By Gerald Bellett
With an Excerpt from John Meiers's Diary at the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination
During the Watergate hearings, one guy desired to inform a spellbound state secrets and techniques concerning the Nixon White residence, the CIA and Howard Hughes. He can have instructed them why the housebreaking occurred yet that was once now not what the Committee desired to pay attention. to maintain him from telling his secrets and techniques, he was once persecuted, jailed and compelled into exile in Canada. His identify is John Meier; his organization was once Howard Hughes; Age of Secrets is his story.
“John Meier's existence immediately from a John LeCarre thriller”
- The Vancouver solar
“This tragic tale of overseas intrigue, of abuse of the political and judicial platforms of 2 nice international locations didn't occur in a few far-away overseas land, yet the following in our personal again yard.”
- Former Member of Parliament & Speaker of the Legislative meeting Canadian flesh presser Walter Davidson
“John Meier has been persecuted via brokers of the yankee executive and threatened by means of felony components within the U.S. and is the fellow Who Knew an excessive amount of approximately Too Many undesirable People.”
- Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel
Critical reviews by way of long island instances bestselling writer Jim Hougan
“John Meier’s tale is absolutely fascinating and, i feel, vital. I’ve spent a few years learning the yankee cryptocracy and there's no query in my brain that Meier is dead-right whilst he says that the CIA was once working the Hughes empire. So, too, with Intertel. i used to be the 1st journalist to jot down in regards to the company (in Harper’s), and it’s obvious to me, because it is to Meier, that its marketing strategy used to be drawn up in Langley.
That acknowledged, this is often advanced stuff. the best way I see it, American politics from 1954-74 is a continuum outlined through the fight among the Richard Nixon apparat and the Kennedy desktop, with the Howard Hughes empire serving as a fulcrum in what amounted to a mystery conflict for the country’s soul. CIA spooks, mobsters on 3 coasts and a coven of Texas oligarchs outfitted the “magic box”.
John Meier’s tale is a fungible one within the experience that it can function the foundation for a rock-’em-sock-’em television sequence, movie or documentary concerning the Deep kingdom. by way of that, I suggest the cryptocracy that has developed because the chilly battle alongside a political continuum outlined by means of assassination, surveillance and cover-up.
The Howard Hughes association, with its ties to Texas oil, Las Vegas playing, Hollywood and the CIA used to be the key fulcrum of that continuum, mediating a political fight that, via turns, observed the Kennedy’s devastated through homicide and the Nixon camp destroyed via what seems, more and more, like a tender coup d’etat. during this, John Meier was once a Zelig-like determine, right away a witness and a player, so well-connected - and so deeply concerned - that it can in basic terms have resulted in exile or a grave.
The point of interest of that story, from which every little thing else proceeds, is clearly the key conflict for the Hughes empire.
If it have been a movie, it might be as fascinating because the Bourne id, and that i imagine it will pull within the similar viewers (and for plenty of of an analogous purposes) that either The Bourne id and JFK did.”
-New York instances Bestselling writer Jim Hougan
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Age of Secrets: The Conspiracy that Toppled Richard Nixon and the Hidden Death of Howard Hughes by Gerald Bellett