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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OEM
Dewey number
364.152/4
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.9
LC item number
.D68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters, James W. Douglass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chronology -- A Cold warrior turns -- Kennedy, Castro, and the CIA -- JFK and Vietnam -- Marked out for assassination -- Saigon and Chicago -- Washington and Dallas -- Afterword -- Appendix. Commencement address at American University (June 10, 1963) by President John F. Kennedy
Control code
6108682
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xxxi, 518 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869307435
Label
JFK and the unspeakable : why he died and why it matters, James W. Douglass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-495) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chronology -- A Cold warrior turns -- Kennedy, Castro, and the CIA -- JFK and Vietnam -- Marked out for assassination -- Saigon and Chicago -- Washington and Dallas -- Afterword -- Appendix. Commencement address at American University (June 10, 1963) by President John F. Kennedy
Control code
6108682
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xxxi, 518 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869307435

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