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Offline kathyp

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another book rec.
« on: March 25, 2007, 01:53:30 pm »
this is another one for history nuts.  it's "Ultimate Sacrifice" by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann.  I am not into conspiracy theories, but the JFK assassination has always interested me.  this book is long and complicated, but makes use of many interviews from people who served during that admin. and of documents released in the '90's.  lots of new stuff in there.

the assassination aside, it is interesting to see some of the inner working of a unique admin and the flow of people from one admin to another.  the role of RFK is particularly interesting.  the secrecy and compartmentalizing of various plots to overthrow Castro, and use the Mob, etc. is a story that we have only begun to hear, and there is more in this book than i have heard before.

anyway...i have not finished it, but so far it's pretty interesting.  don't take it to bed...it will put you to sleep!   ;)
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
Alexis de Tocqueville