JFK and the Unspeakable

  • by James W. Douglass
  • Narrated by Pete Larkin
  • 22 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"The best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance.... But don’t take my word for it. Read this extraordinary book and reach your own conclusions." (Oliver Stone)


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Customer Reviews

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This is a deeply researched and thought provoking piece. Fundamental reading and insightful. Excellent narrator.
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- Jemima

wonderfully detailed book

I really enjoyed this take on the Kennedy assassination, which is historically detailed, but happily not sensational regarding either JFK's life or death. I have to say I have reassessed the Kennedy Presidency after listening to this book. My only irritant was it could be slightly repetitive in parts or overly explain simple things, like who someone is over and over. I suspect in print this might not be as annoying as it is in audio. Good book, a must read for anyone interested in JFK, the cold war and for anyone that hopes for peace.
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- mrs_v

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-05-2011
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio