Legacy of Secrecy

The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination (Volume 1 of 3) (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Lamar Waldron

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458760596


Page: 1136

View: 1735

Legacy of Secrecy tells the full story of JFK's murder and the tragic results of the cover-ups that followed, as revealed by two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, backed by thousands of files at the National Archives. The result of twenty years of research, it finally tells the full story long withheld from Congress and the American people.

Legacy of Secrecy

The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination


Author: Lamar Waldron,Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1582439508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

View: 5056

John F. Kennedy's assassination launched a frantic search to find his killers. It also launched a flurry of covert actions by Lyndon Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, and other top officials to hide the fact that in November 1963 the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba, as part of a JFK-authorized coup. The coup plan's exposure could have led to a nuclear confrontation with Russia, but the cover-up prevented a full investigation into Kennedy's assassination, a legacy of secrecy that would impact American politics and foreign policy for the next 45 years. It also allowed two men who confessed their roles in JFK's murder to be involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, in 1968. Exclusive interviews and newly declassified files from the National Archives document in chilling detail how three mob bosses were able to prevent the truth from coming to light – until now.

Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination


Author: Lamar Waldron,Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582434220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 848

View: 5233

Builds on growing beliefs about cover-ups related to the U.S.'s planned invasion of Cuba in the mid-1960s, a secret plot that the author contends risked a nuclear confrontation with Russia, prevented a full investigation into JFK's assassination, and led to Robert Kennedy's own murder.

Cain's Legacy

Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy, and Regret


Author: Jeanne Safer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0465019404

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 9365

"What to do when brothers and sisters can't get along"--



Author: Belva Plain

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307805379

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3345

First came the sin. Then the lies. He was handsome, charming, irresistable, and an eighteen-year-old lady-killer, her uncle Cliff's stepson, Ted. But in one terrible night he would shatter the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Dawes and nearly destroy her family. Years afterward, Charlotte would remember that night with fear and loathing, with pain that could be banished only by her work as a gifted architect, building a new world for others as she conceals her own. For Charlotte's family, prime employers in New England mill town, what happened to Charlotte was the beginning of the end. Her father is left shattered by his daughter's pain. Her troubled mother is unable to cope. And her distinguished family has fallen from grace, plunged into debt. The only rock that sustains them in their darkest hours is a woman whose own guilty secret has given her the power to ruin--or resurrect--the family to whom she owes her life. Belva Plain's searing novel cuts to the heart of a family ravaged by secrecy. But it is ultimately a story of redemption, the kind that grows when one person dares to tell the truth. From the Paperback edition.

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA


Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: The New York Times® Best Sellers: Books



Page: N.A

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With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Is the Central Intelligence Agency a bulwark of freedom against dangerous foes, or a malevolent conspiracy to spread American imperialism? A little of both, according to this absorbing study, but, the author concludes, it is mainly a reservoir of incompetence and delusions that serves no one's interests well. Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times correspondent Weiner musters extensive archival research and interviews with top-ranking insiders, including former CIA chiefs Richard Helms and Stansfield Turner, to present the agency's saga as an exercise in trying to change the world without bothering to understand it. Hypnotized by covert action and pressured by presidents, the CIA, he claims, wasted its resources fomenting coups, assassinations and insurgencies, rigging foreign elections and bribing political leaders, while its rare successes inspired fiascoes like the Bay of Pigs and the Iran-Contra affair. Meanwhile, Weiner contends, its proper function of gathering accurate intelligence languished. With its operations easily penetrated by enemy spies, the CIA was blind to events in adversarial countries like Russia, Cuba and Iraq and tragically wrong about the crucial developments under its purview, from the Iranian revolution and the fall of communism to the absence of Iraqi WMDs. Many of the misadventures Weiner covers, at times sketchily, are familiar, but his comprehensive survey brings out the persistent problems that plague the agency. The result is a credible and damning indictment of American intelligence policy. (Aug. 7) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Bookmarks Magazine Tim Weiner, multiple Pulitzer Prize winner, longtime New York Times reporter, and the author of Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, American Spy (1995) and Blank Check: The Pentagon's Black Budget (1991) hits his marks in Legacy of Ashes. Drawing on more than 50,000 documents and 300 on-the-record interviews with key players (10 of them former directors of the agency; all of the book's many notes and quotations are attributed), Weiner treats his subject with a ruthless, journalistic eye, skewering Republican and Democratic administrations alike for the CIA's slide into mediocrity. One critic finds a weakness in Weiner's exuberant dismantling of the old guard at the expense of more contemporary analysis. Still, this is an important book that will capture the attention of anyone interested in the CIA's checkered history. Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.


Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age


Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807092495

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 7173

Mankind has a seven-decade long relationship with nuclear technology, from the bomb to nuclear accidents to nuclear waste. While concern about climate change has led some environmentalists to embrace renewable energy sources, others have expressed a renewed interest in nuclear power as an alternative source of carbon-neutral energy. But can humanity handle the risks involved? Pearce traveled the globe to uncover the environmental and psychological landscapes created since the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Should we be burdening future generations with radioactive waste that will be deadly for thousands of years? -- adapted from publisher info

Watergate and Afterward

The Legacy of Richard M. Nixon


Author: Leon Friedman,William F. Levantrosser,Hofstra University

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313277818

Category: History

Page: 377

View: 6458

This volume examines the Watergate controversy and its legacy, focusing particular attention on Nixon's alleged misuse of government power for political ends, his administration's obsession with secrecy and the control of information, and the impeachment proceedings. Based upon the Hofstra Presidential Conference on Richard M. Nixon, the collection includes a final assessment of the Nixon presidency by a group of biographers who have written extensively about the man and his politics as well as appraisals of Nixon's accomplishments and failures by administration figures, outside historians, and journalists.

Watergate: The Hidden History

Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA


Author: Lamar Waldron

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1619022672

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 6876

While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixon’s motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergate—and other Washington offices—in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the deeper context surrounding his crimes? For the first time, the groundbreaking investigative research in Watergate: The Hidden History provides documented answers to all of those questions. It adds crucial missing pieces to the Watergate story—information that President Nixon wanted, but couldn’t get, and that wasn’t available to the Senate Watergate Committee or to Woodward and Bernstein. This new information not only reveals remarkable insights into Nixon’s motivation for Watergate, but also answers the two most important remaining questions: What were the Watergate burglars after? And why was Nixon willing to risk his Presidency to get it? Watergate: The Hidden History reexamines the historical record, including new material only available in recent years. This includes thousands of recently declassified CIA and FBI files, newly released Nixon tapes, and exclusive interviews with those involved in the events surrounding Watergate—ranging from former Nixon officials to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. This book also builds on decades of investigations by noted journalists and historians, as well as long-overlooked investigative articles from publications like Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.

Hidden Heritage

The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews


Author: Janet Jacobs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520936612

Category: Religion

Page: 207

View: 5505

This study of contemporary crypto-Jews—descendants of European Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Spanish Inquisition—traces the group's history of clandestinely conducting their faith and their present-day efforts to reclaim their past. Janet Liebman Jacobs masterfully combines historical and social scientific theory to fashion a brilliant analysis of hidden ancestry and the transformation of religious and ethnic identity.

Ultimate Sacrifice

John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK


Author: Lamar Waldron,Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582434239

Category: History

Page: 951

View: 8807

Cuba's number three official today -- Commander Juan Almeida -- was secretly working with JFK in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel. The U.S. government recently revealed Almeida's work for JFK, allowing the updated trade paperback of Ultimate Sacrifice to tell the full story for the first time (complete with new photos and documents). The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK's Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly-released files at the National Archives. Almeida's "palace coup," set for December 1, 1963, was to be backed up by U.S. forces "invited" in by Commander Almeida, then Chief of the Cuban Army. However, three Mafia bosses being targeted by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used several CIA assets to infiltrate the secret plot and murder JFK. This resulted in cover-ups by officials like RFK and LBJ, to prevent the exposure of Almeida and a possible nuclear confrontation with the Soviets. The new edition explains why Almeida was not a double agent, why Fidel suspected Almeida's ally Che Guevara, and what Fidel did in 1990 when he finally found out about Almeida's work for JFK.

JFK and the Unspeakable

Why He Died and Why It Matters


Author: James W. Douglass

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439193886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 5220

SSuggests that John F. Kennedy was assassinated because military leaders feared his dedication to peace would result in the United States falling to Russia

Secrets and Leaks

The Dilemma of State Secrecy


Author: Rahul Sagar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400880858

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 407

Secrets and Leaks examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How then can we ensure that this power is used responsibly? Typically, the onus is put on lawmakers and judges, who are expected to oversee the executive. Yet because these actors lack access to the relevant information and the ability to determine the harm likely to be caused by its disclosure, they often defer to the executive's claims about the need for secrecy. As a result, potential abuses are more often exposed by unauthorized disclosures published in the press. But should such disclosures, which violate the law, be condoned? Drawing on several cases, Rahul Sagar argues that though whistleblowing can be morally justified, the fear of retaliation usually prompts officials to act anonymously--that is, to "leak" information. As a result, it becomes difficult for the public to discern when an unauthorized disclosure is intended to further partisan interests. Because such disclosures are the only credible means of checking the executive, Sagar writes, they must be tolerated, and, at times, even celebrated. However, the public should treat such disclosures skeptically and subject irresponsible journalism to concerted criticism.

