John F. Kennedy
- Jefferson Morley, The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton Written by James DiEugenio
The strength of the book lies in the tracing of the Oswald files through the CIA under Angleton’s dominion. No book on Angleton has done this before. And that is certainly a commendable achievement. Hopefully, this will become a staple of future Angleton scholarship, writes Jim DiEugenio.
- 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.
- Manning Marable, A Life of Reinvention Written by Joseph E. Green
As with other high-profile assassinations in the 1960s, the major media immediately began a propaganda campaign in support of the state-approved version of events, writes Joseph Green.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Martin Hay Replies to the Authors of Killing King
Martin Hay scrutinizes the responses to his critical review of The Awful Grace of God which the authors have incorporated into their second book, written to bolster their original thesis concerning Ray and the King assassination.
- 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.
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 Written by James DiEugenio
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.
- 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 Written by Joseph E. Green
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.