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The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald - The Evolution of an Alleged Assassin (Paperback): Scott P Johnson The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald - The Evolution of an Alleged Assassin (Paperback)
Scott P Johnson
R1,060 Discovery Miles 10 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Kennedy assassination has produced a number of conspiracy theories based largely upon intriguing questions, speculation, and inference. Thousands of books and articles have been written about the assassination with a large majority of the published material arguing for a conspiracy of one kind or another. However, a relatively small volume of literature has been written from a scholarly and academic perspective. The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald provides the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of Lee Harvey's Oswald's role in the JFK assassination. Scott P. Johnson objectively examines the various narratives of Lee Harvey Oswald created by researchers and authors over the last fifty years. He finds that at first glance any theory related to Oswald's role appears as convincing as the next, particularly when researchers carefully select information that only advances their preferred theory. In reality, however, Oswald's role in the assassination offers little certainty when one looks at the mystery surrounding Oswald's life and death as well as the complexity and ambiguity surrounding the murder of President Kennedy. Rather than putting forth a single theory, Johnson lays out the known facts against each theory and allows the readers to make their own decision.

The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald - The Evolution of an Alleged Assassin (Hardcover): Scott P Johnson The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald - The Evolution of an Alleged Assassin (Hardcover)
Scott P Johnson
R2,128 Discovery Miles 21 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Kennedy assassination has produced a number of conspiracy theories based largely upon intriguing questions, speculation, and inference. Thousands of books and articles have been written about the assassination with a large majority of the published material arguing for a conspiracy of one kind or another. However, a relatively small volume of literature has been written from a scholarly and academic perspective. The Faces of Lee Harvey Oswald provides the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of Lee Harvey's Oswald's role in the JFK assassination. Scott P. Johnson objectively examines the various narratives of Lee Harvey Oswald created by researchers and authors over the last fifty years. He finds that at first glance any theory related to Oswald's role appears as convincing as the next, particularly when researchers carefully select information that only advances their preferred theory. In reality, however, Oswald's role in the assassination offers little certainty when one looks at the mystery surrounding Oswald's life and death as well as the complexity and ambiguity surrounding the murder of President Kennedy. Rather than putting forth a single theory, Johnson lays out the known facts against each theory and allows the readers to make their own decision.

Rockefellerocracy - Kennedy Assassinations, Watergate and Monopoly of the "Philanthropic" Foundations (Paperback): Richard... Rockefellerocracy - Kennedy Assassinations, Watergate and Monopoly of the "Philanthropic" Foundations (Paperback)
Richard James DeSocio
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rockefellerocracy: Kennedy Assassinations, Watergate, and Monopoly of the "Philanthropic" Foundations is a portal to a universe of political and economic supremacy, revealing links to the crimes of the century. Kennedy had a dream for the nation, but Nelson Rockefeller, a ruthless megalomaniac, had his own selfish scheme to become president. After a ten-year-long course of wrongdoing to steal American democracy, his nomination to the vice presidency by President Gerald Ford was not the hand of fate. Congressman Ford had served as an integral part of the Warren Commission whitewash. The two men formed the first administration not elected by the people This release coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination, that infamous weekend in November of 1963 that author Richard James DeSocio remembers well. He even witnessed Jack Ruby execute Lee Harvey Oswald in front of a live TV audience. Originally searching for answers to satisfy his own curiosity, that led to twenty-five years of painstaking research, the author has unraveled the dark mystery that baffled a nation for half a century. The verdict is radically different from the official version.

Dangerous Knowledge - The JFK Assassination in Art and Film (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Art Simon Dangerous Knowledge - The JFK Assassination in Art and Film (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Art Simon
R597 R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Save R67 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Fifty years ago, the assassination of John F. Kennedy shocked the world and focused attention to the 8mm footage shot by Abraham Zapruder. The event fuelled conspiracy theories and repeated viewings of Zapruder's film as seemingly everyone in the world searched for motive and conclusive proof of a single gunman. In his new Preface to this reissued edition of Dangerous Knowledge, Art Simon discusses public fascination with celebrity deaths and recent assassination-related media - from documentaries to scholarly books to the scandalous video game JFK Reloaded - to show that the assassination continues to inspire writers, artists, and filmmakers. Dangerous Knowledge examines the seminal works of art associated with the assassination, including Andy Warhol's silk screens, the underground films of Bruce Conner, and provocative Hollywood films like The Parallax View and JFK. Simon's investigation places assassination art and images within a historical context - one that helps us understand what the assassination has meant to American culture.

The Trial - The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators (Paperback): Edward Steers The Trial - The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators (Paperback)
Edward Steers
R969 Discovery Miles 9 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On the night of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in what he envisioned part of a scheme to plunge the federal government into chaos and gain a reprieve for the struggling Confederacy. The plan failed. By April 26, Booth was killed resisting capture and eight of the nine conspirators eventually charged in Lincoln's murder were in custody. Their trial would become one of the most famous and most controversial in U.S. history. New president Andrew Johnson's executive order on May 1 directed that persons charged with Lincoln's murder stand trial before a military tribunal. The trial lasted more than fifty days, and 366 witnesses gave testimony. Benn Pitman, a recognized expert in phonography, an early form of shorthand, was awarded the government contract to produce a transcription of each day's testimony. Pitman made these transcripts available to the prosecution and the defense, as well as to select members of the press. Although three versions of the trial testimony were published, Pitman's edited collection was the most accessible. He skillfully winnowed the 4,300 pages of transcription into one volume, collated the testimony by defendant, indexed the testimony by name and date, and added summaries of the testimony. In The Trial, assassination scholars guide readers through all 421 pages of testimony, illuminating Pitman's record. By drawing together the evidence that resulted in the conspirators' convictions, The Trial leaves no doubt as to the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, making this book a fascinating account of the trial as well as an essential resource.

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - Political Trauma and American Memory (Paperback): Alice George The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - Political Trauma and American Memory (Paperback)
Alice George
R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On November 22nd, 1963 the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture. The media frenzy spawned by the controversy surrounding the death of JFK has since given way to a powerful public memory that continues to shape the way we understand politics, the 1960s, and the nation.

In The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Political Trauma and American Memory, Alice George traces the events of Kennedy s assassination and Lyndon B. Johnson s subsequent ascension to the presidency. Covering both the political shifts of the time and the cultural fallout of the national tragedy, this book introduces students of the twenty-first century to both an iconic event and to the context in which that event was heralded as iconic. Drawing on newspaper articles, political speeches, letters, and diaries, George critically re-examines the event of JFK s death and its persistent political and cultural legacy.

The Road to Dallas - The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Paperback): David Kaiser The Road to Dallas - The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Paperback)
David Kaiser
R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Neither a random event nor the act of a lone madman the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was an appalling and grisly conspiracy. This is the unvarnished story."

With deft investigative skill, David Kaiser shows that the events of November 22, 1963, cannot be understood without fully grasping the two larger stories of which they were a part: the U.S. government s campaign against organized crime, which began in the late 1950s and accelerated dramatically under Robert Kennedy; and the furtive quest of two administrations along with a cadre of private interest groups to eliminate Fidel Castro.

The seeds of conspiracy go back to the Eisenhower administration, which recruited top mobsters in a series of plots to assassinate the Cuban leader. The CIA created a secretive environment in which illicit networks were allowed to expand in dangerous directions. The agency s links with the Mafia continued in the Kennedy administration, although the President and his closest advisors engaged in their own efforts to overthrow Castro thought this skullduggery had ended. Meanwhile, Cuban exiles, right-wing businessmen, and hard-line anti-Communists established ties with virtually anyone deemed capable of taking out the Cuban premier. Inevitably those ties included the mob.

The conspiracy to kill JFK took shape in response to Robert Kennedy s relentless attacks on organized crime legal vendettas that often went well beyond the normal practices of law enforcement. Pushed to the wall, mob leaders merely had to look to the networks already in place for a solution. They found it in Lee Harvey Oswald the ideal character to enact their desperate revenge against the Kennedys.

Comprehensive, detailed, and informed by original sources, "The Road to Dallas" adds surprising new material to every aspect of the case. It brings to light the complete, frequently shocking, story of the JFK assassination and its aftermath.

The Triumphs of Providence - The Assassination Plot, 1696 (Paperback): Jane Garrett The Triumphs of Providence - The Assassination Plot, 1696 (Paperback)
Jane Garrett
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a full account of the last attempt to restore James II to the throne, which he lost to William and Mary in 1688. The Assassination Plot of 1696 aroused enormous contemporary interest, and here re-emerges as a fascinating episode of considerable importance for our appreciation of the political world of the 1690s. But the book is as much concerned with personalities as events, and offers a compelling narrative of day-to-day life in late seventeenth-century England as well as insights into the personalities and political attitudes of William III and the exiled James II. Early in 1696, Louis XIV lent ships and men to James to help him regain his kingdom. To coincide with the French invasion, a rising was secretly organized by the Jacobites in England. However, as neither side would take the initiative the murder of William III, planned by a group of Jacobites in London, was seen as a way out of the deadlock. The plot was betrayed on the eve of the murder attempt and most of the conspirators were apprehended.

The Darkest Dawn - Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy (Paperback, Annotated): Thomas Goodrich The Darkest Dawn - Lincoln, Booth, and the Great American Tragedy (Paperback, Annotated)
Thomas Goodrich
R478 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a hearty laugh, his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags nearby that he might see better.

"As the laughter subsided, Harry Hawk stood on the stage alone with his back to the presidential box. Before he could utter another word, a sharp crack sounded. As the noise echoed throughout the otherwise silent theater, many thought that it was part of the play. But just as quickly, most knew it was not." from Chapter Twelve

"Among the hundreds of books published about the assassination of our 16th president, this is an exceptional volume.... It captures] a you-are-there feeling...." Frank J. Williams, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum, and member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission

It was one of the most tragic events in American history: The famous president, beloved by many, reviled by some, murdered while viewing a play at Ford s Theater in Washington. The frantic search for the perpetrators. The nation in mourning. The solemn funeral train. The conspirators brought to justice. Coming just days after the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has become etched in the national consciousness like few other events. The president who had steered the nation through its bloodiest crisis was cut down before the end, just as it appeared that the bloodshed was over. The story has been told many times, but rarely with the immediacy of The Darkest Dawn. Thomas Goodrich brings to his narrative the care of the historian and the flair of the fiction writer. The result is a gripping account, filled with detail and as fresh as today s news."

Assassin - Theory and Practice of Political Violence (Paperback): J. Bowyer Bell Assassin - Theory and Practice of Political Violence (Paperback)
J. Bowyer Bell
R1,217 Discovery Miles 12 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Assassination as a political act has a long history, predating the murder of Julius Caesar and continuing into our own time. The murder of the mighty has long fascinated artists and rebels but only rarely has it been studied in a scholarly manner. In Assassin, J. Bowyer Bell combines existing historical evidence with years of personal interviews with terrorists in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The result is an incisive study of that enigmatic figure, the revolutionary killer.

As Bell makes clear, the motives of the actors, and effectiveness of assassination, vary widely across time and place. Assassination in many parts of the world has not only been a normal political act, rational, explicable, but also often effective, in some cases taking fewer lives in the transfer of power than an election. Likewise, there have been all kinds of assassins--personal, psychopathic, professional, ranging from lonely failures trying to make their mark to authorized agents of the state.

Using the assassination of Henry IV of France as a historical backdrop, Bell writes about contemporary political murder from the perspective of one who has studied the subject of political violence for decades. Bell has met with or known well the perpetrators, conspirators, and intended victims of assassination who have escaped. His interviewees include a radical Irish revolutionary leader, an American Arabist diplomat, a spokesman for the PLO, and the president of a Mozambique liberation movement. The itinerary of his investigative journeys covers most of the flashpoints of contemporary political violence.

