John F. Kennedy
- Kevin James Shay, Death of the Rising Sun: A Search for Truth in the JFK Assassination Written by Frank Cassano
The main reason why I am recommending this book is because it’s out there … I would much rather [regular, everyday people] bought a book like this one, than, say, one by Bill O’Reilly—or whoever the “other side’s” designated shill happens to be this week, observes Frank Cassano.
- Robert A. Wagner, The Assassination of JFK: Perspectives Half A Century Later
There is a long list of books about which it can be rightly said they have added nothing to our understanding of JFK’s murder because their authors placed their conclusions first and then twisted, warped, and distorted the details to fit. Wagner’s book undoubtedly belongs on that list, concludes Martin Hay.
- Antonio Veciana, with Carlos Harrison, Trained to Kill (2) Written by Arnaldo M. Fernandez
What the Bishop-Veciana-Oswald connection may actually have involved could be hidden among the 1,100 long-suppressed CIA records related to the JFK assassination, including four of Phillips’ operational files and Veciana’s routing and record sheet, conjectures Prof. Fernandez.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Pate McMichael, Klandestine: How a Klan Lawyer and a Checkbook Journalist Helped James Earl Ray Cover Up His Crime Written on Monday, 12 September 2016 14:46 Read more...
Martin Hay reviews «Klandestine» by Pate McMichael on the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination.
- William F. Pepper, The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Written on Monday, 01 August 2016 20:05 Read more...
Martin Hay reviews the merits and shortcomings of William Pepper's most recent book on the Martin Luther King Jr. case in light of his long career and previous contributions.
- John Avery Emison, The Martin Luther King Congressional Cover-Up Written on Monday, 01 August 2016 19:54 Read more...
Jim DiEugenio reviews John Avery Emison’s The Martin Luther King Congressional Cover-Up, which presents valuable information on the case, though its title is somewhat misleading.
Robert F. Kennedy
- Joseph Palermo, Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism Written by Kennedys&KingWritten on Monday, 29 January 2018 19:08
During this, the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert Kennedy's assassination, we wish to raise awareness of his life and death. Joseph Palermo is one of the better authors on RFK, and this interview concerning his 2007 book is one way to begin that commemoration.
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- John R. Bohrer, The Revolution of Robert Kennedy
The best volume on Robert Kennedy I have read since Arthur Schlesinger’s two volume set in 1978. If you want to know about Bobby Kennedy’s life, the Schlesinger book is your choice. But if you want to know who RFK was in his last years, this is the book to read. No politician I know of ever did or said these kinds of things at home and abroad, writes Jim DiEugenio.
- Larry Tye, Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Because of its innumerable textual and sourcing problems, Tye's book is neither worth reading nor buying, concludes Jim DiEugenio, who is prompted to muse: "Why did the author write the book? Only he can answer that question".
- John Allen Stern, C.D. Jackson: Cold War Propagandist for Democracy and Globalism Written by Michael Le Flem
Michael Le Flem finds this brief book on one of the most important figures in the history of United States psychological warfare and propaganda, Time-Life managing director C.D. Jackson, an engaging, nuanced and timely addition to Cold War historiography.
- Nicholas Schou, Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood
If you’re looking for a short overview of important aspects of journalism and the government, there is good information here. It just doesn’t really live up to the title and subtitle, writes Joseph Green.
- Vincent Palamara, The Not-So-Secret Service
Joe Green assesses Vince Palamara's latest effort, concluding, "much of the material, especially the historical background work that the author has done with the agents themselves, is invaluable. And his persistence in attacking the work of Blaine/McCubbin/Hill is thoroughly admirable, if for no other reason than to continue our collective insurgency against the falsified historical record that the establishment wants to carve into stone."