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Murder, lies, and cover-ups : who killed Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Princess Diana? / David Gardner.
Title Variants:
Legends :

murder, lies, and cover-ups: Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Elvis presley, JFK and NMichael Jackson : who killed them and why they didn't have to die
First Skythorse edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.
Physical Description:
vii, 278 pages, [4] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Herman Graf book"--Title page.

Originally published as, Legends : murder, lies, and cover-ups, by John Blake Publishing in 2016.
The author reviewed old and new information to transform the way we look at the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and Princess Diana.
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Uncover the real truth behind mass media accounts of how they died, and learn the reason for their murders.
These five deaths stopped the whole world in its tracks. We all famously recall where we were and what we were doing when JFK was assassinated, as well as the moments Elvis, Princess Diana, and Michael Jackson died. As for Marilyn Monroe, the candle flickered out long ago, but only now can the truth be told about how--and why--she died.
After combing through thousands of recently declassified FBI files and interviewing key witnesses, crime analysts, and forensic experts during years of research, investigative writer David Gardner has unearthed new information that will transform the way we look at these iconic tragedies that have long fascinated and intrigued the general public. Murder, Lies, and Cover-Ups reveals that Elvis Presley died not as a self-obsessed caricature but as a genuine hero who may have signed his death warrant going undercover for the FBI; how Marilyn Monroe's secret affairs with JFK and his brother, Robert, left her in the crosshairs of a lethal conspiracy; why Princess Diana's death was no accident; who ordered President John F. Kennedy's assassination; and how on three occasions Michael Jackson "died" of painkiller drug overdoses in the months before his death.
In the wake of new evidence and testimonies, Murder, Lies, and Cover-Ups provides many of the answers that have been elusive for so long, while explaining what it was about these enduring legends that made their legacies burn so bright.

Author Notes

David Gardner is a former Daily Mail foreign correspondent and author of The Last of the Hitlers , an account of his investigation to track down the last living direct descendants of Adolf Hitler in the United States. He also wrote a biography of Tom Hanks and ran international news agencies in New York and Los Angeles. He was the first British print journalist into Baghdad during the first Gulf War and has covered four presidential elections during his twenty years in America. He lives in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Marilyn Monroe
The Legendp. 8
Dangerous Liaisonsp. 18
Murder, Lies & Cover-upsp. 27
Marilyn's Secret Tapesp. 43
What Really Happened?p. 48
John F. Kennedy
The Legendp. 59
Jack & Jackiep. 61
The Assassinationp. 70
Infidelity in the White Housep. 74
Lies & Cover-upsp. 81
Silenced!p. 86
JFK's Missing Brainp. 91
What Really Happened?p. 96
The FBI Filesp. 101
The Mafia Godfathers Who Wanted JFK Deadp. 105
Elvis Presley
The Legendp. 114
Bad Companyp. 120
Elvis in Vegasp. 125
Elvis & The FBIp. 128
Drugs, Booze & Womenp. 134
Dark Daysp. 138
Dr Nickp. 148
Salvation!p. 152
Elvis Didn't Need to Diep. 155
Murder, Lies & Cover-upsp. 158
What Really Happened?p. 165
The Mafia Plot to Steal Elvis's Private Jetp. 173
Princess Diana
The Legendp. 183
The End of the Fairytalep. 191
The Murderp. 196
Diana's Death-Timelinep. 197
Lies & Cover-upsp. 200
The Autopsyp. 208
Covering the Tracksp. 210
The Smoking Gunp. 211
Camilla's Final Insultp. 215
A British Sniper's Confessionp. 218
What Really Happened - and Why?p. 221
Michael Jackson
The Legendp. 230
Fall from Gracep. 233
London Callingp. 236
Emails That Reveal the Truth About the King of Popp. 239
Michael Didn't Have to Diep. 242
25th June 2009p. 246
Lies & Cover-upsp. 247
The Long Goodnightp. 250
Dr Deathp. 252
The Autopsyp. 257
Tohme or not Tohmep. 260
Sleeplessp. 264
The Father of Botoxp. 266
What Really Happened?p. 270
Conclusionp. 275