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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle > Political assassinations

Dead Wrong - Straight Facts on the Country's Most Controversial Cover-Ups (Hardcover): Richard Belzer, David Wayne Dead Wrong - Straight Facts on the Country's Most Controversial Cover-Ups (Hardcover)
Richard Belzer, David Wayne; Afterword by Jesse Ventura
R647 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R41 (6%) Out of stock

For years, the government has put out hits on people that they found "expendable," or who they felt were "talking too much," covering up their assassinations with drug overdoses and mysterious suicides. In "Dead Wrong," a study of the scientific and forensic facts of various Government cover-ups, Richard Belzer and David Wayne argue that Marilyn Monroe was murdered, that the person who shot Martin Luther King Jr. was ordered to do so by the government, and examines many other terrifying lies we've been told throughout our country's history. The extensive research shows how our government has taken matters into its own hands, plotting murder whenever it saw fit.

Belzer and Wayne also examine the deaths of White House Counsel Vincent Foster, U.N. Weapons Inspector Dr. David C. Kelly, and bio-weapons expert Dr. Frank Olson, as well as the cases of two murders directly linked Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States.

"Big Brother" is watching you--through the scope of a sniper rifle." Dead Wrong" will give you the straight facts on some of the most controversial and famous deaths this country has ever seen. The harsh reality is that our government only tells us what we want to hear, as they look out for their own best interests and eliminate anyone who gets in their way.

For more information, please go to www.BelzerBook.com

Assassin! - 200 Years of British Political Murder (Hardcover, New): Ian Hernon Assassin! - 200 Years of British Political Murder (Hardcover, New)
Ian Hernon
R2,020 Discovery Miles 20 200 Out of stock

For as long as the world has had rulers, there have been plots to assassinate those at the top. Violent death is usually associated with dictatorships and tinpot regimes. Few people know that Britain also has a history of political assassination. This book brings to life the forgotten story of assassination over the last 200 years in Britain. From Prime Ministers and politicians to princes, lords and officials of all kinds, Britain's assassination attempts cover a wide variety of figures in some key moments of history. Hernon examines the motivations of the assassins - from political ideologies to simple mental instability. He shows how most attempts originated from isolated individuals or minority groups, rather than broad political will. A fascinating account of how the will of the individual has occasionally and dramatically intervened into the lives of those in power.

Marita - The Spy Who Loved Castro (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Marita Lorenz Marita - The Spy Who Loved Castro (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Marita Lorenz; Contributions by Maria White
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Out of stock
JFK :the French Connection (Paperback): Peter Kross JFK :the French Connection (Paperback)
Peter Kross
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Out of stock

Ten months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Warren Commission reported that Lee Harvey Oswald alone killed the president on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Oswald had no confederates, nor did any foreign power aid him in his deadly deed. Case closed. However, what most people did not know was that one day after the assassination, the FBI deported a known French assassin.

Blood Road - The Mystery of Shen Dingyi in Revolutionary China (Paperback, Revised): R. Keith Schoppa Blood Road - The Mystery of Shen Dingyi in Revolutionary China (Paperback, Revised)
R. Keith Schoppa
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Blood Road" is a complex mix of social history, literary analysis, political biography, and murder mystery. It explores and analyzes the social and cultural dynamics of the Chinese revolution of the 1920s by focusing on the mysterious 1928 assassination of Shen Dingyi--revolutionary, landlord, politician, poet, journalist, educator, feminist, and early member of both the Communist and Nationalist parties.
The search for Shen's killer details the contours of revolutionary change in different spatial contexts--metropolitan Shanghai, the provincial capital Hangzhou, and Shen's home village of Yaqian. Several interrelated themes emerge in this dramatic story of revolution: the nature of social identity, the role of social networks, the political import of place, and the centrality of process in historical explanation. It contributes significantly to a new understanding of Chinese revolutionary culture and the 1920s revolution in particular. But "Blood Road" remains at base a story of people linked in various relationships who were thrust, often without choice, into treacherous revolutionary currents that shaped, twisted, and destroyed their lives.

