“What some people don’t get is that the JFK story is about justice.”
So writes Bill Simpich in Chapter 1 of his new book, “State Secret: Wiretapping in Mexico City, Double Agents, and the Framing of Lee Oswald,” now available free from MaryFerrell.org. (I wrote about the preface to the book last week.)
As I wrote then, I”m a big fan of Simpich and his research. The documents he has discovered — and linked to — reveal in unprecedented detail how the CIA’ s station in Mexico City actually functioned in 1963. Few books in the literature of the CIA or JFK’s assassination have such granular documented detail about the often-concealed “sources and methods” of the agency.
Unlike Anthony Summers’ “Not in Your Lifetime,” this is not an introduction to the JFK a story. Frankly, it’s not a book for readers who are new to the JFK story.
This is a book for people who know the JFK assassination story well and want a deep — and fascinating — dive into one of the most of its most troubling chapters: Lee Harvey Oswald’s visit to Mexico City, seven weeks before President Kennedy was killed.
Read Chapter 1 of “State Secret” by clicking here.