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Mary's Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision of World Peace

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Winner - 2012 Hollywood Book Festival for General Non-Fiction

Honorable Mention - 2012 New England Book Festival for General Non-Fiction

Honorable Mention - 2012 London Book Festival for General Non-Fiction

Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton to locate and confiscate her diary? What in that diary was so explosive? Had Mary Meyer finally put together the intricate pieces of a plan to assassinate her lover, President Kennedy, with the trail ultimately leading to the CIA? And was it mere coincidence that Mary was killed less than three weeks after the release of the Warren Commission report?

These are the questions that author Peter Janney finally answers in a way that no one else ever has. In doing so, he may well have solved Washingtons most famous unsolved murder. Based on years of painstaking research and interviews, much of it revealed here for the first time, the author traces the key events and influences in the life of Mary Pinchot Meyer, including her first meeting with Jack Kennedy at the Choate School in 1936; her explorations with psychedelic drugs; her relationship with Timothy Leary; and finally how she supported the president as he turned away from the Cold War toward the pursuit of world peace. As we approach the 50th anniversary of President Kennedys assassination—and Mary Meyers—Marys Mosaic adds to our understanding of why both took place. 

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"Although unlikely to cause any JFK conspiracy theorists or Warren Commission defenders to change camps, Janney's exhaustive look at the 1964 murder of Mary Meyer shines a light on a now obscure crime that could have a connection to the events in Dallas a year earlier. Meyer, rumored to have been the president's mistress shortly before his death, was gunned down on a walk on a towpath in Washington, D.C. The police quickly seized upon Ray Crump Jr., an African-American found in the vicinity, as the shooter, despite his not matching an eyewitness's description of the man he'd seen standing over the corpse. The victim's social status made the murder a high-profile one. Apart from her alleged personal involvement with Kennedy (which Janney takes as established fact), her brother-in-law was now legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. The author is most successful at demonstrating the innocence of Crump (who was acquitted at trial), and pointing out unanswered questions. That Janney was friendly with Meyer, that one of her sons was his best friend growing up, that he accuses his own father (who worked for the CIA) of being complicit in her death, casts doubt on his objectivity-and his ultimate theory that Meyer was eliminated because she was asking too many questions about her lover's murder. "
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“A fascinating story . . . Peter Janney’s unsparing analysis moves us closer to a reckoning."—Oliver Stone

Synopsis:

Winner – 2012 Hollywood Book Festival for General Non-Fiction
Honorable Mention – 2012 New England Book Festival for General Non-Fiction

Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton to locate and confiscate her diary? What in that diary was so explosive? Had Mary Meyer finally put together the intricate pieces of a plan to assassinate her lover, President Kennedy, with the trail ultimately leading to the CIA? And was it mere coincidence that Mary was killed less than three weeks after the release of the Warren Commission report?
These are the questions that author Peter Janney finally answers in a way that no one else ever has. In doing so, he may well have solved Washington’s most famous unsolved murder. Based on years of painstaking research and interviews, much of it revealed here for the first time, the author traces the key events and influences in the life of Mary Pinchot Meyer, including her first meeting with Jack Kennedy at the Choate School in 1936; her explorations with psychedelic drugs; her relationship with Timothy Leary; and finally how she supported the president as he turned away from the Cold War toward the pursuit of world peace. As we approach the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination—and Mary Meyer’s—Mary’s Mosaic adds to our understanding of why both took place. 

Synopsis:

The untold story of noted political peace activist Mary Pinchot Meyer is told in a no-holds-barred account of her life and activism, including her alleged romantic and drug-laced relationship with John F. Kennedy. Chronicling the life and times of Pinchot Meyer, this gritty biography seeks to debunk the conventional wisdom regarding her death and expose the CIA cover-up of her conveniently timed murder--just two weeks after the release of the Warren Commission Report. Never-before-published information and startling evidence weaves through this narrative that delves into the intricacies and complexities of Pinchot Meyer's relationship with and influence on John F. Kennedy.

About the Author

Peter Janney grew up in Washington D.C. during the 1950s and 1960s. His father was a high-ranking CIA official and close friends with Richard Helms, James Angleton, and Mary's husband, Cord Meyer. His mother and Mary Meyer were classmates at Vassar College.Dick Russell is a nationally respected activist, environmentalist, and author of critically acclaimed books, including, with Jesse Ventura, The New York Times bestsellers 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read and American Conspiracies. He is also the author of On the Trail of the JFK Assassins and The Man Who Knew Too Much. Russell has been published in many of the nation's top magazines and has been a guest on numerous  national TV and radio programs, including the NBC Nightly News.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616087081
Author:
Janney, Peter
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Russell, Dick
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 black and white illustrations
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although unlikely to cause any JFK conspiracy theorists or Warren Commission defenders to change camps, Janney's exhaustive look at the 1964 murder of Mary Meyer shines a light on a now obscure crime that could have a connection to the events in Dallas a year earlier. Meyer, rumored to have been the president's mistress shortly before his death, was gunned down on a walk on a towpath in Washington, D.C. The police quickly seized upon Ray Crump Jr., an African-American found in the vicinity, as the shooter, despite his not matching an eyewitness's description of the man he'd seen standing over the corpse. The victim's social status made the murder a high-profile one. Apart from her alleged personal involvement with Kennedy (which Janney takes as established fact), her brother-in-law was now legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. The author is most successful at demonstrating the innocence of Crump (who was acquitted at trial), and pointing out unanswered questions. That Janney was friendly with Meyer, that one of her sons was his best friend growing up, that he accuses his own father (who worked for the CIA) of being complicit in her death, casts doubt on his objectivity-and his ultimate theory that Meyer was eliminated because she was asking too many questions about her lover's murder. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , “A fascinating story . . . Peter Janney’s unsparing analysis moves us closer to a reckoning."—Oliver Stone
"Synopsis" by , Winner – 2012 Hollywood Book Festival for General Non-Fiction
Honorable Mention – 2012 New England Book Festival for General Non-Fiction

Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Angleton to locate and confiscate her diary? What in that diary was so explosive? Had Mary Meyer finally put together the intricate pieces of a plan to assassinate her lover, President Kennedy, with the trail ultimately leading to the CIA? And was it mere coincidence that Mary was killed less than three weeks after the release of the Warren Commission report?
These are the questions that author Peter Janney finally answers in a way that no one else ever has. In doing so, he may well have solved Washington’s most famous unsolved murder. Based on years of painstaking research and interviews, much of it revealed here for the first time, the author traces the key events and influences in the life of Mary Pinchot Meyer, including her first meeting with Jack Kennedy at the Choate School in 1936; her explorations with psychedelic drugs; her relationship with Timothy Leary; and finally how she supported the president as he turned away from the Cold War toward the pursuit of world peace. As we approach the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination—and Mary Meyer’s—Mary’s Mosaic adds to our understanding of why both took place. 

"Synopsis" by , The untold story of noted political peace activist Mary Pinchot Meyer is told in a no-holds-barred account of her life and activism, including her alleged romantic and drug-laced relationship with John F. Kennedy. Chronicling the life and times of Pinchot Meyer, this gritty biography seeks to debunk the conventional wisdom regarding her death and expose the CIA cover-up of her conveniently timed murder--just two weeks after the release of the Warren Commission Report. Never-before-published information and startling evidence weaves through this narrative that delves into the intricacies and complexities of Pinchot Meyer's relationship with and influence on John F. Kennedy.
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