Assassin! - 200 Years of British Political Murder (Paperback): Ian Hernon Assassin! - 200 Years of British Political Murder (Paperback)
Ian Hernon
R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Out of stock

-- Exposes Britain's secret history of political killings, murder and intrigue -- For as long as the world has had rulers, there have been plots to assassinate those at the top. Violent death is usually associated with dictatorships and tinpot regimes. Few people know that Britain also has a history of political assassination. This book brings to life the forgotten story of assassination -- successful and unsuccessful -- over the last 200 years in Britain. From Prime Ministers and politicians to princes, lords and officials of all kinds, Britain's assassination attempts cover a wide variety of figures in some key moments of history. Hernon examines the motivations of the assassins -- from political ideologies to simple mental instability. He shows how most attempts originated from isolated individuals or minority groups, rather than broad political will. Ultimately, Hernon argues, assassination remains the resort of the outsider with poor political judgement. Assassination attempts have never -- in this country -- brought about the changes the assassin wishes. They have often served to undermine civil liberties. But they do provide a fascinating account of how the will of the individual has occasionally and dramatically intervened into the lives of those in power. Praise for Ian's previous book 'Riot': 'A fascinating history.' Guardian 'Stirring stuff ...written with the pace and detail you would expect from an experienced journalist.' BBC History magazine

The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Hardcover): Noah Berlatsky The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Hardcover)
Noah Berlatsky
R1,027 Discovery Miles 10 270 Out of stock
April '65 - Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War (Hardcover, New): April '65 - Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War (Hardcover, New)
R629 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R49 (8%) Out of stock

William A. Tidwell establishes the existence of a Confederate Secret Service and clarifies the Confederate decision-making process to show the role played by Jefferson Davis in clandestine operations. While the book focuses on the Confederate Secret Service's involvement with the Lincoln assassination, the information presented has implications for various other aspects of the Civil War. The most thorough description of the Confederate Secret Service to date, April '65 provides previously unknown records and traces the development of Confederate doctrine for the conduct of irregular warfare. In addition it describes Confederate motives and activities associated with the development of a major covert effort to promote the creation of a peace party in the North. It shows in detail how the Confederates planned to attack the military command and control in Washington and how they responded to the situation when the wartime attack evolved into a peacetime assassination. One of the most significant pieces of new information is how the Confederates were successful in influencing the history of the assassination.

Truth at Last - The Untold Story Behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (Hardcover): John Larry... Truth at Last - The Untold Story Behind James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (Hardcover)
John Larry Ray
R487 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R70 (14%) Out of stock

For forty years, the plea bargain of James Earl Ray for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. has been the subject of intense inquiry and debate among historians and researchers. Was Ray--a small-town petty thief--really the criminal mastermind the Shelby County, Tennessee, prosecutors said he was? Or was he a pawn in a broader conspiracy that involved an entity much more powerful: the U.S. government?
In reality, evidence reveals James Earl Ray was inducted into the CIA as a young man in the U.S. Army and subjected to mind control experimentation--in the same era when psychological drugs are known to have been administered by the armed services to unknowing recruits in an attempt to control human behavior. Later, in the two years prior to the King assassination, Ray was under the influence of several government-connected hypnotists seemingly working to make him an obedient patsy.
Ray's case never went to trial, and many, including the King family, concluded that there had been a conspiracy, yet a government investigation in 2000 revealed that there was no evidence to suggest it.
In Truth At Last, Ray's eldest brother John Larry Ray and Martin Luther King Jr. historian Lyndon Barsten, offer incontrovertible evidence that James Earl Ray could not have assassinated Dr. King. John Larry Ray reveals the true secret history of his infamous brother, who for a lifetime claimed, "The Army put me on the road to ruin." Barsten documents John Larry Ray's assertions by drawing on scores of personal interviews and more than 4,000 Freedom of Information Act requests--including Ray's Army unit records. Together, they offer a startling new look at Ray's life, his encounters with theFeds and the Mob, and the crime that shook the world.

The Saga of Leon Trotsky - His Clandestine Operations and His Assassination (Hardcover, New): Harry Thayer Mahoney, Marjorie... The Saga of Leon Trotsky - His Clandestine Operations and His Assassination (Hardcover, New)
Harry Thayer Mahoney, Marjorie Locke Mahoney
R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Out of stock

This historical and organizational study focuses on Leon Trotsky's efforts to create a military intelligence operation of global significance and his subsequent efforts in the 4th International to recreate an earlier success. New material from Mexican sources is delineated and the various assassination plots against him in the late 30's are unraveled. Obscure aspects of the affair such as Trotsky's attempt to obtain an American visa and the makeup of his (mostly North American) bodyguard are discussed in satisfying detail.

