The Dark Side of Camelot

The Dark Side of Camelot

Book - 1997
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An investigative chronicle examines the dark side of the Kennedy family legacy from its earliest beginnings to the 1990s.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316359559
0316359556
Characteristics: x, 498 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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StarGladiator
Oct 04, 2016

[MAJOR BOOK CORRECTION: Seymour Hersh in the Dark Side of Camelot attempted to use letters from Marilyn Monroe & JFK to prove an affair took place between the two. The letters were proven to be fakes & Lawrence Cusack – who furnished the letters was convicted on 13 charges of mail & wire fraud. {Special thanks to R. Andrew Kiel for this info.}]
Instead of this claptrap, try Andrew Cohen's wonderful book, Two Days in June and Donald Gibson's masterful work: Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency.
[Now, if Seymour were truly a first-rate investigative journalist, he would have explained that Tracy Barnes, head of the CIA's Domestic Ops Division [also member of the Rockefeller family by marriage and cousin to Allen Dulles and John Foster Dulles], directed contractor, Robt. Morrow to procure four Mannlicher-Carcano rifles, and four transceivers [walkie-talkies] configured for closed comm; and he would have explained that the four assassins on 11/22/63 were Lucien Conein [CIA, French immigrant], Jean Rene Souetre [French Army officer deserter and OAS assassin]; Mozes Maschkivitzan, a Belgian CIA contract killer; Lazlo the Hungarian [French Foreign Legion deserter and OAS member], the weapons specialist - - three shooters, one weapons man. Hersh would also have explained that President de Gaulle directed his French intelligence to leave a splendid paper trail in message inquiries tipping us off to the assassin Jean Rene Souetre, who had previously failed in an attempt on de Gaulle's life!]

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StarGladiator
Jan 03, 2015

Revisionist history to the max! For a comparison of honest and accurate history, please read Andrew Cohen's wonderful book, Two Days in June.

JeremiahSutherland Jan 27, 2013

Turns out the man never equaled the myth.

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HopeButterfly
Jun 24, 2012

Interesting once again on the Kennedys.

mikeyppl Mar 19, 2012

i read it and I feel that there's a bit of revisionist history going on.

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RonNasty64
Mar 09, 2009

See Vanity Fair "The Man who would be Jack:A Claim to Camelot" (http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2008/06/postscript200806).

The story of a Vancouver banker who claimed to be the illegitimate son of JFK.

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