In this fascinating and masterful work of research, Gus Russo finally unmasks the hidden secrets that have surrounded the Kennedy assassination for 35 years.
Russo's book is packed with never-before-seen documents and photographs, and never-before-known information––the result of tireless research and exhaustive interviews with countless key players in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations.
When the Warren Commission released the statement that “Oswald acted alone with no clear motive,” it was clearly an inadequate explanation. For years, this conclusion, combined with official silence on the topic, encouraged professional doubters, or “Kennedy researchers,” to wonder if the government itself had some complicity in the crime.
But these skeptics were asking the wrong question.
The question never asked was not WHO killed JFK, but WHY he was killed. And the answer to this question is the reason for over thirty years of government coverups.
In Live by the Sword, Gus Russo attacks this very question. Guiding the reader through the labyrinth of information and intrigue, he explores the assassination in context, explaining the atmosphere of the times as well as the actions that led, inexorably, to the defining moment of this generation.
This background prepares you for the stunning realization that is the core of this book: The Kennedys' relentless pursuit of Castro and Cuba backfired in tragedy on that terrible day in November 1963.
An acclaimed investigative reporter and longtime student of the Kennedy presidency, author GUS RUSSO was one of the lead reporters on Frontline’s landmark 1993 documentary, “Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?” Most recently, he served as chief investigative reporter for ABC’s “Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years,” hosted by Peter Jennings. He has assisted authors Gerald Posner, Seymour Hersh, and Anthony Summers with their books on Kennedy-related subjects, and has served as consultant to numerous network television specials, books, and magazine articles. For more than 20 years (and with no preconceived conclusions), Russo has sought to compile a credible account of President Kennedy’s assassination and the foreign policy errors that set the stage for it. Using first-time, on-the-record interviews, newly discovered photographs, and recently declassified U.S. government documents, he has crafted the definitive chronicle of a critical episode in American history.
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Published August 19, 2010
by Bancroft Press.
History, War, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Business & Economics.