The people and places studied here at firsthand are engaged in a deadly game. The attrition rate is often high, the power fleeting, and the consequences often unforeseen. If past is prologue, assassination is to be with us for years to come. The volume will be essential reading for those engaged in the prevention of political violence and terror as well as historians and political scientists.

When Good Men Do Nothing - The Assassination of Albert Patterson (Paperback, New edition): Alan Grady When Good Men Do Nothing - The Assassination of Albert Patterson (Paperback, New edition)
Alan Grady
R954 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R266 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A provocative telling of "The Phenix City Story." On June 18, 1954, former state senator Albert Patterson, the Democratic Party's nominee for state attorney general, was shot to death as he left his law office in Phenix City, Alabama, infamous for its prostitution, gambling, bootlegging, and political corruption. Patterson had made cleanup of Phenix City his primary campaign promise. With millions of dollars in illegal income and hundreds of political and professional careers at stake, the question surrounding Patterson's murder was not why the trigger was pulled, but who pulled it. When Good Men Do Nothing is the definitive study of the Albert Patterson murder case. Alan Grady has mined the state's original murder case files; the papers of John Patterson, Albert's son; records from the Office of Alabama Attorney General (who directed the murder investigation); the case files of the Alabama Department of Toxicology and Criminal Investigation; National Guard reports; and more than 30 interviews with eyewitnesses and interested parties. Grady takes a complex story of multiple dimensions--a large cast of judicial, criminal, and political players; a web of alliances and allegiances; and a knotted sequence of investigative revelations and dead ends--and transforms it into a readable, incisive analysis of the powers and loyalties that governed, and corrupted to the core, the body politic of the state. Readers will be enthralled and educated by this authoritative account of the most compelling crime drama in Alabama during the 20th century.

Fenian Fire - The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria (Paperback, New Ed): Christy Campbell Fenian Fire - The British Government Plot to Assassinate Queen Victoria (Paperback, New Ed)
Christy Campbell
R317 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R36 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

''A story of intrigue to equal anything by John Le Carre…one of the most remarkable examples of a 'black operation' ever revealed.''
'Observer'

'A brilliant piece of historical investigation. Not only has Christy Campbell uncovered an Irish terrorist plot to assassinate Queen Victoria on the day of her Golden Jubilee in 1887, but the 'Jubilee Plot' was actually masterminded by the British Government and (Prime Minister) Lord Salisbury.'
Jane Ridley, 'Spectator'

In a masterpiece of historical detective work, Christy Campbell exposes the true instigators behind one of the most serpentine of all the attempts on Queen Victoria's life. Irish-American bombers had waged a five-year campaign of dynamite attacks against British cities; now they seemed poised to bring off the most spectacular outrage imaginable. But the conspiracy's real target was not the Queen but the entire cause of Irish Home Rule…

'Extraordinary and engrossing…a scrupulously accurate piece of research which tells a dramatic tale but also provides a valuable insight into little-known aspects of the 19th-century relationship between Britain and Ireland.'
Conor Brady, 'Irish Times'

'A real page turner…makes 'The Day of the Jackal' look placid by comparison.'
Professor J.R. Vincent

'Enthralling…the pace never slackens.'
Andrew Lycett, 'Sunday Times'

'Terrific'
'Time Out'

The Perfect Assassin - Lee Harvey Oswald, the CIA and Mind Control (Paperback): Jerry D. Leonard The Perfect Assassin - Lee Harvey Oswald, the CIA and Mind Control (Paperback)
Jerry D. Leonard
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Right or Wrong, God Judge Me - THE WRITINGS OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH (Paperback, annotated edition): John Wilkes Booth Right or Wrong, God Judge Me - THE WRITINGS OF JOHN WILKES BOOTH (Paperback, annotated edition)
John Wilkes Booth; Edited by John Rhodehamel, Louise Taper
R476 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R48 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Superbly edited and annotated, this collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth constitutes a major new primary source that contributes to scholarship on Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and nineteenth-century theater history. The nearly seventy documents--more than half published here for the first time--include love letters written during the summer of 1864, when Booth was conspiring against Lincoln, explicit statements of Booth's political convictions, and the diary he kept during his futile twelve-day flight after the assassination.