A Legacy of Secrecy and Atrocities

Government Experiments on Humans and Animals


Author: James P. Huchthausen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475299243

Category: History

Page: 512

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After World War II, the CIA secretly recruited high-level Nazi scientists and doctors to help conduct secret experiments. Agency operants scoured many parts of the world in search for a truth drug (TD). The CIA introduced LSD into the United States. When that failed as a TD, they conducted more experiments -- using thousands of unwitting subjects as well as on animals. The Atomic Energy Commission detonated dozens of nuclear weapons in Nevada while conducting experiments with animals and soldiers. Many of these "guinea pigs" -- as well as those downwind in Utah -- contacted cancer. Nuclear tests were also conducted in the Marshall Islands. Even though their residents had been forcibly relocated, many contacted cancer and subsequently died.

A Legacy of One


Author: Kevin G. Chapman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535048422


Page: 472

View: 7565

Senator Jonathan Prescott III is on track to make a run for President. He has the pedigree, the credentials, and the smile. But, at his twentieth college class reunion Jonathan meets up with two old friends who remind him of the brief period in his life when he thought about charting his own course. Now, the keeper of his biggest secret threatens to reveal it, along with another bombshell that will put Jonathan's political life on the line. Jonathan must decide whether his true legacy is the one his father has planned for him since birth, or one of his own making.

A Legacy of Spies

A Novel


Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735225125

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1542

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. Interweaving past with present so that each may tell its own intense story, John le Carré has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new.

On the Home Front

The Cold War Legacy of the Hanford Nuclear Site


Author: Michele Stenehjem Gerber

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803259959

Category: History

Page: 391

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On the Home Front is the only comprehensive history of the Hanford Nuclear Site, America’s most productive and wasteful plutonium manufacturing facility. Located in southeastern Washington State, the Hanford Site produced the plutonium used in the atomic bombs that ended World War II. This book was made possible by the declassification in the 1980s of tens of thousands of government documents relating to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the site. The third edition contains a new introduction by John M. Findlay and a new epilogue by the author.

Legacy of Silence

A Novel


Author: Belva Plain

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307805395

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 6332

In Legacy of Silence, New York Times bestselling author Belva Plain creates an unforgettable story of a remarkable family—and a deception that reaches across continents, oceans, and generations. Caroline Hartzinger flees wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret. Pregnant and unwed, she arrives in America in 1939. Joel Hirsch offers marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn her love, if not the passion she feels for a man whose memory still haunts them both. With Joel, Caroline builds a new life, determined to bury the past—until her daughter Eve brings Caroline’s carefully crafted world crashing down again, driven by a rage to learn the truth. Now it is Eve’s secret, a legacy that taints her life and puts generations at risk. But with it comes a gift—a new sister, young enough to be her own daughter, who offers hope, then a truth that will finally break the hold of the past. From the Paperback edition.

The Legacy of Chernobyl


Author: Zhores Medvedev

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344576

Category: History

Page: 378

View: 3389

"A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant's primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated." —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book Review On the morning of April 26, 1986, a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment and setting off the worst disaster in the history of nuclear energy. Now a former Soviet scientist gives a comprehensive account of the catastrophe.

Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book Two: Legacy of Secrets


Author: Ridley Pearson

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484735293

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Disneyland, Opening Day, 1955. When five present-day teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers find themselves thrown into a past that would make anyone envious, things don't exactly work out the way they'd hoped. Finn, Charlene, Maybeck, Willa, and Philby open a door into a place and a time when the legend of the Disney parks is just starting. They are there, in 1955, to retrieve Walt Disney's infamous pen that once saved the parks as we know them. But like all things Disney, nothing is as it seems. The early days of the Tower of Terror, the origin of the Overtakers (Disney villains), and the real power of magic unfold in an unexpected series of events that propel both the Keepers and Disney itself into a darkness no one saw coming. Along the way, the Keepers visit Walt Disney's hilltop home, Disneyland's opening day and reception, and find themselves separated from friends sixty years away. The three Fairlies, young women in Disney's School of Imagineering, girls with astonishing powers of their own, have unmasked a long-buried secret that threatens the lives of their friends as well as everything Walt Disney worked for.