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Humiliated at the Bay of Pigs, John and Robert Kennedy sought desperately to eliminate Castro. Their strategies for overthrowing the Cuban leader were so elaborate and bizarre, they could only engender paranoia. Castro openly threatened to retaliate.Pro-Castro agitator Lee Harvey Oswald learned that Robert Kennedy was personally supervising groups plotting against the Cuban leader. Filled with rage and a sense of destiny, Oswald went to the Cuban embassy in Mexico, announcing he would kill America’s president in exchange for sanctuary in Havana.

Live By the Sword forces the conclusion that members of the Cuban regime accepted the troubled American’s offer. Russo shows that Oswald was indeed JFK’s lone assailant, but that after the president’s murder, a devastated Robert Kennedy and key officials launched a comprehensive coverup to hide its true causes. (from Amazon)

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Live by the sword
the secret war against Castro and the death of JFK
1st ed.
Gus Russo.

Published 1998 by Bancroft Press, Distributed to the trade by National Book Network in Baltimore, Latham, MD .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The story begins
The Cuba project
Murder and missiles
The child is the father to the man
Back in the USA
Washington, New Orleans, and Cuba
The Kennedys and the communists, 1963
Yet another invasion plan
Kennedy and Oswald : colliding obsessions
Mexico City : the parallax view
Two tracks to oblivion
The eye of the hurricane
Die by the sword
The suburban net closes
The aftermath
The investigations
Bobby alone
Assault on Camelot
The myth unravels
The final chapter.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-514) and index.


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E842.9 .R876 1998

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xvi, 617, [32] p. of plates :
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