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Conspiracy in Camelot :
The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • Jerry Kroth
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Conspiracy in Camelot : . The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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This is a volume packed with information on the JFK assassination that will dazzle readers. Important new data and new perspectives offer ammo to conspiracy and anti-conspiracy buffs alike.


About the Author

Jerry Kroth is an Associate Professor at the Santa Clara University (CA) Graduate Division, Dept. of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Kroth has been a member of the International Psycho-Historical Association since 1983. He has published seven books and has written and presented over 65 papers on mass psychology and other topics.

About the Book

Convicted killer James Files agreed to answer questions about people and details in the JFK assassination for author Jerry Kroth — information no one else has obtained or published before.

Kroth provides a fresh...

Convicted killer James Files agreed to answer questions about people and details in the JFK assassination for author Jerry Kroth — information no one else has obtained or published before.

Kroth provides a fresh statistical analysis of 86 'mysterious deaths' of witnesses in the assassination and weighs the merits of prevailing theories on who carried out the assassination, and why; he profiles the actors, the witnesses and the investigators. He includes recently released documents and speculates over the large portions of information that remain barred to public scrutiny.

As a psychologist, Kroth adds a dimension that is rarely considered: the effect of the assassination on the American psyche. Like Charles Lindbergh, Kennedy became an object of American mass psychology, an obsession— with the classic roots of an enduring legend. Kroth explores why the story has taken on such mythic proportions in the American mind.

Conspiracy in Camelot is similar in breadth and scope to F. Scott Berg's Lindbergh, and is targeted to both the trade and to scholarly audiences.

Three important works appeared in the 1990s: Mailer (Oswald's Tale, 1995) focused on Oswald's "Russian period" and the KGB; Hersh (The Dark Side of Camelot, 1998) focused on JFK's dysfunctional sexuality; and Newman (Oswald and the CIA, 1995) looked at just one side of this complex story. No other work has attempted a comprehensive overview of the entire drama, updating each conspiracy theory with newly released evidence.

No other text has attempted to objectively integrate the often tabloid revelations about the dark sides of each major figure and to examine how factors like promiscuity and transvestism affected the course of events.

The Killing of a President: The Complete Photographic Record (Robert J. Groden) and Who's Who in the JFK Assassination (Michael Benson) attempt an encyclopedic sketch of the assassination; but Conspiracy in Camelot is more. It is a thoroughgoing analysis of the most relevant evidence uncovered and released by the government over the last 40 years, and a presentation of the most plausible conspiracy theories. From mistresses to Mafia murders, fingerprints to dictabelt recordings, all the evidence is integrated and interwoven into complete and comprehensive perspectives on the assassination. Theories are weighed, checked, contrasted, and contradicted. Evidentiary and exculpatory material is delineated in intelligible and readable fashion, but Marilyn's sexual liaisons with the Kennedy brothers, JFK’s 33 mistresses in the White House, and J. Edgar Hoover’s homosexuality provide a counterpoint with the shadowy psychological underbelly to this story.


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Pages 358
Year: 2003
LC Classification: E842.9.K76
Dewey code: 364.15'24'097309046
BISAC: HIS036070
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BISAC: TRU002000
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