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JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters


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The acclaimed book Oliver Stone called “the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance,” JFK and the Unspeakable details not just how the conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy was carried out, but WHY it was done…and why it still matters today.

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.

JFK and the Unspeakable shot up to the top of the bestseller charts when Oliver Stone first brought it to the world’s attention on Bill Maher’s show. Since then, it has been lauded by Mark Lane (author of Rush to Judgment, who calls it “an exciting work with the drama of a first-rate thriller”), John Perkins (author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, who proclaims it is “arguably the most important book yet written about an American president), and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who calls it “a very well-documented and convincing portrait…I urge all Americans to read this book and come to their own conclusions.”


Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.

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varietee, November 19, 2013 (view all comments by varietee)
An outstanding work and a vitally important one. Besides presenting, as has been done many times before, the overwhelming and well-documented case for a CIA-orchestrated assassination and cover-up and an exposure of the bogus Warren Commission findings, James Douglass also digs deeper into Kennedy's turning towards peace, towards ending the Cold War, withdrawing from Vietnam, and reaching out to Castro, among other things which made him hated by the CIA, Pentagon brass, and the military industrial complex. He reveals Kennedy's courage and vision, his evolution from a hard-core Cold War warrior to a visionary for peace, and though Kennedy may have been killed, but he may have also, in partnership with Kruschev, helped save the world from a nuclear war. For this reaching out to enemies he was marked as a traitor and eliminated, but hope remains.

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mssenator, January 26, 2011 (view all comments by mssenator)
Riveting account of the world's most famous assassination. The author explores in depth the who, why, where, when and especially the how of the murder and conspiracy of a beloved President. The claims made by author, James W. Douglas, are supported by evidence either by personal interviews, documents and first hand witnesses. The case he makes that the CIA, Mafia and Cuban expatriates were responsible for Kennedy's murder is very compelling. If you believe the Warren Commission's Report of a lone gunman this tome may very well change your mind.
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speechie, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by speechie)
Interesting. One of those: "Things that make you go hmmm..."
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Douglass, James W
Touchstone Books
A J. Jr.
Douglass, James W.
mes W. Douglass
United States - 20th Century
Presidents -- United States.
Kennedy, John F - Assassination
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
United States - 20th Century/60s
Presidents & Heads of State
JFK; the kennedys; john f kennedy; kennedy assassination; presidential assassination; lee harvey oswald; vietnam; conspiracy theories
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