The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

The Road to Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

by David Kaiser
     
 

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was an appalling and grisly conspiracy. In this unvarnished story, Kaiser shows that the events of November 22, 1963, cannot be understood without fully grasping the two larger stories of which they were a part: the U.S. government’s campaign against organized crime, which began in the late 1950s and accelerated… See more details below

Overview

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was an appalling and grisly conspiracy. In this unvarnished story, Kaiser shows that the events of November 22, 1963, cannot be understood without fully grasping the two larger stories of which they were a part: the U.S. government’s campaign against organized crime, which began in the late 1950s and accelerated dramatically under Robert Kennedy; and the furtive quest of two administrations to eliminate Fidel Castro. This book brings to light the complete, frequently shocking, story of the JFK assassination and its aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674034723
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
536
Sales rank:
340,318
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Criminals, Cubans, Kennedys, and the CIA

1. Organized Crime in the 1950s

2. Castro Takes Power

3. The CIA Enlists the Mob

4. The Kennedys Take Over

5. Operation Mongoose

6. Crusaders and Gangsters

7 The Mob Enlists the CIA

Part II: Lee Harvey Oswald

8. A Defector Returns

9. The Big Easy

10. Oswald Exposed

11. The Odio Incident

12. Journey to Mexico

Part III: Converging Paths

13. Making Everyone Unhappy about Cuba

14. Turning Up the Heat

15. Countdown to Catastrophe

16. Three days in November

17. Keeping Secrets

Conclusion

Note on Sources

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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