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Jesse Ventura cuts loose in latest book

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 16, 2007

by Paul Walsh

It has an April Fool’s release date.

Yes, that’s when the next book comes out from the author who at least once in his public past punctuated a comment with “joke, joke, joke.”

Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s most famous former governor, is co-writing “Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me” with Dick Russell, whose list of credits includes “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” a book theorizing on the JFK assassination.

The Ventura-Russell collaboration, at 320 pages, is set for an April 1 release by Skyhorse Publishing of New York. It has a list price of $24.95 on amazon.com.

Word today from the publisher is that Ventura writes about why he left politics, his view on the war in Iraq and what Cuba’s Fidel Castro told him about JFK’s assassination.

Ventura’s previous books include “I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up” and “Do I Stand Alone?: Going to the Mat Against Political Pawns and Media Jackals.

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1555243.html

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April's a long way off.

Sure would like to find out what Castro told him.

"Ventura professes something like admiration for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, whom he spent time with during a trade mission as governor, finding him engaging and perceptive. Ventura writes that he asked Castro about the Kennedy assassination, he says the Cuban leader denied involvement but similarly believed that Oswald did not act alone."

Full article: http://wcco.com/local/new.book.jesse.2.623472.html

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April's a long way off.

Sure would like to find out what Castro told him.

"Ventura professes something like admiration for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, whom he spent time with during a trade mission as governor, finding him engaging and perceptive. Ventura writes that he asked Castro about the Kennedy assassination, he says the Cuban leader denied involvement but similarly believed that Oswald did not act alone."

Full article: http://wcco.com/local/new.book.jesse.2.623472.html

In 2003 Jesse Ventura spoke in Dealey Plaza, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the JFK assassination. After he made some remarks about JFK, someone in the crowd shouted out, "What about your trip to Cuba?" and Ventura spoke about it for a couple of minutes.

I was in the audience. I had elbowed my way to within a few feet of Ventura. I had my small pocket tape recorder and taped the former governor's remarks. I have uploaded the Castro portion here:

http://home.comcast.net/~johnkelin/ventura-castro.mp3

John Kelin

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