Few events in American history are as shrouded in mystery and controversy as the assassination of President Kennedy. James DiEugenio's peerless work transcends conspiracy theory labels by providing an impeccably researched and skillfully written analysis of this watershed event. Like Jim Garrison, DiEugenio displays an unrelenting commitment to uncovering the truth, and leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of it.
Paul Neal Roher's distinguished, astute performance underscores the gravity of the subject at hand, and his dynamic range - showcased by his effortless shifts into Kennedy's Boston accent - makes for an addictive and enthralling listen.
If you thought you already knew everything there was to know about the Kennedy assassination, think again.
If you enjoyed the chilling experience of In Cold Blood and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone’s JFK, you’ll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the 20th century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both an analytical and conversational approach to his fascinating exploration of the pivotal historical events and scandals surrounding that day.
Twenty years after the first edition of Destiny Betrayed, DiEugenio is back with his ever-expanding investigation into the life and death of JFK. But this is no simple reissue. It is a greatly revised and expanded version of the original book, including updates on all the topics it introduced back in 1992. DiEugenio has used the declassification process of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) to obtain the most current information on topics like the Garrison investigation and Clay Shaw; the newly exposed fallacies of the Warren Commission; U.S.-Cuban policy from 1957 to 1963; Kennedy's withdrawal plan from Vietnam; Kennedy's challenge to the Cold War consensus in 1961, and where those ideas originated; the ARRB medical inquiry demonstrating conspiracy and cover up; and the problems with the investigation of the Kennedy case. DiEugenio’s primary focus is on the Garrison inquiry, the New Orleans aspects of the Kennedy murder investigation, and the revelatory new information that bolsters Garrison’s case and has been withheld from the public.
All of this and more is contained in the narrative of this complex crime, with twin focuses on the victim, John F. Kennedy, and the investigator, Jim Garrison.
©1992, 2012 James DiEugenio (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
blue collar intellectual
No. This is a book I will go back to but I will read my paperback edition
Jim Garrison. An American hero. It's amazing how much his investigation uncovered and a tragedy that so many of his files have been destroyed or lost.
Let me count the ways. It almost seems like he is deliberately trying to sabotage Jim's terrific book. I don't know what kind of say Jim has in choosing narrators for his audio-books but I'm so glad he got someone else for "Reclaiming Parkland." I wish Jim had read this himself. First there are the mispronunciations. Then there are the impressions and accents. Every time there is a quote this guy does it in a highly distracting vocal impression. And they are just awful. Absolutely painful to listen to.
I almost gave up several times because of the narration.
This is the worst narrated book I have ever listened to. I have listened to hundreds of audio books and there have been some poor narrators along the way. The main problem usually is mispronunciations of names. But this guy Rohrer takes the cake! Maybe he does a good job with other books but he was a terrible choice for this one.
Due to brain injury I need to listen to books.I can read but written words don't make sense.Also some audio books don't either.Tks for credt
Authors should have several people read book recorded before picking narrator. This one ruined book.
I don't know if I'll listen to this. The first JFK impersonation might have been tolerable if I'd never heard the actual man speak. But I did and, although he's giving a good effort, the dialogue by the different important people in the narrative is too distracting. Each rendition of JFK speaking is making me angrier at the disruption and it's impossible to listen to the story. A straight reading would have been much more enjoyable.
Yes. It offers research material to aide anyone who wishes to check for facts. It is this type of information that if one wishes to study the criminal behavior in the past century by Govt. officials can review.
How it adds credence to other authors who are gaining a truer perspective of Wall St. Bankers and their intent of installing a fascist govt. in America.
His factual historical perspective and the massive research he offers to those who can see it's importance in understanding the facts.
Finally we the evidence to reopen the case.
I believe we are at a point where we can prove a conspiracy in JFK's death. Also, the same people of nefarious intent who Gen. Smedley Butler accused in a coup attempt in 1933 and their plans to install a fascist state may have been denied once exposed are still plotting to destroy our republic. Serious researchers can now put the pieces together and explain all aspects of the scandals we've witnessed the past seventy years.
This book starts with the premise that the CIA/Military Industrial Complex was behind the JFK assassination. It does not offer an explanation for how Oswald became involved. Or if he become involved? Or maybe he was a patsy? The book does not have a coherent theory regarding Oswald.You really can't write a truly worthwhile JFK assassination book without addressing Oswald's role. This book doesn't even try. The narration is awful. Especially early in the book.
A smart and clean amalgamation of facts and circumstances brought to light by dogged buffs and researchers since the days of the creation of the WCR. The author presents his material in such coherent and contextualizing manner that certainly some will no doubt be provoked into reflexively crying 'Conspiracy theory!' for any number of perfectly understandable reasons.
I for one did not come across much theorizing in this book. Instead, I was fluently entertained by a disturbing narrative of how easily pearls of great price can be overlooked or thrown back to sea by those charged with finding them and stringing them together.
The content, very well laid out and considered.
Anyone who does a better Kennedy impression than this guy, the really super awkward voices were jarring. For basic narration he was fine.
23 hours is kind of long to listen to anything in one sitting :-)
Yes but only if James DiEugenio did NOT try and act out all the different characters in the book. He's terrible at this. Perhaps it wasn't his idea because when he is simply narrating the book is GREAT. As soon as he is made to act, the whole book falls apart.
It's the first book to cast a light on the inciting events of the past that led to Kennedy's untimely end.
James DiEugenio should NOT act out various roles. It destroyed the book for me. It's distracting, annoying and ultimately just plain bad.
The book is great. But why the director or actor decided to try vocal characterizations is beyond me. Could no one hear how distracting this was when they played back a take?
Audio books don't need a lot of voice acting. The readers natural voice should be more than enough.
Filled with information that doesn't often get attention in the mainstream media.
It's my first book by this author, so... moot point.
Most annoying is his apparent need to do an accent or voice impression for every figure or character in the book. His accents are terrible, his JFK impression is laughably, cartoonishly bad. For some reason reason, he decides to give Jim Garrison a heavy, HEAVY Southern accent he didn't have in real life.
And although he generally speaks well and has a nice voice (when he's not doing those terrible accents, anyway), he routinely mispronounces names and common words. It's jarring.
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