×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
     

Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

5.0 3
by Jerome A. Kroth
 

See All Formats & Editions

This is a volume packed with information on the JFK assassination that will dazzle readers. From mistresses to Mafia murders, fingerprints to dictabelt recordings, all the evidence is integrated and interwoven into complete and comprehensive perspectives on the assassination. Theories are weighed, checked, contrasted, and contradicted. Evidentiary and exculpatory

Overview

This is a volume packed with information on the JFK assassination that will dazzle readers. From mistresses to Mafia murders, fingerprints to dictabelt recordings, all the evidence is integrated and interwoven into complete and comprehensive perspectives on the assassination. Theories are weighed, checked, contrasted, and contradicted. Evidentiary and exculpatory material is delineated in intelligible and readable fashion, but Marilyn's sexual liaisons with the Kennedy brothers, JFK's 33 mistresses in the White House, and J. Edgar Hoover's homosexuality provide a counterpoint with the shadowy psychological underbelly to this story. Kroth provides a fresh statistical analysis of 86 'mysterious deaths' of witnesses in the assassination and weighs the merits of prevailing theories on who carried out the assassination, and why; he profiles the actors, the witnesses and the investigators. He includes recently released documents and speculates over the large portions of information that remain barred to public scrutiny.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Those not already deeply immersed in recondite Kennedy assassination lore will find this offering by Kroth-an associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, and a contributor to CounterPunch, a biweekly "muckraking newsletter"-well over the top. Advertised as an "objective" look at the myriad conspiracy theories that surround the assassination, this instead offers overwrought writing, an author fixated on Kennedy's sexual conduct, and very subjective opinions. Among the many graphs, tables and time lines Kroth finds relevant to his evaluation of the various assassination theories are Kennedy's mistresses during his presidency (for the record, there are allegedly 33), Marilyn Monroe's alleged lovers (35) and a list of the possible assassins in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 (27). For good measure there is a bar graph of the distribution of cover-up sources (including Mafia murders). On the other hand, for those readers who are predisposed to accept Kroth's judgment that the Warren Commission invented "magic bullets, neuromuscular spasms... sheared-off copper jacketing... to keep the hint of conspiracy at bay and myth intact: Oswald and only Oswald shot Kennedy; Ruby and only Ruby killed Oswald," this offers a cornucopia of material. As they read, however, many will hear the voice of Woody Allen's Annie Hall alter ego Alvy Singer chirping in their ear, "It, but it it... he drove past the book depository and the police said conclusively that it was an exit wound. So-how is it possible for Oswald to have fired from two angles at once? It doesn't make sense." (Nov. 23) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875862460
Publisher:
Algora Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
926,290
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Conspiracy in Camelot - The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Kroth uses his well-tuned research skills to bundle up the plethora of evidence in a scholarly package of text that is easy to understand and absorb. Join Dr. Jerry Kroth on a psychohistorical quest to excavate, illuminate, and evaluate forty years of JFK assassination evidence in his newest work, Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. If you are a JFK assassination aficionado, then here¿s a book that will reinforce your passion and satisfy your desire for new information. If you¿re not a JFK assassination aficionado but have thought about being one only to fear being over taken by the over 700 sources of information on the subject before you come to terms with who killed JFK and why, then you must read this book! As Dr. Kroth attempts to base all conjecture and speculation on evidence gleaned from one source or another, he respects his readers¿ rights to formulate their own evaluations and conclusions. I especially enjoy the skill with which Dr. Kroth organizes the facts, posits the possibilities, profiles the players, and scopes out the pros and cons of each assassination theory associated with the greatest murder mystery of the 20th century. Quotes by those who walked and talked in the Kingdom of JFK¿s Camelot permeate the text and add a pinch of intrigue. Anyone fascinated with the study of collective psychology will be mesmerized with Dr. Kroth¿s discussion of the symbolic meaning of the psychological implications of the JFK assassination on the American consciousness ¿ then and now. For those of us who delight in reading books by authors who aren¿t afraid to say what they think in a creative and thought-provoking manner, Conspiracy in Camelot does not disappoint. I give this book 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book, filled with more information than I have every read about JFK. Balanced, objective, and still not afraid to tell it like it is. Superbly written...like a mystery novel, but nonfiction. This is a classic! William Burton, MA
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jerry Kroth¿s Conspiracy in Camelot, may be the most significant contribution to date towards understanding the underlying dynamics of the Kennedy assassination. His artfully written synthesis of well developed academic research and psychological insights, yield a fascinating, certain classic. Kroth is the first author to delineate the role of John F. Kennedy's mental instability, and its manifestation as sexual addiction, as key role in his untimely death. Many of John F Kennedy¿s behavioral patterns, are modeled after his father, Joseph Kennedy. As a result of sexual and economic acting out, both father and son were subsequently brought into close contact with mafia and other underworld connections. These dark linkages played a prominent role in Kennedy¿s untimely murder, and the deaths of scores of others with Kennedy connections. Conspiracy in Camelot rivets the reader like the finest detective novel. But the substantive new insights and statistical data that Kroth provides, will influence the historical perspective on America¿s most romantic and admired president. Bette U. Kiernan Palo Alto, California