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

Lamar Waldron (Author) Thom Hartmann (With)
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A landmark in historical research, tying the Mafia and Cuba to the assassination of JFK--updated to reveal the role of Cuban Commander Juan Almeida.

Recent revelations by the U.S. government point to Cuba's former number three official--Commander Juan Almeida--as secretly working with President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel Castro. This updated edition of Ultimate Sacrifice tells the full story for the first time--complete with new photos and documents. The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK's Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly released files at the National Archives.

A "palace coup," set for December 1, 1963, was to be backed up by U.S. forces "invited" in by Commander Almeida, then Chief of the Cuban Army. However, three Mafia bosses being targeted by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used several CIA assets to infiltrate the secret plot and murder JFK. The new edition explains why Almeida was not a double agent, why Fidel suspected Almeida's ally Che Guevara, and what Fidel did in 1990 when he finally found out about Almeida's work for JFK.

"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 (starred review)

"At last, the mysteries surrounding JFK's death are fully explained by the startling revelations in this book." --William W. Turner, former FBI agent and author of Deadly Secrets

Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
November 01, 2008
Pages
951
Dimensions
6.0 X 2.1 X 9.0 inches | 2.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781582434230
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About the Author

Lamar Waldron was called "the ultimate JFK historian and examiner" by Liz Smith in Variety. His groundbreaking research has been featured by hundreds of newspapers and radio stations and was the subject of the Discovery Channel special Conspiracy Files: JFK Assassination. He has been featured on CNN, the History Channel, Geraldo Rivera, and Fox News. His work has been acclaimed by authors ranging from former FBI agent William Turner to Kennedy biographer John H. Davis. He is the author, with Thom Hartmann, of Ultimate Sacrifice.
Thom Hartmann is the host of the nationally and internationally syndicated talkshow The Thom Hartmann Program and the TV show The Big Picture on the Free Speech TV network. He is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of 24 books, including Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception, ADHD and the Edison Gene, and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, which inspired Leonardo DiCaprio's film The 11th Hour. A former psychotherapist and founder of the Hunter School, a residential and day school for children with ADHD, he lives in Washington, D.C.