LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination aims to expose Vice President Johnson's active role in the assassination of President Kennedy and how he began planning his takeover of the U.S. presidency even before being named the vice presidential nominee in 1960. Lyndon B. Johnson's flawed personality and character traits were formed when he was a child and grew unchecked for the rest of his life as he suffered severe bouts of manic depression and bipolar disorder, which were never treated until after he left the White House. He successfully hid this disorder from the public as he bartered, stole, and finessed his way through the corridors of power on Capitol Hill--though it is now known that some of his aides knew of his mental illness but felt helpless to take any action which would inevitably cause him to take retribution against them.
The book starts by looking back into Johnson's past, from the time he was a boy in Texas. It then follows the development of his character traits throughout his school days, through college and as a young congressional apprentice in Washington.
The essential themes of the book include:
- Johnson's mental issues (paranoia, bi-polar disorder and sociopathic personality) and criminal associations drove him higher and higher up the ladder;
- Desperate to achieve his lifelong obsession of becoming president of the United States, he began planning in 1958-59 to force himself onto the ticket as vice president in 1960, because of his fear of losing as a presidential candidate.
- During his time as Vice President, Johnson hated being in that office and continued his criminal actions and associations with Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker (and through Baker, with many other Mafia-connected lobbyists like Fred Black, Irving Davidson, Mickey Weiner, oilmen like Clint Murchison and H.L. Hunt and gangsters like Johnny Roselli, Cliff Jones, Ed Levinson and Ben Seigelbaum, who were directly tied to Mob-boss Carlos Marcello and Sam Giancana, who were at war with the Kennedys). All during his vice presidency, Johnson continued fighting Kennedy on every foreign and domestic initiative he tried to advance -- from Berlin to Cuba to Vietnam -- and did everything in his power to impede passage of the Civil Rights Act, keeping it bottled up in congress during the entire period.
- As JFK continued making peace overtures to the cold war enemies (his "Peace Speech," the nuclear test ban, his reversal of policy towards Vietnam, his negotiated settlement on the Cuban missile crisis) a number of men holding very high offices in the military and intelligence agencies became very upset and decided, with Johnson's backing and provocations, to effect an "Executive Action" to remove JFK.
There are many loose strings which connect all of this together and reveal the existence of a widely based conspiracy, with connections to the Mafia, the military and CIA networks.
Phillip F. Nelson, after years of researching Johnson and the JFK assassination, concludes that the reason Johnson undermined Kennedy's domestic and foreign policy initiatives was for the purpose of cunningly saving them for his own legacy. His involvement with JFK's assassination is conclusively drawn with both text and photographic evidence showing Johnson's knowledge of when and where the assassination would take place. Nelson's careful and meticulous research has led him to uncover secrets from one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in our country's history.
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Published October 20, 2011
by Skyhorse Publishing.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences.