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One of many on the way.

From The Washington Post:

"Heritage Foundation scholar James Swanson -- whose 2006 "Manhunt," about the search for John Wilkes Booth, became a bestseller -- is moving on to another presidential assassination. He's signed a deal (estimated in the seven figures) with the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins for a book on the JFK killing, due out for the 50th anniversary in fall of 2013. There will probably be a lot of new writings on that well-covered topic, but "I hope my book will be a definitive book on the subject," the D.C. legal scholar told us. Among the goals he's set for the still-untitled project: To find whatever became of the iconic pink pillbox hat Jackie Kennedy wore that day, currently lost to history."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2011/03/in_other_news_james_swanson.html

From harpercollins.com:

James L.Swanson is the Edgar Award–winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. In 2009 in Newsweek magazine, Patricia Cornwell named Swanson's Manhunt and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as the two best nonfiction crime books ever.

In 2006, Entertainment Weekly magazine named Manhunt one of the ten best books of the year. Swanson has degrees in history from The University of Chicago, where he was a student of John Hope Franklin, and law from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice. He serves on the advisory council of the Ford’s Theatre Society.

His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. James L. Swanson was born on Lincoln’s birthday.

http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/about.aspx?authorid=25032

I hope Robert Groden and David Lifton get their books published.

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One of many on the way.

From The Washington Post:

"Heritage Foundation scholar James Swanson -- whose 2006 "Manhunt," about the search for John Wilkes Booth, became a bestseller -- is moving on to another presidential assassination. He's signed a deal (estimated in the seven figures) with the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins for a book on the JFK killing, due out for the 50th anniversary in fall of 2013. There will probably be a lot of new writings on that well-covered topic, but "I hope my book will be a definitive book on the subject," the D.C. legal scholar told us. Among the goals he's set for the still-untitled project: To find whatever became of the iconic pink pillbox hat Jackie Kennedy wore that day, currently lost to history."

http://voices.washin...es_swanson.html

From harpercollins.com:

James L.Swanson is the Edgar Award–winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer. In 2009 in Newsweek magazine, Patricia Cornwell named Swanson's Manhunt and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood as the two best nonfiction crime books ever.

In 2006, Entertainment Weekly magazine named Manhunt one of the ten best books of the year. Swanson has degrees in history from The University of Chicago, where he was a student of John Hope Franklin, and law from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has held a number of government and think-tank posts in Washington, D.C., including at the United States Department of Justice. He serves on the advisory council of the Ford's Theatre Society.

His other books include the acclaimed photographic history Lincoln's Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, as well as Chasing Lincoln's Killer, and adaptations of Manhunt and Bloody Crimes for young readers. James L. Swanson was born on Lincoln's birthday.

http://www.harpercol...?authorid=25032

I hope Robert Groden and David Lifton get their books published.

The definitive book on the assassination has yet to be written, the one that solves the case to a legal and moral certainty.

And I too can't wait to learn who the publishers will be who will publish the works of real independent journalists like Groden, Lifton, Summers, Russell, Turner, et al., and the producers who make them into real documentaries instead of the junk we have been getting.

BK

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Well, if one of Mr. Swanson's main goals is something so incredibly peripheral and unimportant as trying to discover what happened to Jackie's pink hat, I'm just wondering how serious and "definitive" his book will actually be.

James Swanson, btw, hosted a lengthy 90-minute program featuring Vincent Bugliosi at the Cooper Union in New York City on May 15, 2007, at the start of Bugliosi's book tour for his JFK book, "Reclaiming History". Nothing was mentioned at all during that program about Swanson himself being engaged in a JFK book project. (Of course, it's also likely that Swanson, as host of the program, wouldn't have wanted to steal any of Mr. Bugliosi's thunder at that particular moment.)

SWANSON/BUGLIOSI IN 2007:

http://fora.tv/2007/05/15/Vincent_Bugliosi_Reclaiming_History

THE MISSING PILLBOX HAT:

http://jfkfiles.blogspot.com/2011/01/jacqueline-kennedys-pink-hat-is-missing.html

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DVP actually makes a good point (stop the presses!) regarding Jackie's hat. Yeah, that's one of the really important mysteries in this case....

