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CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys

How and Why US Agents Conspired to Assassinate JFK and RFK
Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: History, 20th Century
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Fifty years have passed since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but the details of what happened on that fateful day are still highly debated. Here is Patrick Nolan's welcome addition to that debate, gathering the research of many forensic scientists and investigations to paint a vivid picture of the assassination of JFK as well as his brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The argument presented is fascinating and points directly and unapologetically at the CIA. Stephen Bowlby gives a balanced narration of this work, going between a stark journalistic tone and forceful emphasis on the hard-hitting information.

Publisher's Summary

The US Central Intelligence Agency is no stranger to conspiracy and allegations of corruption. Across the globe, violent coups have been orchestrated, high-profile targets kidnapped, and world leaders dispatched at the hands of CIA agents. During the 1960's, on domestic soil, the methods used to protect their interests and themselves, at the expense of the American people, were no less ruthless.

In CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys, Patrick Nolan fearlessly investigates the CIA’s involvement in the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy - why the brothers needed to die and how rogue intelligence agents orchestrated history’s most infamous conspiracy.

Nolan furthers the research of leading forensic scientists, historians, and scholars who agree that there remain serious unanswered questions regarding the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, fifty years ago, and Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. He revisits and refutes what is currently known about Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, and offers listeners a compelling profile of the CIA’s Richard Helms, an amoral master of clandestine operations with a chip on his shoulder.

Bolstered by a foreword by Dr. Henry C. Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic authorities, CIA Rogues and the Killing of the Kennedys is an unmatched effort in forensic research and detective work. As the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination approaches, Nolan has made a significant contribution to the literature on that fateful day in Dallas, as well as shed light on that dark night at the Ambassador Hotel. Listeners interested in conspiracy, the Kennedy family, or American history will find this audiobook invaluable.

©2013 Patrick Nolan. Foreword © 2013 by Henry C. Lee (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Payton
  • 12-04-2017

Where are we now?

The evidence in this book is well put together and compelling. I was not one to believe the jfk/rfk conspiracy but after hearing this audio book I have found that there are not just "theories" out there but hard evidence of a US govt coup. Great book, sobering and a bit frightening. The only thing missing from this book is an idea of what this group of rogues has been up to since the 60's? How far does it go? 1984 in real life? It would appear that is where we are.

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  • jon gasporra
  • 16-06-2019

All sounds so good, but....

The author seems to glide easily between facts and assumptions, and does not source some of the statements of fact he makes. It seems odd that he will list certain facts then state that this meant... something that is not a fact or that cannot be sourced. The one thing that strikes me as odd is the fact the while the author asserts that there are several "uncanny" characteristics between Oswald, Ray and Sirhan, I don't see it. Lee Oswald was an intelligent, motivated married man who had held several important positions in the U.S. Marines and the CIA. He knew Russian and worked with military secrets... he was trusted to work with the CIA and was used as a false defector to the USSR. The other two, Sirhan and Ray, were single, simple and rather average men of no real importance. Oswald was nothing like these other two men. Why would the CIA use Oswald as a plant when he was so closely connected to the CIA? The JFK assassination was the first the alleged triple conspiracy killings. Why use someone that could be tied so close to the CIA if something had gone wrong. Ray and Sirhan were definitely far easier to cast as a "lone gunman", but not Oswald. He was highly skilled, and if the CIA would really chose to sacrifice a skilled employee then what does that say, or should say, to the many people that want to serve their nation in clandestine service? Why not use some wannabe from outside the CIA and set him up?

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  • Katey
  • 28-12-2018

Hangs the whole theory on MK Ultra

Presents compelling evidence about discrepancies between the known personalities and motives of LHO and SBS and what was later claimed about them by the official assassination accounts, but this author’s theory is heavily dependent on the CIA’s secret MK Ultra program to explain the events. If you find it far fetched that hypnosis control can explain the complicated series of events in both assassinations, this book is not very convincing. The author also loses credibility in the final chapter by presenting the case of an amateur photographer who claimed to have been in the pantry at the Ambassador Hotel during the assassination of RFK and claimed that his photos of the events were confiscated by law enforcement and never returned. This man, Scott Enyart, has since been thoroughly discredited and there’s no evidence that he actually witnessed let alone photographed RFK’s assassination. The author fails to mention the problems with Enyart’s story and this leaves me wondering what other one-aided anecdotes he misrepresented elsewhere in his text.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-04-2017

Thought provoking

Very interesting read(listen). A lot of information on Sir Han Sir Han. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Tim H
  • 16-08-2016

Thirston Howell III's voice

The subject & detail offered in this book was concise and well written. The hardest part was listening to the narrator read it. At times, he sounded like the millionaire on Gilligan's Island... Good book otherwise.

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  • Priscilla Harrison
  • 16-02-2020

Loved this book

This was great book. I was particularly interested in the details of how intelligence played a huge role in training the patsies. The book was also narrated well. So interesting, informative and provacative I would listen again.

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  • L.Jamie Hirschberger
  • 02-08-2019

Another truth coming out

So sad that we live in a country that this stuff is allowed to go on with the truth taking so long to come out

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  • Adam Bjornsen
  • 20-12-2016

enjoyed

actual writing is pretty bland but the content is very interesting. overall I enjoyed it.

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  • L. Worley
  • 28-06-2016

Illuminating

Interesting and entertaining. I have read multiple different books on the JFK assassination, this one is good, though certainly not the best. However, it's the details if the RFK assassination that sets it apart. My one complaint being that the author frequently uses the words "clearly" and "obviously" to blow past areas that could potentially cause a reader to question a conclusion.

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  • Philip D Powell
  • 20-04-2016

extremely interesting research and detail

The research and detail is great. The writing style leaves a bit to be desired.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-2018

fantastic read

An in dept look into the greatest turning points in USA political history.
What would the world be today if these 3 great men had lived on, and this profound evil had failed?

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