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The case against Lyndon B. Johnson and his role in Kennedy's assassination has never been sounder. LBJ aims to prove that Vice President Johnson played an active role in the assassination of President Kennedy and that he began planning his takeover of the U.S. presidency even before being named the vice presidential nominee in 1960.

Lyndon B. Johnson's flawed personality and character traits, formed as a child, grew unchecked for the rest of his life as he suffered severe bouts of manic-depressive illness. He successfully hid this disorder from the public as he bartered, stole, and finessed his way through the corridors of power on Capitol Hill, though it's recorded that some of his aides knew of his struggle with bipolar disorder.

After years of researching Johnson and the JFK assassination, Phillip F. Nelson conclusively shows that LBJ had an active role in JFK's assassination, and he includes newly uncovered photographic evidence proving that Johnson knew when and where Kennedy's assassination would take place. Nelson's careful and meticulous research has led him to uncover secrets from one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in our country's history.

©2011 Phillip F. Nelson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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LBJ plotted to kill JFK? Makes you think...

If you're an assassination conspiracy fan you won't want to miss this audiobook by Phillip F. Nelson. The author has obviously put years into researching his premise and builds a very convincing structure of a conspiracy that puts LBJ at the forefront of the assassination of JFK. I've read every (and I mean every!) publication on this topic and this title ranks at the top of the pile when it comes to research and writing. It makes you truly consider LBJ as a primary conspirator. It could benefit from some editing - perhaps the abridged version is actually a better listen - because it is a long audiobook and there are some tedious expositional sections. Still, it is WELL WORTH THE LISTEN if you enjoy this topic. There are certainly many out there that don't reach this level of documentation and writing.

The narration is average - no great contribution. Fred Sanders gives a journeyman performance with too many mispronunciations (my pet peeve) for comfort. But, it's not a bad listen...just average. The writing is good enough to carry the performance.

If you like this subject go ahead and use the credit.

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Mind blowing

Well researched, very thorough. The premise is very compelling and I for one was persuaded with the author's argument.

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Damn!

Incredible book not the LBJ I learned about in school. Every chapter I found myself more and more shocked. A must read!

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What You Don't Know About LBJ

An Exhaustive Bio Of The Most Despicable, Power Hungry Murderous Madman To Acquire The Presidency.

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LBJ Orchestrated JFK Murder

Many people who remember President John Kennedy's 1960 murder blame his Vice President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was facing federal indictment from Robert Kennedy's Justice Department, as well as prison time.

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excellent work

good research, excellent narration. couldnt put it down. Lbj was a bad dude....and did the unthinkable to secure the presidency.

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Pulls all the theories together

What did you love best about LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination?

The author has definitely done his research, drawing on many of the other research that had been done on particular aspects of the JFK assassination. This book pulls all this prior research together into one common thread.

What was one of the most memorable moments of LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination?

How the evidence that the author presents is so convincing.

What does Fred Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I don't have time to read such lengthy paper-based books. Mr. Sanders kept this lengthy story compelling where you didn't want to pause the audiobook.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My extreme reaction is that he changed my perspective on this historic event.

Any additional comments?

A must read. Should be a mandatory book for all college level American History classes.

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amazin detail about president johnson

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT LBJ I DDN'T KNOW. I WOULD RECOMEND THE BOOK T TO EVERYONE INTERESTED IN THIS SUBJECT. BOOK WAS WELL WRITTEN THE AUTHOR MAKES A GREAT CASE FOR HISCONCLUISONS. WELL WORTH THE READ.

What was one of the most memorable moments of LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination?

HOW PRESIENT JOHNSON ROSE TO POWER AND WHAT AFTER JFK DIED. HOW HE TREATED THOSE AROUND HIM.

Which character – as performed by Fred Sanders – was your favorite?

LBJ AND JFKT

If you could give LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination a new subtitle, what would it be?

THE CASE AGAINST LBJ

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NO

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There Is No Doubt - The Warren Report was fiction!

What made the experience of listening to LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination the most enjoyable?

The word “enjoyable” might be the wrong word to use; the book is captivating and riveting but there are moments when you do have to stop listening to this book in shock and ask yourself… “Did I hear what I really heard?”

There were so many times after hearing this book for the first three times (each time I hear something new) that I’m just in shock and had to google some of the facts that have been presented and it’s all verifiable. The biggest shock of all is the fact that nobody remembers that LBJ was on the verge of being the subject of many investigations for corruption and lying. Another shocker are the numerous ties between Johnson and organized crime and big business that had a lot to lose if JFK pulled The United States out of Vietnam.

There’s also a cast of characters who worked with LBJ who benefitted from the assignation, too numerous to mention.

There are so many facts in this books that demand to be re-examined and digested by the American people.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite "character" is the author and narrator of the book who takes us on this voyage looking for the truth.

Have you listened to any of Fred Sanders’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

There are a lot of passages of this book that is very dry and nothing but facts and figures but Mr. Sanders keeps the listener engaged.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This book could not make a good movie - it would have to be a mini-series. No tag line is needed... the Title is enough.

Any additional comments?

This is one of several books on the topic that I've read but is the most definitive so far. I'm interested to see how this book will match up with Roger Stone's book; The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ

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If you only read one book on JFK's assassination..

The information here ties together so many separate streams and sources. If you are new to researcihng this topic, you cannot find a better more up to date work. If you are a long time reader of this material
you will appreciate this excellent presentation.

