Our Man in Haiti
George de Mohrenschildt and the CIA in the Nightmare Republic
By Joan Mellen
Underlying secrets of the JFK assassination
Delving into the complex and intertwined world of the CIA, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, this book takes on the angle of those who knew and associated with Kennedy’s alleged assassin. Profiling George de Mohrenschildt, a petroleum geologist based in Dallas and Haiti, this examination explores the relationship between Oswald, the CIA, and de Mohrenschildt. This book also investigates the CIA’s involvement in the Haitian government during the 1960s, and seeks to connect each entity to each other in the jigsaw puzzle that is the Kennedy assassination.
Our Man in Haiti is a harrowing journey into the belly of the beast. Following the trail of George de Mohrenschildt, an obscure character lurking in the shadows of the JFK assassination, Joan Mellen uncovers the CIA’s destructive machinations in Haiti from the 1950s until today.
The shameful story is filled with deception, greed, violence and intrigue. The cast of characters – including self-proclaimed barons, arms and drug dealers, paramilitary mercenaries and Mata Hari-like spies – seems to have taken refuge from an undiscovered John LeCarre novel. But sadly, this is not fiction. It is all meticulously source-noted and horrifyingly true. Joan Mellen has done an astonishing job of wading through previously secret government documents to tell a story that continues to this day – the story of how the CIA goes about manipulating and overthrowing governments of desperately poor countries in order to secure the profits of big American corporations.
—Zachary Sklar, co-screenwriter (with Oliver Stone) of the film JFK and editor of Jim Garrison’s book On the Trail of the Assassins.
Joan Mellen, whose work has demonstrated that she is an excellent researcher and writer, scores again with Our Man in Haiti. A new and different subject, but the author’s skills are apparent.
— Mark Lane, lawyer and author of Rush to Judgment, Plausible Denial and current work, Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK.
Joan Mellen is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of twenty books, ranging from film criticism to fiction, sports, true crime, Latin American studies and biography.
She has written for a variety of publications such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has also lectured widely at universities and symposiums. In 2004, she was awarded one of Temple University’s coveted Great Teacher Awards for outstanding achievement.
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