Whatever the official conclusion of the Warren Report, Lee Harvey Oswald was not the lone assassin of President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.
John Hughes-Wilson, a former Colonel in British Intelligence, now not only names the people responsible, but also identifies who planned the elimination of one of the most charismatic, if fallible, leaders of the Free World.
Over the last forty-five years, court cases, books, newspapers and magazine articles, films and television programmes have been devoted both to uncovering and obscuring the truth about the dreadful events of 22 November. The US Federal Archive may still keep many of the secrets locked away, but, with painstaking attention to detail, John Hughes-Wilson has combed through all the available evidence, including recently opened KGB files, in an attempt to fit together the pieces of the jigsaw of fact and fiction.
And he has come up with some dramatic revelations. In An American Coup, we discover the truth behind:
* The Cuban Missile Crisis
* The blackmail of the President
* LBJ's dirty secrets
* The treacherous ambitions of a Revolutionary hero
* The involvement of a major foreign power
* The French Connection and the Mafia
* Rogue elements in the CIA and FBI
* The cover-up of an assassination
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his family may not have been the heroic knights of Camelot. But compared with the crude ambitions of their many enemies, from Big Business to the Mob, the ideals that made his Presidency famous throughout the world were real. And a hail of bullets put paid to them - and the Americans' dream of democracy - for ever.