LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination...-85%
- PDF Download: 658 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse; 2nd Revised edition (November 22, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616083778
- ISBN-13: 978-1616083779
LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination aims to expose Vice President Johnson’s active role in the assassination of President Kennedy and how 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 were formed when he was a child and grew unchecked for the rest of his life as he suffered severe bouts of manic depression and bipolar disorder, which were never treated until after he left the White House. 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 is now known that some of his aides knew of his mental illness but felt helpless to take any action which would inevitably cause him to take retribution against them.
The book starts by looking back into Johnson’s past, from the time he was a boy in Texas. It then follows the development of his character traits throughout his school days, through college and as a young congressional apprentice in Washington.
The essential themes of the book include:
– Johnson’s mental issues (paranoia, bi-polar disorder and sociopathic personality) and criminal associations drove him higher and higher up the ladder;
– Desperate to achieve his lifelong obsession of becoming president of the United States, he began planning in 1958-59 to force himself onto the ticket as vice president in 1960, because of his fear of losing as a presidential candidate.
– During his time as Vice President, Johnson hated being in that office and continued his criminal actions and associations with Billie Sol Estes and Bobby Baker (and through Baker, with many other Mafia-connected lobbyists like Fred Black, Irving Davidson, Mickey Weiner, oilmen like Clint Murchison and H.L. Hunt and gangsters like Johnny Roselli, Cliff Jones, Ed Levinson and Ben Seigelbaum, who were directly tied to Mob-boss Carlos Marcello and Sam Giancana, who were at war with the Kennedys). All during his vice presidency, Johnson continued fighting Kennedy on every foreign and domestic initiative he tried to advance — from Berlin to Cuba to Vietnam — and did everything in his power to impede passage of the Civil Rights Act, keeping it bottled up in congress during the entire period.
– As JFK continued making peace overtures to the cold war enemies (his “Peace Speech,” the nuclear test ban, his reversal of policy towards Vietnam, his negotiated settlement on the Cuban missile crisis) a number of men holding very high offices in the military and intelligence agencies became very upset and decided, with Johnson’s backing and provocations, to effect an “Executive Action” to remove JFK.
There are many loose strings which connect all of this together and reveal the existence of a widely based conspiracy, with connections to the Mafia, the military and CIA networks.
Phillip F. Nelson, after years of researching Johnson and the JFK assassination, concludes that the reason Johnson undermined Kennedy’s domestic and foreign policy initiatives was for the purpose of cunningly saving them for his own legacy. His involvement with JFK’s assassination is conclusively drawn with both text and photographic evidence showing Johnson’s knowledge of when and where the 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.
–Noel Twyman, author of Bloody Treason (This review refers to the first edition of the book)I am very impressed with this fine book. . . Mr. Nelson is to be commended on some fine writing, research, and arguments. . . Buy this asap!
–Vince Palamara, author of Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect the President (This review refers to the first edition of the book)
“Nelson reviews a massive amount of secondary sources to support his own hypothesis that the mastermind behind the assassination was then-VP Lyndon Johnson.” Publishers Weekly Review
Nelson’s boundless enthusiasm, not to mention his (mostly) consistent theory of how it all was arranged and then covered up, should sell the book . . . .the book is a fascinating read, full of some very clever creative thinking — Booklist Review
From the Author
A new softcover edition is being prepared for publication in July, 2013, which will mark the 50 year anniversary of JFK’s assassination. And another book, a “sequel” of sorts, will be ready for publication in the latter part of the year; tentatively titled “LBJ: From Mastermind to “The Colossus” – The Lies, Treachery and Treasons Continue. The new book will validate and vindicate with new evidence many of the assertions made in LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination. Furthermore, it will reveal even more of his treasonous actions as President.
Together, the two books tear off the veneer of LBJ as the great, magnanimous leader, the “Colossus” according to Bill Moyers, in his review of Mark Updegrove’s paean to him, written to continue the construct that has been built by many other authors during the last half century. The new book will expose how Johnson planted lies that he knew would grow into “truths” through future books like these, even though these “truths” were conceived within his delusional mind. Those lies grew larger and larger during his presidency, finally forcing him to walk away from the very office that had been his life-long quest, his “destiny,” to which he had been propelled by cross-fire in Dallas that he planned and facilitated.
About the Author
I remember reading the Life magazine articles on the weekend of JFK’s assassination, about Lyndon Johnson’s connections with Bobby Baker, and the latter’s extensive involvement with a number of shady characters. And I began wondering about just who this guy was. The more I read, the more I came to distrust this fellow who liked to portray himself as a glad-handing, back-slapping, “regular guy.” And I came to find out he was anything but those caricatures. His amoral character traits had been formed when he was a child, leading him to develop criminal associations throughout his career, which continued growing until finally culminating in several murders of people who got in his way, the last of whom was John F. Kennedy.
As a result of the failure of the “Fourth Estate” to perform their constitutional function, Lyndon Johnson is now ranked generally #9-12 in the pantheon of “greatest presidents” by academics and historians. There are a number of contemporary books by his biographers and “historians” (a misnomer, as it applies to those who have consciously avoided the truth about Johnson) who laud him for his efforts in the area of Civil Rights, while ignoring the facts about his true persona and motivations as revealed in my book.