Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination

Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination

by Ion Mihai Pacepa
     
 

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc, reviews the Kennedy assassination, reveals facts covered up by the Kremlin, and addresses questions left unanswered by official investigations and numerous books. Pacepa is the only investigator of the assassination who had direct knowledge of the KGB's ties to Lee

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Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest intelligence official ever to defect from the Soviet bloc, reviews the Kennedy assassination, reveals facts covered up by the Kremlin, and addresses questions left unanswered by official investigations and numerous books. Pacepa is the only investigator of the assassination who had direct knowledge of the KGB's ties to Lee Harvey Oswald. Programmed to Kill places Pacepa's knowledge about the KGB's secret involvement with Oswald in the context of factual reporting that has appeared on the case. The book juxtaposes the KGB modus operandi—mostly unknown to outsiders—against the irrefutable evidence assembled by the FBI and other U.S. investigators.

Editorial Reviews

Raleigh Metro Magazine
Answered many lingering questions lying around the JFK assassination landscape.
— Bernie Reeves
Washington Times
Mr. Pacepa's book is valuable . . . confirms what many of us have long believed.
— Joseph C. Goulden
Midwest Book Review
Any . . . collection interested in true crime and American history analysis needs this new survey . . . offering insights into questions left unanswered.
Epoch Times
Fascinating and engrossing account, which should be required reading for the entire American intelligence community.
— Justin P. Liuba
H-Net Reviews
A superb new paradigmatic work on the death of President Kennedy.
— Stan Weebber
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
A superb new paradigmatic work on the death of President Kennedy.
— Stan Weebber
The Washington Times
Mr. Pacepa's book is valuable . . . confirms what many of us have long believed.
— Joseph C. Goulden
Michael Ledeen
In the Western world, Ion Mihai Pacepa is undoubtedly the person most knowledgeable about Soviet espionage. His Red Horizons is a masterful portrait of a Communist bloc country, and Programmed to Kill is a rich cornucopia of information about the KGB, the Romanian intelligence service, Soviet spycraft (the discussion of 'illegals' is exceptional) and the personalities atop the Kremlin. No previous author could have written with such authority and understanding. His analysis of Oswald must be considered one of the basic books about the Kennedy assassination.
Donald T. Critchlow
For those who love conspiracy theories, especially those about the Kennedy assassination, this is a rich one. Fiction or non-fiction? I will let the readers judge, but Pacepa's book makes for a fantastic read.
Vladimir Tismaneanu
This is a fascinating and provocative book that will definitely change our understanding of one of the 20th century's most disturbing and puzzling episodes.
Claude Matasa
As in a novel of Agatha Christie, every chapter of Programmed to Kill tightens the noose around the culprit, leading to the ineluctable conclusion that the whole series of events started from the Kremlin. The story lends perfectly to a non-fictional 'whodunit' movie.
Wayne A. Barnes
General Ion Mihai Pacepa has given us a new and very different point of view of the JFK assassination, clarifying what has been the conspiracy theorists' haven in the 20th century. In the FBI we taught that 'the truth is in the details,' and the General exquisitely reveals the truth-with verifiable, consistent, meshing-together, and incontrovertible facts about the involvement of the Soviet leadership and the KGB in this tragedy from start to finish, and even afterward in covering up their malfeasance. The General's credibility—from the time of his initial debriefings and to the present—continues to ring true. He speaks the 'language of intelligence' and admirably translates it for those who lived through that time but were unaware of how to interpret what the plethora of facts really meant. A younger generation can now also profit from the General's insight to see this historic event clearly.
Dorin Tudoran
General Pacepa is a former 'voice from within' that tells us how lack of expertise made possible a profoundly incorrect reading of even such clear facts.
Arnaud de Borchgrave
It took a quarter of a century to uncover the KGB hand behind the attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II. And it took the highest ever intelligence defector from the Soviet bloc to unravel President Kennedy's assassination. General Pacepa is the only researcher into the JFK assassination who had direct knowledge of the KGB's ties to Lee Harvey Oswald, and who learned from Khrushchev himself about his deep hatred for Kennedy. Pacepa was also involved in Moscow's frenzied effort to throw the blame for Kennedy's death on the U.S. But that was not enough to answer all the questions about the assassination. It took Pacepa many years to sift through all the information he had gathered and analyze it with American eyes. His Programmed to Kill is meticulously detailed. It covers all the bases left open by government investigations and the hundreds of books published on the assassination.
Nestor Ratesh
Programmed to Kill sends a wake-up call about the inherent evil of the KGB, whose former officers are now running Russia.
Raleigh Metro Magazine - Bernie Reeves
Answered many lingering questions lying around the JFK assassination landscape.
The Washington Times - Joseph C. Goulden
Mr. Pacepa's book is valuable . . . confirms what many of us have long believed.
Epoch Times - Justin P. Liuba
Fascinating and engrossing account, which should be required reading for the entire American intelligence community.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online - Stan Weebber
A superb new paradigmatic work on the death of President Kennedy.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online - Stan Webber
A superb new paradigmatic work on the death of President Kennedy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566637619
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
12/25/2007
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,410,436
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.28(d)

What People are saying about this

Vladimir Tismaneanu
"A provocative book that will definitely change our understanding of one of the 20th century's most disturbing and puzzling episodes."
Michael Ledeen
"Pacepa is undoubtedly the person most knowledgeable about Soviet espionage.... No previous author could have written with such authority."--(Michael Ledeen, author of The War Against the Terror Masters)
Donald T. Critchlow
"Fiction or non-fiction? I will let the readers judge, but Pacepa's book makes for a fantastic read."--(Donald T. Critchlow, co-editor of American Conspiracies Revealed)
Arnaud de Borchgrave
"Meticulously detailed.... Covers all the bases left open by government investigations and the hundreds of books published on the assassination."--(Arnaud de Borchgrave, editor at large for The Washington Times)

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