Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedyby Mark North
In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational," Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded by Louisiana Mafia chieftain Carlos Marcelloand, more importantly, that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover learned early on about the plan but did nothing
In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational," Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded by Louisiana Mafia chieftain Carlos Marcelloand, more importantly, that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover learned early on about the plan but did nothing to stop it. Hoover warned no onenot the Dallas police, not the Secret Service. His motives, North suggests, stemmed from a fervent hatred of Kennedy and fear that the President would eventually fire him. He is documented as a close confidant of Vice President Lyndon Johnsona man Hoover "controlled" due to blackmail and scandals. Hoover’s daytoday running of the FBI, his strange personality, and his backroom dealings are brought to life using an extensive collection of press clippings, government documents, and other original sources.
Act of Treason is a mustread for any citizen who believes the Warren Commission failed miserably in its attempt to solve one of modern America’s most pressing mysteries: Who killed JFK?
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Mark North earned a BA in history with honors from California State University at San Diego, a law degree from Oklahoma City University, and studied business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former Texas attorney, a historian, and author of Act of Treason: The Role of J.Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy, has been investigating the Kennedy assassination for three over decades. He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
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Could it be? This well researched book sheds much needed new light on the Kennedy assassination.
This author could just as easily write a book asserting Neil Armstrong's moon walk was a hoax. Reads about as easily as a poorly written text book. Also, presumptions and assumptions abound. Very little credible evidence offered to support the premise. Lots of Warren Commission testimony excerpts that are interesting, however. But because Hoover and LBJ were politically supportive of one another, this one should fit well with the latest suggestion in Blood, Money and Power that LBJ ordered the assassination.
The author is an attorney and takes the scholar's approach to the subject, footnoting and sourcing all his material. The most damning portions of the work use FBI memos and other government materials to spell out that J Edgar Hoover failed to warn the Secret Service after learning of a plot on the life of President Kennedy. After Dallas, Hoover did all he could to obstruct the FBI investigation and used the powers of his office to frame Oswald. There is no doubt: This book documents Hoover was a traitor.
This book was by far one of the best books I've ever read. It brought the Kennedy Assassination to a whole new level. It was easy to understand, yet had amazing details. A must read!!