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A controversial book that deserves to be read by everyone,
This review is from: The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ (Hardcover)
Authors Craig Zirbel, Barr McClellan, and Philip Nelson, among others, have bravely tackled the LBJ-did-it aspect of the JFK assassination story beforehand, yet no one hits you straight between the eyes with authority and bravado like Roger Stone. A true insider with an incredible pedigree, Stone is to be commended for taking the literature to another level that will make "official history" authors such as Robert Caro and Robert Dallek stand up and take notice.
This book came with a lot of "hype" and a lot of "buzz"- many months of articles, news columns, and the like have generated tremendous interest in Stone's book. The wait was well worth it. I highly recommend that everyone with an interest in history and politics purchase this fine book asap- you will not be disappointed!
LBJ would be mortified and, quite frankly, that is a very good thing. BUY THIS BOOK!
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2013 6:38:26 PM PST
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Robert P. Morrow says:
NEW BOOK CLAIMS LBJ BEHIND JFK MURDER:
Roger Stone: "Lyndon Johnson would order up a murder like you or I would order a ham sandwich. "
"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ" By Roger Stone with Mike Colapietro
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
What does legendary political operative Roger Stone know that highly acclaimed historians Robert Caro and Robert Dallek do not?
Roger Stone knows that Lyndon Johnson murdered John Kennedy.
In his blockbuster new book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ (Nov. 4, 2013 release date) Stone brings to light never-before-revealed information demonstrating that LBJ had the motive, the means and opportunity to murder President John Kennedy.
The heady fall of 1963 was an inflection point in American history. The civil rights movement, keynoted by Dr. Martin Luther King and his August "I Have a Dream" speech was in full blossom. In the wake of a near nuclear war with the USSR during the October, 1962, Cuban Missile Crisis, President John Kennedy was pursuing an incipient détente with the USSR with the 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty being a strong first step much to the chagrin of war hawks in the American military and intelligence.
But behind the scenes of the Kennedy Administration there was a sub rosa war being waged between the Kennedys and the power grasping, disloyal and undermining Vice President Lyndon Johnson who had threatened and blackmailed his way onto the 1960 Democratic ticket in a hostile takeover of the Vice-Presidency.
By late November, 1963, the Kennedys were within days of politically executing and personally destroying Lyndon Johnson via a two track program: 1) a devastating RFK-fed LIFE Magazine expose of LBJ's astounding corruption and 2) an RFK-nurtured Senate Rules Committee investigation into LBJ's habit of taking large bribes and kickbacks.
There was a sub rosa war going on between the Kennedy brothers and Vice President Lyndon Johnson. The Kennedys brought knives to the battle and LBJ brought guns and it was settled in Dallas, TX on 11/22/63 at 12:30PM.
* Roger Stone combines his decades of insider political ken with cutting edge JFK research to let you know what Richard Nixon, Henry Cabot Lodge, Barry Goldwater and the KGB all concluded: Lyndon Johnson orchestrated the assassination of John Kennedy.
* Stone ties LBJ to at least seven politically motivated murders prior to the murder of John F. Kennedy. Stone: "LBJ would order up a murder just as you or I would order a ham sandwich."
* Stone tells about the early murders of LBJ: the 1951 Doug Kinser murder, the 1952 Sam Smithwick prison murder; the 1961 murder of US agricultural official Henry Marshall and numerous other other LBJ-murders relating to the cover up of the epic corruption in the Billie Sol Estes scandal in the early 1960's.
* Lyndon Johnson's personal hit man Malcolm Wallace (also an employee of military contractor and LBJ insider D.H. Byrd who owned the Texas School Book Depository) was one of a team of shooters assassinating JFK. Stone reveals that a fingerprint matching Wallace and found in the so called sniper's nest ties LBJ directly to the murder of JFK.
* Stone reveals, in a game changing addition to the historical record, that Richard Nixon recognized Lee Harvey Oswald's assassin, strip club owner Jack Ruby, as "one of Lyndon Johnson's boys" who Nixon had arranged to be placed as a paid informant for the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 as a favor to then Congressman Lyndon Johnson.
* Stone reveals that Nick Ruwe (a former top aide to Nixon) said that when Nixon saw Jack Ruby on TV after he murdered Oswald, Nixon exclaimed, "I know that man!"
* Stone reveals, for the first time ever, his insider conversations with his political mentor John Davis Lodge. Davis said his brother Henry Cabot Lodge blamed LBJ, the CIA and Mafiosi for JFK's murder.
* Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, head of the Genovese crime family who were close business associates with LBJ intimate, Texas oil man Clint Murchison, told Roger Stone, in the presence of Roy Cohn, that Lyndon Johnson and Carlos Marcello were behind the JFK assassination. Roy Cohn nodded his head in agreement as both men laughed.
