Synopses & Reviews
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.
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).