We’re pleased to begin recommending important books that provide background and insight into the assassinations of JFK, MLK, Malcolm X and RFK.

JFK and the Unspeakable

James Douglass

TRC board member

A powerful and insightful book that tells the story of JFK’s evolution and search for peace and justice especially during the last year of his life. Deeply researched and well-written, it poignantly explains how JFK’s struggles against entrenched forces resulted in his assassination. It’s the only book touching on the assassination that Kennedy friend and speechwriter Ted Sorenson read and recommended to friends and associates.



David Talbot

TRC Chairman Emeritus, co-founder of and San Francisco journalist

Talbot offers unique insight into the collaboration between JFK and RFK, JFK’s resistance to bellicose forces in the military and intelligence community, attempts to limit economic manipulation by corporations from steel to oil, bring corrupt mafia and union leaders to justice and more led to JFK’s assassination. It also explores how RFK’s pursuit of the forces behind his brother’s murder contributed to his own assassination.