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  • lowryboy
  • 06-15-17

History is slowly giving up its secrets

Would you listen to LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination again? Why?

No one believes the Warren report....but getting to the truth about who ultimately had JFK killed has taken 50+ years and the work of hundreds of authors to try to get past the road blocks, lies, deceit and whitewash that was the Warren report and finally get to the truth about what really happened.

Phillip F Nelson pulls together much of this material, augments it with a comprehensive study of Lyndon B. Johnson's life, from childhood all the way to Vice President, then allows the reader to view the unfolding story through a lens which puts Johnson at the center of one the biggest conspiracies in US government history.

While the author asks the reader to take a number of 'leaps of faith' in the absence of hard evidence, the sheer volume of circumstantial evidence makes it easy to accept many of his assertions. Be warned, this is a long book!

Ultimately his arguments are based on a combination of facts and information from the many authors and researchers who have gone before him, which he funnels into his own narrative about LBJ and ultimately distills this mountain of information down to a compelling and plausible case, which at a minimum, exposes Johnson as the sociopathic, manic depressive, unbelievably crooked individual he was, who was absolutely complicit in the murder of JFK.

Am I convinced that LBJ was the mastermind behind JFK's assassination....it's hard to arrive at any other other conclusion based on not just this book, but the many others I have read on the case. There were many high powered military and government personnel who hated JFK, but really only one man who was in a position (and had displayed the behaviors over a lifetime) to bring together the combination of other crooked individuals and organizations needed to plan, execute and cover up the crime of the century. Added to this was the fact that he had J Edgar Hoover in his corner and also the net was closing in on LBJ himself for his years of illegal activities and you create the perfect storm for this individual to carry out his plan to finally realize his ambition....and become the 36th POTUS.

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  • mjp1970
  • 06-27-21

Superb

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully in-depth look at LBJ. Backed up by evidence and supported by facts, it builds an irresistible picture of the man behind the JFK assassination.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-10-21

Great detail.

The paradox of all revolutions is that it paralyzes the creative Impulse from which it sprang. It's origin a principle, it's end a formula. Such is its fatal cycle.

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  • Darcy Gunning
  • 07-21-20

No mention of Meyer Lansky or Mossad.

I enjoyed the book, there’s a lot of detail about LBJ however it is very long and you might want to reserve “Final Judgement” until you read around a little more.

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  • T. Fitzpatrick
  • 10-06-21

Excellent read, covers subject well

This is an excellent book, covering the background to LBJ arriving as vice-President to set the scene then focussing on the events in Dallas. Given the amount of cover up, a lot of the questions posed by the author are difficult to prove and the individual pieces of evidence tend to fall under circumstantial. However, when you put it all together it provides a damning picture. As with any complex subject the more material you can access the better. This book should be an essential part of any research into the matter. Highly recommended.

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  • 3rd Colt
  • 09-30-21

A touch repetitive?

Compelling story but would benefit from an editor, much of the narrative is repetitive. Still worth a listen.

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  • Anita
  • 09-05-21

Fascinating

Although I live in the UK I’ve always been interested in American politics and anything JFK related. I’ve never believed the magic bullet theory or that LHO was the crazy lone gunman. This account almost makes me feel sorry for Oswald but he had to be really gullible to get himself into the situation he ended up in. As suggested in the book any doubt about LBJ being involved should surely make the US President vetting far more deep and complex to safeguard against people like LBJ from getting anywhere near the Oval office. We are still a generation that are really interested in the documents that still remain sealed, if there is nothing to ‘cover up’ then release the documents.

The book is very well put together and narrated perfectly and I would recommend it to anyone that has a passing interest in US politics or JFK.

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  • E Wynne
  • 01-08-21

brilliantly researched, hard to argue with

this is a densely researched and very eye opening book, it is hard to argue the more concrete conclusions and it is interesting that so much evidence is sealed away for so long. whichever way you cut the cake the LBJ I'd a complete criminal,
I finished this 6th of jan 2021 just in time to watch america tear itself apart, whichever side of the argument your on surely the time for governments to be open and honest with it's people is evidently here, we have seen how the lies and coverups have disinfranchised generations of people, and apathy has led from LBJ to Trump, all people of all nations deserve transparency and honesty from the people who lead them, and those who lead must face consequences

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  • G
  • 06-13-20

LBJ and the TRUTH!

Fantastic book, surprising yet not surprising, very detailed and professionally researched and written, a little repetitive in some parts but a must read!

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  • Graeme Edwards
  • 02-04-20

THE DEFINITIVE BOOK BY FAR

This has to be THE book to read for anyone interested in gaining a wide and fact-based knowledge of the most likely conspirator(s) and the likely chief (LBJ) behind the JFK assassination. It's a long journey (27hrs or so) however it is a gripping listen, I never got bored and everything is laid out clearly and concisely, backed with evidence. There is little conjecture in this book - as there has been with other books linking LBJ to the assassination - as it draws it's unavoidable conclusions. I loved this book!!!

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  • Joshua
  • 08-06-16

a long slog

the book makes a strong circumstantial case for LBJs involvement. however some of the witnesses cited (such as the Galloping cancer lady Judyth Baker) have no credibility.

all in all a good read, however some heuristic leaps and conclusions drawn from events are far fetched.

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