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Blood, money & power : how LBJ killed JFK
McClellan, Barr.
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New York : Hannover House, [2003]

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xvi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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The author, formerly one of Lyndon Johnson's lawyers, explains why he believes that Johnson was behind the Kennedy assassination.

Author Notes

Barr McClellan represented President Lyndon Johnson and his interests from 1966 through 1971

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McClellan's overwrought conspiracy theory claims that Lyndon Johnson-motivated by power lust, fear of being dropped from the Kennedy ticket, and the need to cover up various scandals-masterminded Kennedy's assassination with the help of his evil "superlawyer" Ed Clark. But his evidence is meager and murky, even by the standards of Kennedy conspiracy scholarship. The main exhibit is a smudged partial fingerprint from Oswald's sniper's nest that may or may not belong to a Johnson associate, depending on which fingerprint expert you ask. Otherwise McClellan relies on what he heard during his years at Clark's law firm-e.g., a partner told him that Clark arranged the assassination-and the description of scenes in which a "a fixed stare," vague, unspoken understandings, and "code words" proved that Johnson and Clark were conspiring. Sample accusations include: "I knew Clark was admitting to the payoff for the assassination even though he never said he received a payoff for assassinating Kennedy...." The book offers many detailed accounts of conspiratorial meetings that turn out to be not fact but "faction" or "journalistic novelization"-that is, conjecture designed to distract readers from the lack of evidence. McClellan styles the assassination as the defeat of Camelot by Texas's sleazy nexus of dirty politicians, slick lawyers and oil money; the unmasking of Johnson, the personification of such back-room power politics, therefore promises a public "emotional purging" leading to the renewal of democracy. His confusingly structured, evasively argued, often nonsensical theories attest to the crime's continuing potency as a symbol of America's mythic heart of darkness. Photos.(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1 Epiphanyp. 1
2 Privilegep. 7
3 Rootsp. 26
4 The Friendly Cityp. 45
5 Assassinp. 62
6 Lyin' Lyndonp. 81
7 Murdersp. 98
8 Cashp. 116
9 High-Lowp. 136
10 Inauguralsp. 155
11 Funeralsp. 164
12 Baitp. 168
13 Detailsp. 180
14 Assassinationp. 192
15 Runp. 208
16 Bonusp. 221
17 Juryp. 245
18 Sunsetp. 274
19 Fightp. 289
20 Renewalp. 297
Conclusionp. 312
Overview: Photos and Documentsp. 315
Fingerprint Identificationp. 323
Photos, Documents, and Fingerprint Exhibitsp. 332a
Sourcesp. 333
Notesp. 341
Indexp. 367