The Assassination of the Prime Minister - John Bellingham and the Murder of Spencer Perceval (Hardcover, New): David C. Hanrahan The Assassination of the Prime Minister - John Bellingham and the Murder of Spencer Perceval (Hardcover, New)
David C. Hanrahan
R512 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R88 (17%) Out of stock

On Monday, 11 May 1812, John Bellingham made his way to the Palace of Westminster. In the lobby leading to the House of Commons, he took out a concealed pistol and shot the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval. There was no mystery about the killer's identity, but why did he do it? Captured in this dramatic story are" "all the ingredients of a thriller: suspense, revenge, personal tragedy, and murder. At the heart is the extraordinary story of how an honest businessman ended up imprisoned in a rat-infested Russian jail for six years, refused all help by his own government. Unable to obtain the justice he thought was his due, Bellingham did the only thing he could to express his outrage and achieve a kind of natural justice. David C. Hanrahan's lively and colorful narrative does full justice to this extraordinary tale of neglect and obsession. He paints a convincing and moving picture of Bellingham's desperation and explores the reasons for the ambassador's failure to take any action to help him as well as the indifference shown by the government to his petitions once he had managed to get back home.

Destiny Betrayed - JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case (Paperback, 2nd): James DiEugenio Destiny Betrayed - JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case (Paperback, 2nd)
James DiEugenio
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Out of stock

If you enjoyed the chilling reading of "In Cold Blood" and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone's "JFK," you'll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the twentieth century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both an analytical and conversational approach to his fascinating exploration of the pivotal historical events and scandals surrounding that day.

Twenty years after the first edition of "Destiny Betrayed," DiEugenio is back with his ever-expanding investigation into the life and death of JFK. But this is no simple reissue. It is a greatly revised and expanded version of the original book, including updates on all the topics it introduced back in 1992. DiEugenio has used the declassification process of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) to obtain the most current information on topics like the Garrison investigation and Clay Shaw; the newly exposed fallacies of the Warren Commission; U.S.-Cuban policy from 1957 to 1963; Kennedy's withdrawal plan from Vietnam; Kennedy's challenge to the Cold War consensus in 1961, and where those ideas originated; the ARRB medical inquiry demonstrating conspiracy and cover up; and the problems with the investigation of the Kennedy case. DiEugenio's primary focus is on the Garrison inquiry, the New Orleans aspects of the Kennedy murder investigation, and the revelatory new information that bolsters Garrison's case and has been withheld from the public.

All of this and more is contained in the narrative of this complex crime, with twin focuses on the victim, John F. Kennedy, and the investigator, Jim Garrison.

November 22, 1963 - Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Paperback): Helen Thomas November 22, 1963 - Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Paperback)
Helen Thomas; Dean R. Owen
R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Out of stock

Gripping, personal stories about the life and death of President Kennedy. In November 22, 1963, Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the many voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy of JFK. A few of the names include: Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963 Andy Rooney, veteran television and radio newscaster Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the "Big Six" black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963 Cliff Robertson, Academy Award winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109 With a compelling foreword from renowned author and journalist Helen Thomas, November 22, 1963 investigates not only where we were that day nearly fifty years ago, but where we have been since. A commemorative and insightful read, this book will unite generations. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Frame-Up - The Assassination of Martin Luther King (Paperback): Harold Weisberg Frame-Up - The Assassination of Martin Luther King (Paperback)
Harold Weisberg; Afterword by James Earl Ray
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Out of stock

Back in print with its original title, Harold Weisberg's detailed and devastating analysis of the Martin Luther King assassination is as timely as ever. Originally published in 1970, this book examines the circumstances of the murder, accused assassin James Earl Ray's flight and capture, and the failures of the justice system in this case.
While many books about the King assassination have followed "Frame-Up," this work remains unrivaled in its retelling of the circumstances which led Ray to plead guilty in a grossly inadequate "mini trial," and Ray's almost immediate failed attempt to retract this confession.
Weisberg also dissects the evidence in the case, and concludes that while Ray was a part of the conspiracy, he did not shoot Dr. King, serving as another "patsy" in the troubling assassinations of the 1960s.

