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Obscure Books JFK Researchers should be aware of


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Being an avid book reader, occasionally a few releases come out that are not mainstream material, yet have information relating to individuals that are peripherally, or indirectly related to November 22,1963 in one way or another. Recently, I became aware of three I felt were, at least worth mentioning.

1.Secret Weapons : Two Sisters' Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage (Hardcover)

by Cheryl Hersha, Lynn Hersha, Dale Griffis and Ted Schwartz.

This book is familiar ground to those who are familiar with Sidney Gottlieb and the infamous MK/ULTRA Program. I have perused the book and it is certainly intriguing, from what I gathered it does not touch upon the Kennedy Assassination, but is more in line with the book about Candy Jones

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/088282196...ce&n=283155

I also feel Publisher's Weekly's synopsis of the book is somewhat agenda driven, however I am not endorsing any of the books listed here, only to mention them as an FYI to those interested.

2. Brandy: Our Man in Acapulco. The Life & Times of Col. Frank M. Brandstetter

by Rodney P. Carlisle, Dominic J. Monetta

This book deals with various intel related activities in the life of the above individual, while I am not aware of him, he goes into some detail regarding Cuban Operations and specifically Col Sam Kail, whose name is no doubt familiar to those who are more than casually interested in the Kennedy Assassination.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/157441069...124758?n=283155

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1574410695...758#reader-link

3. Alexander Orlov: The FBI's KGB General by Edward P. Gazur

This book is [in my view] the most interesting, but not because the book is a biography of Orlov, but rather because the book combines the elements of Orlov's defection to the U.S. and that the author is almost as compelling as Orlov himself. He states "I was assigned the task of heading the President Kennedy assassination investigation in northern Ohio....I was responsible for handling all leads and reporting the results of my investigation, as well as leads handled by other agents within the Cleveland Division [northern Ohio], to Washington..." While Lee Harvey Oswald is only referred to by name once in the book, it is still an interesting book from a person who probably could have written about a lot more about November 22nd than just a blurb about Lee Oswald. But that is just my opinion.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0786709715...758#reader-link

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078670971...ce&n=283155

Edited by Robert Howard
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Robert,

Thanks for the links; I always enjoy reading the reviews on Amazon. Those particular books can be had for less money at http://www.abebooks.com/

Like we said before - so much to read, so little time.

I think I'm gonna get that book on Brandstetter. All the Amazon reviewers seemed to think he was a great guy.

And judging from the excerpts, it looks like a good read.

Mike

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Robert,

Thanks for the links; I always enjoy reading the reviews on Amazon. Those particular books can be had for less money at http://www.abebooks.com/

Like we said before - so much to read, so little time.

I think I'm gonna get that book on Brandstetter. All the Amazon reviewers seemed to think he was a great guy.

And judging from the excerpts, it looks like a good read.

Mike

The book about Brandstetter is probably the most compelling from a researchers point of view, there are at least 18 records on Col Sam Kail at the Archives, at least one is still classified.

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