1960's Political History:

Cold War, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis & Assassinations

(Books, Documentaries, Films):


My research into the political climate of the 1960's has largely been through the prism of the JFK Assassination. However, one cannot study the assassination without also learning a great deal about the intelligence community's desire to remove Fidel Castro from his position as the prime minister/president of Cuba. To this end, certain American mafia figures were involved, thus one cannot avoid study of a rather large criminal network within the U.S. by association. It's now known that the mob had affiliations within the Central Intelligence Agency, who were in turn tasked with their mission by Richard Nixon while he was still vice president under Dwight D. Eisenhower. It only makes sense, even without verification through detailed research, that our primary intelligence agency would seek the services of certain mafia figures in the assassination of Castro, in order to ensure themselves a believable scapegoat. Due to the secretly recorded confession of Louisiana-based mafia don Carlos Marcello, one hardly needs to further question the presence of a conspiracy inherent to the assassination of Kennedy in 1963. Many fine books, including the expansive work of author/researcher Lamar Waldron, do an excellent job of tracing the lines between dots that have been there since the day the assassination took place. What follows is a list of 34 such books, all of which are recommended for serious researchers. Most of them discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 or the failed Bay of Pigs operation to assassinate or capture Fidel Castro. This effort is known to have been perpetrated by CIA-trained Cuban exiles, forced to leave their home country when Castro took the highest seat of control in the country through a successful coup against sitting President Fulgencio Batista. Marcello and fellow mafia leaders Santos Trafficante and John Rosselli infiltrated this plan (largely via Rosselli, a known friend of David Morales, who was head of the Miami CIA Station during the period. The cover-up of the assassination was initiated in order to conceal the possibility that Castro was responsible for the assassination, as mob figures tried to claim via carefully-crafted "evidence" and intriguing conspiracy theories planted in the American media. Prevailing wisdom suggested that the American people would demand an invasion of Cuba in retribution for the assassination, thus compelling the Soviet Union to retaliate in order to protect Cuba, it's satellite nation. This, in the words of Lyndon Johnson, would've "set off a war that could kill 40 million American lives in an hour."


As the list below stands, the books are not listed in an order indicating a starting point for the novice researcher, but that feature is forthcoming so keep checking back.


Less readily connected to geopolitical issues than JFK are the subsequent assassinations of his brother, Robert, and Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both took place in 1968. Both cases, like the assassination of JFK, are rife with possibilities that conspiracies existed prior to implementation. For an excellent list of books and research materials accompanying both of these assassinations, follow the link to the bookmark on this page. A long-held belief suggests that RFK's assassin, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, might have been under the influence of drugs, hypnosis, or both, thus requiring a necessary branching off from the facts of the case in order to validate such claims. That research can be found under this link, relating to my research of the intelligence community.


  1. The Second Oswald: The Startling Alternative to the Single Assassin Theory of the Warren Commission Report (Richard H. Popkin)

  2. Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery (Norman Mailer)

  3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Dick Russell)

  4. JFK: Conspiracy of Silence (Charles A. Crenshaw, M.D.)

  5. Contract On America: The Mafia Murder of President John F. Kennedy (David E. Scheim)

  6. On the Trail of the Assassins (Jim Garrison)

  7. Retired Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry Reveals His Personal JFK Assassination File (Jesse Curry)

  8. The Killing of a President: The Complete Photographic Record of the JFK Assassination, the Conspiracy and the Cover-Up (Robert J. Groden)

  9. High Treason (Robert J. Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone)

  10. On the Trail of the JFK Assassins (Dick Russell)

  11. Oswald and the CIA (John Newman)

  12. The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald: A Comprehensive Photographic History (Robert J. Groden)

  13. JFK: The Documented Screenplay (Compiled by Jane Rusconi)

  14. Death of a President (William Manchester)

  15. Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy (Jim Marrs)

  16. Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal/NASA, Nazis & JFK: The Torbitt Document & The JFK Assassination ("William Torbitt")

  17. Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK? (Mark Lane)

  18. The Warren Report: The Official Report on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

  19. Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald (Edward Jay Epstein)

  20. Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth (Edward Jay Epstein)

  21. First Hand Knowledge: How I Participated in the CIA-Mafia Murder of President Kennedy (Robert D. Morrow)

  22. The Two Assassins (Dr. Renatus Hartogs & Lucy Freeman)

  23. Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (David Talbot)

  24. The Umbrella Man: Evidence of Conspiracy (R. B. Cutler)

  25. Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK (Lamar Waldron, with Thom Hartmann)

  26. Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination (Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann)

  27. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination: The Definitive Account of the Most  Controversial Crime of the Twentieth Century (Lamar Waldron)

  28. Nightmare in Dallas (Beverly Oliver & Coke Buchanan)

  29. Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK   Assassination (Richard Belzer & David Wayne)

  30.  Kennedy's Last Stand: Eisenhower, UFOs, MJ-12 & JFK's Assassination (Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.)

  31. The HSCA Final Assassinations Report (Select Committee on Assassinations, U.S. House of Representatives)

  32. JFK: The Dead Witnesses (Craig Roberts and John Armstrong)

  33. Files On JFK: Interviews with Confessed Assassin James E. Files, and More New Evidence of the  Conspiracy that Killed JFK (Compiled & Edited by Wim Dankbaar)

  34. Who’s Who in the JFK Assassination: An A-to-Z Encyclopedia (Michael Benson)


The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy:

  1. The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up (Philip H. Melanson)
  2. The Killing of RFK (Donald Freed)

  3. The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: The Conspiracy and Coverup (William Turner & Jonn Christian)

  4. The Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert Kennedy (Mel Ayton)


[Film/Video/Documentary Sources]:


  1. Conspiracy Files: The JFK Assassination (Producer)
  2. The Men Who Killed Kennedy, Pts. 1-9, Nigel Turner
  3. JFK, Oliver Stone
  4. Four Days in November, Mel Stuart
  5. The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After
  6. The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot
  7. Peter Jennings: Kennedy Assassination
  8. The Kennedys: American Experience
  9. Kennedy
  10. Unsolved History: JFK: Dealey Plaza
  11. The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination
  12. JFK: …Solomon Islands to the Bay of Pigs
  13. JFK: 3 Shots that Changed America
  14. JFK: The Case for Conspiracy, Groden
  15. The Murder of JFK: A Revisionist History
  16. JFK Assassination Files: Conspiracy
  17. JFK: A Presidency Revealed, Volume 1 & 2
  18. Secret KGB JFK Assassination File
  19. Oswald’s Ghost
  20. Image of an Assassination—Zapruder
  21. American Assassin
  22. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
  23. On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald (Showtime)
  24. The Lee Harvey Oswald Conspiracy: Fake


RFK: (documentaries/films)

  1. American Experience: RFK
  2. RFK Must Die
  3. RFK


The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.:

  1. The Martin Luther King Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-up

Philip H. Melanson

  1. Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

Hampton Sides



Real World

(UFOs, 9/11, the OKC Bombing, the Assassination of Princess Diana, The Philadelphia Experiment & the Gemstone Files)



UFOs (Books/Documentary/Film):

  1. Top Secret/Majic: Operation Majestic-12 and the United States Government’s UFO Cover-Up (Stanton T. Friedman, MSc)
  2. Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval & Cover-Up of a UFO: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident (Don Berliner & Stanton T. Friedman)

  3. Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 (Phil Patton)

  4. Alien Agenda (Jim Marrs)

  5. Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles (David Darlington)

  6. Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of the Modern UFO Myth (Greg Bishop)

