Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination
Robert Kennedy, National Security, the Mafia and the Assassination of Martin Luther King
John F. Kennedy's assassination launched a frantic search to find his killers. It also launched a flurry of covert actions by Lyndon Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, and other top officials to hide the fact that in November 1963 the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba, as part of a JFK-authorized coup. The coup plan's exposure could have led to a nuclear confrontation with Russia, but the cover-up prevented a full investigation into Kennedy's assassination, a legacy of secrecy that would impact American politics and foreign policy for the next 45 years. It also allowed two men who confessed their roles in JFK's murder to be involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, in 1968. Exclusive interviews and newly declassified files from the National Archives document in chilling detail how three mob bosses were able to prevent the truth from coming to light until now.
Waldron and Hartmann offer convincing evidence . . . A riveting take on the assassination itself and the devastating results of government secrets, this account proves the continuing relevancy and importance of seeking the truth behind one of the USs most personal tragedies.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Explosive new material, based mainly on government documents from the National Archives.
Theyve done a service by digging up the deepest, darkest, most disturbing archival evidence to support their Mob hit theory.
I believe Waldron's heavy-to-lift book is actually all but the last word on these troubling assassinations which have been so wildly speculated about since 1963 . . . Lamar Waldron, indefatigable public servant and author deserves his own Pulitzer Prize for his great work.
Liz Smith, New York Post
Hardcover: 864 pages
|Leonardo DiCaprio to star in a film on Kennedy's assassination |
The movie, based on the book Legacy of Secrecy, will be produced by and star Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI informant Jack Van Laningham. Click the image below to see a brief video with more info on this movie which is set to be released in November 2013 - marking the 50th anniversary of JFK's death.