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The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence Hardcover – November 2, 2010
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"An important contribution to Kennedy assassination literature because it presents in riveting detail the assassination from the agents' perspective and describes the lifelong emotional burden the agents endured when their best efforts were not enough." ---Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
As a Special Agent of the Secret Service on the White House Detail, Gerald “Jerry” Blaine had the privilege of serving three U.S. presidents during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. After resigning from the Secret Service following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Blaine embarked on a career path with IBM Corporation and became a leading expert in high-level security, lecturing worldwide on the use of computers in Criminal Justice and Intelligence. In 1990, Blaine retired from IBM and joined ARCO International Oil and Gas in Dallas, Texas as the Director of International Security, Government Relations and Foreign Affairs. After retiring from ARCO in 1999 Blaine spent four years with Hill & Associates, an Asian-based consulting company, as a Senior Consultant, and finally retired from the corporate world in 2003. He now lives in in Grand Junction, Colorado with Joyce, his wife of more than fifty years. The couple has two children and four grandchildren.
Lisa McCubbin is an award-winning journalist who has been a television news anchor and reporter, hosted her own radio show, and spent more than five years in the Middle East as a freelance writer. She is the coauthor of Mrs. Kennedy and Me, Five Days in November, and The Kennedy Detail. Visit her at LisaMcCubbin.com.
Clint Hill is the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November. A former Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade during the John F. Kennedy assassination, Hill remained assigned to Mrs. Kennedy until after the 1964 election. He then was assigned to President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House and later to Richard Nixon, eventually becoming the Assistant Director of the Secret Service for all protection. He retired in 1975.
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I believe this book is a desperate attempt to cover up the secret service agents in the detail, instead of holding them accountable for the horrible crime they perpetrated in 1963, in the name of national security. Maybe the agents regret what they did and maybe they weren't all in on the plans. This book is a joke when compared with the facts that are now known about the assassination of JFK. No matter how hard I tried to blow the president's head off in three shots, I couldn't do it while watching the "unedited" Zabruder film on You-Tube. That's why I read many more books after this one in search of the truth being thankful to this book for leading me there. We lost such a great leader with the obvious slaughter of a great man, President John F. Kennedy. Why do we still have a cover up? Doesn't anybody care?
Although I found the book interesting in some sections, there's just too much blame placing on others. It was the agents' job to protect the president and they failed. I don't know if some of them disagreed with JFK's policies on race, Vietnam, etc. But that shouldn't matter. The Warren Commission Report was B.S. and former Agent Abraham Bolden was possibly framed for what he knew. There is more to the story than Blaine has written. President Kennedy was murdered six weeks after I was born. I am now 52 years old. It would be nice to know the truth about what really happened and the role that the Secret Service played in my lifetime.
ALL you need to know about the credibility of this book is that it supports the bogus "lone" assassin (Oswald dunnit) theory and repeats the standard official propaganda that JFK was shot in the back of the head from the Texas Book Depository.
If you're well read on the assassination, you will be able to cull a few seemingly innocent details that evoke not so innocent questions. You will notice that the secret service agent Jerry Behn, who ended up as LBJ's chief bodyguard, ahem, took his first vacation in four years, ahem, and did not accompany JFK to Dallas. This same agent Behn was the agent who conveyed JFK's order to stay off the back of his vehicle to agents in Tampa and in Dallas -- allegedly because agents were obstructing the public's view of JFK and his wife. (It is more likely that JFK was getting nervous about agents with ambiguous loyalties riding behind him with guns.)
The book contains interesting background details about Mike Wallace's interview of Clint Hill (who knows a lot more than he will ever tell). Clint's attempt to balance his loyalties to Jackie Kennedy and her secrets and the need to protect his family and his own life from the Powerful Bankster Elite who murdered JFK led to Clint's severe alcoholism. His health ruined, Hill retired early (age 43) from the Secret Service and for a time worked on a farm far from the perils and pressures of Washington D.C. Clint Hill tried to avoid scrutiny, but it wasn't enough. The bankster Elite had to "break" Clint in public. CBS's Mike Wallace was chosen to do it. CBS promised not to ask Hill questions about what happened in Dallas....but they lied. In sum, Wallace forced Hill into a corner....and made Clint repeat the official story of "three shots" "from behind" (more "case closed" maneuvering).
Watch Mike Wallace's "hit job" on Clint Hill on youtube.
This superficial book was given a wide distribution by Gallery Books owned by the Jewish publishing firm of Simon & Schuster, ahem.
For a more astute book about the murder of President Kennedy -- that it was done by Mossad -- read "Final Judgment" in its 6th edition -- by Michael Collins Piper. (Piper was working on his 7th edition of "Final Judgement," but does not seem to have published it -- possibly because Piper died an untimely, ahem, death and his cabin, containing his papers, was burned to the ground. Also read Piper's book "False Flags" (or any book by Piper) whose books ask all the right questions and provide many of the answers.
Also, read the review by Secret Service agent, Abraham Bolton, found in this string of reviews. Bolton was put in jail and in a psychiatric hospital (where he was assaulted by brainwave technology) to keep him from calling for a deeper investigation of the role of the Secret Service during JFK's murder. Few people know that in 1963 the Secret Service worked for the US Treasury, which was and is de facto controlled by the Federal Reserve Banksters. The Secret Service now reports to the Department of das Vaterland, er, Homeland Security.