Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for the Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK - Lamar Waldron with Thom HartmannLondon: Constable, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Extensive pencil notes to the last blanks and pastedown with further pencil marginalia throughout.
Contains: Portraits; Facsimiles;
From the cover: “For more than four decades since his death in 1963, John F. Kennedy has captured the imagination of the American people. Myth and conjecture have swirled around him, his life and his work. Nonetheless, the secret with the most profound and catastrophic impact on America has remained hidden. Ultimate Sacrifice reveals this secret for the first time, providing the missing piece to one of the great puzzles of post-war America: the truth behind the events surrounding John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.
Ultimate Sacrifice reveals a previously unknown “Plan for a Coup in Cuba”, authorized by John Kennedy and run by the President’s brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy. The CIA’s code name for their supporting role in the coup plan — AMWORLD — has never previously surfaced in any book, article, or government investigation, consistent with one of the most secret covert operations in our history. And with that secrecy came tragedy. A plan as audacious as this engineered coup and its follow-up invasion by “invited” US forces, would have been a severe threat to national security if revealed in the post-Cuban Missile Crisis environment. And when Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante, and Johnny Roselli — three powerful Mafia dons who would have gone to any lengths to rid themselves of what they saw to be persecution by the mob-busting Attorney General — learned of this plan, they realized that the government would go to equally audacious lengths in order to avoid revealing it to the public. With that knowledge to protect them, the seeds of a President’s demise were sown.”