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Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson Paperback – December 1, 2003
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Jesse has been controversial within the civil rights community, where many believe Jackson had greatly exaggerated and manipulated the truth about the scope and nature of his relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr., pushed other spokespersons aside to assure the spotlight stayed firmly on Jesse himself, talked one game while playing another with his various operations-particularly Operation Push and his relationships with various corporations, and so on. There were always rumors about his personal life. And, most interestingly, rumors within the religious community, where many wondered how anyone could take "Reverend" Jackson seriously given he had no actual, visible religious life to speak of.
Of course, the "powers that be" in Chicago didn't always-heck, lets be honest, virtually never-dealt with Jackson and his fellow travelers with much integrity, honesty or respect. That rumors and innuendo surrounded Jesse was no real surprise-they surrounded the perceived enemies of the Chicago power structure in all cases regardless of race, creed or nationality. So, one heard all this but remained skeptical-it was what you expected. Nonetheless, one always had a bit of a queasy feeling about Jesse-something just didn't jive there.
Apparently there was a reason for that. Kenneth R. Timmerman's book raises question by the boatload. Well, actually, it makes allegations and accuses Jesse of great improprieties by the boatload. Does Timmerman have an obvious agenda? You bet he does-this is no fan by any stretch of the imagination.Read more ›
As A Black man, I've always been disgusted by the hypocritical, racist antics of Jesse Jackson Sr. Unmistakably, this vicious scam artist has done more to set back race relations in the United States than the KKK ever dreamed of. Kenneth Timmerman finally shines the light of truth and clarity on this scheming, conniving con man, and meticulously details his numerous, unbelievable crimes and outrages. Timmerman has extensively footnoted and verified his research, so there will be no way Jesse Jackson or the usual Democratic Party character assassins can deny this, although they'll try. The most pressing question I had after reading Timmerman's factual reporting was, "Why on Earth isn't Jesse Jackson now serving a 'natural-life' sentence in prison somewhere, for multiple convictions on extortion, racketeering, fraud and tax evasion charges?Read more ›
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Second time reading. Jessie Jackson is an agregious character.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I heard about this book when it was first published however I had no interest in reading it until I watched Jesse Jackson being interviewed on Larry King. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marty
JESSE LOVES JESSE: Just another catch-up and dates and places with this hustler - the truth finally caught up with him. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joseph H. Race
Read it! It 's amazing that this person has had such a long "shelf-life" Amazing that despite his maneuverings and machinations, he still manages to garner some respect. Read morePublished 12 months ago by W. Dunning
Very well written and researched. Every American should read this book. The "real" Jesse Jackson should be in jail. Read morePublished 13 months ago by William C. Dwyer