* Stone lays out the connections between the Bay of Pigs invasion fiasco, the JFK assassination and the fall of Richard Nixon in Watergate. Stone outlines how Nixon maneuvered furiously to obtain CIA records that would shed light on CIA-Mob connections to the JFK assassination as an "insurance policy" against investigation and impeachment in the Watergate scandal.
* LBJ led a cabal of Dallas, TX oil men, the CIA and the Mob in the murder of John Kennedy.Stone lays out LBJ's ties to each group and outlines their motives for murdering JFK.
* Senator Robert F. Kennedy entered the presidential race in 1968 and was intent on re-opening the investigation into his brother's death, which Stone argues led directly to RFK's own murder.
* Roger Stone takes LBJ biographer Robert Caro to task for "cleaning up the blood and burying the bodies" of the murders of Lyndon Johnson that Caro will never tell you about. For 20 years and four volumes Robert Caro never interviewed key LBJ mistress Madeleine Brown or Billie Sol Estes who planned murders with LBJ. Caro never mentions the revelations of LBJ lawyer Barr McClellan nor will Caro address the transcendently important issue of Malcolm Wallace, LBJ's personal hit man. Caro never mentions legendary Texas Ranger Clint Peoples who long suspected LBJ in the JFK assassination and a string of murders in Texas. Nor does Caro mention Estes' 1984 letter to the U.S. Justice Dept detailing numerous LBJ-related murders. Caro completely omits the 1984 Texas grand jury, acting on Estes' blockbuster testimony, that changed the ruling in the case of Henry Marshall , an LBJ victim from suicide to homicide.
The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ is an insider's story combined with cutting edge JFK research. It sheds new light on JFK's murder, the deception, the cover up and intrigue that involved the linchpin Lyndon Johnson and covers the roles of the following people who knew the truth, covered up or even participated in the JFK assassination: Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, J. Edgar Hoover, Robert Kennedy, the CIA, the Mob and Texas oil and military contractor interests.
"When I pressed him [Nixon] on who he thought killed Kennedy, Nixon would shiver and say Texas!" says Stone.
Read The Man Who Killed Kennedy and find out how and why Lyndon Johnson murdered John Kennedy.
Roger Stone is not only a political consultant, strategist and lobbyist, but is also the man credited with taking down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. He has been involved in politics since his teenage and college years, and served as a senior staffer in eight national Republican Presidential Campaigns including those of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Stone is also credited with the destruction of the national Reform Party and the shut-down of the 2000 recount that made George W. Bush President. In 2012 Stone joined the Libertarian Party. Aside from politics, he's also known for his personal style and writes the annual "Ten Best and Worst Dressed Men and Women in the World" column for the Huffington Post while serving as Men's Fashion Editor for the Daily Caller.
Posted on Nov 3, 2013 7:50:10 PM PST
A. Cheney says:
And you've read this book how many weeks before it was published? Any disclosures or conflict of interests you might want to share?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2013 9:18:55 AM PST
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Robert P. Morrow says:
I gave Stone all my JFK research, as I do for anyone. The book went on for sale 3 week premature of its official release date. That is why you see so many reviews before 11/4.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 3:26:44 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
A. Cheney wonders if you have any disclosures or conflict of interests??? You are a well known researcher in JFK circles and this persons last name is Cheney? Probably afraid the GHW Bush isn't gonna look so good. LOL !!!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 3:32:22 PM PST
A. Cheney says:
Yeah, well he's from the demonic branch of the family. And I've been on Robert's mailing list for a few years and was in Dallas that day.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2013 3:55:08 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I'd have to agree with you on Uncle Dick!! Sorry if you took it the wrong way (the play on your name), just I think Robert is one of the few decent investigators out there (with Robert Groden, Mark Lane, myself (LOL, etc.). He actually does the research and doesn't "Posner it."!!!!
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Posted on Nov 24, 2013 9:25:50 PM PST
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Bruce Corneil says:
Thanks for your review. Haven't had a chance to read the book as yet. I've always had a great interest in that era but I'm certainly no expert on the assassination. However, I have serious doubts about the the whole "'LBJ as Kennedy Killer" theory for two reasons. First, as I understand, Johnson and his wife were riding in that motorcade as it moved through Dealey Plaza. Why on earth would he have put himself in that exceptionally dangerous situation if he knew that those cars were, definitely, going to be fired at ? Anything could have happened, as evidenced by the fact that one of the shots missed Kennedy and hit the Governor. One of the cars could have stalled, had to slow down or speed up, a kid could have run in front of them. Also, if Johnson was so determined and power hungry to become the President, why did he quit after only one term ? Surely, anyone who would go to such extraordinary lengths to get the top job would do everything possible to stay in that position for as long as they could. Perhaps all is revealed in the book.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2013 5:47:05 PM PST
J. Appleman says:
Hey, there, kid who reads slow.......
I have ONLY been reading this book for just PART of 2 days...OVER 1/2 way through this phenomenal writing!!
GOD BLESS YOU a safe & HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!
JIM of MACHIAS, MAINE!~!
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