Do you really think a major publisher is giving a 7 figure book deal to someone who is going to postulate conspiracy? The reality in the publishing world, for a long time now, is that the big companies are just as solidly pro-Warren Commission as the national television networks have always been. The days when a Mark Lane can have a best seller exposing the official lies about the Kennedy assassination are long gone.

This is just another reason for us to try and come together, so that the inevitable 50th anniversary lone assassin propaganda onslought can be countered effectively.

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See link for perhaps the best book on the Lincoln-Seward assassination conspiracy - Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln

http://www.amazon.com/Come-Retribution-Confederate-Service-Assassination/dp/0878053484/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299716422&sr=8-1

Manhunt seemed to be a lot of predigested fact and a few new slants wrapped up in a novelistic style. Some popular histories achieve a few new things doing this, but I didn't get that from Manhunt. American Gothic, also in that style but published in the 1990s, gave me more leads into documents and historical persons useful to assessing the Lincoln assassination:

http://www.amazon.com/American-Gothic-Legendary-Theatrical-Family-Junius/dp/0671767135/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1299859190&sr=8-30

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Well, if one of Mr. Swanson's main goals is something so incredibly peripheral and unimportant as trying to discover what happened to Jackie's pink hat, I'm just wondering how serious and "definitive" his book will actually be.

Mark me down as agreeing with DVP for the second (or maybe third) time in my life

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I just watched a few minutes of the Bugliosi- Swanson event. It is obvious that James Swanson is a "lone nutter" and that this book is likely to be a regurgitation of Posner/Bugliosi. For a fee of $1,000,000 + from Harper Collins.

Harper Collins is owned by News Corp which is part of the Rupert Murcoch FOX News, NY Post, Wall Street Journal media empire.

Rupert Murcoch is big time CFR. Members of the CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations, had a big role in the JFK assassination and cover up. See my CFR thread here on Education Forum.

FOX acts like it is CIA controlled 100%. I do know this Roger Ailes has dinner with CIA George Herbert Walker Bush, who I think was deeply involved in the JFK assassination. The Bush family has HUGE influence at FOX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HarperCollins

The CEO of Harper Collins is Brian Murray: http://www.harpercollins.com/footer/release.aspx?id=689&b=&year=2008

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I just watched a few minutes of the Bugliosi- Swanson event. It is obvious that James Swanson is a "lone nutter" and that this book is likely to be a regurgitation of Posner/Bugliosi. For a fee of $1,000,000 + from Harper Collins.

Harper Collins is owned by News Corp which is part of the Rupert Murcoch FOX News, NY Post, Wall Street Journal media empire.

Rupert Murcoch is big time CFR. Members of the CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations, had a big role in the JFK assassination and cover up. See my CFR thread here on Education Forum.

FOX acts like it is CIA controlled 100%. I do know this Roger Ailes has dinner with CIA George Herbert Walker Bush, who I think was deeply involved in the JFK assassination. The Bush family has HUGE influence at FOX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HarperCollins

The CEO of Harper Collins is Brian Murray: http://www.harpercollins.com/footer/release.aspx?id=689&b=&year=2008

I strongly disagree that Fox acts like it is CIA controlled. The ultra-right wing of the Republican Party represented by Fox distrusts the CIA and considers it far too liberal, which is why the Bushies undermined the CIA's analysts and started their own bogus CIA within the Pentagon under Feith, in order to sell the invasion of Iraq to the public. I came across a book recently--I don't remember its name--that was entirely devoted to the premise that the CIA sabotaged the Bush administration and the democratization of Iraq under the Bushies' favorite con man, Chalabi, so that they could make Bush look like a failure, and help the Dems regain power. I suspect this book was popular over at Fox.

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Guest Robert Morrow

I just watched a few minutes of the Bugliosi- Swanson event. It is obvious that James Swanson is a "lone nutter" and that this book is likely to be a regurgitation of Posner/Bugliosi. For a fee of $1,000,000 + from Harper Collins.

