Why He Died and Why It Matters
On Sale: October 19, 2010
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THE ACCLAIMED BOOK, NOW IN PAPERBACK, with a reading
group guide and a new afterword by the author.
At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the
greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war.
Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy
gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior
beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the
military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who
were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost,
Kennedy‚Äôs change of heart was a direct threat to their power
and influence. Once these dark "Unspeakable" forces
recognized that Kennedy‚Äôs interests were in direct
opposition to their own, they tagged him as a dangerous
traitor, plotted his assassination, and orchestrated the
Douglass takes readers into the Oval Office during the tense
days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, along on the strange
journey of Lee Harvey Oswald and his shadowy handlers, and
to the winding road in Dallas where an ambush awaited the
President‚Äôs motorcade. As Douglass convincingly documents,
at every step along the way these forces of the Unspeakable
were present, moving people like pawns on a chessboard to
promote a dangerous and deadly agenda.
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