The Lincoln Assassination - The Evidence (Hardcover, annotated edition): William C. Edwards, Edward Steers The Lincoln Assassination - The Evidence (Hardcover, annotated edition)
William C. Edwards, Edward Steers
R2,530 Discovery Miles 25 300 Out of stock

On April 22, 1865, Brevet Colonel H. L. Burnett was assigned to head the investigation into the murder of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted murder of Secretary of State William H. Seward. Burnett orchestrated the collection of thousands of documents for the Military Commission's trial of the conspirators. This deep archive of documentary evidence--consisting of letters, depositions, eyewitness accounts, investigative reports, and other documents--provides invaluable insight into the historical, cultural, and judicial context of the investigation. Only a fraction of the information presented in these documents ever made its way into the trial, and most of it has never been readily accessible. By presenting an annotated and indexed transcription of these documents, this volume offers significant new access to information on the events surrounding the assassination and a vast new store of social and political history of the Civil War era.

"With tears in my eyes I think it your duty to hang every rebel caught. I feel as bad as if was my own mother or father & will be one to volunteer to try & shoot every Southern man. May God have mercy on the man's soul that done such a deed.
With much Respect for our Country,
I remain
Weeping"
--Anonymous letter, New York, April 15, 1865

"I know Booth. He was in the habit of coming to my place to shoot. . . . He shot well, and practiced to shoot with accuracy in every possible position. . . . He was a quick shot; always silent, reticent."
--Deposition of Benjamin Barker, Pistol Gallery proprietor

Skorzeny Papers - Evidence for the Plot to Kill JFK (Paperback): Ralph Ganis Skorzeny Papers - Evidence for the Plot to Kill JFK (Paperback)
Ralph Ganis; Introduction by Dick Russell
R453 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R63 (14%) Out of stock

In The Skorzeny Papers, the author reveals the details of the post-World War II activities of former SS Commando Otto Skorzeny. Considered by British and American Allied forces as "the most dangerous man in Europe," Skorzeny planned and led numerous daring missions throughout the war. The story in this book was extracted by Major Ganis from Skorzeny's personal papers. The evidence reveals that Skorzeny gradually and methodically became involved in US intelligence and covert operations during the Cold War. But Skorzeny's network had a greater point of destiny in November 1963, when it was utilized to carry out the most tragic mission in history. This story would have been lost had Skorzeny not kept meticulous records of his businesses and contacts, which were fronts for US covert activity. In the end, The Skorzeny Papers reveal the intriguing web of secret organizations and people linked to the events culminating in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Missing JFK Assassination Film - The Mystery Surrounding the Orville Nix Home Movie of November 22, 1963 (Hardcover): Gayle... The Missing JFK Assassination Film - The Mystery Surrounding the Orville Nix Home Movie of November 22, 1963 (Hardcover)
Gayle Nix Jackson
R517 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R35 (7%) Out of stock

Orville Nix is not the typical JFK assassination book. This book does not attempt to answer the question of who killed John F. Kennedy; instead, it addresses why we should question the actions of those involved and why the truth was withheld from the people. Though copies of Orville Nix's film exist, the original film is missing. Why? The FBI confiscated Orville's camera for several months, then returned it in pieces. Were these actions sinister or were they just examples of governmental incompetence? Orville Nix exposes information about the House Select Committee staff's involvement in the missing film. Author Gayle Nix Jackson's interviews with people who were close to Orville and the film will shed light on the government's involvement with the filmmaker. Gayle Nix Jackson is the granddaughter of Orville Nix. As his eldest granddaughter, Nix Jackson shares experiences growing up with her beloved grandfather and on how his views changed after that fatal day. Hearing his story precipitated the quest Jackson is still on to find the film. Her grandfather was there that day for a reason, and if the original Nix film could be located, modern-day technology could determine if there was indeed another person behind the stockade fence or not. Questions still abound today as to whether or not the film was altered. Finding the original Nix film would answer one of the most enduring questions related to this horrific event: Was there a conspiracy to kill John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963? Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

We Saw Lincoln Shot - One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts (Paperback, New): Timothy S Good We Saw Lincoln Shot - One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts (Paperback, New)
Timothy S Good
R445 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R26 (6%) Out of stock

On the evening of 14 April 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals, here is a collection of accounts from a variety of theatergoers--who by chance saw one of the truly pivotal events in U.S. history. Providing minute first-hand details recorded over a span of ninety years, " We Saw Lincoln Shot" explores an event that will forever be the subject of debate and controversy. "I was present at the theater and saw it all," said Samuel Koontz. "In fact I was only about fifteen feet from the President when he was shot, although he was in a private box in the theater." In a letter to his parent Jason S. Knox wrote: "Dear Father, It is with sad feeling that I take up my pen and address you. Last Friday night at ten o'clock, I witnessed the saddest tragedy ever enacted in this country. Notwithstanding my promise to you not to visit the theater, I could not resist the temptation to see General Grant and the President, and when the curtain at Ford's rose on the play of 'Our American Cousin, ' my roommate and I were seated on the second row of orchestra seats, just beneath the President's box." Although there have been many studies of the Lincoln assassination, few have been devoted to the actual event. Overwhelmingly, historians have been attracted to the conspiracy that preceded Lincoln's death or to the aftermath. Too few have relied sufficiently upon eyewitness accounts, and some, without considering how the human mind fails to preserve minute details in long-term memory, have trusted recollections transcribed many years after Lincoln died. With a sharp focus upon the circumstances reported by one hundred actual witnesses, "We Saw Lincoln Shot" provides vivid documentation of a momentous evening and exposes errors that have been perpetuated as the assassination has been rendered into written histories.

Murder in the Name of God - Plot to Kill Yitzhak Rabin (Paperback, New edition): Michael Karpin, Ina Friedman Murder in the Name of God - Plot to Kill Yitzhak Rabin (Paperback, New edition)
Michael Karpin, Ina Friedman
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Out of stock

On the 4th of November 1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a young student, Yigal Amir, an act which abruptly changed the course of Israeli politics. This text provides an account of the crime and the factors which led inexorably to its execution. More than a tale of an assassination, the book aims to present a powerful indictment of a society's failure to examine itself honestly and to bring its own worst enemies to justice. In a series of revelations, the book ranges beyond Israel to expose the extent of American support - financial and ideological - for the movement that produced Rabin's killer.

Death of a Dissident - The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB (Book): Alex Goldfarb, Marina Litvinenko Death of a Dissident - The Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko and the Return of the KGB (Book)
Alex Goldfarb, Marina Litvinenko 1
R450 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R90 (20%) Out of stock

The first reports seemed absurd, almost surreal. A Russian dissident, formerly an employee of the KGB and its successor, the FSB, had seemingly been poisoned in a London sushi bar. As Alexander Litvinenko's condition worsened, however, and he was transferred to hospital and placed under armed guard, the story took a sinister turn. On 23 November 2006, Litvinenko died, apparently from polonium-210 radiation poisoning. He himself, in a dramatic statement from his deathbed, accused his former employers at the Kremlin of being responsible for his murder. Who was Alexander Litvinenko? What had happened in Russia since the end of the Cold War to make his life there untenable, and even in severe jeopardy in Britain, the country that had granted him asylum? And how did he really die? The hall of mirrors that this extraordinary case opens up threatens to overwhelm rational explanation. But in his spokesman and close friend, Alex Goldfarb, and widow Marina, we have two people who know more than anyone about the real Sasha Litvinenko, and about his murder. Their riveting book sheds astonishing light not just on these strange and troubling events but also on the biggest crisis in relations with Russia since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

JFK: The Smoking Gun (Paperback): Colin McLaren JFK: The Smoking Gun (Paperback)
Colin McLaren
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Out of stock

The murder that shocked the world. On 22nd November 1963, the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and his wife Jackie were taking part in a presidential motorcade through Dallas. Thousands lined the streets cheering; others hung out of windows to catch a glimpse of the much-loved First Lady and President. Suddenly, the unthinkable. Three shots: bang...bang, bang rang out. In front of the world, John F Kennedy was fatally wounded. Lee Harvey Oswald was caught. But did he pull the trigger?'Who really killed JFK?'Fifty years after the tragic events in Dallas, JFK: The Smoking Gun solves the ultimate cold case. With the forensic eye of a highly regarded ex-cop, Colin McLaren has gathered the evidence, studied 10,000 pages of transcripts, and found the witnesses the Warren Commission failed to call, and the exhibits and testimonies that were hidden, until now. JFK: The Smoking Gun proves, once and for all, who did kill the President. And the answer is far more shocking than any fanciful conspiracy could ever be.

