JFK: the CIA, Vietnam, and the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy

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"Millions have been gripped by Oliver Stone's film JFK and its premise that the plot to assassinate Kennedy originated beyond the highest levels of the U.S. government. In the movie, the advocate of this theory is a character named "X" played by Donald Sutherland, who, as the film's "Deep Throat," explains how and why this plot came about." "As Stone acknowledged, "X" not only was faithfully depicted in the film, but also as the film's creative adviser provided fully documented information and analysis that helped shape the script. This mystery man was not a fabricated character, as some critics contend. His identity can now be revealed: "X" is L. Fletcher Prouty, a former top-level "military-CIA" operative and the author of JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy." "Now, for the first time, Prouty presents in book form the explosive thesis that influenced Oliver Stone from the time he first began reading the author's writings in the late 1980s. Among the author's revelations in JFK:" "Kennedy's plan to change the course of the Vietnam conflict and to remove all U.S. military personnel from that country by the end of 1965 created enormous concern at the center of the military-industrial complex and led directly to his assassination." "Upon receiving the report of the Cuban Study Group from Gen. Maxwell Taylor after the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961, Kennedy vowed to "shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces." He began by firing longtime Director of Central Intelligence Allen W. Dulles and his top aides." "The army set up a full-fledged covert operation derisively named Operation Camelot to thwart Kennedy's efforts to end the war." "President Johnson reversed Kennedy's orders to wind down in Vietnam immediately following Kennedy's murder. And in March 1964 he set the course for massive troop escalation." "Why Kennedy was ultimately against the war and why he was really murdered." "Brilliantly written and researched over nearly eight years, JFK is riveting. It is the first eyewitness account by a top-level insider, a man who had access to the primary documents and personalities - including those in the White House - dating back to 1943. The shock waves generated by JFK will shake the halls of government for decades to come."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Grouping Authorl fletcher prouty
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b10880379BookBooksEnglishCarol Pub. Group, [1992]xxxv, 366 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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subject_facetIntelligence service -- United States
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination
United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Secret service -- United States
title_displayJFK : the CIA, Vietnam, and the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy
title_fullJFK : the CIA, Vietnam, and the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy / L. Fletcher Prouty ; with an introduction by Oliver Stone
title_subthe CIA, Vietnam, and the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy
Intelligence service
Kennedy, John F
Secret service
Vietnam War, 1961-1975