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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Hartwell Communications; 1st edition (August 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970907028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970907028
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,555,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Few who were alive in 1963 would argue the fact that the country we live in today does not resemble what we had then. Hartwell's effort is that of a true patriot offering an attempt to bridge that gap and explain how it all happened. For the benefit of us all."
-- James DiEugenio of Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination (CTKA)

"Dean Hartwell, DEAD MEN TALKING (2009), discusses the assassinations of JFK and of RFK, explaining some of the reasons we know that the 'official accounts' of their assassinations are false and that the evidence establishes that they were both taken out by conspiracies, where Sirhan Sirhan, like Lee Harvey Oswald, both appear to have been 'patsies', designated fall-guys being use to take the fall for crimes that were committed by others. Dean has published a very clear introduction to these assassinations and to other atrocities, most significantly the events of 9/11."
-- Jim Fetzer, Scholars for 9/11 Truth, March 9, 2010

From the Publisher

In the days of old, the king would kill someone who told him something he did not want to hear. But few people today would even contemplate that. And bad news is all around us. We have wars that have dragged on for years, we have an economy that is sputtering at best and we are constantly reminded that many of our leaders have moral shortcomings.

No one shoots the messenger over anything like this.

But when the subject concerns facts about government involvement in criminal activities, the reaction of much of the public and the media is perhaps even worse: the messenger gets ridiculed.

Recently, Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Nation brought 9/11 Commission member John Farmer on his show to discuss his new book. Right away, Colbert asked in a facetious tone whether there are any conspiracy theories in the book, like "Dick Cheney as a flight attendant." Predictably, Farmer assured Colbert that there were no such theories.

Oliver Stone's 1991 movie JFK, which supports conspiracy theory in the John Kennedy assassination, was attacked by media critics before it even came out. This response contrasts sharply with the admiration the media gave the Warren Report and its support of the official lone gunman theory. Many of the critics did not actually read the report.

When I discuss the assassination of Robert Kennedy, I frequently mention facts such as an audiotape of the event that indicates that thirteen shots were fired, five more than the number of bullets in convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan's gun. I also point out that Sirhan was never seen within two feet of Kennedy, whereas the coroner said the fatal shot was fired at point-blank range. Eyes start to roll and I am called a "conspiracy nut."

The typical response I get in giving factual support for conspiracy theory is for people to give the benefit of every possible doubt to the official (non-conspiracy) theory. "Sure, I hear what you say, but the audiotape and eyewitnesses could have been wrong."

There is nothing wrong with speculation and exploring alternate hypothesis. This is frequently how theories get started. But those who use speculation (such as thirteen mistaken eyewitnesses) to prove a theory only succeed in keeping their view viable in their own minds. If people could be convicted of crimes based on this way of thinking, we'd all be in jail!

Does anyone believe our government never does anything wrong? I doubt it. The blind eye that many turn as to the facts of events like 9/11 likely stems from the refusal to confront the horror of something that has power over us.

As one who supports certain conspiracy theories, I never recommend forming any conclusion until one has accounted for all relevant facts. And therein lies the problem: critics of anything that smacks of conspiracy decline to consider or counter the message. They shoot the messenger (and any chance of a reasonable discussion) instead.

Read Dead Men Talking to get the relevant facts and to have the kinds of discussions our society needs!

More About the Author

My latest book, "Rumors Fly, Truth Walks: How Lies Become Our History" goes right to the essence of why I write books. I have noticed a pattern of how we receive news of crisis events such as 9/11 - television images convey emotion, panic and grief; while we recoil in horror and fear, evidence pops up briefly then fades off; then our attempt to secure the truth takes years to catch up to the emotions which have already set in.

The truth about events such as 9/11 is not always easy to find, nor is it usually well received. But searching for it is my passion. I am an introvert who listens closely. I am not afraid to stand against a majority. And my mind is focused on the long term rather than the short term.

I hope you enjoy reading my works as much as I enjoy writing them!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sandy Rose on August 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
Yes, Dean Hartwell does a great job of Digging
for Details in his book Dead Men Talking: Consequences
of Government Lies,.. even when those details take
him down some hideous paths. His courage in
confronting these awful truths is outstanding,
and his writing is clear and easy to understand.
He notices many inconsistencies about the
supposed planes and hijackers on 9/11, (which later
come out further in his great articles about planes
and passengers), and puts the blame right where it should be.
Dean Hartwell
is one level headed, serious thinker and researcher,
has the will and the means to share his work with us,
and he has become quite an asset to the 9/11 truth
community, as well as those who know or suspect that the
Kennedy murders were other than what they seemed.
Good work, Dean Hartwell, great contributions!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Robinson on September 16, 2009
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Let me just say I devoured this book in two sittings. It not only explores possibly the three biggest cover ups in US history, but really illistrates the man behind the curtain. What the author does is simply tell the stories. The real stories. It is plain to realize government does a dog and pony show to keep everyones eyes closed to what is happening. There are to many unanswered questions that are exposed in this book. There is no confusing science or techno speak. Just the situations, what story was told to us and then the questions that do not have good answers. Fabulous.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Denise Martin on January 18, 2010
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Dead Men Talking by Dean Hartwell makes a definite case for complicity in
the controversial events and subjects of this book, the JFK, RFK assasinations
and 9/ll.

The information presented here is so logical and convincing that I think it
could actually change a cynical skeptic into a true believer. Always confused
regarding Oswald's role besides that of "Patsy", I found that Dead Men Talking
not only proves conspiracy, in the JFK segment, but also describes the detailed
and exact measures that were likely taken to frame Lee Harvey Oswald. After
very compelling reading, I've found that it wouldn't be too much of a stretch
to consider that Oswald was completely innocent.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tim Ryder on August 24, 2009
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The new book by Harwell explores in detail the three top conspiracies in American history. Hartwell pulls out all the points of evidence that the government doesn't want you to pay attention too. He then weaves the evidence into logical conclusions that there just has to be conspiracy in the three trajedies of JFK, RFK and 9/11. After reading 'Dead Men Talking" I say let the battle for the Truth begin anew!
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