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JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy (edició 2011)

de L. Fletcher Prouty (Autor), Oliver Stone (Introducció), Jesse Ventura (Pròleg)

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With an Introduction by Oliver Stone, the director of the hit movie JFK and a Foreword by Jesse Ventura, author of the New York Times Bestseller, They Killed our President, here is an insider's view of JFK, the CIA, Vietnam and the plot that led to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the former CIA operative known as "X," offers a history-shaking perspective on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories were the basis for Oliver Stone's controversial movie JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedy's death was a coup d'état, and he backs this belief up with his knowledge of the security arrangements at Dallas and other tidbits that only a CIA insider would know (for example, that every member of Kennedy's cabinet was abroad at the time of Kennedy's assassination). His discussion of the elite power base he believes controlled the U.S. government will scare and enlighten anyone who wants to know who was really behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This is must reading for anyone who believes that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act along and that a complicated plot led to the murder of President Kennedy.… (més)
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Títol:JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy
Autors:L. Fletcher Prouty (Autor)
Altres autors:Oliver Stone (Introducció), Jesse Ventura (Pròleg)
Informació:Skyhorse (2011), 377 pages
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I read this story hoping to get some additional depth and information behind the character portrayed as X (played by the uber-creepy Donald Sutherland) in the movie JFK by Oliver Stone. The author, Col. Fletcher Prouty was the real X, and one of the people who worked with Stone on the movie. Prouty worked in the military during the time Kennedy was assassinated. He was also with the administration before Kennedy became the president.

There is a lot of detailed background on the cold war and explanation on what leads up to Kennedy's assassination. If you liked the Stone movie, you will learn a lot more detail on the Vietnam War and Cuba connection as well as what threat Kennedy played to other powerful figures in government at the time. With a few minor exceptions (a chapter on Vietnam) the book is presented more like reading a long Wikipedia article. Those that prefer non-fiction to be more story-like might be bored by this format.

I took one star away because Prouty's narrative is repetitive at times. There is an index and footnotes provided.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and plan to read the other two books used as sources for the JFK movie. It's unusual that I see a movie and want to read the book (usually the other way around) but the JFK assassination--whatever happened November 22, 1963--is both a tragic and fascinating part of American history. ( )
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With an Introduction by Oliver Stone, the director of the hit movie JFK and a Foreword by Jesse Ventura, author of the New York Times Bestseller, They Killed our President, here is an insider's view of JFK, the CIA, Vietnam and the plot that led to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the former CIA operative known as "X," offers a history-shaking perspective on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories were the basis for Oliver Stone's controversial movie JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedy's death was a coup d'état, and he backs this belief up with his knowledge of the security arrangements at Dallas and other tidbits that only a CIA insider would know (for example, that every member of Kennedy's cabinet was abroad at the time of Kennedy's assassination). His discussion of the elite power base he believes controlled the U.S. government will scare and enlighten anyone who wants to know who was really behind the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This is must reading for anyone who believes that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act along and that a complicated plot led to the murder of President Kennedy.

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