At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence. Once these dark "Unspeakable" forces recognized that Kennedy's interests were in direct opposition to their own, they tagged him as a dangerous traitor, plotted his assassination, and orchestrated the subsequent cover-up.
Douglass takes listeners into the Oval Office during the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, along on the strange journey of Lee Harvey Oswald and his shadowy handlers, and to the winding road in Dallas where an ambush awaited the President's motorcade. As Douglass convincingly documents, at every step along the way these forces of the Unspeakable were present, moving people like pawns on a chessboard to promote a dangerous and deadly agenda.
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"Despite meticulous research, Douglass uses largely unattributed information and interpretation to argue that JFK's assassination was a CIA-inspired conspiracy. Douglass may have attempted too much here: a retelling of the Kennedy White House years, the early stages of the Vietnam conflict, U.S. relations with Cuba, including the disastrous Bay of Pigs incursion, plus the finer points of a conspiracy-theory perspective of the 1963 presidential assassination. In the audio format, the effort is too lengthy and complex to consistently hold the listener's attention. Pete Larkin's narration, sardonic at moments, uses a comfortable and positive style. His low-key characterizations of some of the principals make this effort more listenable. W.A.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"
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