would have come down on organized crime with a wrath unprecented in U.S. history.

Aside from the fact that all the known ballistic and scientific evidence points to Oswald as the lone assassin, the idea that the Mob would use a psychotic wild card like Oswald in an assassination plot is borderline ludricrous.

Scheim, however, does come up with one little obscure fact, previously unknown....prior to the assassination Jack Ruby made some phone calls to Mike Shore, an executive at Sinatra's Reprise records; and after Ruby shot Oswald, Shore offered assistance in finding Ruby an attorney.
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