JFK and the Unspeakable

Why He Died and Why It Matters

By James W. Douglass
(Touchstone, Paperback, 9781439193884, 560pp.)

Publication Date: October 19, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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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’s change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence. Once these dark "Unspeakable" forces recognized that Kennedy’s interests were in direct opposition to their own, they tagged him as a dangerous traitor, plotted his assassination, and orchestrated the subsequent cover-up.
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’s 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.

Praise For JFK and the Unspeakable

eoeA remarkable story that changed the way I view the world.e e"JAMES BRADLEY, author of Flags of Our Fathers

eoeArguably the most important book yet written about a U.S. president e Should be required reading for all high school and college students, and anyone who is a registered voter!e e"JOHN PERKINS, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman

eoeThe best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance e But done(TM)t take my word for it. Read this extraordinary book and reach your own conclusions.e e"OLIVER STONE, director

"Jim Douglass has unraveled the story of President Kennedye(TM)s astonishing and little-known turn toward peace, and the reasons why members of his own government felt he must be eliminated. This disturbing, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring book should be read by all Americans. It has the power to change our lives and to set us free."e"MARTIN SHEEN

eoeJFK and the Unspeakable is an exceptional achievement. Douglass has made the strongest case so far in the JFK assassination literature as to the Who and the Why of Dallas.e e"GERALD McNIGHT, author of Beach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why

eoeOnce in a great while a book comes along that both records history and makes it. e An exciting work with the drama of a first-rate thriller.e e"MARK LANE, author of Rush to Judgment

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