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The Resource JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters, James W. Douglass

JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters, James W. Douglass

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JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters
Title
JFK and the unspeakable
Title remainder
why he died and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
James W. Douglass
Title variation
John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the unspeakable
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book James Douglass presents a compelling account of why President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and why the unmasking of this truth remains crucial for the future of 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 apocalypse. Beginning with the fiasco of the Bay of Pigs Invasion (which left him wishing to "splinter the CIA in a thousand 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 U.S. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
SSuggests that John F. Kennedy was assassinated because military leaders feared his dedication to peace would result in the United States falling to Russia
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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370894
Cataloging source
DLC
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Douglass, James W
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Assassination
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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why he died and why it matters
Label
JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters, James W. Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
1. A Cold Warrior Turns -- 2. Kennedy, Castro, and the CIA -- 3. JFK and Vietnam -- 4. Marked Out for Assassination -- 5. Saigon and Chicago -- 6. Washington and Dallas -- Appendix. Commencement Address at American University (June 10, 1963) by President John F. Kennedy
Control code
000042095672
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 510 p.
Isbn
9781570757556
Lccn
2007031902
System control number
(OCoLC)163707261
Label
JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters, James W. Douglass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-488) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
1. A Cold Warrior Turns -- 2. Kennedy, Castro, and the CIA -- 3. JFK and Vietnam -- 4. Marked Out for Assassination -- 5. Saigon and Chicago -- 6. Washington and Dallas -- Appendix. Commencement Address at American University (June 10, 1963) by President John F. Kennedy
Control code
000042095672
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 510 p.
Isbn
9781570757556
Lccn
2007031902
System control number
(OCoLC)163707261

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