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Deep Politics II: Essays on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba Paperback – January 17, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: The Mary Ferrell Foundation (January 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979009944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979009945
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,962,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Matthew C. Kenny on February 27, 2007
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People who have read Scott's work before will be happy to see that the footnotes are printed alongside the text rather than in the back. His footnotes have been an important part of his text and, as silly as this sounds, this difference was exciting.

This book is written for those that are serious about the case and requires the reader to have a more than basic knowledge of issues surrounding the early cold war, the Kennedy admin., the secret war with castro, and the assassination. This book is not a primer by any stretch (for a primer see: Summers' 'Conspiracy' or 'Deadly Secrets' by Hinckle and Turner). Also the book reads as a collection of essays rather than formulated to be a book ('Deep Politics and the Death of JFK' is thoughfully structured) so there is some repetition at the start of some of the essays.

Peter Scott's 3 books on the assassination, Dallas/Watergate, Deep Politics I & II, are the best JFK assassination books out there (however, you do have to do your homework before you get to them). What you end up getting is not just an analysis of the assassination but a tour through the secret channels of power that fed and maintained the Cold War
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tularosa on July 16, 2012
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This collection of essays by Professor Scott is extremely significant as it was the first to carefully analyze the episode of Oswald in Mexico City in light of the then newly-released CIA documents produced at the request of the Assassinations Records Review Board. His startling conclusions prefigure those of John Newman, whose book "Oswald and the CIA" (1995; updated edition 2008) convincingly documents the extent to which certain government agents were willing to obscure the truth and withhold the actual picture of Oswald's intelligence-related activities in 1963, as a means of protecting the CIA and ensuring his fall-guy status as the lone assassin. Prof. Scott is also quite prescient on the subject of the dueling identities of Oswald being used for intelligence purposes, which is fully documented in the remarkable book by John Armstrong entitled "Harvey and Lee" (privately printed, 2003).

Recommended to all serious students of the history surrounding the JFK assassination.
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