A sequel to the book LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination by Phillip F. Nelson has been published by Skyhorse Publishing, on November 18, 2014. LBJ: From Mastermind to The Colossus validates and vindicates with new evidence many of the assertions made in the first book. And it will reveal even more of Lyndon Johnson's treasonous acts as President.
The new book begins where the original book left off. It continues the previous themes and stories begun in the earlier book and reviews how he created a false image of himself as a great leader. Backtracking briefly to events that preceded JFK's assassination, the first chapter reviews in depth the newly released documents from the files of Texas Ranger Clint Peoples which prove that Johnson was closely involved with Billie Sol Estes, and had made millions from the Estes frauds against taxpayers. These papers show the linkages to the worst sorts of criminal behavior, up to and including multiple murders to keep everyone else's lips sealed who were connected to the massive frauds against the government. This is the very point that all the other famed biographers of Lyndon Johnson systematically ignore, despite the fact that the crimes were widely reported in contemporaneous news articles in practically every newspaper and news magazine, as well as radio and television news broadcasts throughout the nation, the news reports were ubiquitous throughout the country in 1962-63. Practically everyone who paid any attention at all to news coverage during that period knew the name Billie Sol Estes, and later Bobby Baker, and how they were inexorably linked to Lyndon B. Johnson, the vice president. But not the readers of Johnson's biographies; they are not told anything about Estes and told only the most benign details of Baker. And there is nothing in them about the "real Lone Ranger", Clint Peoples, who investigated Lyndon Johnson's crimes for thirty-three years before convincing a Texas grand jury that LBJ had been behind a number of murders; unfortunately, it was too late to find justice for Johnson, since he had died eleven years earlier.
By ignoring those linkages, the entire "darker side" of Lyndon B. Johnson is virtually disregarded by the famed biographers of Lyndon Johnson, who profess to be historically accurate yet are merely extensions of Johnson's carefully laid plans to ensure a faux legacy as a "great president." This book, by contrast, focuses on the hidden side of Johnson that the other authors ignore. It examines Johnson's actual historical imprint, which he tried to keep hidden from public view. While he cunningly worked on his secret agenda, he simultaneously worked on completing his contrived public "legacy" based upon a massive set of progressive legislation; ironically, before JFK's assassination, Johnson had been the primary impediment to the earlier passage of those same bills. During his vice presidential term, working through his "establishment" friends in the Senate, he created the logjam of bills that were going nowhere under JFK. He knew that they would eventually be needed for his own legacy, and therefore had constantly dissuaded JFK and his friends in the congressional leadership positions from passing them, always insisting that "the timing wasn't right." Having fought meaningful civil rights laws for over a quarter of a century, he knew that the time would only be right after he became President. Moreover, the new book shows his other, ulterior motive for pushing his "Great Society" legislation: It was designed to take the focus of the nation off of the bloody incident in Dallas, lest the "people" learn too much about what had really happened.
The book also examines his planning to redirect U.S. foreign policy within days of his becoming President, as he maneuvered to insert the U.S. military into the civil war being fought in Vietnam so that he could be a wartime president; that, he thought, would provide another means to achieve his goal of becoming a "great" president. Additionally, the mysterious Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in 1967 is reviewed, and evidence is presented to show that the attack was facilitated -- probably even planned and directed -- by him against his own ship and the 294 sailors on board as a means to insert the U.S. military into the Six Day War; it only failed because the Liberty refused to sink. This was not merely another "high crime and misdemeanor," it was unspeakably treasonous, of the highest order.
But his meticulous planning ability, except for his treasonous actions in Vietnam and the Liberty attack, was clearly a success, when it came time to weigh his presidency: Those same "historians" and academians generally consider him as one of the top ten-fifteen presidents because of his "Great Society" achievements, including passage of a Civil Rights Bill that he had previously resisted. Only by ignoring his crimes and treasons, or willfully choosing to remain ignorant of them, can these otherwise learned men and women exalt this most demonic president into such illusory heights.
Read LBJ: From Mastermind to The Colossus to find out the true story of the 36th president of the United States and why his real character can be compared to the worst of the murderous Shakespearian characters, Richard III and Macbeth. And how different LBJ was from his murdered predecessor, JFK, who evoked the bright, halcyon days of Camelot.