Assassination

Lou Berney on ‘November Road’

Growing up in Oklahoma City, Dallas was so close and every summer we would go down there. My parents were fascinated by the Kennedy assassination, so my dad would always drive us through Dealey Plaza and I remember at a very, very young age looking up at the window in the sixth floor of the School Book Depository Building.

Source: San Diego Union

What does the CIA want to hide most about the JFK story?

Kerry has ‘serious doubts’ about lone gunman theory

I’ve written here about “Six Washington insiders who suspected a JFK plot.”

Now you can add another name to the list: Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Interview with James Jenkins, JFK autopsy witness

Reader’s Digest has twelve JFK questions, and they’re pretty good

Once upon a time, Reader’s Digest was the best-read publication in America. You could not go to a doctor’s or dentist’s office and not find a copy. It still exists, at least in digital. And it still has some nerve:

12 Still-Unanswered Questions About the Assassination of JFK | Reader’s Digest

What Gen. MacArthur told JFK about Vietnam

On April 28, 1961—a decade after General Douglas MacArthur was fired for defying Harry Truman on Korea—the controversial commander hosted President John F. Kennedy at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where MacArthur and his wife lived in a suite on the 37th floor.

Given MacArthur’s reputation as a warmonger, what the general told the new president may surprise you.

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RIP David Wise, CIA expert who exposed ‘invisible government’

“We felt very strongly that there were two governments in the United States: one in the civics texts and the other in the real world,” Mr. Wise told the New York Times in 1988. “We thought the intelligence agencies were important to our security. But we were troubled about a system based on the consent of the governed when the governed didn’t know to what they have consented.”

Source: David Wise, author and CIA expert who exposed ‘invisible government,’ dies at 88

Anticipation is high for Lou Berney’s novel ‘November Road’ 

November RoadI mentioned Lou Berney’s JFK novel November Road the other day, not knowing that this is a Big Book, at least in the publishing world.

It tells of an Oklahoma woman on the run from her husband, an underling to New Orleans-based mobster Carlos Marcello, who is trying to make himself vanish in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. They’re both heading West, and encounter each other in Las Vegas, where JFK was known to spend some free time.

Source: Anticipation is high for Lou Berney’s novel ‘November Road’ – The Washington Post

Sen. Richard Russell, the first dissenter

 Speaking of “Six insiders who suspected a JFK plot,”

Len Osanic’s Black Op Radio drills down on the story of Insider #4, Georgia Senator Richard Russell, a conservative defender of racial segregation and a member of the Warren Commission.

Russell’s biographer dubbed him “the first dissenter” in the  JFK assassination story.

Watch:

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Today’s political turmoil can be traced to Kennedy assassination 

Despite all the modern tools of investigation and communication, the Kennedy years remain cloaked in somewhat of a self-serving narrative

Source: Today’s political turmoil can be traced to Kennedy assassination | Columnists | virginiamn.com

JFK Secret Service Agent Clint Hill to receive North Dakota’s Rough Rider Award | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

He is the agent famously seen in movies and photos jumping on the back of the president’s limousine as it sped away to the hospital.

Source: JFK Secret Service Agent Clint Hill to receive North Dakota’s Rough Rider Award | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO

Sign up now for JFK Lancer November In Dallas Conference

The annual Lancer conference is the best of its kinds. It honors the legacy of President Kennedy, and strives for abetter understanding the facts of his assassination.

Source: 2018 JFK Lancer November In Dallas Conference

The busboy who tried to help a wounded Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 dies

That was the night an assassin took aim at Robert F. Kennedy, a candidate for president of the United States. Romero, just 17 at the time, squatted next to the fallen U.S. senator, cradled Kennedy’s head, and tried to help him up before realizing how gravely wounded Kennedy was.

Source: The busboy who tried to help a wounded Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 dies. His life was haunted by the violence – Los Angeles Times

Dec. 16, 1963: Behind closed doors, the Warren Commission is baffled

With the FBI’s report on Kennedy’s assassination, the Commission undertook to select staffers and figure out how to approach its work.

Chief Justice Warren complained about the leaks of the FBI report:  “I have read that report two or three times and I have not seen anything in there that has not been in the press.”

The Commissioners then held a wide-ranging discussion of JFK’s assasination, including:

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JFK fictionalized: ‘November Road’ goes through New Orleans

November RoadI like fictionalizations of the JFK story, not because they confirm (or refute) my own views but because they illuminate how November 22 has refracted through American culture and thinking. For example: November Road (Audiobook) by Lou Berney.

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