Though it can be consumed in 24 hours, the major importance of the book was that E. Howard Hunt CONFIRMED his involvement in the conspiracy to kill Kennedy. We now can move from conspiracy theory to conspiracy fact. over the last 50 years, many other JFK researchers had moved the puzzle pieces around to put together various theories, but Hunt's confession provides motive, means, and opportunity. The revelation that Cord Meyer was involved is a blockbuster.
Sure, most of St. John's narrative is about coaxing his father to provide details about the JFK assassination and his role in the coup of the country in 1963, which is a fascinating story in its own right. Was lawyer Snyder a secret handler meant to keep Hunt from revealing the plot? Was St. John motivated more by understanding his mother's suspicious death, or by the $5 million he thought they could get out of Kevin Costner?
The backstory lends an air of authenticity to Hunt's final confession.
Eric Hamburg does a phenomenal job in pulling everything together and putting Hunt's confession into context in the plot to kill Kennedy. Hunt was likely the bagman for a piece of the assassination, and when he names names, everything makes sense.
The paltry 10 percent of Americans who believed that Oswald acted alone can curl up with a copy of Bill O'Reilly's newly published "Killing Kennedy.". Lone gunman . . . What a pathetic joke.
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