Betrayal in Dallas: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Longtime local district attorney Henry Wade, an LBJ crony who would have sole jurisdiction over the prosecution of those responsible, had been corrupted by the local Civello crime family. Lyndon B. Johnson, while a US senator during the 1950s, had accepted bribes from the same mobsters so that they could avoid deportation.

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John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Longtime local district attorney Henry Wade, an LBJ crony who would have sole jurisdiction over the prosecution of those responsible, had been corrupted by the local Civello crime family. Lyndon B. Johnson, while a US senator during the 1950s, had accepted bribes from the same mobsters so that they could avoid deportation.

With incredible detail and documentation, Mark North pieces the puzzle together to reveal how, in late 1961, US Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his brother John, who hated LBJ, initiated a covert Organized Crime Task Force investigation of the Civello mob in Dallas. Johnson, through Wade and local federal officials he had placed in power, learned of the plan and cooperated with the Civello mob to have JFK killed. Johnson did this, in part, because he had the power to control any subsequent federal investigation via FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. After the Mafia killed JFK, Johnson stopped Robert Kennedy’s prosecution of the Dallas Mafia.

Betrayal in Dallas is unlike any book written on the JFK assassination. Because its conclusions are based on classified federal documents unknown to the public and research community, it will startle and convince all those who read it. Betrayal in Dallas is what the American people have been waiting for since November 22, 1963.

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Historian and Kennedy assassination aficionado North (Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy) here continues his quest to uncover the Mafia connection in the Kennedy assassination. North contends that Robert Kennedy's aggressive pursuit of the mob threatened both the vast criminal empire and LBJ's own political aspirations. With the collusion of J. Edgar Hoover, he argues, Johnson and the Ciavello mob set up a contract hit on President Kennedy in a town where they controlled law enforcement and anyone who could investigate the murder. However, the case is made via vague innuendo, tenuous connections, and the silence of a cast of hundreds, which cannot be disguised by 240 pages of documentation and 40 pages of source notes. Additionally, it requires Bobby Kennedy, Johnson's avowed enemy, to know the truth about his brother's death but to blackmail Johnson for political favors in return for his silence. Such unlikely assertions sink the book. VERDICT This carefully documented sermon to the converted will fascinate conspiracy buffs but is unlikely to win over skeptics. Buy for interest.—Deirdre Bray Root, Middletown P.L., Dayton, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626361225
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 422,258
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Interesting & informative

    I really liked Betrayal in Dallas and think it is a very important book. This book reveals what the government has been hiding from us all these years. The document section supports the key points that North makes. There is new information in this book that has not been released before. I would recommend this book to any American who wants to know the truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

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