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Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder Hardcover – October 28, 2008
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The recent release of a treasure trove of documents from the National Archives and a German TV network’s underwriting of new international research form the backbone for this reopening of a lingering question surrounding the Kennedy assassination: Was Castro behind Lee Harvey Oswald’s act? The research is exhaustive (with extensive notes and bibliography), but the writing is pointed and suspenseful. In reassessing the lead-up to and aftermath of the Dallas tragedy, the authors focus on two sets of remarkable contemporary brothers—Fidel and Raul Castro and John and Bobby Kennedy. This is a powerful piece of historical investigative reporting, accessible both to those familiar with the Kennedy assassination and those less involved with the conspiracy theory. Russo has worked as an investigative reporter for PBS’ Frontline and other networks. Molton is a novelist and film writer. Together, they’ve produced a solidly researched piece of journalism that reads like a thriller. --Connie Fletcher
“Relying on past histories and innumerable interviews, the authors vividly reconstruct the Cold War atmosphere of the '60s… A serious, intriguing look at the blood feud whose horrible consequences continue to reverberate.” ―Kirkus
“Gus Russo and Stephen Molton have fashioned heroic investigative reporting into a Shakespearean reckoning, lush with psychological and historical nuance, of the fateful symmetry between the personal and the political. Brothers in Arms is the wisest explanation I've seen of the Kennedy assassination. It is certainly the most tragic.” ―Diane McWhorter, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Carry Me Home
“Brothers in Arms has the pace of a page-turning thriller as it reveals the truth about an era of assassinations that influenced the course of history among the United States, Cuba, and the Soviet Union. Each chapter peels off another layer of the subterfuge and cover-ups that have hidden the facts about Robert Kennedy's determination to assassinate Castro and Castro's involvement in the assassination of President John Kennedy. What Robert Kennedy (to protect his family's legacy) and Lyndon Johnson (to protect the national security) kept secret from the Warren Commission is at last available to the American people and the world.” ―Joseph A Califano, Jr., Chairman and president, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and former Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and Special Assistant for Domestic Affairs to President Lyndon Johnson
“This astonishing book sheds new light on the assassination of President Kennedy and the role of its many players, including the Castros. It reads not only like a thriller, but like a movie scenario.” ―Daniel Schorr, NPR commentator and author of Come to Think of It: Notes on the Turn of the Millennium
“Gus Russo is as skilled at researching the facts as anyone I know--brilliant” ―Seymour M. Hersh, regarding Live by the Sword
“Compelling, exhaustively researched and even-handed” ―New York Times Book Review, regarding Live by the Sword
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Castro may have been behind--or at least did nothing to stop--
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Covering a period from
1961-63, the book follows the activities of John and Robert Kennedy,
the Castro brothers, and particularly Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as
a cast of characters connected to the Castros or working at the Cuban
embassy in Mexico City, where Oswald went in the early fall of 1963
to try to return to the USSR, to which he had defected (and met his
wife Marina) in the late '50s before returning to the U.S. It is
reasonably clear that Oswald sympathized with the Cuban cause, however,
and it is also clear that Oswald was not simply a loser envious of the
glamorous Kennedys. While we will probably never know the whole truth
of what happened on November 22, 1963, this book may help unlock some
of the mystery. Read and decide.