The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination
Author: Lamar Waldron,Thom Hartmann
Category: Political Science
From the authors of Ultimate Sacrifice—”Explosive new material, based mainly on government documents from the National Archives” (Vanity Fair). John F. Kennedy’s assassination launched a frantic search to find his killers. It also launched a flurry of covert actions by Lyndon Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, and other top officials to hide the fact that in November 1963, the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba as part of a JFK-authorized coup. The coup plan’s exposure could have led to a nuclear confrontation with Russia, but the cover-up prevented a full investigation into Kennedy’s assassination, a legacy of secrecy that would impact American politics and foreign policy for the next forty-five years. It also allowed two men who confessed their roles in JFK’s murder to be involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968. Exclusive interviews and newly declassified files from the National Archives document in chilling detail how three mob bosses were able to prevent the truth from coming to light until now. “They’ve done a service by digging up the deepest, darkest, most disturbing archival evidence to support their Mob hit theory.” —Ron Rosenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Explaining Hitler “A riveting take on the assassination itself and the devastating results of government secrets, this account proves the continuing relevancy and importance of seeking the truth behind one of the US’s most personal tragedies.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Government Experiments on Humans and Animals
Author: James P. Huchthausen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
After World War II, the CIA secretly recruited high-level Nazi scientists and doctors to help conduct secret experiments. Agency operants scoured many parts of the world in search for a truth drug (TD). The CIA introduced LSD into the United States. When that failed as a TD, they conducted more experiments -- using thousands of unwitting subjects as well as on animals. The Atomic Energy Commission detonated dozens of nuclear weapons in Nevada while conducting experiments with animals and soldiers. Many of these "guinea pigs" -- as well as those downwind in Utah -- contacted cancer. Nuclear tests were also conducted in the Marshall Islands. Even though their residents had been forcibly relocated, many contacted cancer and subsequently died.
Die ganze Geschichte
Author: Tim Weiner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Zwielichtige Machenschaften wie Drogenhandel und Geldwäsche, Mordkomplotte, illegale Interventionen und Folter: Seit ihrer Gründung vor sechzig Jahren steht die CIA für viele dubiose Vorgänge beginnend mit dem Kalten Krieg bis zum heutigen »War on Terror«. Es gibt kaum eine Veränderung im Weltgeschehen der letzten Jahrzehnte, bei der die CIA nicht ihre Hände im Spiel hatte, ob in Südamerika, Vietnam oder Afghanistan... In zahlreichen Filmen und Thrillern wird sie als kühler, brillanter und allmächtiger Strippenzieher der Weltpolitik dargestellt. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall. Der zweifache Pulitzer-Preisträger Tim Weiner zeigt beängstigend und zugleich erstaunlich unterhaltsam, mit welcher Inkompetenz und Naivität der mächtigste Geheimdienst der Welt operiert. Unter anderem war man in Langley vom Fall der Sowjetunion völlig überrascht, hatte die Invasion in Kuwait übersehen und die Warnsignale vor dem 11. September ignoriert.
Goddess, Not in Your Lifetime, and Official and Confidential
Author: Anthony Summers
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Marilyn, JFK, Hoover: Three provocative works of investigative journalism by a New York Times–bestselling author and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. New York Times–bestselling author Anthony Summers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for his acclaimed account of the 9/11 attacks, The Eleventh Day. In these three exposés, Summers uncovers the truth behind the myth-making, cover-ups, and lies surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the career of infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Goddess: In this “remarkable” New York Times–bestselling biography of the iconic star’s brief life and tragic end, Summers establishes, after years of rumors, that President Kennedy and his brother Robert were both intimately involved with Monroe in life—and in covering up the circumstances of her death (The New York Times). “Convincing evidence of a crude but effective cover-up which was designed to protect Robert Kennedy.” —The Times Literary Supplement Not in Your Lifetime: Updated fifty years after the JFK assassination, Summers’s extensively researched account is comprehensive and candid, shedding new light on Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby in particular, providing “the closest we have to that literary chimera, a definitive work on the events in Dallas” (The Boston Globe). “Fresh and important . . . We rush on through [Summers’s] narrative as if we were reading an artful thriller.” —The New York Times “An awesome work, with the power of a plea as from Zola for justice.” —Los Angeles Times Official and Confidential: This “enthralling” New York Times–bestselling portrait of J. Edgar Hoover plumbs the depths of a man who possessed—and abused—enormous power as the director of the FBI for fifty years, persecuting political enemies, blackmailing politicians, and living his own surprising secret life, haunted by paranoia (Paul Theroux). “An important book that should give us all pause, especially policy makers.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Summers’ book is not just a history of a single hero-sized hypocrite, it is a history of a vast national delusion.” —The Spectator
Von Der Weisheit Der Erde Und Der Torheit Der Moderne
Author: Thom Hartmann
Publisher: New Media German Language
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Energiereserven sind unser Erderbe. Sie entstanden in Jahrmillionen aus dem Zusammenspiel von Sonne und Pflanzen. Jetzt ist das Ende der globalen Energiereserven ist in Sicht, und die letzten Tage des "alten Sonnenlichts" brechen an. Innerhalb eines einzigen Tages werden auf der Erde ueber 50 000 Hektar Regenwald vernichtet, 13 Millionen Tonnen giftiger Chemikalien freigesetzt, sterben mehr als 45 000 Menschen an Hunger, werden durch menschliche Aktivitaet 130 Pflanzen- und Tierarten ausgerottet. Die Fakten in Thom Hartmanns Buch sind alarmierend: Schon sind die letzten Tage des alten Sonnenlichts in Sicht. In weniger als einer Lebensspanne wird der Mensch die fossilen Energietraeger, die einst die mit dem Sonnenlicht auf die Erde stroemende Energie gespeichert hatten, aufgebraucht haben. Die Erde wird dann noch Energie und Nahrungsmittel fuer hoechstens eine Milliarde Menschen bieten. Der engagierte Warner ist unerbittlich in seinem Befund. Die Vorstellung, alternative Energietraeger koennten die fossilen Energievorraete ersetzen, entlarvt er als Illusion: Auch um Solarzellen, Windanlagen und Turbinen zu bauen, braucht man Erdoel. So konfrontiert Hartmann uns immer wieder mit unserer eigenen Naivitaet. Der viel beschworenen Informationsgesellschaft erteilt er eine Absage. In Wahrheit naemlich mangelt es uns an ganz grundlegenden Informationen der Lebenssicherung. Wuerden die Supermaerkte schliessen, wuessten wir nicht, wie wir auch nur zwei Monate ueberleben sollten. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? Wie ist der Mensch in diese erschreckende Lage geraten, dem Boden, der Luft und den Lebensformen der Erde irreversiblen Schaden zuzufuegen und damit sich und kommenden Generationen dieLebensgrundlage zu entziehen?In seinem Buch verfolgt Hartmann den Gang der Menschheitsgeschichte ueber die Jahrtausende hinweg zurueck. Was er dabei zum Vorschein bringt, ist eine ganz andere Welt als die, die wir kennen. Denn es gab eine Zeit, da die Menschen sich als Teil der Natur verstanden und in Kooperation mit den anderen Kreaturen der Erde zu leben wussten. Und darin liegt Hartmanns Botschaft der Hoffnung: Noch ist die Sehnsucht des Menschen nach einer Wiedervereinigung mit der Welt um ihn nicht erloschen. Noch koennen die alten Mythen zu neuem Leben erweckt und die Erinnerungen an das Wissen unserer Vorfahren wachgerufen werden. Hartmann macht deutlich, dass der beste Weg, die Welt zu aendern, in der eigenen inneren Welt beginnt. In uns selbst muessen wir den Anfang setzen. Kultur ist fuer Hartmann nichts Abstraktes. Sie formt sich aus dem uebereinstimmenden Denken von Menschen. Die Frage "Was sollen wir tun?" findet vor diesem Hintergrund eine einfache logische Antwort: Jeder einzelne ist aufgerufen, sein Denken, seinen Glauben und seine Paradigmen zu aendern und den Bewusstseinswandel voranzubringen. Unser ausgebrannter Planet verbindet auf brillante Weise Spiritualitaet und OEkologie. Wenn es uns wieder gelingt, den Geist alter Baeume zu spueren und die Goettlichkeit der Natur um uns wahrzunehmen, werden wir auch erkennen, dass es nicht unsere Bestimmung ist, diese Natur, deren Teil wir sind, zu beherrschen. Mit dieser Erkenntnis werden wir unsere Rolle im OEkosystem neu bestimmen und den Weg aus der Krise in eine bessere Zukunft finden. A call to consciousness, combining spirituality and ecology, that offers hope for the future. As the world's population explodes, cultures and species are wiped out, and we have nowreached the halfway point of our supplies of oil, humans the world over are confronting difficult choices about how to create a future that works. Thom Hartmann contends that the only lasting solution to the crises we face is to re-learn the lessons our ancient ancestors knew - those which allowed them to live sustainably for hundreds of thousands of years - but which we've forgotten. Hartmann shows us how to find this new yet ancient way of seeing the world and life on it, allowing us to find that place where the survival of humanity may be found.
