Saturday, February 28, 2009

New look at life of Mary Meyer

This summer we will see another chronicle of the tragic life of Mary Pinchot Meyer, ex-wife of Cord Meyer, the man that rose to the position of Assistant Deputy Director of Plans at CIA. He was also a friend of James J. Angleton, the bizarre Chief of CIA Counterintelligence until Angleton's dismissal in 1975. Ms. Meyer was romantically linked to JFK and died under mysterious circumstances in a sudden daylight murder in 1964 which remains unsolved. Very soon after, Ben Bradlee (editor of the Washington Post) caught Mr. Angleton at Ms. Meyer's residence. Angleton was seeking Mary Meyer's diary. Ms. Meyer was also the sister of Antoinette "Toni" Bradlee, Ben Bradlee's first wife. In January of 1963, Philip Graham the publisher of the Washington Post publicly referred to her affair with the president but no newspapers picked up the story and Graham himself was taken immediately into seclusion. Graham died of a self inflicted gunshot wound in the summer of 1963.
In an interview with Nina Burleigh, Kennedy aide Meyer Feldman said, "I think he (JFK) might have thought more of her than some of the other women and discussed things that were on his mind, not just social gossip." Author Peter Janney is the son of Wistar Janney a high ranking CIA official in its early days and until the 1970's. He was also well known as a member of the "Georgetown set", a group of primarily former OSS officials who formed the nucleus of what became the CIA.

For release in July, 2009.
From the publisher:
Mary's Mosaic Mary Pinchot Meyer & John F. Kennedy and their Vision for World Peace
Peter Janney (Author), Dick Russell (Foreword by)

"Challenging the conventional wisdom surrounding the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, this exposé offers new information and evidence that individuals within the upper echelons of the CIA were not only involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but her demise as well. Written by the son of a CIA lifer and a college classmate of Mary Pinchot Meyer, this insider’s story examines how Mary used events and circumstances in her personal life to become an acolyte for world peace. The most famous convert to her philosophy was reportedly President John F. Kennedy, with whom she was said to have begun a serious love relationship in January 1962. Offering an insightful look into the era and its culture, the narrative sheds light on how in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, she helped the president realize that a Cold War mentality was of no use and that the province of world peace was the only worthwhile calling. Details on her experiences with LSD, its influences on her and Kennedy's thinking, his attempts to negotiate a limited nuclear test ban treaty with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and to find lasting peace with Fidel Castro are also included.
Peter Janney is a former psychologist and naturopathic healer and a cofounder of the American Mental Health Alliance. He was one of the first graduates of the MIT Sloan School of Management's Entrepreneurship Skills Transfer Program. He lives in Beverly, Massachusetts. Dick Russell is the author of Black Genius: And the American Experience, Eye of the Whale, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Striper Wars: An American Fish Story. He is a former staff writer for TV Guide magazine, a staff reporter for Sports Illustrated, and has contributed numerous articles to publications ranging from Family Health to The Village Voice. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happend to the child she had to JFK.

July 26, 2009 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many paintings did Mary do? Who has the paintings? Are there any prints? I want to see them.


November 19, 2009 9:44 PM  

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