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The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK 1st Edition
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author of "Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy"
Second, the last portion of Shaw's book compellingly contextualizes Joe Kennedy's betrayals, though despite the book's title that seemed less central than psychohistorically plausible. I am fully convinced reading this book now that there was a conspiracy behind the JFK assassination and that the mob was it. Shaw follows the theme that JFK was killed to punish RFK and the dad Joe. Strong, germane details uncovered by Shaw when he interviews Belli's past associates that Belli, the bloviating loudmouth, was a cypher about the Ruby case till his grave. Shaw is perhaps more sympathetic to the bind that Belli was in than I might be. I think Belli has a lot to answer for with his violation of human and legal ethics.
One final thought: I may have looked for more about Lee Harvey Oswald, but this book mostly does not go into his murky world. I did learn the germane fact that Oswald had proximity to the New Orleans' mobster Marcello in 1963.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book is in great shape, hence the five stars. As for the contents, it's basically not worth readingPublished 9 months ago by Antonio Calabria
Mark Shaw does a great job on the often - neglected Italian - American crime aspect of the Kennedy family and the people who removed them from power. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Margaret Grace Beers
Interesting facts about Jack Ruby and Melvin Belli. Even if you don't believe in a JFK assassination conspiracy, the book extends the facts of the case. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mary H
This is an excellent portrayal of the complicated situations surrounding the Kennedy demise and is very believable. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Randy Baker
This book was almost, not quite, a waste of time to read.
On the good side, it does go into the dealings with Ruby and his lawyer quite a bit, so I can't say I didn't learn... Read more
Mark's detailed background of why the mob was involved makes a lot of sense. Past investigations, books and articles have always fallen short in answering the question why Lee... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Devil at My Doorstep
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Most factual coverage of Kennedy Assassination, ever.
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This book says virtually nothing about Joseph Kennedy other than to reiterate an allegation that Mr. Kennedy was a bootlegger during some past time. Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by Tom Paine