MILITARY BOOKSHELF - 9

By MAJ Glenn MacDonald
U.S. Army Reserve (Ret.)

Welcome book lovers. It's been a long time between our last edition and this one - number nine.

Serious health problems have caused me to concentrate on writing and editing news stories for MilitaryCorruption.com as well as deal with financial difficulties that threatened our very existence after 14 years FREE on line for you.

Well, this MILITARY BOOKSHELF is going to focus on the many JFK assassination books out there that we didn't have time and space to review before now.

Here goes. Enjoy.


"RECLAIMING HISTORY"
By Vincent Bugliosi
(W. W. Norton and Co., New York)

Famed prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has come a long ways since he authored the best-seller HELTER-SKELTER, about Charles Manson and his motley crew of murderers.

Unfortunately, that direction has been steadily down.

The Los Angeles-based lawyer has become another apologist for those who would have you believe Oswald was the lone gunman, and the "official version" of who did what in the Kennedy assassination is the only correct account of what happened on November 22. 1963.

Why he has joined up with the likes of smarmy weasel Gerald Posner, author of CASE CLOSED (another government disinformation book), we don't know.

It's sad, but this more than 1600-page opus amounts to be the biggest and heaviest pile of bull shit between two book covers we have ever seen. Save your $79.95 - the cost of the hard-cover edition.

The only thing this monumental mass of verbiage is worth is as a door-stop or to use as a weapon if you drop it on someone's head. A total waste of money.

We rate this book NO STARS at all.


"LBJ AND THE KENNEDY KILLING"
By By James T. Tague
(www.TrineDay.com)

Here's another valuable contribution to the literature on who really killed President Kennedy in Dealey Plaza in Dallas that fateful day, more than 50 years ago.

Author James Tague was an eyewitness to JFK's murder and was actually nicked by one of the bullets fired at the presidential motorcade. The Warren (whitewash) Commission didn't want to give credence to what Tague had to say because it countered Arlen Spector's cockamamie "magic bullet" theory.

People who stood up to the "official story" have been killed for less.

We urge you to get a copy of this book if you want yet more proof that Lyndon Johnson was the one to gain the most from the killing of the man about to dump him off the Democrat Party ticket in 1964.

This volume deserves three stars.


"A CRUEL AND SHOCKING ACT"
By Philip Shenon
(www.henryholt.com)

The publisher's publicity department bills this 625-page tome as "the secret history of the Kennedy assassination."

It is anything but.

The first thing you need to know is the author is a former New York TIMES reporter. That should indicate which way he's going in this overly-long apologia for the Warren Commission.

It is the TIMES, Washington POST, NBC, and other pillars of the establishment mainstream media that have, for some reason, stubbornly held onto the misguided belief that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on 11/22/63.

Endorsed and recommended by the leftist Huffington POST and establishment icon Evan Thomas (New York TIMES), we'll be kind and give this over-hyped book one star.


"THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF
THE JFK ASSASSINATION"

By Lamar Waldron
(www.counterpointpress.com)

Lamar Waldron, author of the authoritative LEGACY OF SECRECY, which is a valuable addition to the collection of truth-telling tomes on the Kennedy assassination, has done it again.

He hits a home run with his new book - THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE JFK ASSASSINATION. It is published by the excellent Counterpoint Press of Berkeley, Calif. and belongs on your bookshelf.

Within the covers you will learn all there is to know about Mafia boss Carlos Marcello's hatred for JFK and brother Bobby, the attorney general, and what the pudgy mobster's connections were to Dallas nightclub owner and Oswald killer, Jack Ruby.

Find out how Kennedy was almost assassinated in Miami and later Chicago, before the forces of evil finally took him down in Texas.

Waldron's excellent work deserves four stars.


"HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT
INSIDE THE WARREN COMMISSION REPORT"

By Howard P. Willens
(Overlook Press, New York)

The title is kind of presumptuous, don't you think?

Maybe an more accurate line would be: HOW WE HOPE HISTORY WILL PROVE US RIGHT.

The author joins Bugliosi (see first review above) and Gerald Posner in the Warren Commission apologists ranks.

If you want to swallow government lies, by all means this book is for you.

Bugliosi and Jack Rosenthal, editor of the New York TIMES editorial page, (who calls anyone who questions the Warren Report "conspiracy fanatics," praises Willens' work.

That should be enough to tell you to save your money and move on

We rate the book one star.


"RECLAIMING PARKLAND"
By James DiEugenio
(skyhorsepublishing.com)

Another top-notch Kennedy assassination book from the good folks over at Skyhorse Publishing.

Oliver Stone called author Eugene DiEugenio "one of the smartest, best investigative journalists in our country," and Dr. Cyril Wecht, famed forensics pathologist, tells us:" "This volume thoroughly dissects and brilliantly destroys the specious theories, naïve beliefs and cleverly orchestrated efforts by various individuals who amazingly continue to ignore indisputable forensic scientific and investigative evidence that the JFK assassination was a diabolical political conspiracy.

The author bravely takes on the CIA and their little-known but powerful influence on Hollywood and the media. It's been half a century since that dark day in Dallas, yet still the liars and apologists would have us believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

Yeah, right.

This book is an absolute four star rating.


"WE WERE THERE - REVELATIONS FROM
THE DALLAS DOCTORS WHO ATTENDED
JFK ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963"

By Allen Childs, MD
(www.SkyhorsePublishing.com)

Here is the definitive account of what the doctors who attended to mortally-wounded John F. Kennedy have to say about their battle to save the life of the much-loved former President.

This is a unique collection of firsthand accounts from the doctors and staff on scene at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, the hospital where JFK was taken immediately after he was shot.'

With the help of former fellow staff members at the hospital, Dr. Childs recreates the horrific day, from the president's arrival in Dallas to the public pronouncement of his death.

In addition to detailing the sequence of events that transpired around Kennedy's sudden demise, WE WERE THERE offers memories of First Lady Jackie Kennedy, as well a Lee Harvey Oswald who died on the same bed in the Parkland ER as JFK did two days before.

No question about it. This is a four-star book.


"JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE"
By James W. Douglass
Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York

One of the very best books ever written about the Kennedy assassination. The author is a Catholic theologian who delves into why the President was murdered and what that truth means for our country and the world.

Drawing on a vast field of investigation, including many sources available only in recent years, Douglass lays out a sequence of steps by JFK that transformed him, over the course of three years, from a traditional Cold Warrior to someone determined to pull the world back from the edge of the apocalypse.

Beginning with the fiasco of the Bay of Pigs invasion (which left him wishing to "splinter the CIA in a thousands pieces,") followed by the Cuban Missile Crisis and his secret back-channel dialogue with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, JFK pursued a series of actions - right up to the week of his death - that caused members of his own US. military-intelligence establishment to regard him as a virtual traitor who had to be eliminated.

Far from being ancient history, the story of Kennedy's turn toward peace, and the price this exacted, bears crucial lessons for today, Those who plotted his death were determined not simply to eliminate one man but to kill a vision. Only by unmasking these forces of the "Unspeakable," Douglass argues, can we free ourselves and our country to pursue that vision of peace.

It's four stars for this one.

 

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