Back Channel: The Kennedy Years

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 reviews
William Bertram MacFarland describes himself as a patriot, a soldier, a spy and an assassin. He served as a Special Assistant to President Kennedy and had an office in the West Wing of the White House. The book takes the reader behind the scenes and into the Oval Office. It is a fast-paced, informative, and sometimes heart-pounding novel. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
  • Words: 108,440
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301296392


LionheART Publishing House reviewed on Nov. 3, 2013

Deep, thought-provoking, shocking in places, the narrative is a little boastful in places yet in many others, very humble; which lends authenticity to what is a fascinating and gripping personal account of intrigue and political manoeuvring and shenanigans of life at the very highest US political level. Back Channel gives a unique perspective on KGB assassins, embassy socials, Lubyanka prison, the Cuban missile crisis, the jungles of Vietnam, Dr. Martin Luther King, nuclear testing and a murderous Vice President with an eye on the Oval Office.

Flashes of humour and wit , together with a well-placed sense of irony, are not overdone and help to provide a thoroughly informative yet entertaining read. Highly recommended.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
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