Harper Collins is owned by News Corp which is part of the Rupert Murcoch FOX News, NY Post, Wall Street Journal media empire.

Rupert Murcoch is big time CFR. Members of the CFR, the Council on Foreign Relations, had a big role in the JFK assassination and cover up. See my CFR thread here on Education Forum.

FOX acts like it is CIA controlled 100%. I do know this Roger Ailes has dinner with CIA George Herbert Walker Bush, who I think was deeply involved in the JFK assassination. The Bush family has HUGE influence at FOX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HarperCollins

The CEO of Harper Collins is Brian Murray: http://www.harpercollins.com/footer/release.aspx?id=689&b=&year=2008

I strongly disagree that Fox acts like it is CIA controlled. The ultra-right wing of the Republican Party represented by Fox distrusts the CIA and considers it far too liberal, which is why the Bushies undermined the CIA's analysts and started their own bogus CIA within the Pentagon under Feith, in order to sell the invasion of Iraq to the public. I came across a book recently--I don't remember its name--that was entirely devoted to the premise that the CIA sabotaged the Bush administration and the democratization of Iraq under the Bushies' favorite con man, Chalabi, so that they could make Bush look like a failure, and help the Dems regain power. I suspect this book was popular over at Fox.

Well, Pat Speer, Roger Ailes who runs FOX is a very close personal friend of former CIA director George Herbert Walker Bush, who was also a former director of the Council on Foreign Relations in the late 1970's. FOX is a Bush faction CIA-controlled operation. Often they have Rockefeller flunky Henry Kissinger (Bilderberger, longtime CIA, CFR inner circle) on to speak with no one to challenge him. Kissinger always gets fawning questions from FOX host Greta van Susteren as he imparts the daily propaganda.

http://www.nndb.com/people/449/000054287/

FOX in general is also very favorable to the Clintons (as opposed to Obama). The Clintons are part of the Bush/CIA faction: see the close friendship of Bill Clinton and GHW Bush.

Rupert Murdoch (CFR), GHW Bush (CFR) and Roger Ailes are all as thick as thieves. In my opinion GHW Bush was deeply involved in the JFK assassination. http://www.jfkmurdersolved.com/bush.htm

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There is ANOTHER book out there being published by Harper Collins that is spreading disinformation on the JFK assassination: "Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground" by Jonathan Kay.

This book makes a cardinal sin: it groups together ALL conspiracy theories AS IS they all had the same legitimacy or non-legitimacy. Kind of like grouping the JFK assassination with counter theories on whether Shakespeare actually wrote all those plays, which this book actually does.

http://www.amazon.com/Among-Truthers-Americas-Conspiracist-Underground/dp/0062004816

I am reading the book right now. Author Jonathan Kay a a neocon Canadian conservative who is friends with Bilderberger Conrad Black. Bilderberger David Frum has also endorsed this book with a blurb on the back cover.

The book's theme is basically aren't all those conspiracy theories nutty and what can we do about it? And if you don't believe the government's warped vision/version/delusion of reality you are either having a midlife crisis or you are a "crank."

I must say I agree with the author's take on 9/11, but Kay goes flying off the rails with his endorsement of the lone nutter fantasy and his favorable quotations of village idiot Vincent Bugliosi.

Worth mentioning: HARPER COLLINS - a gargantuan publisher is owned by Newscorp which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch, CFR buddy of Henry Kissinger and George Herbert Walker Bush. Btw, Conrad Black, Jonathan Kay's friend is also close with Henry Kissinger, the ultimate mega-insider for 50 years. I think Kissinger may himself have been involved with the JFK assassination or had inner knowledge of it due to his close associations with CIA Nelson Rockefeller.

Whether Newscorp is intentionally or unwittingly putting out outrageous disinformation on the 1963 Coup d'Etat - I do not know, but they are doing it. It might be a case of the knowledgeable inner core hiring folks who are ideologically predisposed to continue the JFK assass. cover up.

Newscorp ownership of Harper Collins: http://www.newscorp.com/management/harperc.html

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