The Bishop Hoax

Fonzi, Veciana and the Making of a Conspiracy Myth

by W. Tracy Parnell © 2022.

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Author's Note: This eBook supercedes all previous work I have done on the Maurice Bishop matter. However, my blog archive, The Maurice Bishop Story, is still available for reference.

Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgements
Part One Fonzi
1. "I Was Never a Conspiracy Theorist"
2. "In My Mind, I Fell Off the Chair"
3. "He Was Working For a Private Organization, Not the Government"
4. "A Kilogram of Cocaine"
5. "I Have Never Known a Man of Greater Integrity”
6. “It is Close, but it is Not Him”
7. “A Few Days After Jack Ruby Departed Cuba”
8. “I Think it Was Joe”
Part Two Veciana
9. “An Unbreakable Will”
10. “A Carefully Thought Out Plot”
11. “One of the Bravest Men I Have Ever Known”
12. “There Were Never Any 66 Men”
13. “Grandiose Cuban Exile Schemes”
14. “Fall in Line or Drop Out”
15. “You Are to Remain Within the Land Limits of Dade County”
16. “A Second War for Independence”
17. “We Get Nothing from the United States”
18. “An Awful Blow to the Cuban Exile Cause”
Part Three Phillips
19. “No, He’s Not Him”
20. “A Gun Camouflaged Into a Television Camera”
21. “Such a Man Did Not Exist”
22. “I Accuse You of Assassination”
23. “A Single Man's Monomania”
24. “I Would Have Told Them to go to Hell”
25. “We Never Subordinated Ourselves to Them”
26. “Only on Two Occasions Did I Think That I Was Taken”
27. “Childish Notions About Intelligence Agencies”
28. “It is Tantalizing”
29. “For the Sake of History”
30. Conclusion
Appendix A: The CIA and the Media 1960-1975

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