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Ultimate Sacrifice

John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK

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November 1, 2008 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 960 Pages | ISBN 9781582434230
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"How well do the authors make their case? With a relentless accumulation of detail, a very thorough knowledge of every political and forensic detail and the broad perspective of historians rather than assassination theorists..." —Publishers Weekly

Seventeen years in the making—drawing on exclusive interviews with members of the Kennedy administration and of the Kennedy’s Cuban inner circle among dozens of others, complementing the information mined from thousands of recently declassified files—Ultimate Sacrifice is a landmark in historical research, compilation, and reporting, meticuloously assembling all of the formely out-of-reach or concealed pieces, to explain for the first time, the full and detailed context which gave rise to the Kennedy assassination. In doing so, authors Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann not only shed new light on one of the most tumultuous eras in modern American history, but definitively solve the mystery of its greatest political tragedy.

Ultimate Sacrifice reveals a previously unknown “Plan for a Coup in Cuba,” authorized by John Kennedy and run by the President’s borther, Attorney General Robert Kennedy. The CIA’s code name for their supporting role in the coup plan—AMWORLD—has never previously surfaced in any book, article, or government investigation, consistant with one of the most secret covert operations in our history. And with that secrecy came tragedy. A plan as audcious as this engineered coup and its follow-up invasion by “invited” US forces, would have been a severe threat to national security if revealsed in the post-Cuban Missile Crisis environment. And when Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante, and Johnny Roselli-three powerfull Mafia dons who would have gone to any lengths to rid themselves of what they saw to be persecution by the mob-busting Attorney General-learned of this plan, they realized that the government would go to equally audacious lengths in order to avoid revealing it to the public. With that knowledge to protect them, the seeds of a President’s demise were sown.

 

LAMAR WALDRON‘s groundbreaking research has been cited in media outlets ranging from Vanity Fair and The New Republic to the History Channel and USA Today. His work has been acknowledged by authors such as Anthony Summers and Gus Russo, historians like Dr. John Newman and John H. Davis, and former goverment investigators Gaeton Fonzi and FBI veteran WIlliam Turner. Waldron received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia State University and lives in Atlanta.

THOM HARTMANN
 (contributor) is the award-winning, best-selling author of fourteen books currently in print in over a dozen languages. An internationally known speaker, his most recent books are The Edison Gene, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, Unequal Protection, We the People: A Call to take Back America, and What Would Jefferson Do? His nationally syndicated radio show is currently on Air America and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Praise

“How well do the authors make their case? With a relentless accumulation of detail, a very thorough knowledge of every political and forensic detail and the broad perspective of historians rather than assassination theorists….no future historian of that tormented period in American history will be able to ignore their very convincing presentation.” —Publishers Weekly

“At last, the mysteries surrounding JFK’s death are fully explained by the startling revelations in this book. Its fresh, groundbreaking research documents how the blow-back from the Kennedys’ actions against the Mafia and Cuba led to the death of JFK. Ultimate Sacrifice provides the final word on why the government had to cover up so much information for so long.” —William W. Turner, former FBI Agent and author of Deadly Secrets

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