The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (Hardcover): Yoram Peri The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (Hardcover)
Yoram Peri
R1,646 Discovery Miles 16 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The three shots fired into the back of Israel's prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, on the night of November 4, 1995, were a blow to Israel's social body. The shock, horror, and pain caused by the murder found direct and overwhelming expression at the funeral and memorial ceremonies held in Jerusalem, attended by most of the world's leaders.
This book deals with the social and political developments in Israel in the painful process of decolonization from the occupied territories, following the late 1980s Palestinian Intifada and its aftermath. Fifteen distinguished contributors from a range of disciplinary viewpoints--historical, psychological, anthropological, political, and cultural--survey the various reactions to the assassination and analyze its ramifications and repercussions, creating a powerful mosaic of Israel with the assassination at its center.
The fear that the murder would lead to civil war did not materialize. In fact, with hindsight it seems that the prime minister was a scapegoat, a victim of a deeply divided society split not only over the issue of peace with its neighbors but, more profoundly, over the construction of Israel's collective identity and consciousness. The assassination showed how easy it is for religious fundamentalists to ignore democratic rules and how militant nationalists will resort to violence to prevent the surrender of parts of the Holy Land.
The strength of these elements of society was manifested in the general elections of 1996, when Rabin's adherents lost to the nationalist-clerical group. Paradoxically, the reaction to the assassination also revealed Israel's growing desire to pursue the peace process, and when Prime Minister Netanyahu failed to do so, he was replaced before his term ended. Less than four years after the assassination, the Israelis put the reigns of government back into the hands of Rabin's successors, who promised to continue in his path.
With the road to peace lengthy, painful, and hazardous, have the fanatics learned a lesson from the aftermath of Rabin's murder? Will he be the last victim? Will Israeli democracy survive the agony of shrinking to the tiny size of the pre-1967 boundaries? Will Israeli society develop into a Western democratic and enlightened model, or will it become a reactionary, ethnocentric, xenophobic backwater? This volume does not propose definitive answers to these questions, but it reflects on them in very thoughtful and knowledgeable ways.

Who Killed John Clayton? - Political Violence and the Emergence of the New South, 1861-1893 (Paperback, New): Kenneth C. Barnes Who Killed John Clayton? - Political Violence and the Emergence of the New South, 1861-1893 (Paperback, New)
Kenneth C. Barnes
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1888 a group of armed and masked Democrats stole a ballot box from a small town in Conway County, Arkansas. The box contained most of the county's black Republican votes, thereby assuring defeat for candidate John Clayton in a close race for the U.S. Congress. Days after he announced he would contest the election, a volley of buckshot ripped through Clayton's hotel window, killing him instantly. Thus began a yet-to-be-solved, century-old mystery. More than a description of this particular event, however, Who Killed John Clayton? traces patterns of political violence in this section of the South over a three-decade period. Using vivid courtroom-type detail, Barnes describes how violence was used to define and control the political system in the post-Reconstruction South and how this system in turn produced Jim Crow. Although white Unionists and freed blacks had joined under the banner of the Republican Party and gained the upper hand during Reconstruction, during these last decades of the nineteenth century conservative elites, first organized as the Ku Klux Klan and then as the revived Democratic Party, regained power-via such tactics as murdering political opponents, lynching blacks, and defrauding elections. This important recounting of the struggle over political power will engage those interested in Southern and American history.

