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JFK: The CIA, Vietnam And The Plot To Assassinate John F. Kennedy, By L. Fletcher Prouty, Whose Theories Inspired The Movie JFK. With An Introduction By Oliver Stone.

Prouty, L. Fletcher

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ISBN 10: 1559721308 / ISBN 13: 9781559721301
Published by NY. 1992. Birch Lane Press / Carol Publishing Group., 1992
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red, white & black hardbound 8vo. 8 (octavo). dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. very nice clean copy. looks new. like new. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. first edition. first printing ( # 1 in # line). xxxv366p. glossy b&w photo illustrations. notes. index. world history. american history. biography. politics. cold war. conspiracy theory. economics. covert operations. CIA. military industrial complex. ~ "With this single volume, Colonel Prouty blows the lid right off our Official History and unforgivably, sadly, inexorably for anyone who dares enter this cave of dread and shame shines his torch forever onto the ugliest nest of vipers the civilized world has probably seen since the dreaded Mongol raiders of the tenth and eleventh centuries." ~ from the Introduction by Oliver Stone / Millions have been gripped by Oliver Stone's film JFK and its premise that the plot to assassinate Kennedy originated beyond the highest levels of the U.S. government. In the movie, the advocate of this theory is a character named "X" played by Donald Sutherland, who, as the film's "Deep Throat," explains how and why this plot came about. As Stone acknowledged, "X" not only was faithfully depicted in the film, but also as the film's creative adviser provided fully documented information and analysis that helped shape the script. This mystery man was not a fabricated character, as some critics contend. His identity can now be revealed: "X" is L. Fletcher Prouty, a former top~level "military~CIA" operative and the author of JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F Kennedy. Now, for the first time, Prouty presents in book form the explosive thesis that influenced Oliver Stone from the time he first began reading the author's writings in the late 1980s. Among the author's revelations in JFK: Kennedy's plan to change the course of the Vietnam conflict and to remove all U.S. military personnel from that country by the end of 1965 created enormous concern at the center of the military~ industrial complex and led directly to his assassination; Upon receiving the report of the Cuban Study Group from Gen. Maxwell Taylor after the Bay of Pigs disaster in 1961, Kennedy vowed to "shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces." He began by firing longtime Director of Central Intelligence Allen W. Dulles and his top aides. The army set up a full~fledged covert operation derisively named Operation Camelot to thwart Kennedy's efforts to end the war. President Johnson reversed Kennedy's orders to wind down in Vietnam immediately following Kennedy's murder. And in March 1964 he set the course for massive troop escalation. Why Kennedy was ultimately against the war and why he was really murdered. Brilliantly written and researched over nearly eight years, JFK is riveting. It is the first eyewitness account by a top~level insider, a man who had access to the primary documents and personalities ~ including those in the White House ~ dating back to 1943. The shock waves generated by JFK will shake the halls of government for decades to come. A retired colonel of the U.S. Air Force, jet pilot, and former professor of air science and tactics at Yale University, L. Fletcher Prourv during the Kennedy years served as the chief of special operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was directly in charge of the global system designed to provide military support for the clandestine activities of the CIA. Prouty knows the truth about the Kennedy assassination plot. He is the author of The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. "The big picture, in large strokes, try a man of unusual courage in going out on limbs." ~ Kirkus Review. "This behind~the~scenes look. Bookseller Inventory # 8241504

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Title: JFK: The CIA, Vietnam And The Plot To ...

Publisher: NY. 1992. Birch Lane Press / Carol Publishing Group.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The former CIA operative known as "X" reveals Kennedy's plans for Vietnam, Kennedy's intentions to "shatter the CIA," President Johnson's reversal of Kennedy's orders concerning Vietnam immediately following the assassination, and more. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

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L. Fletcher Prouty is a former professor of air science and tactics at Yale University.

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