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The road to Dallas : the assassination of John F. Kennedy

Author: David E Kaiser
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how the JFK assassination and its aftermath cannot be fully understood without fully grasping the U.S. government's campaign against organized crime and the furtive quest to eliminate Fidel Castro.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaiser, David E., 1947-
Road to Dallas.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)593801427
Online version:
Kaiser, David E., 1947-
Road to Dallas.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608516498
Named Person: John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy; John F Kennedy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Kaiser
ISBN: 9780674027664 0674027663 9780674034723 0674034724
OCLC Number: 152560412
Description: 509 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Criminals, Cubans, Kennedys, and the CIA. --
Organized crime in the 1950s --
Castro takes power --
The CIA enlists the mob --
The Kennedys take over --
Operation mongoose --
Crusaders and gangsters --
The mob enlists the CIA --
pt. 2. Lee Harvey Oswald. --
A defector returns --
The big easy --
Oswald exposed --
The Odio incident --
Journey to Mexico --
pt. 3. Converging paths. --
Making everyone unhappy about Cuba --
Turning up the heat --
Countdown to catastrophe --
Three days in November --
Keeping secrets.
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