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Legacy of Secrecy


Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann's Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination is the follow-up to their earlier work, Ultimate Sacrifice, which posited a JFK-sponsored Cuban coup plan which was infiltrated by the Mafia and used to kill President Kennedy, invoking a national security cover-up.

Legacy of Secrecy tells the story of the assassination aftermath, supplying their explanation for the lengthy ensuing cover-ups, with particular focus on the false Roselli-Morgan story of a "Castro blowback." The book also develops the theory that Carlos Marcello brokered the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. on behalf of Joseph Milteer, and presents Marcello's prison confession to the JFK assassination.

While significant aspects of the story are contained in interviews conducted by the authors, some with unnamed sources, the book also cites an abundance of declassified documents, most of them available on the Mary Ferrell Foundation website. As a service to readers interested in evaluating the book and exploring some of the more important materials cited in it, we have created a Legacy of Secrecy document walkthrough. This resource page features discussion and links to more than two dozen documents, along with links to other relevant materials.

Also available are online previews of Chapter One and the Epilogue to Legacy of Secrecy.

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