Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.

Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.

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by Barr McClellan
     
 

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The plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy has been shrouded in secrecy and deceit, leading most Americans to doubt the veracity of the Warren Commission's findings.

Now, after nearly forty years, Barr McClellan exposes the secret, high-level conspiracy in Texas that led to Kennedy's death and L.B.J.'s succession as President. Using court

Overview

The plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy has been shrouded in secrecy and deceit, leading most Americans to doubt the veracity of the Warren Commission's findings.

Now, after nearly forty years, Barr McClellan exposes the secret, high-level conspiracy in Texas that led to Kennedy's death and L.B.J.'s succession as President. Using court documents, insider interviews and even the findings of the Warren Commission, Barr McClellan reveals the complex maneuvers, payoffs and power plays that changed the history of the 20th Century.

If absolute power corrupts, then blood, money and deception are its allies.

This powerful book represents the very best of investigative journalism, with independent corroboration of all key points, and is compelling, convincing and historically significant.

Editorial Reviews

". . . President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, according to . . . McClellan."(The Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400101054
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
Unabridged, 13 CDs
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 5.64(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

Barr McClellan is a respected attorney, who represented President Lyndon Johnson and his interests from 1966 through 1971. He served primarily through Texas power attorney Edward Clark and Johnson business attorney Don Thomas, advising on political strategy, campaign contributions, attorney-client privilege issues, television and labor disputes.

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Blood, Money, & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read everything I could get my hands on re: the JFK assassination and this book falls into the 'aluminum foil hat' bunch. Most of Mr. McLellan's assertions simply don't hold water for any serious student of this event. My opinion? Save your money and your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barr McClellan, a lawyer for Texas oil companies and the father of George W. Bush's White House press secretary, strips the JFK assassination of any political motive and reduces it to the personal motives of one Democrat. LBJ, says McClellan, killed JFK because he was greedy for power and was afraid of having his corruption exposed. Period. There is no mention of JFK's decision to bring the troops home from Vietnam, 'shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces,' get rid of the oil depletion tax credit, or end segregation--all the reasons for which the far right wing despised him. That far right wing is now in power and openly asserts its hatred for 'liberal senators from Massachusetts.' I do believe Johnson played a role in the cover-up (though not necessarily the assassination itself), but for political, not personal, motives. This book talks a lot about Texas oil men, yet never once mentions George H. W. Bush--how is that possible? Finally, McClellan says Oswald was one of the shooters, which any reputable assassinationr researcher knows is not true. Oswald could not have fired a rifle that day because he had no gunpower residue on his cheek when he was tested for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What many people miss like,D. Baynard Hermann, is that the trajectory of the bullet falls off course, my uncle was one of the men who helped simulate the JFK assassination, he quickly wrote that in his investigation the shot would be impossible to make with a Mannlicher-Carcano Rifle that Oswald was to use. Any one who has viewed the zapruder film can quickly realize that their was more then one Assassin.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I can understand the author thinking Johnson did this all on hie own with help trom Clark and Thomas telling him things. But i don't buy it. 1. Johnson would never dirty his hands so directly. All the Fbi or CIA had to do was put Clarke in a room torture or threaten and the truth comes out. 2. The CIA hated Kennedy. They had the power along with the military to not only plan it a YEAR in advance but botch the autopsy! 3. The assasination was planned for two other locations and it didnt happen. How was Johnson gonna control things in Miami or Chicago? He couldnt. He may have known it was gonna happen w/o directly being involved. He certainly was part if the stupid coverup that no one accepts. Oswald was told by "someone" to be at work that day and possibly to shoot at the car. Johnson did not have access to Oswald did he? Did clark know anything about oswald? This book is interesting because it shows that LBJ probably wanted Kennedy dead but for somebody else to do it. It has been said that after jfk died, no way was lbj going to pull out of Vietnam. If they could do it that brazenly they could do it to him too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone who has been an Adjunct American History Prof I read this book and the ideas and motives of the main characters seemed very plausible to me. One only has to research American foreign policy in the Middle East since 1935 and the oil industry in general to understand the importance of oil in this country. I loved the information and thought that the chain of events could have very likely occurred. What would make this book unbelievable(and any other book concerning 'conspiracies')to many Americans is the fact that they can't conceive of people in power who have no loyalty to the nation and who are ruthless human beings without conscience. I would add that the book is poorly written which makes it difficult reading. I would suggest the author work with a first-rate editor or ghostwriter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone from an expert on the assasination to a newer researcher should read this book. Why? Because Barr McClellan, who worked as a partner in the lawfirm that represented LBJ, tells an excellant tale of a politician who was willing to do whatever he had to do to stay afloat. McClellan explains how LBJ's polical future hung in the balance in 1963. After having accepted JFK's offer of the VP, LBJ had given up his powerful position as Majority leader of the Senate. He felt powerless, although he was one hearbeat from being President. But, as some scandals threatened to cost him his place on the 64 ticket, or worse, his political future, LBJ came to his personal crossroads. Facing political extinction (and maybe jail), LBJ did the only thing he felt he could do in order to ensure that he would descend to the throne that he knew would never be his naturally, remove JFK. LBJ and his powerful personal attorney have been overlooked and have been considered above suspicion by most people. Well, think again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific read. The book needed a more literate editor, so you may have to suppress your shudders at grammatical solecisms. And of course we can never really know what happened. But the framework of raw facts is there, matters of public record anyone can check. By now it is not possible to be a grown-up and still believe the Warren Commission Report; some naysayers are sounding as though they really don't believe Kennedy was murdered at all. I am tired of this smug refusal to read respectfully what four decades of historians and forensic investigators are recording. American democracy was put at stake in 1963; our Constitution calls for transfers of power without assassination. McClennan has put together known facts and his own experiences in a way that has rather impressive explanatory power. Thus far the book has not been suppressed; but the History Channel tape, 'The Guilty Men,'based on this book, cannot be obtained any longer. Why should ideas, however unwelcome, be suppressed in a free country? I was lucky enough to acquire a tape while they were still available, and seeing and hearing the people in this book adds considerably to the force of this material.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hadn't thought about this crime in years but when I heard of this book I decided to read it to see if this latest theory had any substance. It does and tenfold at that. However, some readers may see this as Texas bashing. It isn't in my opinion. The author points out political and cultural climate that developed LBJ and Clark. The same type of environments can be said to have molded many other politicians in the Northeast or Midwest or anywhere. Evil can find fertile ground anywhere people crave money and power and will do anything to satisfy their lust.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do not fear the naysayers and the continued attempts to coverup a horrible wrong from our past. We must face the truth to not allow such corruption to happen ever again. The plot to assassinate JFK has never been fully revealed until now. Most Americans do not believe the Warren Commission's conclusory 'findings.' Finally, this book carefully shines the light on the power-mad conspiracy in Texas that led to JFK's murder and LBJ's coup. The evidence in this book is overwhelming and the fingerprint of Wallace ties it all back together. This book must be read and remembered by all in public service that to serve the public is not to seek personal power and gain at any expenses.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The theory seems plausible until it includes Oswald as a shooter. Oswald was probably involved in the world of spy vs. spy in some capacity, large or small, but I don't think he fired a rifle that day. He was what he said he was: a patsy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is very obvious that John Kennedy was shot at from the front in addition to the shots from the rear. Written by an insider to LBJ, this by far is the most compelling explanation of the assassination. Oswald said it best--'I am a patsy.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many people who cannot accept the harsh reality of American politics, and those people will not like what Barr McClellan has to say in this book. His motive in revealing all this information is unclear to me, and yet I believe he is very accurate, as far as he goes, from what I have heard or have been told over the last 40 years, while living in Dallas and elsewhere. President Johnson was a powerful and complex man, and many people were rightly afraid of him. He was a 'natural' - a political genius. Politics is a bad business on all sides. Even having read this now and accepted most of it, I would still have chosen Lyndon Johnson over his opponents. Sad to say, I never actually liked President Kennedy or subscribed to his myth, and I liked Robert Kennedy even less. People believe what they want to believe anyway, but there are many social and psychological reasons why people cannot face the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book carefully connects LBJ's continuing rise to power with ever heightened corruption. LBJ's 'henchmen' and other power hungry people must not be let off the hook. Years later, this book reveals what must be--which is why the silence as to the facts presented in the book is deafening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good background information prior to the assassination plus the 'inside' scoop on the horrible deed itself. The author also shows his struggles leading to these ultimate revelations. I hope that he writes more once additional documents are released.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is poor history at its best. Those who do not like Johnson will believe this unsubstantiated theory. This book could have been written by Robert Kennedy. It is entertaining for what it is worth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is phenomenal in tracing the escalating greed and corruption of LBJ. The book brings out the chronology matched with the undisputed events to trace a terrible group of men who never had enough power and would do anything to protect it. The evidence and insider view is compelling. This book is a must read for anyone interested in true American values.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At last, someone with insider information and the courage to share it with the world has come forward. That person is Barr McClellan. The information he has to share is irrefutable evidence that Lyndon Johnson was a conspirator in the assassination of President Kenndey. McClellan's book, BLOOD, MONEY AND POWER, is a must read for anyone interested in demanding that justice be served, even if it happens forty years after the crime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book reveals the corrupt path to power of LBJ. In spite of all the attempts to conceal the truth, this book leaves little doubt, and the title says it all. What remarkable courage of the author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read, and very hard to put down. At the same time it is sad, and upsetting to think that all of this CAN happen (or DID HAPPEN)and be covered up for years while other 'stories' are allowed to make the circuit and muddy the waters. It is a simple example of raw power, greed, and ego out of control.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book clearly shows how Johnson circumvented and controled the political climate in Texas through murder, deceit, and double dealing and made himself rich in the process. By having many people 'taken care of for good' Johnson rose to ultimate power in the US Senate while his lifelong buddy and power monger, Ed Clark, controlled and manipulated the law and state government in Texas. As the truth comes out about the planning, execution, and cover-up of the coup, one has to agree that Johnson not only knew about what was going to happen to Kennedy. He and Ed Clark were intimately involved with the operation and able to 'silence' anyone that threated to blow their cover while Clark was in power in Texas and Johnson the whole United States.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic connection of LBJ's fanatical and homicidal grabs of power. McClellan should be commended for taking such a tough task and truly connecting the pieces of the puzzle back to a corrupt LBJ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The late, great film director John Ford has been quoted as saying of Lyndon B. Johnson: 'The man is a murderer who does not deserve to be President.' Ford's truthfulness and integrity have never been questioned. Barr McClelland's 'Blood, Money and Power' offers credible evidence of LBJ's complicity in the murder of JFK, as well as other murders. Multi-Academy award winner John Ford would have loved this book! Congratulations to Mr. McClelland who has diligently and courageously pursued a worthy cause. The publishing of this work by Hannover House should make them a force in the publishing industry. Their courage should be applauded by all who believe in a just United States.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I did enjoy reading this book, I immediately followed it by re-reading Posner's 'Case Closed.' Unfortunately, the diferrence in the documentation each author uses could not be more different. McClellan dismisses Posner outright, without discussing why. Yes, some items, including crucial fingerprint evidence are fascinating, but overall McClellan skips over or causally discusses crucial issues (like knowing about two others intimately involved in actions in the Dealy Plaza, but not divulging anything to support this or develop that angle). Generally interesting, but not well supported.