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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; First Touchstone Edition edition (Oct. 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439193886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439193884
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A remarkable story that changed the way I view the world.”—JAMES BRADLEY, author of Flags of Our Fathers

Arguably the most important book yet written about a U.S. president … Should be required reading for all high school and college students, and anyone who is a registered voter!”—JOHN PERKINS, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman

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, director

"Jim Douglass has unraveled the story of President Kennedy’s astonishing and little-known turn toward peace, and the reasons why members of his own government felt he must be eliminated. This disturbing, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring book should be read by all Americans. It has the power to change our lives and to set us free."—MARTIN SHEEN

JFK and the Unspeakable is an exceptional achievement. Douglass has made the strongest case so far in the JFK assassination literature as to the Who and the Why of Dallas.”—GERALD McNIGHT, author of Beach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why

“Once in a great while a book comes along that both records history and makes it. … An exciting work with the drama of a first-rate thriller.” —MARK LANE, author of Rush to Judgment

“Right now, I ask all of you—please please, read JFK and the Unspeakable! I cried all night reading it, and didn’t sleep a wink. It is a book that could make us stand up and change the world, right now. Maybe we can save the world before it blows up. Really.” (Yoko Ono)

"In JFK and the Unspeakable Jim Douglass has distilled all the best available research into a very well-documented and convincing portrait of President Kennedy's transforming turn to peace, at the cost of his life. Personally, it has made a very big impact on me. After reading it in Dallas, I was moved for the first time to visit Dealey Plaza. I urge all Americans to read this book and come to their own conclusions about why he died and why -- after fifty years -- it still matters.” (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)

About the Author

James W. Douglass is a longtime peace activist and writer whose works include The Nonviolent Coming of God and JFK and the Unspeakable.

Pete Larkin is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and a 2014 Audie Award finalist. He was the public address announcer for the New York Mets from 1988 to 1993. An award-winning on-camera host, Pete has worked on many industrial films and has done hundreds of commercials, promos, and narrations. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Every classroom in the world should read this book........such a great loss to all of us! I think he was aware of the sacrifice he was going to have to make.....Russia and Cuba.....probably new as well.
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This astoundingly well researched book presents the background context leading up to the assassination as well as the myriad of impossible coincidences and happenings around the event that made it impossible for me to believe that Kennedy's assassination wasn't a coordinated inside job. Although I've leaned heavily toward the theory of it being a conspiracy since I saw Oliver Stone's JFK in 1991, this book leaves no doubt. As the author says in a Youtube video interview, even at the time in 1963 it was obvious that Oswald was CIA. The day after the killing, even Castro commented about how strange it was that a defector to the Soviet Union, who exposed US government secrets, could be quickly welcomed back to the US without going to jail. I'm generally a skeptic when it comes to conspiracy theories; I don't have time for them. But the JFK case is different. Too many serious researchers have uncovered too much evidence over too many decades, for the lone gunman to make any sense. Most of all this moment in history is compelling for the parallels to the present state of America. The author doesn't push that particular point, but it's hard to miss. The book will change you, if for no other reason than the history lesson alone. You will want to go watch the June 1963 peace speech Kennedy gave at American University, surely one of the all time great political speeches.You really wonder whether an American president will ever again have the power to make peace. A lot would seem to have to change for it to be so.
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A well-researched, well-written, and well-referenced book, drawing extensively on first-hand interviews and on JFK documents released since the 1990's. Although the first couple of chapters are a bit tough to get through, the book overall is a great read. I devoured this thick volume in a week! At some points I couldn't put it down, and always returned eagerly to read more. Written from a (mild) spiritual perspective, his approach attempts to delve below the facts and events to look at human motives.

Douglass is to be commended for shining a light on recent US history and in particular on one of its most tragic events... one that destroyed real peace initiatives and prolonged the Cold War for decades. Very revealing. The large-scale deception and unnecessary suffering the book uncovers could only be orchestrated by what Douglass aptly calls the "Unspeakable". This book is a great contribution to understanding a peaceful way forward.
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This recent book is one of the finest on the subject of JFK.

Like Jim Marrs and many other amazing researchers, this author manages to expose
excellent information in a well flowing manner. It also manages to humanize and
show in great detail the wonderful qualities of JFK.

Recently, Oliver Stone added it to his own library. He is an expert in his own right,
although he didn't agree with everything the author had to say he publicly praised it.

A fine read if you are into JFK.
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JFK got a serious shock from the missile crisis that occurred in 1963 when the Soviet Union (where money had been abolished) installed missiles in Cuba (ditto). The world held its breath for a week, and JFK (and Soviet leader Krushchev) had such an alarming experience that they both resolved to do away with nuclear weapons. This was at a time when both superpowers were exploding history's biggest-ever H-bombs in the atmosphere.

The crisis pitted JFK against his Government and isolated him completely as a "pinko". His own Secretary of State, his Ambassador to Vietnam, his military Chief of Staff and most others in the administration were resolute cold-warriors who were ready for more missile shocks. But JFK wanted an end to foreign wars, and to abolish nuclear weapons. As a direct result, JFK was killed --- and killed just two days after the CIA had killed President Diem in Vietnam. The result was the enormous folly of the Vietnam war, with America ripped apart.

Essentially, JFK fired Chief of Military Staff Lemnitzer (after he proposed several false-flag provocations of Cuba), and a year later Lemnitzer was NATO commander in Europe, and Kennedy was dead. Lemnitzer was a Jewish right-wing extremist of the kind who has become familiar to us. His team included Air Forcle Commander Curtis Lemay." He told a Senate hearing when asked why, with already enough nuclear bombs to reduce the Soviet Union to cinders, he still wanted more nuclear weapons: 'I want to see the cinders dance.' Clearly, a madman.

Those were the well-known lunatics in uniform. They were backed by hundreds of drones in suits whose oath to the CIA was foremost in their minds, and whose loyalty to the pacifist JFK faded when he tried to deconstruct the military-industrial complex.
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`JFK and the Unspeakable' in my mind is an extraordinary book. I've read many books on the period and JFK and came away from this one with a complex and full view of the time period and the forces arrayed against JFK and humanity. It is a sad read in that potential was taking shape in JFK's shift toward peace and the end of the Cold War toward a different world than we have now. He was murdered by the CIA and the Defense, Military, Industrial complex and we lost the opportunity then to overcome nefarious forces that have only gained more power and control over the government and institutions of influence over the years to the point that a totalitarian police state in the United States is now taking its overt form. I think if you look closely you will see examples of the evidence of cover up, coercion, deceit, lies, and intimidation that helps to explain the `how' of the 9/11 conspiracy by the very same forces nearly 40 years later.

The author tries to end on a positive note in that knowledge is the first step toward making a change in the current situation and although he makes a valid point, the knowledge that people on conscience need to make a change in the current situation is either not sought by them or is blocked and discredited by the same forces that killed and covered up the murder of JFK. The CIA and the unspeakable (the rise of psychopaths to power) have had 60 years to infiltrate and position themselves to influence and control the media, elections, and every aspect that shapes not only the society of the United States but the world. We live in dark times and the murder of JFK looks to be the beginning of the end of America and, if these forces are not stopped, the world.

Books that are worth reading along the lines of the topic:
- `Votescam' by James M.
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