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    The impression I have is that a number of Education Forum members were also friends with HP and are active on Facebook. Your suggestion is a good one but I think a few of those guys will be way ahead of me.

    I think Peter could have easily left the name of the Saudi billionaire within the manuscript if he'd either just published the entire book online, or self-published it on Amazon Createspace. The legit publishing route did get his book into a lot of channels it wouldn't have made it into otherwise though.

    I did send a Tweet to Skyhorse commiserating and asking what was up with HP's book. In fact I think I did this twice. No response, which I don't particularly take to be anything sinister, as I suspect I could have asked them about an upcoming range of gardening books and received no response either.

    Kevin Ryan is active on Twitter but mostly retweeting older articles that he's written. That said from comments made by Kevin a year or two back I think there are some new, substantial 9/11 research volumes forthcoming, undated. But I'm guessing every one of these is being purposefully kept back by both writers and publishers to land circa the 20th anniversary, in just over two year's time, as there will surely be many new volumes returning to the event at that point.

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    I just got this response from Skyhorse. I have passed it on to someone who would be able to verify two strange mentions: 1] that HPA had a 'writing partner' [not to my knowledge! unless Skyhorse has just assigned a ghost writer to redo his MS], and 2] that it was delayed by a 'potential documentary partner' [doesn't make sense to slow down a book even if you want more proofs for your film]. I get a bad feeling over this, and the date being moved again to mid-2020. That would be about a 2.5 year delay from the original publication date. What say the others out there? Do we hear a Mockingbird?


    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Coup In Dallas
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:27:23 +0000
    From: Bill Wolfsthal <bwolfsthal@skyhorsepublishing.com>
    To: Peter Lemkin <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx>


    Dear Mr. Lemkin:


    Thank you for writing. We’re moving ahead with publication, but the book
    will be delayed. Mr. Albarelli’s writing partner is finishing the book
    for him. There was a previous delay, as Mr. Albarelli was working with a
    potential documentary partner who was wanting more authentication before
    proceeding with their film.


    We expect to publish in the first half of 2020.


    --Bill Wolfsthal
    Last edited by Peter Lemkin; 06-24-2019 at 04:30 PM.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    I just wrote back and asked for the name of this mystery 'writing partner'. It seems to me that publishing Albarelli's book under only the name of this mystery person who will 'work on' the MS from now to 2020 sometime is not legal under copyright law.....and I told Mr. Wolfsthal that and that I'd like to be in contact with his legal team. In truth they have published a LOT of good books on JFK - I'll give them that, but I still have a bad feeling about this book......

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    Subject: RE: FW: Skyhorse Website Message
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:31:09 +0000
    From: Bill Wolfsthal <bwolfsthal@skyhorsepublishing.com>
    To: Peter Lemkin


    Dear Mr. Lemkin:


    I simply passed you the information provided to me by the book's editor. Here is a list of the JFK titles on our website We've published about 40 books about the assassination. When we have a manuscript, we plan to publish. We have no reason not to. I am free to share the name of Mr. Albarelli's writing partner. I believe we plan to publish only with this name as the author.


    https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/s...s/?keyword=jfk


    --Bill Wolfsthal
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    'I can tell you' changed to 'I can't tell you' in the last ten minutes......so it is a she. I have NO idea...... but I aim to find out!!!!


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    Subject: RE: FW: Skyhorse Website Message
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:07:54 +0000
    From: Bill Wolfsthal <bwolfsthal@skyhorsepublishing.com>
    To: Peter Lemkin


    Dear Mr. Lemkin:


    Mr. Abarelli's writing partner has not authorized the release of her name as part of this project, nor did Mr. Albarelli. So, I am afraid that I cannot share her name with you.


    It is not strange that books are delayed. Each year, we have many titles for which the pub date changes--some to maximize sales, some because of problems with the manuscript, some because of problems in-house with production. Considering that this is a situation where the author passed away without turning in a final manuscript, and that we have published dozens of books on the JFK assassination and other government conspiracies, I hope you would give us the benefit of the doubt.


    --Bill Wolfsthal
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Thanks for enquiring Peter.

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    I have posted Mr. Wolfsthal's replies. I have not posted my responses to him...but they were direct and tough - challenging most everything he was saying. I asked him for his position - he refused to answer. I asked him to let me be in contact with HPA's editor or the legal dept. - he ignored this. I asked him to prove any of his statements and he ignored those requests.

    Frankly, I'm surprised to hear that HPA had not yet turned in a final draft of the book, but perhaps that is true. Some writers endlessly revise and only a demand from the editor can get a copy that will be deemed as 'final' for publication. I don't know in this case. I am very surprised to hear that [according to Skyhorse's spokesman] HPA was writing the book with an unnamed female writer and/or researcher - and that the book will be coming out in 2020 sometime, completed by this woman, and in that woman's name only - not with Albarelli's name on it as the author. I told Wolfsthal that I felt that seemed unethical if not illegal to which he did not reply.

    He is obviously a low level PR man. He claims to have spoken with HPA's editor before answering my emails and that may be so or may not be so.

    If anyone can find out anything more from the family, from emails they had with HPA in recent months or in any other way, I'd appreciate posted here or sent to me privately by PM. I'm working behind the scenes with someone who should know a lot of this, but also has a contract with Skyhorse and may be reluctant to 'cross them' least it hurt their relationship with their publisher.

    Jim DiE, you also have Skyhorse as your publisher, yet have not weighed in at all. If you have any insight into Skyhorse generally or specifically in this case, please feel free to say.

    I feel badly about Hank's death at quite a young age. I also find some I was told by Skyhorse to be strange about the secret female writing/research partner, that he had not turned in a final MS, that a film producer produced delays in the book [that is really hard to believe], and that the book is now delayed until 2020 at the earliest and will come out in the name of the woman he refused to name - without HPA's name as the author...... very strange and sad. One has to wonder in the 'process' what is being changed with the information or focus of the book. I don't claim to know.

    Anthony, if you can, don't rely on anyone at EF to find out, please try to ask the daughter yourself and let us know. She is invited to become a member here and have her say on any of this, if and when she would like. I have no idea how involved or aware she was with the progress of the book and know she is going through personal grief now.

    All very sad and upsetting to me. I want to get back to Ganis, as he may well know some of the answers to this mystery or apparent mystery.

    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: RE: Skyhorse Website Message
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:32:44 +0000
    From: Bill Wolfsthal <bwolfsthal@skyhorsepublishing.com>
    To: Peter Lemkin


    Dear Mr. Lemkin:


    I've given you the best answers we have available at this time. You can choose to believe them or not.


    --Bill Wolfsthal
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lemkin View Post
    'I can tell you' changed to 'I can't tell you' in the last ten minutes......so it is a she. I have NO idea...... but I aim to find out!!!!


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    Subject: RE: FW: Skyhorse Website Message
    Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:07:54 +0000
    From: Bill Wolfsthal <bwolfsthal@skyhorsepublishing.com>
    To: Peter Lemkin


    Dear Mr. Lemkin:


    Mr. Abarelli's writing partner has not authorized the release of her name as part of this project, nor did Mr. Albarelli. So, I am afraid that I cannot share her name with you.


    It is not strange that books are delayed. Each year, we have many titles for which the pub date changes--some to maximize sales, some because of problems with the manuscript, some because of problems in-house with production. Considering that this is a situation where the author passed away without turning in a final manuscript, and that we have published dozens of books on the JFK assassination and other government conspiracies, I hope you would give us the benefit of the doubt.


    --Bill Wolfsthal
    Well..... at least you know the gender of the 'writing partner'. Just looked at the Skyhorse offerings on JFK-related books. What a mixed bag, huh? So DiEugenio and Janney have the same publisher. Strange bedfellows at that publishing house, oui?

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    "Good" PR man and persistent. I do have my doubts about the delays and the sudden appearance of a 'ghost' writer. No one I know who knew HPA ever mentioned he used a hidden co-author. The delays due to an interested film producer also do not ring true. It is true Skyhorse has published some very good books on JFK and other sensitive political topics, but.....


    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: RE: Skyhorse Website Message
    Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:43:07 +0000
    From: Bill Wolfsthal <bwolfsthal@skyhorsepublishing.com>
    To: Peter Lemkin


    Dear Mr. Lemkin:


    Everything I have told you is true. I cannot share information about the co-writer, and we would not share information with the public about Mr. Albarelli's health. When we announce the postponement, we will update his author bio.


    You and the public should be skeptical about the information available on the internet. But I am telling you the truth. I am sorry that I have no way to prove it to you. I would have hoped that our long history of publisher Oliver North, Mark North, Mark Lane, Jim Garrison, and others would have shown you that we have not motivation to keep secrets about our books.


    --Bill Wolfsthal
    Last edited by Peter Lemkin; 06-25-2019 at 03:21 PM.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    John Newman told me seven months ago that he did not think Albarelli's book would be published in the present form it was in.

    The implication was that it was done. Skyhorse is quite litigation conscious. I know this from what they did to my book on Bugliosi.

    Therefore, I suspect that they are doing a rewrite from that angle. That is what they did in my case since they were so afraid of Bugliosi. It was not until after he was dead that they printed my chapter on him the way I wrote it in the first place.

    BTW, why is there no obituary for him if his daughter is around? I cannot find one anywhere online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DiEugenio View Post
    John Newman told me seven months ago that he did not think Albarelli's book would be published in the present form it was in.

    The implication was that it was done. Skyhorse is quite litigation conscious. I know this from what they did to my book on Bugliosi.

    Therefore, I suspect that they are doing a rewrite from that angle. That is what they did in my case since they were so afraid of Bugliosi. It was not until after he was dead that they printed my chapter on him the way I wrote it in the first place.

    BTW, why is there no obituary for him if his daughter is around? I cannot find one anywhere online.
    I don't know all the persons Albarelli was going to mention, but of the ones I know of they are all dead and many are nor were ever US citizens. No, I haven't found an obit either. Perhaps there is one in London, where he had a place. Don't know where he was when he died. Any idea who the mystery woman writing/researching with him? How can they get away with printing it under her name and not his.....the emails I got clearly said this was the plan.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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