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The Road to Dallas

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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$27.00 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674034723

Publication Date: 11/30/2009

Academic Trade

536 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

28 halftones, 2 maps

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • I. Criminals, Cubans, Kennedys, and the CIA
    • 1. Organized Crime in the 1950s
    • 2. Castro Takes Power
    • 3. The CIA Enlists the Mob
    • 4. The Kennedys Take Over
    • 5. Operation Mongoose
    • 6. Crusaders and Gangsters
    • 7. The Mob Enlists the CIA
  • II. Lee Harvey Oswald
    • 8. A Defector Returns
    • 9. The Big Easy
    • 10. Oswald Exposed
    • 11. The Odio Incident
    • 12. Journey to Mexico
  • III. Converging Paths
    • 13. Making Everyone Unhappy about Cuba
    • 14. Turning Up the Heat
    • 15. Countdown to Catastrophe
    • 16. Three days in November
    • 17. Keeping Secrets
  • Conclusion
  • Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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