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The Kennedy Assassination Cover-up Hardcover – 14 Jan 2000

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  • Hardcover: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Biomedical (14 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560727276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560727279
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,084,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donald Gibson was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He served as a communications analyst in the United States Air Force during the 1960s. Don is a Professor of Sociology at the Greensburg campus of the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD from the University of Delaware and taught on that campus as well as at Middlebury and Oberlin Colleges. Professor Gibson’s research on social power and on U.S. economic problems led him to writing on the administration of John F. Kennedy and related topics around the struggle between economic democracy and elitist oligarchy. Books by Donald Gibson Battling Wall Street: The Kennedy Presidency (1994) The Kennedy Assassination Cover-up (1999) Environmentalism: Ideology and Power (2002) (reprinted as Ecology, Ideology and Power) Communication, Power and the Media (2004) Wealth, Power, and the Crisis of Laissez Faire Capitalism (2011) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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As the title implies, rather than a detailed account of the assassination itself, the majority of the text concentrates on events subsequent to JFK's death. In the initial stages, there are no great surprises. Referred to by many other commentators are the number of shots actually fired and the bullet that supposedly passed through both Kennedy and Connally without itself sustaining any significant damage. Crucial to the author's conclusion is the constitution of the Warren Commission, and who was behind the decision to create it. In answering these questions, one can determine the validity of its conclusions. Readers would be greatly assisted by reference to the Commisssion's Report itself, which is accesible over the internet. The author rightly draws our attention to the role played by the media in quickly concluding that Oswald was the lone gunman not acting in conjunction with others. Gibson compares the Kennedy assassination with that of Huey Long in the 30s. Both had similar ideas on the uses of government and the control of the economy, and shared similar enemies. Logically, any cover-up (assuming there is one) requires control over the investiagtion, a patsy (Oswald, of course), and an incorrect image of the dead leader. It is in pursuit of this proposition that Gibson concentrates. In so doing, there is an abundance of names and details of different companies and organizations which are very difficult to assimilate, not aided by the sytle of the author. This is the most serious flaw in the book, and with text running to less than 300 pages makes it an expensive read.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9e2ede64) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
62 of 68 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e834114) out of 5 stars Case Closed! 12 Jun. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
To anyone thinking about reading this book, I would like to make a few suggestions.
1)If you can, find and read Gibson's first Kennedy book, "Battling Wall Street", before reading this book. Not absolutely necessary, but it sets Gibson's basic ideas in motion.
2)After having read the two Gibson books, begin some basic research on Nelson and David Rockefeller, John J McCloy, and Allen Dulles, particularly in regards to their relationships to an american institution known as the cia, another organization known as The Council on Foreign Relations, and their ties to these groups and each other. A Cary Reich book on Nelson, for example, has some information on the brother's cia involvement.
3)Connect the dots.
4)Case Closed!
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e38ad98) out of 5 stars WOW. And I thought there was no way reading ... 29 Dec. 2014
By Boyce Hart - Published on Amazon.com
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WOW. And I thought there was no way reading another assassination book could possibly reveal ANY MORE about the structural evolution of Global Capitalism. The Boston Club of New Ors is far more than it seams. Yet th analysis is not cliquish or "cabalistic" It is both faucet and motif for the transformation from industrial capitalism to finance capitalism; and all the income-distribution implications of that transformation. After reading this book you will hear Sir Percy singing "When A River Needs an Ocean" One of the three most essential books ever on the Public-Private Partnership Coup of 1963. Order this book now. Even if you have read 200 books on this topic you will type WOW.
49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e5dc120) out of 5 stars Getting down to the truth 22 Jun. 2004
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Format: Hardcover
The great JFK assassination research community, after forty years of wandering around in what the great cia asset Kenneth Rahn calls a "quagmire", apparently still remains clueless as to how to even begin to think about the Kennedy assassination.
Fortunately for these space cadets, and for the rest of us, there are some people who have left a few clues for us to pick up.
Sociologists like G William Domhoff and Donald Gibson are pointing in the direction of the true causes for the president's assassination. Domhoff's books on the power elite in this country are a good beginning for the material Gibson presents in his two books.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has some basic background on the murder, enough to know of the continuing massive cover-up, and who is now wondering on what line of research to pursue next.
This book will give you some leads.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa83b9984) out of 5 stars Gibson is the most overlooked writer in America 12 Jun. 2012
By Seisachtheia58 - Published on Amazon.com
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A careful, compelling analysis of the Assassination coverup, with a mountain of evidence pointing to Eastern Establishment (i.e., Anglo-American banking and oil) orchestration of the coverup.

Along with Battling Wall Street : The Kennedy Presidency and Environmentalism: Ideology and Power, Gibson has written three of the most important books available on the politics of our times. Read in concert with books like The Lost Science of Money: The Mythology of Money, The Story of Power and Foundations and Public Policy: The Mask of Pluralism (Suny Series in Radical Social and Political Theory), we begin to see just how thoroughly our minds have been colonized and neutered by the 1%.

Absolutely indispensable reading for every American, regardless of party or ideological affiliation.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9e4da09c) out of 5 stars Extraordinarily Well Researched And Written; Highly Recommended 25 May 2015
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I read Battling Wall Street several years ago, and although not long, it was filled with important information regarding the oligarchy and their hatred of JFK's economic policies, as well as his refusal to use military force in support of neo-colonial policies used for decades by the establishment. Gibson builds on this book in a slightly different way. There are many many obtuse characters few have ever heard about who played a role in the decision to murder President Kennedy. I have long suspected Dulles, McCloy, and Rockefeller as the men most likely to have ordered the murder. Most researchers have wasted years (like me) with the mechanics of the assassination. CIA, Military Intelligence, Mafia, LBJ, Cuban Exiles, Mossad and the Texas Billionaires. In reality all of these suspects were incestuous and essentially one in the same.

Donald Gibson goes deep to show the over lapping of the Eastern Establishment (which included New Orleans) to show the forces behind the decision to murder the President. His policies were the opposite of their objectives, from neo-colonial wars, population control to science, technology to 1963 and arms control and detente with the USSR.. NO President was more despised by the 1% of the 1% than JFK according to the author. Gibson digs deep to show the overlapping relationships between these elites and the desire to rid the nation of the energetic and forwarding thinking President.

One person commented why they did not just poison the President. The obvious reason is they wanted to send a message to future Presidents that to challenge their control and power, this is what would happen to them as well. That is why he was slaughtered in broad delight in front of thousands of people.

My only disagreement with Gibson is that most of the people he argues were responsible may not have been in actual power themselves at the time of the execution, but they had all served (except Rockefeller) at one point as major figures in the government. Especially Dulles, a life long spook, McCloy in the department of Defense during WW Two and as High Commissioner of Germany after the War ended. It is folly to not recognize that Dulles had numerous associates in high places within the government that were loyal to him. They followed orders. You do not spend 40-50 years in the the OSS and CIA without building numerous loyal servants. So my disagreement is when the author says that the government did not murder the President, perhaps technically it may be true. However the forces that were loyal to Dulles, McCloy, Rockefeller and the rest of the elitist establishment carried out orders from them. Vincent Saldandria is still right. Dr. Gibson goes deep to show the lengths with which Dulles, McCloy and Ford would go to whitewash the "investigation" of the murder of President Kennedy.
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