Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder

Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder

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Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, Gus Russo and Stephen Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the killing of John F. Kennedy. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers-the Kennedys and the Castros-who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy pushed for the murder of Fidel Castro and instead got the death of his beloved brother, a psychic blow from which he himself never recovered. Lee Harvey Oswald killed an admired president and traumatized a nation, but in so doing may have prevented a third world war.

Built on thirty years of intense research-including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination-Brothers in Arms is a vivid, character-driven, almost cinematic narration of a singularly fascinating time. For neophytes, it is the most accessible and informed single volume on the assassination. For the many people who are fascinated by this story, this book provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400139965
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen Molton, the author of the novel Brave Talk, has written films for such companies as New Line Cinema and Paramount Television.

Gus Russo is the author of Supermob, The Outfit, and Live by the Sword, the last two of which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Paul Boehmer is a seasoned actor who has appeared on Broadway, film, and television, including The Thomas Crown Affair and All My Children. Coinciding with another of his passions, sci-fi, Paul has been cast in various roles in many episodes of Star Trek.

Table of Contents

Cast of Characters vii

Introduction 11

1 Living Through Another Cuba 11

2 Revolution 38

3 The Patriot Game 65

4 On the Beach 99

5 Meet the Boys on the Battlefront 131

6 Both Sides Now 165

7 Talking Cuba Crisis 191

8 Irresistible Targets 230

9 Spies Like Us 272

10 A Pawn in Their Game 302

11 Runaway Train 322

12 Desolation Row 349

13 Cannons in the Rain 369

14 The Games People Play 388

15 Sympathy for the Devil 423

16 Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One 450

Afterword 471

Acknowledgments 477

Appendix: The Marty Underwood Story 479

Notes 485

Bibliography 513

Index 521

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