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

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

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by Mark North
     
 

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In Betrayal in Dallas: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy, author Mark North demystifies the most infamous crime of the twentieth century, arguing that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Why Dallas? Because it was the only location in

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In Betrayal in Dallas: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy, author Mark North demystifies the most infamous crime of the twentieth century, arguing that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Why Dallas? Because it was the only location in the country to commit a crime of such magnitude without fear of apprehension. Critical characters emerge in the plot to murder JFK: Henry Wade, the long-time district attorney turned corrupt; Lyndon B. Johnson himself, who, while a senator in the 1950s, accepted bribes from the mob; corrupt FBI director J. Edgar Hoover; and more.

And North is just getting warmed up. In late 1961, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his brother John, who harbored a deep-seeded hatred for LBJ, initiated a covert Organized Crime Task Force investigation of the Civello mob in Dallas with the understanding that destroying the Dallas Mafia would also destroy LBJ. Johnson, through Wade and other local federal officials he had placed in power, learned of the plan and cooperated with the Civello mob to have JFK killed.

North’s conclusions are based on classified federal documents unknown to the public and research community. It is inevitable that, at some point, any great historical truth becomes known. Betrayal in Dallas is nothing less than the vehicle for that moment. It 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616082369
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Mark North, a degreed historian, Texas attorney, and nationally recognized author of Act of Treason: The Role of J. Edgar Hoover in the Assassination of President Kennedy and Betrayal in Dallas: LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy, has been investigating the Kennedy assassination for three decades. North resides in Austin, Texas.

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Betrayal in Dallas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
sm65 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago