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JFK And Sam: The Connection Between the Giancana and Kennedy Assassinations
ISBN: 9781581824872
 
 
 
 
   
 
  Category: Biographies and Memoirs
Chicago
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True Crime
 
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Who can hear the words "grassy knoll" or "Texas School Book Depository" without a shudder of horror? Who can forget that one minute the handsome, smiling president was waving to the crowds, and the next minute his wife was bravely trying to hold his shattered head together? The story of what happened on that day is very poignant for Antoinette Giancana. Her father, Sam Giancana, ordered the assassination of President Kennedy.
 
JFK and Sam is a tale of two murders. The first occurred in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The second occurred in Oak Park, Illinois, on the evening of June 19, 1975. The first was ordered by Sam Giancana to avenge his betrayal by the Kennedys. Giancana had assured JFK's win in Illinois with the understanding that the new administration would go easy on the Chicago mob. Instead, Bobby Kennedy stepped up prosecutions. The second assassination was carried out by the CIA and the mob to prevent Giancana from testifying before the Church Committee hearings regarding his role in the CIA's plot to kill Fidel Castro. The irony is that both men-John Kennedy and Sam Giancana-were assassinated because of their relationship to each other and events that transpired from that relationship.
 
JFK and Sam is unique from other books on the Kennedy assassination. Written by an insider with access to key figures, it names the assassins and traces the assassination team's movements on November 22, 1963, and discusses the team leader's life, his taped confession, and his face-to-face meeting with Antoinette in the Joliet state prison where he is serving a life sentence for killing a policeman.
 
The first shot came from the Dal-Tex building (adjacent to the book depository) and struck Kennedy in the back of the neck. The second came from Giancana's driver who fired a CIA prototype handgun with a telescope (called a "fireball") from the grassy knoll, using a frangible bullet, which explains why there was such a massive wound to Kennedy's head. Lee Harvey Oswald was the fall guy and did not fire a weapon.
 
Coauthors John Hughes and Thomas H. Jobe-experts in neurophysiology, neurology, and neuropsychiatry-also provide expert analysis that show what could not have happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963, as well as what did happen. Because of the nature of President Kennedy's injuries and his reaction to the bullets, Hughes and Jobe provide a medical basis that supports the story told by the assassin of the president of the United States.