The fantastic story of the U.S.'s undeclared war against Cuba, including an expanded section on the CIA's role in the assassination of JFK. "Deadly Secrets is a warning as well as terribly exciting reading".--Studs Terkel. National radio and TV coverage.
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The =Real= Deal, March 3, 2010 By Rodger Garrett "SighKoBlahGrr" (Loma Linda, CA USA) - See all my reviews There are container cargo ships full of conspiracy books out there. Many are poorly referenced, factually suspect and politically slanted. This one, originally entitled "The Fish is Red," may be =accused= of the latter, but surely not either of the former... and =actually= not of the latter, either. It is probably still -- after two and a half decades -- one of the ten best books on the assassinations, the emerging corporate state, the cold-war and organized crime energy back of the growth of the CIA, 20th century jingoism in Latin America, and all that. Hinckle and Turner pull from their own substantial government and journalistic endeavors (Turner was with The Bureau; Hinckle made his name with =Ramparts= magazine when it was the most respected muckraker out there) to provide a =comprehensive= rundown of pretty much all that was known through the '80s. This book (under both titles) continues to be an essential resource for serious, scholarly development of themes like Peter Dale Scott's "deep state" and James Ellroy's "spook saturation." All the characters are here: Not-so humble Howard, Tricky Dick, Ronnie Reagan, Gerry Ford, every director of the CIA to that time, the truly centrist (and only pragmatically liberal) Kennedy brothers, Jim Garrison, Clay Shaw, Carlos Marcello, Santos Trafficante, Meyer Lansky, Bebe Rebozo, Johnny Roselli, Ollie North, Mitch WerBell, legions of Cuban exiles, Jack Ruby, and, of course, Lee the Patsy. This =is= the book Oliver Stone and James Ellroy built their (increasing) fortunes upon. This is the =real= "American Tabloid" and "The Cold Six Thousand." If the copy you get in the mail is tattered, battered, highlighted all over, or covered with notes in the margins, so what? The one I read had cat p**s on it. It was =still= worth the effort.