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Of the all the people surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy, few are more mysterious and enigmatic than David William Ferrie of New Orleans. Author Judyth Vary Baker knew David Ferrie personally and worked with him in a covert project in New Orleans during the summer of 1963, and this book examines his strange and puzzling behavior both before and after the assassination. At the time of the assassination, Ferrie was a 45-year-old New Orleans resident who was acquainted with some of the most notorious names linked to the assassination: Lee Oswald, Clay Shaw, Guy Banister, Jack Ruby, and Carlos Marcello. He possessed assorted talents and eccentricities: he was at one time a senior pilot with Eastern Airlines until he was fired for homosexual activity on the job; he was also a hypnotist; a serious researcher of the origins of cancer; an amateur psychologist; and a victim of a strange disease, alopecia, which made all of his body void of hair. His odd lifestyle was embellished with an equally bizarre appearance featuring a red toupee and false eyebrows. This is the first book focused solely on David Ferrie and his alleged involvement in the conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.
A lifetime of poetry aimed at intelligent readers who care about issues involving humanity and the planet, such as human rights, religious beliefs, relationships, history, assassinations and our deepest personal emotions, without apologies for writing too profoundly for some or with an unadorned simplicity that some might despise as treacle. The objective was honesty, without sophistry. The author personally knew Lee Harvey Oswald and must live in exile due to death threats for speaking out. She saw him shot and killed before her eyes and blamed for Kennedy's death, when, as her book ME & LEE (also available on Kindle, through Trine Day Publishers) explains, Oswald risked--and ultimately lost--his life trying to save the President. Secret service Agent Abraham Bolden and pothers have now confirmed elements of Me & Lee. Jesse Ventura listed ME & Lee as one of his two favorite "Conspiracy Books." Having to hide her relationship to Oswald, the loss of her promising career as a cancer research scientist, and her struggle to handle ethical issues involving assassinations, bio-weapons and her decision to remain silent for decades, created internal struggles about justice,morality,the role of the individual in society, and what, if any, role religion, God and love plays in a modern world focused on the self, aggrandizement,and money. Poems from the 1950's to the present cover decades of American and world history as seen through the eyes of a scientist who wanted to become a nun and who ended up as the secret lover of the accused assassin of Kennedy, later the mother of five,beset with pain due to natural causes and attempts on her life, forcing her to flee the United States. She received protection for over ten months in the EU political asylum system until family and friends could obtain safe havens for her. From her various locations, she sends out her writings,poetry and art, which is distributed through a large network of friends, for which she is grateful.
A Dangerous Thing to Dream has many illustrations as well as poems, to enhance the subject matter. Most of these illustrations are photographs and art created by the author.