Brothers in Arms by Stephen Molton audiobook

Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder

By Gus Russo  and Stephen Molton  
Read by Paul Boehmer

23.80 Hours 02/16/2009 Unabridged
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Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, Gus Russo and Stephen Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the killing of John F. Kennedy. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers—the Kennedys and the Castros—who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy pushed for the murder of Fidel Castro and instead got the death of his beloved brother, a psychic blow from which he himself never recovered. Lee Harvey Oswald killed an admired president and traumatized a nation, but in so doing may have prevented a third world war. Built on thirty years of intense research—including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination—Brothers in Arms is a vivid, character-driven, almost cinematic narration of a singularly fascinating time. For neophytes, it is the most accessible and informed single volume on the assassination. For the many people who are fascinated by this story, this book provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass.

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Summary

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Using breakthrough reporting and interviews with long-silent sources, Gus Russo and Stephen Molton have crafted a dramatic retelling of the time before, during, and after the killing of John F. Kennedy. The book centers on the two opposed sets of brothers—the Kennedys and the Castros—who collectively authored one of modern history's most dangerous, and tragically ironic, chapters. Bobby Kennedy pushed for the murder of Fidel Castro and instead got the death of his beloved brother, a psychic blow from which he himself never recovered. Lee Harvey Oswald killed an admired president and traumatized a nation, but in so doing may have prevented a third world war.

Built on thirty years of intense research—including discoveries so significant that they have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination—Brothers in Arms is a vivid, character-driven, almost cinematic narration of a singularly fascinating time. For neophytes, it is the most accessible and informed single volume on the assassination. For the many people who are fascinated by this story, this book provides extraordinary new facts that will force a reconsideration of how and why the Kennedy murder came to pass.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A Shakespearean reckoning, lush with psychological and historical nuance, of the fateful symmetry between the personal and the political.” Diane McWhorter, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Carry Me Home
A Shakespearean reckoning, lush with psychological and historical nuance, of the fateful symmetry between the personal and the political. Diane McWhorter, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Carry Me Home
“A solidly researched piece of journalism that reads like a thriller.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Molton

Author Bio: Stephen Molton

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Author Bio: Gus Russo

Author Bio: Gus Russo

Gus Russo has been an investigative reporter for over twenty years, the author of six nonfiction books, and writer and/or producer of many national and international documentaries for major networks. His books have received Book of the Month Club and History Book Club Featured Selections, three have been optioned for films, and The Outfit was a Pulitzer nominee. Russo was a professional musician, composer, bandleader, and private instructor. In that incarnation, he played with, or in tandem with, many well-known acts. He currently feeds his musical passions as leader of the Baltimore-based sextet, “String Theory,” which features songs by Django Reinhardt, Johnny Mercer, Dan Hicks, and Nat King Cole.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 23.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English