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Dec 1, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Wonder What Went On With the Murder of JFK

In America, few events have animated more conspiracy theories than the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president. But what if we were to take an umbrella view and look at the reasons for the assassination? What if it didn’t start with Kennedy?

Our guest today is Walter Herbst, who wrote the new book, It Did Not Start With JFK, a book that digs into how years of right-wing extremists and misguided patriotism led directly to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Herbst is an entrepreneur and retired licensed professional engineer. In between, he has dedicated much of his life to discovering the truth behind the assassination. Across forty years of meticulous investigation into the terrible event and related subjects, Herbst has studied five hundreds books and thousands of articles, online resources and archival information.

In his research, Herbst came to understand the answer could be found in the decades that preceded JFK’s presidency. His deep-dive research included America’s role in assassinations, as well as the overthrow of governments around the world.

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