Assassination Science - Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK (Paperback): James H. Fetzer Assassination Science - Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK (Paperback)
James H. Fetzer
R979 R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If you were beginning to believe that "lone nut" Lee Harvey Oswald did kill President Kennedy all by himself, this could be the book to convince you, that there was indeed a conspiracy and a cover-up. The contributors worked independently at first, and were drawn together by a shared outrage at statements on the assassination made in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" in 1992. They explain their evidence and reasoning in easily understandable language, and present insights on the physical evidence, the autopsy findings, the bullet trajectories, the interpretation of numerous eye-witness accounts, and the misleading logic of the official lone nut theorists. Among their conclusions are: crucial autopsy x-rays of JFK's skull have been fabricated; the official "magic bullet" theory is anatomically and ballistically impossible; autopsy pictures of the brain alleged to be JFK's are of someone else's brain; Kennedy was hit at least four times, and a minimum of six bullets were fired in Dealey Plaza that day; and new evidence indicates the Warren Commission inquiry was a political charade based on selected and manufactured evidence.

'The President Has Been Shot' - Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment (Paperback, Rev Ed): Herbert L. Abrams 'The President Has Been Shot' - Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment (Paperback, Rev Ed)
Herbert L. Abrams
R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This updated paperback edition of the acclaimed analysis of medical and political events surrounding the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan includes a new Postscript on the election of 1992 and "the public's right to know " which covers the health problems and disclosures of Bush, Tsongas, Buchanan, Perot, and Clinton in light of the issues of privacy and confidentiality.

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - An Annotated Film, TV, and Videography, 1963-1992 (Hardcover, New): Anthony Frewin The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - An Annotated Film, TV, and Videography, 1963-1992 (Hardcover, New)
Anthony Frewin
R944 Discovery Miles 9 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensive bibliography is the first to catalog, describe, and index the vast body of TV, video, and film materials dealing with John F. Kennedy's assassination. This guide to the first newsreels, and later films and documentaries, TV programs, videos, and little-known materials is organized for the most part chronologically and by genre of work. This research guide points also to North American and United Kingdom film libraries and archives and provides a short list of key sources of printed materials. The appendix and indexes to titles; TV stations and production companies; interviewers and witnesses; and presenters, reporters, and narrators make the bibliography easily accessible for those studying JFK, modern history, political science, and sociology.

Who's Who in the Jfk Assassination (Paperback): Michael Benson Who's Who in the Jfk Assassination (Paperback)
Michael Benson
R559 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R66 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Comprehensive, accessible and unprecedented, "Who's Who in the JFK Assassination" presents vital information on each of more than 1,400 individuals related in any noteworthy way to the murders of President John F. Kennedy, Dallas Police Officer J. D. Tippit and alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22 and 24, 1963. Based on years of research, a wealth of sources and a long study of the Warren Commission's twenty-six volumes, this encyclopedic book includes:

A-to-Z entries on virtually all the suspects, victims, witnesses, law enforcement officials and investigators.

Quick identification of each person followed by biographical facts, testimony, evidence and more.

Detailed listings of sources.

Explorations of the puzzling theories and countless sides of the case.

Extensive cross-referencing of entries, allowing readers to follow their own investigations and construct their own conclusions.

This all-new who's who will prove an essential companion to the many best-selling books, documentaries and feature films about the JFK assassination. Bound to be referred to again and again, it is the complete resource for anyone who wants to know more about-- or wants to keep better track of-- the key players involved in one of the most infamous chapters in American history.

JFK - The Book of the Film (Paperback, New): Oliver Stone JFK - The Book of the Film (Paperback, New)
Oliver Stone
R534 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R50 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Applause Books). A documented screenplay of the Oliver Stone film, complete with historical annotation, with 340 research notes and 97 reactions and commentaries by Norman Mailer, Tom Wicker, Gerald R. Ford, and many others. "It's a lesson in craft to watch JFK on video while reading along, charting what got cut, softened, and rethought." Entertainment Weekly