The Assassination of JFK
Author: Anthony Summers
Publisher: Hachette UK
It might not be in your lifetime', said the Chief Justice of the United States when asked whether the files on the assassination of President Kennedy would be made public. If the President was killed by a lone gunman, as the first official enquiry claimed, why can we still not see all relevant records? Fifty years on and the murder of the century remains unsolved. Drawing on thirty years of investigation, Anthony Summers examines the case in compelling, forensic detail. He analyses the evidence for Oswald's guilt, the Mafia connection, and the links to Cuba and reveals, for the first time, a plausible admission of involvement. This updated edition of Not in Your Lifetime is the most definitive account of one of the most intractable mystery mysteries of our time.
The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy
Author: Larry J. Sabato
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
An original and illuminating narrative revealing John F. Kennedy's lasting influence on America, by the acclaimed political analyst Larry J. Sabato. John F. Kennedy died almost half a century ago-yet because of his extraordinary promise and untimely death, his star still resonates strongly. On the anniversary of his assassination, celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato-himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency-explores the fascinating and powerful influence he has had over five decades on the media, the general public, and especially on each of his nine presidential successors. A recent Gallup poll gave JFK the highest job approval rating of any of those successors, and millions remain captivated by his one thousand days in the White House. For all of them, and for those who feel he would not be judged so highly if he hadn't died tragically in office, The Kennedy Half-Century will be particularly revealing. Sabato reexamines JFK's assassination using heretofore unseen information to which he has had unique access, then documents the extraordinary effect the assassination has had on Americans of every modern generation through the most extensive survey ever undertaken on the public's view of a historical figure. The full and fascinating results, gathered by the accomplished pollsters Peter Hart and Geoff Garin, paint a compelling portrait of the country a half-century after the epochal killing. Just as significantly, Sabato shows how JFK's presidency has strongly influenced the policies and decisions-often in surprising ways-of every president since. Among the hundreds of books devoted to JFK, The Kennedy Half-Century stands apart for its rich insight and original perspective. Anyone who reads it will appreciate in new ways the profound impact JFK's short presidency has had on our national psyche.
Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream
Author: Mark Gevisser
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
A gripping social history of South Africa's past and future and beautifully narrated by one of Africa's most esteemed journalists, From Struggle to Liberation sheds light on the future of the nation under a new regime. With unprecedented access to Thabo Mbeki and the top brass in the African National Congress, Mark Gevisser weaves a nuanced portrait of the black experience under apartheid. Revelations about the current president and the politics that continue to shape South Africa include: - Thabo Mbeki's difficult relationship with his own political activist and largely absent father Govan Mbeki, who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. - How the death of his son Kwanda in the diamond mines and the murder of his brother Jama directly affected his leadership and will continue to shape the governance of Africa for years to come. - The reasons behind Mbeki's puzzling refusal to admit that the HIV virus causes AIDS, which in South Africa claims 800 lives per day, and his support of corrupt governments such as Zimbabwe's. - Inside rivalry between Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, the populist leader destined to take over as president in 2009. This accessible account of a monumental period in world history is the definitive look at contemporary South Africa.
John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK
Author: Lamar Waldron,Thom Hartmann
A landmark in historical research, tying the Mafia and Cuba to the assassination of JFK—updated to reveal the role of Cuban Commander Juan Almeida. Recent revelations by the U.S. government point to Cuba’s former number three official—Commander Juan Almeida—as secretly working with President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel Castro. This updated edition of Ultimate Sacrifice tells the full story for the first time—complete with new photos and documents. The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK’s Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly released files at the National Archives. A “palace coup,” set for December 1, 1963, was to be backed up by U.S. forces “invited” in by Commander Almeida, then Chief of the Cuban Army. However, three Mafia bosses being targeted by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used several CIA assets to infiltrate the secret plot and murder JFK. The new edition explains why Almeida was not a double agent, why Fidel suspected Almeida’s ally Che Guevara, and what Fidel did in 1990 when he finally found out about Almeida’s work for JFK. “How well do the authors make their case? With a relentless accumulation of detail, a very thorough knowledge of every political and forensic detail and the broad perspective of historians rather than assassination theorists.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “At last, the mysteries surrounding JFK’s death are fully explained by the startling revelations in this book.” —William W. Turner, former FBI agent and author of Deadly Secrets
The History of the CIA
Author: Tim Weiner
Category: Political Science
With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how these profound failures jeopardize our national security. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Dr. Rufus O. Jimerson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
This book starts with Theodore Roosevelt Spikes being raised as an African-American male in the Jim Crow south. It looks at the hostility, intimidation and terrorism he faced along with his family and every Africa-American in the apartheid south. As a result of the climate of fear, hatred, lynching, and mob rule, Roosevelt and his family joined other African-Americans in the Great Migration to northern cities. He got involved in the Afro-centric cultural renaissance of the 1920s; the New Deal, and community service Pre- and Post World War II as Lodge Secretary of the Prince Hall Masons. The book also looks at the history of the Prince Hall Masons as the conveyors of off-world African civilizations, innovations, and secrets of the missing link. This secret legacy is passed on through the deeds of their emulating Star Children who ascend to Renaissance Men and Women.
Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy, and Regret
Author: Jeanne Safer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Bonds between brothers and sisters are among the longest lasting and most emotionally significant of human relationships. But while 45 percent of adults struggle with serious sibling strife, few discuss it openly. Even fewer resolve it to their satisfaction. In Cain’s Legacy, psychotherapist Jeanne Safer, a recognized authority on sibling psychology (and an estranged sister herself) illuminates this pervasive but hidden phenomenon. She explores the roots of inter-sibling woes, from siblicide in the book of Genesis to tensions in Freud’s family history. Drawing on sixty in-depth interviews with adult siblings struggling with conflicts over money, family businesses, aging parents, contentious wills, unhealed childhood wounds, and blocked communication, Safer provides compassionate guidance to brothers and sisters whose relationship is broken. She helps siblings overcome their paralysis and pain, revealing how they can come to terms with the one peer relationship they can never sever—even if they never see each other again. A heartfelt look at a too-often avoided topic, Cain’s Legacy is a sympathetic and clear-eyed guide to navigating the darkness separating us from our brothers and sisters.
Author: Goran Hyden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
This revised and expanded second edition of African Politics in Comparative Perspective reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa and addresses some issues in a new light, keeping in mind the changes in Africa since the first edition was written in 2004. The book synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an original interpretation of the knowledge accumulated in the field. Goran Hyden discusses how research on African politics relates to the study of politics in other regions and mainstream theories in comparative politics. He focuses on such key issues as why politics trumps economics, rule is personal, state is weak and policies are made with a communal rather than an individual lens. The book also discusses why in the light of these conditions agriculture is problematic, gender contested, ethnicity manipulated and relations with Western powers a matter of defiance.
100 Jahre Georg Simmels Untersuchungen über die Formen der Vergesellschaftung
Author: Cécile Rol,Christian Papilloud
Category: Social Science
Georg Simmels "Soziologie" (1908) hat auf die Begrifflichkeit und auf die Methoden des Faches in Deutschland sowie im Ausland tief gewirkt. In diesem Buch, das Simmel fünfzehn Jahre Arbeit abverlangt hat, verbindet sich in der Analyse des Gegenstandes die Konstruktion des soziologischen Blicks mit dessen praktischer Anwendung. Was aber bleibt 100 Jahre später von der "Soziologie"? Wie wird sie von den unterschiedlichen Spezialisten der Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften wahrgenommen? Diese Fragen haben die Herausgeber Geistes- und Gesellschaftswissenschaftlern in unterschiedlichen Ländern gestellt, um zu erfahren, wie sie Simmels "Soziologie" in ihre Arbeit und ihre tägliche Forschungspraxis einbeziehen. Wegen ihrer Konstruktion und ihrer thematischen Vielfalt erweist sich die Soziologie oft als unvollendetes Werk. Die Autoren in diesem Band tragen dieser Unabgeschlossenheit Rechnung, indem auch sie dem Leser keine fertigen Analysen und Konstruktionen, sondern Einblicke in laufende Arbeiten auf verschiedenen Ebenen des gesellschaftlichen Lebens bieten. Damit zeigen sie, wie fruchtbar die "Soziologie" für die zeitgenössischen Untersuchungen der Kultur und der Gesellschaft bleibt, und bieten gleichzeitig eine Einführung in die großen Themen der Disziplin an.
Author: Philip M. LaVoie
An ancient being, deriving from an ancient land. Born a servant of evil, he now exists among us with his true self safely anonymous. But a stranger is about to awaken a nightmare long thought banished, a demonic force of unspeakable power that has not walked the Earth for three millennia. If unleashed, it shall face little resistance conquering a world unprepared to fight such a creature. This former slave must stop the unknown foe from completing his plans, with the help of a handful of humans the same life forms he was once sworn to destroy. If he fails, not only shall the face of the land be overtaken by this demon's vampire hordes, but he will revert back into the mindless golem of his past. The final conflict will take place not in the land of its primeval Grecian origin, but across the oceans, within a modern city where humans and immortals will clash for the future of all mankind.
Author: Kristin Gore
Sie ist erst 26 und hat schon einen Top-Job in Washington. Und das, obwohl Samantha alles andere als gut organisiert ist und gerne in Fettnäpfchen tritt. Leider passiert ihr das auch, als ihr im Büro der Traummann über den Weg läuft. Die Katastrophen lass
Untold Tales of the Cuban Revolution
Author: Celestino Heres
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Political Science
Unpardonable Crimes: The Legacy of Fidel Castro presents a series of stories that, although written as fiction, are based on real events told author Celestino Heres by his family and friends. Everyone has a story to tell, and oftentimes there is a story behind a story. Many of the events that actually occurred in Cuba prior to, during, and after the Revolution might never have been made public; this collection attempts to counteract that secrecy. The first story, From Buchenwald to Connecticut, is the story of Heress father-in-law, Raul, a jewelry manufacturer in Cuba. Bitter Victory was related to Heres by his two dearest friends, who suffered imprisonment in Castros gulag. The rest of the tales were born from the myriad conversations he had with many Cuban friends over more than forty years. As is often the case with stories of war, many stories of the Cuban people will go to the graves with the men and women who lived them, like footprints in the sand after the rising of the tide. This collection demonstrates the common threads of the struggle of Cubans to survive under the cruel oppression of Fidel Castro and Fidels betrayal of his own people.
Author: Peter L. Ames
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Doctor David Cooper is studying birds in a Mexican rainforest when he collects a Collared Trogon, a species of bird that is rare in that region. The bird falls between the buttress roots of a large tree. As David reaches down to pick it up, he cuts his hand on a sharp object imbedded in a root. With the help of his camp assistant, he digs the object out and finds that it is a shiny metal cube. Back at camp, he discovers that the weight of the cube is ten times that of an equivalent volume of uranium, the heaviest known stable metal. He calls a professor friend and is directed to a specialist in Fort Collins, Colorado. In Colorado, David comes under the protection of Rocky Mountain Investigations, under an FBI contract. But things go dramatically off course when the specialist is suddenly murdered and the cube stolen. With the help of two of RMI's investigators, David learns the probable location of his cube and pursues it, running afoul of a Mexican crime boss and nearly losing his life in the process. Will David succeed in avoiding danger and turning the tables on the criminals who have stolen the cube? Find out in the compelling conclusion of Legacy of a Trogon.