  7. UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973 (Richard M. Dolan)

  8. UFO’s and the National Security State, Vol. 2: Chronology of a Cover-up 1973-1991 (Richard M. Dolan)

  9. The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (Edward J. Ruppelt)

  10. Exempt from Disclosure: The Disturbing Case About the UFO Coverup (Robert M. Collins, with Richard C. Doty and Timothy S. Cooper)

  11. Behind the Flying Saucers (Frank Scully)

  12. Flying Saucers—Serious Business (Frank Edwards)

  13. Aliens from Space: The Real Story of Unidentified Flying Objects (Major Donald E. Keyhoe)

  14. The Roswell Incident (William Moore & Charles Berlitz)

  15. The Flying Saucer Conspiracy (Major Donald E. Keyhoe)

  16. On the Trail of the Saucer Spies (Nick Redfern)

  17. Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier (Gary Kinder)

  18. UFO’s and Extraterrestrials in History, Vol. I-IV (Yves Naud)

  19. The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases & the Battle for Planet Earth ("Branton")

  20. The Case for the UFO’s (The Varo Edition) (Download) (M.K. Jessup)

  21. Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up (Timothy Good)

  22. UFO and the Bible (M.K. Jessup)

  23. Flying Saucers Have Landed/Inside the Spaceships (George Adamski)

  24. Invisible Residents: The Reality of Underwater UFOs (Ivan T. Sanderson)


UFOs [Documentaries/Films]:

1.      Ultimate UFO: Complete Evidence, Vol. 1 & 2

2.      UFO Abductions: A Global Phenomenon

3.      The Billy Meier Story: UFO’s

4.      Ancient Mysteries: UFOs

5.      Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs

6.      UFOs & Area 51: Vol. 1

7.      UFOs & Area 51: Vol. 2: Bob Lazar

8.      UFOs & Area 51: Vol. 3: David Adair

9.      Unsolved Mysteries: UFOs

10.  UFO and Paranormal Phenomenon, Vol. 1-3

11.  Ultimate UFO: Complete Evidence, Vol. 1 & 2

12.  UFOs Over Mexico

13.  UFOs Over Brazil

14.  UFOs Over Russia

15.  UFOs Over Texas

16.  UFO Special: Larry King

17.  UFO Round Table: Larry King

18.  Larry King Live: UFOs Over Stephenville

19.  Conspiracy Files: Mystery at Roswell

20.  Ultimate UFO: The Complete Evidence (Special Edition)

21.  UFO: Top Secret (DVD)

22.  UFO Secret: Roswell (DVD)

23.  UFO Secret: MJ-12

24.  Out of the Blue (DVD)

25.  Crop Circles: Quest for Truth

26.  Flying Saucers Are Real

27.  Roswell Report: Declassified Evidence

28.  Is Area 51 America’s Hidden Spaceport? (DVD)

29.  Area 51: Beyond Top Secret

30.  Area 51: Secrets of Dreamland

31.  Aliens: The Complete Truth: The Cover-Up

32.  Ancient Aliens (History Channel)


The 1995 Bombing of the Oklahoma City Municipal Building:

  1. Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy (Stephen Jones and Peter Israel)
  2. The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror (David Hoffman)


  1. The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

  2. The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11, and the Loss of Liberty (Jim Marrs)

  3. The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle Blowers, & the Cover-Up (Sander Hicks)

  4. The 9/11 Toronto Report (Edited by James Gourley)

Teleportation/The Philadelphia Experiment:

  1. Secrets of the Unified Field: The Philadelphia Experiment, the Nazi Bell, and the Discarded Theory (Joseph P. Farrell)

  2. The Philadelphia Experiment (William Moore)


Incidental Urban Legend or Fact?

  1. Underwater and Underground Bases (Richard Sauder, Ph.D.)
  2. Inside the Gemstone File (Kenn Thomas & David Hatcher Childress)

  3. The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time (Preston B. Nichols with Peter Moon)

  4. Princess Diana: The Hidden Evidence: How MI6 and the CIA were involved in the death of Princess Diana (Jon King & John Beveridge)