Dallas '63 - The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House (Paperback): Peter Dale Scott Dallas '63 - The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House (Paperback)
Peter Dale Scott
R470 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Our most provocative scholar of American power" reveals the forces behind the assassination of JFK-and their continuing influence over our world (David Talbot, Salon). On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Shortly after, Oswald himself was killed. These events led many to believe there was a far greater plan at work, with a secret cabal of powerful men manipulating the public and shaping US policies both at home and abroad for their own interests. But no one could imagine how right they were. Beneath the orderly facade of the American government, there lies a complex network, only partly structural, linking Wall Street influence, corrupt bureaucracy, and the military-industrial complex. Here lies the true power of the American empire. This behind-the-scenes web is unelected, unaccountable, and immune to popular resistance. Peter Dale Scott calls this entity the deep state, and he has made it his life's work to write the history of those who manipulate our government from the shadows. Since the aftermath of World War II, the deep state's power has grown unchecked, and nowhere has it been more apparent than that day at Dealey Plaza. In this landmark volume, Scott traces how culpable elements in the CIA and FBI helped prepare for the assassination, and how the deep state continues to influence our politics today. As timely and important as ever in the current chaotic political climate, Dallas '63 is a reality-shattering, frightening expose not of those who govern us-but of those who govern those who govern us.

Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations (Hardcover): Nigel West Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations (Hardcover)
Nigel West
R2,252 Discovery Miles 22 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the recent declassification of secret documents new light has been shed on old mysteries. For example, we now know that what might be termed the "JFK assassination conspiracy industry" was deliberately fueled and manipulated by the KGB so as to distract the CIA and undermine confidence in successive U.S. administrations. Also, new evidence continues to emerge of Vladimir Putin's commitment to the extra-judicial elimination of "extremists" overseas, as legitimized by the Duma in July 2006. Controversially, the legislation included a definition of "extremists" as "those slandering the individual occupying the post of president of the Russian Federation". The Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations contains a chronology, an introduction, and appendixes. The encyclopedia section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on assassinations, intelligence agencies, politics and foreign relations.

Sylvia Rafael - The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy (Hardcover): Ram Oren, Moti Kfir Sylvia Rafael - The Life and Death of a Mossad Spy (Hardcover)
Ram Oren, Moti Kfir; Foreword by Shlomo Gazit 1
R606 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R86 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"There is a lack of quiet in Sylvia that craves for action.... She knows that she is special and that she possesses unusual and varied abilities." -- From the Mossad's psychological evaluation of Sylvia Rafael

When Moti Kfir, head of the Academy for Special Operations of the Mossad, first interviewed Sylvia Rafael in a coffee shop, he knew she would make a great combatant for Israel's intelligence agency. She was outgoing, resourceful, brilliant, and had a talent for bonding with others. When Kfir warned her that the mysterious job they'd met to discuss could be dangerous, she simply sat back comfortably in her chair and smiled.

Sylvia Rafael is the page-turning account of a young, dedicated agent as told by the man who trained her. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, authors Ram Oren and Moti Kfir tell the story of Rafael's rise to prominence within the Mossad and her intelligence work trying to locate Ali Hassan Salameh -- the leader of Palestine's Black September organization and the mastermind behind the murder of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Her team's misidentification of their mark would eventually lead to her arrest and imprisonment for murder and espionage.

Now available in English for the first time, Sylvia Rafael offers new insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, its history, and its human cost. It is a gripping, authentic spy story about a fearless defender of the Jewish people.

The Kennedy Half-Century - The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Paperback): Larry J Sabato The Kennedy Half-Century - The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Paperback)
Larry J Sabato
R362 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R48 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago, yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato--himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency--explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and, especially, on each of his nine presidential successors.
"The Kennedy Half-Century" reexamines JFK's assassination using heretofore unseen information to which he has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view of a historical figure. The full and fascinating results, gathered by the accomplished pollsters Peter Hart and Geoff Garin, paint a compelling portrait of the country a half-century after the epochal killing. Just as significant, Sabato shows how JFK's presidency has strongly influenced the policies and decisions--often in surprising ways--of every president since.
Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, "The Kennedy Half-Century" stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK's short presidency has had on our national psyche.

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