Old Letters to the Editor [compliation of Letters from 1960 to 1968 to the Editors of Various Newspapers, Commentary of the World Events By Oil Tycoon H. L. Hunt, Every Topic Covered, Also Supplemental Data at Back of Book, Interesting Look Back at 1960s]

H. L. Hunt

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Paperback : soft cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or creases. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. About the author: Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, Jr. February 17, 1889 November 29, 1974 , known throughout his life as H. L. Hunt, was an American oil tycoon. Hunt was born near Ramsey, in Carson Township, Fayette County, Illinois, the youngest of eight children. He was named after his father, Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, who was a prosperous farmer-entrepreneur; his mother was Ella Rose (Myers) Hunt. He was educated at home, and as a teenager traveled to various places before settling in Arkansas, where he was running a cotton plantation by 1912. He had a reputation as a gambler. He ended up making his fortune in the oil business. In 1957 Fortune estimated that he had a fortune of between US $400 million and US $700 million, and was one of the eight richest people in the United States. Hunt married twice, and had fourteen children. His first wife was Lyda Bunker (died 1955), whom he married in Arkansas on November 26, 1914. They had six children, the best-known of whom are Bunker, Lamar and Herbert Hunt. Starting in 1925, he had an affair with Frania Tye (whom he may or may not have married), and they had four children, including Hugh Hunt, before splitting up in 1942. Hunt then had four more children with his mistress, a Hunt Oil Company secretary named Ruth Ray, whom he married in 1957. Some conspiracy theorists believe that Hunt was involved in the death of President John F. Kennedy. It was claimed that the day before the assassination, Jim Brading visited Hunt in his office in Dallas. Brading had links to Carlos Marcello, another figure suspected of being involved in the killing. Brading was arrested in the Dal-Tex building in the Dealey Plaza soon after the assassination took place, but was released soon afterwards. Before Kennedy's inauguration, Hunt's "Facts Forum" was putting out religious appeals as to why Kennedy should not be permitted to enter the White House. The program had previously attacked Jews and supported Joseph McCarthy. On the eve of the assassination, Hunt's various outlets were spewing hateful material about the president. He thought Kennedy was weak on communism and knew Kennedy wanted to tax oil wealth, almost like other forms of wealth. He also viewed democracy as the devil's work. One of his sons helped pay for a large Dallas newspaper ad attacking Kennedy that prompted the president to say they were entering "nut country." Some of Hunt's literature was found in Ruby's pocket after he shot Oswald. After the assassination, the FBI briefly provided agents to protect Hunt while he and General Edwin Walker repaired to a Hunt hide-away in Mexico. Hunt was an admirer of LBJ and had strong ties to the Cuban exile community. Hunt had connections with the Chicago mob, and Murchison had a joint business venture with Louisiana mobster Carlos Marcello. Mafia messenger Eugene Hale Brading visited H. L. Hunt's office on the morning of November 21. He was arrested in Dealey Plaza on November 22 and later released. John Curington, Hunt's former chief aid, said Ruby also visited Hunt on the 21st, and that Marina Oswald met with Hunt on the 20th. On the 23rd, Hunt instructed Curington to look into the kind of security the police had for Oswald. Hunt died, aged 85, in Dallas, Texas. He was buried there in the Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wiki. SCARCE BOOK. Size: USA / America / Americana / United States. Bookseller Inventory # 5029378

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Title: Old Letters to the Editor [compliation of ...

Publisher: HLH Products / No Date, Pages are Aged, Yet Clean

Binding: Soft Cover / Paperback

Illustrator: Back Cover Photo of Author

Book Condition:Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Book Type: Anthology / Compilation

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