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JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy

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Publisher Comments:

Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the former CIA operative known as “X,” offers a history-shaking perspective on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories were the basis for Oliver Stones controversial movie JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedys death was a coup détat, and he backs this belief up with his knowledge of the security arrangements at Dallas and other tidbits that only a CIA insider would know (for example, that every member of Kennedys cabinet was abroad at the time of Kennedys assassination). His discussion of the elite power base he believes controlled the U.S. government will scare and enlighten anyone who wants to know who was really behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Book News Annotation:

Prouty served as the chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy presidency. He was in charge of the global system designed to provide military support for the CIA's secret activities. From this insider perspective, he reviews the security arrangements and other circumstances in Dallas on the day when President Kennedy was shot, and concludes that Kennedy's murder was a professionally executed paramilitary coup within the context of the Cold War. A preface by the author outlines national and world affairs of the US government as Kennedy inherited them. The book is illustrated with numerous b&w historical photos. The book contains an introduction by Oliver Stone, who used the book as the basis for his film JFK, and an afterword on the film's impact on the public and on those involved in investigating conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination. It's unclear exactly when the book was written, but part of the Stone introduction is dated 1992. Prouty also wrote The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies. He passed away in 2001. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The story of the man who inspired Oliver Stone's JFK.

About the Author

L. Fletcher Prouty (1917-2001), a retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, served as the chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Kennedy years. He was directly in charge of the global system designed to provide military support for the clandestine activities of the CIA. He was also the author of The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies.Oliver Stone is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.  He has won Oscars for directing "Born On The Fourth Of July" and "Platoon", and for writing "Midnight Express". He was nominated for director (JFK) and co-writer (Nixon).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602397316
Subtitle:
The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Introduction by:
Stone, Oliver
Introduction:
Stone, Oliver
Author:
Stone, Oliver
Author:
Prouty, L. Fletcher
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Kennedy, John F - Assassination
Subject:
Intelligence service -- United States.
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 black-and-white photographs and illus
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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