Conspiracy in Camelot: a complete history of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive."
—Sir Walter Scott
This is a volume packed with information on the JFK assassination. From mistresses to Mafia murders, fingerprints to dictabelt recordings, all the evidence is integrated and interwoven into complete and comprehensive perspectives on the assassination. Theories are weighed, checked, contrasted, and contradicted. Evidentiary and exculpatory material is delineated in intelligible and readable fashion. However Marilyn Monroe’s sexual liaisons with the Kennedy brothers, JFK's 33 mistresses in the White House, and J. Edgar Hoover's homosexuality provide a Jungian counterpoint with the shadowy psychological underside to this story. Dr. Kroth provides a fresh statistical analysis of 86 'mysterious deaths' of witnesses in the assassination and weighs the merits of prevailing theories on who carried out the assassination, and why; he profiles the actors, the witnesses, and the investigators. He includes recently released documents and speculates over the large portions of information that remain barred to public scrutiny. Beyond conspiracy theories, Kroth discusses the collective psychology and symbolism involved in this highly numinous, archetypal event to the American national character.
“The analysis. . .was of a very high quality indeed. And certainly one of the unintended high points of the book was the way in which it systematically and completely demolished Gerald Posner's Case Closed”
Reader Reviews for Conspiracy in Camelot
“Jerry Kroth's Conspiracy in Camelot, may be the most significant contribution to date towards understanding the underlying dynamics of the Kennedy assassination. His artfully written synthesis of well developed academic research and insights, yield a fascinating, certain classic. Kroth is the first author to delineate the role of John F. Kennedy's mental instability, and its manifestation as sexual addiction, as key role in his untimely death. Many of John F Kennedy's behavioral patterns, are modeled after his father, Joseph Kennedy. As a result of sexual and economic acting out, both father and son were subsequently brought into close contact with mafia and other underworld connections. These dark linkages played a prominent role in Kennedy's untimely murder, and the deaths of scores of others with Kennedy connections. Conspiracy in Camelot rivets the reader like the finest detective novel. But the substantive new insights and statistical data that Kroth provides, will influence the historical perspective on America's most romantic and admired president.”
—Bette U. Kiernan, psychotherapist, Palo Alto
“Dr. Kroth uses his well-tuned research skills to bundle up the plethora of evidence in a scholarly package of text that is easy to understand and absorb. Join Dr. Jerry Kroth on a psychohistorical quest to excavate, illuminate, and evaluate forty years of JFK assassination evidence in his newest work, Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. If you are a JFK assassination aficionado, then here's a book that will reinforce your passion and satisfy your desire for new information. If you're not a JFK assassination aficionado but have thought about being one only to fear being over taken by the over 700 sources of information on the subject before you come to terms with who killed JFK and why, then you must read this book! As Dr. Kroth attempts to base all conjecture and speculation on evidence gleaned from one source or another, he respects his readers' rights to formulate their own evaluations and conclusions. I especially enjoy the skill with which Dr. Kroth organizes the facts, posits the possibilities, profiles the players, and scopes out the pros and cons of each assassination theory associated with the greatest murder mystery of the 20th century. Quotes by those who walked and talked in the Kingdom of JFK's Camelot permeate the text and add a pinch of intrigue.
Anyone fascinated with the study of collective psychology will be mesmerized with Dr. Kroth's discussion of the symbolic meaning of the psychological implications of the JFK assassination on the American consciousness - then and now. For those of us who delight in reading books by authors who aren't afraid to say what they think in a creative and thought-provoking manner, Conspiracy in Camelot does not disappoint.
I give this book 5 stars!”
—Wendy Taylor, therapist, San Jose, California
“Dr. Kroth again confronts cultural icons with psychological spelunking. This time it is Kennedy's sexual addiction which places him in contact with dangerous characters acting behind the scenes in shady government and greedy, gangland business. No thinking person in America can accept that Kennedy was killed by a single, lucky loner. Written with grace and style Kroth peels the layers of the onion to the sweet center and leaves no doubt that this is not the America you thought it was. Our president was taken from us for all too tawdry reasons. There is no clear hero in this story and no clear victim but there is insight which will keep you thinking long after you have finished this book. Great bang
for the buck.”
—Steve Stelle, author of On Shaky Ground
I'm an assassination aficionado, and this is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, in-depth treatment
I have ever read. Phenomenal!”