Document:The Taking Of America, 1-2-3
|description=An authoritative description of the JFK assassination and succeeding crimes from the photographic expert advisor to Jim Garrison.
|authors=Richard E. Sprague
|subjects=JFK Assassination, RFK Assassination, MLK Assassination, CIA, The House Select Committee on Assassinations, The Cabal
|source_name=The Ratville Times
|local=File:The Taking Of America, 1-2-3 (Richard E. Sprague).pdf
|comment=An authoritative treatment of the JFK Assassination and its consequences from a dedicated researcher. Sprague names the following as being involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy: [[William Seymour]], [[Clay Shaw]], [[David Ferrie]], [[Guy Banister]], [[Louis M. Bloomfield]], [[Loran Hall]], [[Lawrence Howard]], [[Harry Dean]], [[Richard Case Nagell]], [[Sergio Arcacha Smith]], [[Carlos Prio]], [[Herminio Diaz Garcia]], [[Jim Braden]] (alias 'Eugene Hale Brading'), [[John Howard Bowen]] (alias 'Albert Osborne'), [[Ronald Augustinovich]], [[Mary Hope]], [[Emilio Santana]], [[Fred Lee Crisman]] and [[Jim Hicks]].
This book is not about [[assassination]]s, at least not solely about assassinations. It is not just another book about who murdered [[JFK|President Kennedy]] or how or why. It is a book about power, about who really controls the United States policies, especially foreign policies. It is a book about the process of control through the manipulation of the [[American presidency]] and the [[US Presidential Election|presidential election]] process. The objective of the book is to expose the clandestine, secret, tricky methods and weapons used for this manipulation, and to reveal the degree to which these have been hidden from the American public.
Assassinations are only one of many techniques used in this control process. They have been important only in the sense that they are the ultimate method used in the control of the election process. Viewed in this way, an understanding of what happened to John or [[RFK|Robert Kennedy]] becomes more important because it leads to a total understanding of what has happened to our country, and to us, since []. But the important thing to understand is the control and the power and all of the clandestine methods put together.
Much of the information in the book has been published before in the magazines ''Computer and Automation'' and ''People and the Pursuit of Truth'', both edited and published by Edmund C. Berkeley, Newtonville, Mass. The material on assassination and other events covered is based on evidence collected by the author individually or through the [[Committee to Investigate Assassinations]]. References to documentation of this evidence are given throughout the book.
I am indebted to the following people for assistance in the research work involved and the preparation
of the book itself:
Special thanks go to [[Mary Ferrell]] who typed the original of the book.
[[Jerry Policoff]], [[Mark Lane]], [[Ed Berkeley]], [[Bob Cutler]], [[Jim Garrison]], [[Bill Turner]], [[Wayne Chastain]], [[Bob Richter]], [[Gary Shaw]], [[Fletcher Prouty]], [[Rush Harp]], [[Jones Harris]], [[Bob Saltzman]], [[Penn Jones]], [[Larry Harris]], [[Sylvia Meagher]], [[Ray Marcus]], [[Harold Weisberg]], [[Hal Dorland]], [[Paris Flammonde]], [[Tink Thompson]], [[Bob Katz]], [[Joachim Joesten]], [[Peter Downay]], [[Harry Irwin]], [[Dick Billings]], [[Jim Lesar]], [[Fred Newcomb]], [[Lillian Castellano]], [[Dick Russell]], [[Tris Coffin]], [[Mae Brussell]], [[Bill Barry]], [[Gary Roberts]] and most of all to my wife [[Gloria Sprague|Gloria]] whose hard work and infinite patience made it all possible.
The book is dedicated to Representative [[Henry B. Gonzalez]] for his singular courage in standing against the forces of evil.
<span align="right">[[Richard E. Sprague]]</span>
<span align="right">Hartsdale, [[New York]]</span><br/>
<span align="right">July 4, 1976</span>