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A Cruel and Shocking Act - The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

Philip Shenon

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A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers. Though A Cruel and Shocking Act began as Shenon's attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission, it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington. Shenon shows how the commission's ten-month investigation was doomed to fail because the man leading it - Chief Justice Earl Warren - was more committed to protecting the Kennedy family than getting to the full truth about what happened on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's book features some of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century-Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Chief Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, as well as the CIA's treacherous "molehunter," James Jesus Angleton. Based on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to the surviving commission staffers and many other key players, Philip Shenon's authoritative, scrupulously researched book will forever change the way we think about the Kennedy assassination and about the deeply flawed investigation that followed. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

23h 41m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

38:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

28:04


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

31:37


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:59


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:54


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

28:12


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

27:46


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

14:16


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

15:29


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

17:23


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

20:24


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

17:27


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

16:39


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

23:44


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

24:25


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

33:26


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

20:34


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

36:45


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

24:28


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

21:04


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

24:06


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

17:35


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

33:30


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

14:30


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

16:38


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

35:16


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

30:56


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

24:30


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

13:48


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

19:33


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

24:00


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

21:47


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

17:45


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

29:23


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

21:19


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

17:59


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

26:36


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

13:15


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

22:22


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

24:35


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

17:09


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

18:47


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

23:34


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

22:53


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

13:16


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

14:57


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

13:39


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

11:17


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

13:35


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

17:21


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

29:51


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

32:29


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

31:45


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

30:24


Part 4, Chapter 55
Part 4, Chapter 55

38:00


Part 4, Chapter 56
Part 4, Chapter 56

29:17


Part 4, Chapter 57
Part 4, Chapter 57

41:38


Part 4, Chapter 58
Part 4, Chapter 58

22:19


Part 4, Chapter 59
Part 4, Chapter 59

39:41


Part 4, Chapter 60
Part 4, Chapter 60

00:42