Tag Archive for Mac Wallace

About that fingerprint supposedly found in the Book Depository 

ICYMI:  In a new look at LBJ, Joan Mellen debunks the Mac Wallace myth.

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Joan Mellen on LBJ, Texas, and JFK

Recommended: Alan Dale speaks with Joan Mellen about her new book “Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas.”

In a new look at LBJ, Joan Mellen debunks the Mac Wallace myth

Joan Mellen on LBJIn her new book about Lyndon Johnson, Faustian Bargains, Joan Mellen does something all too rare in the world of JFK research. She checked an oft-asserted “fact,” and found it isn’t a fact at all, but a fiction.

But first, the book. Faustian Bargains is intended less as a biography of LBJ than a portrait of the “robber baron culture” of Texas” and corrective to Robert Caro’s magisterial multi-volume biography, which Mellen scorns for its favorable depiction of LBJ’s political skills and legislative accomplishments.

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JFK Facts podcast: 28 pages on 9/11, another Dallas nightmare, and more…

Our 7th podcast. This week we discuss:

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Billy Sol Estes leaves the stage; claimed LBJ killed JFK (and others)

Billy Sol Estes, cover boy for complex crimes

Billy Sol Estes, the infamous Texan con man who made multiple visits to prison after his complex web of mortgage fraud and agriculture swindles came to light in the early 1960s, died May 14, in Granbury, Texas, at age 88. (As if on cue, Mother Nature unleashed a tornado on Granbury the very next day, killing six people.)

Among Estes’ legacies: the allegation that Lyndon Johnson orchestrated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

 

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