Live by the Sword and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Live by the Sword: The Se... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Dispatched from the US -- Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Former Library books. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Trade in your item
Get a £0.50
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Live by the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK Hardcover – 1 Dec 1998


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£22.50
£10.32 £3.40
£22.50 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Trade In this Item for up to £0.50
Trade in Live by the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.50, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Hardcover: 617 pages
  • Publisher: Bancroft Press,The,U.S.; 1st edition (1 Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890862010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890862015
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 488,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Synopsis

In this fascinating and masterful work of research, Gus Russo finally unmasks the hidden secrets that have surrounded the Kennedy assassination for 35 years. It is packed with never-before-seen documents and photographs, and never-before-known information - the result of tireless research and exhaustive interviews with countless key players in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. The question never asked was not WHO killed JFK, but WHY he was killed. And the answer to this question is the reason for over thirty years of government cover-ups. Gus Russo attacks this very question. Guiding the reader through the labyrinth of information and intrigue, he explores the assassination in context, explaining the atmosphere of the times as well as the actions that led, inexorably, to the defining moment of this generation.

From the Publisher

A comprehensive examination of the Kennedy assassination
For over 20 years, Russo has sought to compile a credible account of President Kennedy's assassination, and the foreign policy errors that set the stage for it. He is the investigative reporter who has most closely reviewed the files released by the JFK Assassination Records Review Board. Now, using first-time, on-the-record interviews with key players, never-before-seen photographs, U.S. documents recently declassified by the "JFK Act," and other materials personally obtained through FOIA requests, he has crafted what will likely become the definitive chronicle of a critical episode in American history.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
10
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
4
See all 14 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Ryder on 19 Oct. 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
For many years Gus Russo's research into the Kennedy assassination led him to suspect that a conspiracy had brought about the President's death. Over time his views underwent a diametric reversal. This fine book chronicles the facts that he discovered which convinced him that Oswald was, indeed, the sole assassin. `Live By The Sword' also presents one of the best `background overviews' that this reader has ever read.

Whilst acknowledging Oswald's lone culpability, Russo also manages to expose the real `cover-up' that did occur in the ensuing aftermath of the assassination. There really was one, but it had nothing to do with the three shootings in Dallas over that fateful weekend.

On page xi of the introduction, the author states that, "It was while in New Orleans for Frontline that I had my first inkling of the `ultimate truth', the one explanation that resolved everything for me; Oswald's apparent lack of motive; the Kennedy family's reluctance to say anything about Jack's death; Robert Kennedy's unrelenting grief; the secrecy surrounding the two key cities in Oswald's life (New Orleans and Mexico City).

The chapters that follow, thereafter, delve into all of these key facets and by the end of the book, Russo's analysis and conclusions are stark and inescapable.

The face-to-face interviews that Russo (and his Frontline colleagues) were able to conduct with many key personalities help provide highly detailed and credible insights into the convoluted world of counter-intelligence into which Oswald strayed as he sought out his destiny as a Marxist revolutionary.

`Live By The Sword' covers a lot of ground. The bulk of the book focuses on the post Bay Of Pigs antics of the Kennedy brothers.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 May 1999
Format: Hardcover
The New York Times Book Review, May 23, 1999, NONFICTION
In December 1991, Oliver Stone released his movie "JFK," about the murder of John F. Kennedy, and as a result of a public outcry, Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, which called for total disclosure by all Federal agencies and private individuals who might be in possession of relevant material. These three million-plus pages proved to be a treasure-trove of information for those interested in the assassination, and Gus Russo has based much of his compelling, exhaustively researched and evenhanded book, "Live by the Sword," on it. Russo has had a longstanding interest in the assassination; he was one of the lead reporters on "Frontline"'s 1993 documentary "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" and served as the chief investigative reporter for ABC's news special "Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years." After sifting through mountains of evidence and conducting interviews, Russo comes to a simple conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy. Russo also maintains that it was Kennedy's obsession with ridding the world of Fidel Castro by any means necessary, including assassination, that resulted in his own death. Was Oswald a Cuban agent? Russo stops just short of saying this, but he does argue persuasively that the emotionally disturbed Oswald acted out of admiration for Castro and could well have been encouraged by pro-Castro agents. What is most impressive about "Live by the Sword," however, is that he is able to explain (though not condone) the activities of many of those in Government, including Lyndon B. Johnson, the C.I.A.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Dec. 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is one JFK assassination book you can't ignore! Russo has the credentials and the contacts to finally unravel "who" the government thought killed JFK. Critics who hammer Russo for the minutiae he doesn't discuss are missing the big picture - and the point! Russo gets those close to JFK and RFK to talk about who was really behind the Castro assassination plots - and the answer will floor you! If those pointing fingers had been enemies of the accused, you might dismiss it. But, when close friends and associates sheepishly admit what mountains of documents support, well, let's just say you'll find yourself nodding agreement. The irony of why the government covered up the truth may be lost on assassination buffs, who likely will kick and scream over Russo's documented accomplishment. But for most Americans, this book provides the first real chance to find closure on a subject that has disturbed many for over 35 years. Gripping, suspenseful, and above all - believable. Congratulations to Gus Russo for cutting through three decades of cynicism and stonewalling to get to the heart of the truth about the crime of the century!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Nov. 1998
Format: Hardcover
Gus Russo has outdone himself with maticulous research and an excellent writing style in this explanation of why Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK. After my own extended reading of assassination related materials over the last 10 years, this one book tied together for me practially all of the loose ends, finally providing a motive for the murder of JFK. This is the first book I've read in years where I found myself saying out loud, "That's right! I understand it now!" Caution: This book does not deal with multiple shooter conspiracies. Its premise (after extensive and documented research by Russo) that Oswald acted alone is a foregone conclusion, and dealves extensively into the "why" of the crime...not the "who"...something that has here-to-fore not been sufficiently tied together. I would STRONGLY recommend the purchase of this amazing work by Gus Russo. Good job Gus!
Gary Savage, author "JFK First Day Evidence"
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback