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why he died and why it matters

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August 8, 2023 | History
An edition of JFK and the unspeakable (2008)

JFK and the unspeakable

why he died and why it matters

  • 4.80 ·
  • 5 Ratings
  • 36 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 5 Have read

In this fascinating and disturbing 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.

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Orbis Books
Language
English
Pages
510

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JFK and the unspeakable: Why He Died And Why It Matters
2013, Orbis Books
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JFK and the unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
2010-10, Simon & Schuster
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JFK and the unspeakable: why he died and why it matters
2008, Orbis Books
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JFK and the unspeakable: why he died and why it matters
2008, Orbis Books
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 392-488) and index.

Published in
Maryknoll, N.Y
Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.152/4
Library of Congress
E842.9 .D68 2008

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Pagination
xxxi, 510 p. ;
Number of pages
510

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OL16905319M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
1570757550
ISBN 13
9781570757556
LCCN
2007031902
Library Thing
5489706
Goodreads
2834255

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