SEAL Target Geronimo - The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden (Paperback, UK airports ed): Chuck Pfarrer SEAL Target Geronimo - The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden (Paperback, UK airports ed)
Chuck Pfarrer
R194 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R39 (20%) Out of stock

On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. in Pakistan, a satellite uplink was sent from the town of Abbottabad crackling into the situation room of the White House in Washington, D.C.: 'Geronimo, Echo, KIA'. These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, put paid to Osama bin Laden's three-decade-long career of terror. This is the story of Bin Laden's relentless hunters and how they took down the terrorist mastermind, told by Chuck Pfarrer, a former assault element commander of SEAL Team Six. After talking to members of the SEAL team involved in the raid, Pfarrer shares never-before-revealed details of the historic raid and the men who planned and conducted it in an exclusive boots-on-the-ground account of what happened during each minute of the mission - both inside the building and outside. Pfarrer takes readers inside the operation as the SEALs flew over the wall of Bin Laden's shabby compound and then penetrated deeper and deeper into the terrorist's lair, telling us just what it looked, sounded, and smelled like in that sweltering Pakistani suburb. He takes us to the exact spot where the al-Qaeda leader was cowering when the bullet entered his head. SEAL Target Geronimo is an explosive story of unparalleled valour, clockwork military precision, and deadly accuracy carried out by one of the most elite fighting forces in the world - the U.S. Navy's SEAL Team Six.

Five Days in November (Hardcover): Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin Five Days in November (Hardcover)
Clint Hill, Lisa McCubbin
R570 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R121 (21%) Out of stock

Clint Hill will forever be remembered as the lone secret service agent who jumped onto the car after President Kennedy was shot, clinging to its sides as it sped toward the hospital. Even now, decades after JFK's presidency, the public continues to be fascinated with the Kennedys-America's royal family. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, Hill recounts his indelible memories of those five days leading up to, and after, that tragic day in November 1963. Hill, as Jackie's guard, experienced those days first-hand. Alongside the famous photos everyone is familiar with, Hill provides a moment-to-moment narration evoking the feelings and emotions behind the images-clearing up the persistent conspiracy misconceptions along the way. He also shows us the little-seen photos of Jackie both before and after the terrible event, describing the poignant moments they shared, during that pivotal moment in history. Told movingly by a man who still wishes he could undo it all, Five Days in Novemberis a rare and deeply personal look at the assassination that affected the entire world and changed the United States forever.

Strange Death of JFK - The Men Who Murdered the President (Hardcover): Chris Lightbown Strange Death of JFK - The Men Who Murdered the President (Hardcover)
Chris Lightbown 1
R375 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R75 (20%) Out of stock

The vast literature generated by President John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, and the search for who killed him, hinges on five uncontested facts: a) President Kennedy was shot at 12.30pm local time, in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963 while riding through the centre of Dallas in an open-top car. b) The Governor of Texas, John Connally, who was sitting in front of Kennedy, was wounded. c) Kennedy was automatically succeeded by his Vice-President, Lyndon Johnson. d) 80 minutes after the assassination, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a 24-year-old Marxist ex-marine, for Kennedy's murder. e) Two days later, on Sunday 24 November, Oswald was shot dead while in police custody by Jack Ruby, a Dallas nightclub owner. These are almost the only facts everyone agrees about the assassination. To this day, many have expressed an opinion but nobody has conclusively proved who killed President Kennedy. The argument is between those who believe the official version - that Kennedy was murdered by Oswald - and those who believe that Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy. Chris Lightbown is an experienced investigative journalist who has worked for the SUNDAY TIMES, and his masterly book is the first to use the network of high-quality but unknown independent researchers whose conferences, internet sites, lectures and books have largely been ignored by the mainstream media. Lightbown's book is a brilliant piece of investigative reporting. It is also an utterly convincing and gripping narrative that provides the greatest clarity to the dark event that altered the 20th century.

The Kennedy Half-century - The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Hardcover, New): Larry J Sabato The Kennedy Half-century - The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy (Hardcover, New)
Larry J Sabato
R505 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R103 (20%) Out of stock

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.
A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato 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 significantly, 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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