November 22, 1963 is a day America will never forget—the day when President Kennedy was brutally murdered in Dallas, Texas. In LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination, author Phillip F. Nelson describes what he believes is the real story of the “Crime of the Century,” based upon decades of independent study and research of the works of other authors who have also written about the incident.

In this provocative book, Nelson examines Lyndon B. Johnson’s flawed personality and character traits which were formed when he was a child, and the manipulation skills he perfected by the time he graduated from college. These skills, combined with his overpowering manic personality, amoral instincts, and thirst for power, allowed him to prosper both financially and politically during his years in Congress. Unfortunately, his “darker side” included a lifetime struggle with bipolar disorder, which he successfully hid from the public. His struggle would eventually be visited upon the American people as it manifested itself through his attempt to use his “bully” power against Communism by taking the country into the war in Vietnam.

Discover proof that Lyndon Johnson suffered recurrent and progressively stronger bouts of mental collapses during the period of his vice presidency as he planned his ascension to the presidency. As vice president, he purposely undermined Kennedy’s domestic and foreign policy initiatives for the purpose of cleverly saving them for his own legacy. Learn his true character traits and evidence of his extensive criminal past – including multiple, credible accusations of his involvement with a number of other murders – and how he forced his way onto Kennedy’s 1960 ticket with blackmail and veiled threats. His foreknowledge of JFK’s assassination is conclusively shown, including photographic evidence that he knew in advance when and where it would happen. His immediate actions to take control of the investigation and the massive cover-up which ensued even before the shots were fired provide the final evidence of his involvement.

Researcher / Author of “Bloody Treason,” Noel Twman on LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination:

This book is very comprehensive about Lyndon Johnson as related to the JFK assassination. Nelson strips away the restraints and tells all that is known about the criminal character of LBJ. He plunges fearlessly into “the unspeakable” about him. Nelson deliberately avoids going into scientific and forensic detail, without compromising his story. It is a well written book, easy to read, and exhaustive in its summations of the scores of other writers on this profoundly disturbing time in history.

I strongly recommend this book. Nelson explains why so many of us held back and gave LBJ the benefit of the doubt when we knew in our hearts how bad he was.

Renowned author and philosopher James Fetzer* on LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination:

“LBJ-The Mastermind is a "Masterpiece. . . beautifully written. . . a companion piece to 'JFK and the Unspeakable'"

- “The Real Deal” with Jim Fetzer, Revere Radio Network Podcast (9/3/2010)

"Brilliant and pivotal, bringing coherence to our understanding . . . From first chapter to last, this is a beautifully written, intellectually captivating, and ultimately persuasive account of the role of LBJ in the assassination of JFK."

- From his review of the book posted on (10/6/2010)

*James H. Fetzer, Ph.D., author/editor of three major works on the JFK assassination: Assassination Science: Experts Speak Out on the Death of JFK. (1997), Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know Now that We Didn't Know Then (2000), and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax: Deceit and Deception in the Death of JFK (2003).