JFK Assassination Topic of Next MBL Falmouth Forum, January 17

Contact: Susan Joslin
508-289-7281; sjoslin@mbl.edu

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—The MBL Falmouth Forum offers its second presentation of the season with a talk by author Peter Janney on Friday, January 17 titled “Why Historical Truth and Accuracy Are So Important: The JFK Assassination Revisited.” Janney is the author of Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer and Their Vision for World Peace.  The talk will be held at 7:30 PM in the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. Vist mbl.edu/associates for details and updated information.

Sponsored by the MBL Associates, the Falmouth Forum series is free and open to the public. This season’s MBL Falmouth Forum series is also supported by a generous donation from the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

Who really murdered Mary Pinchot Meyer in the fall of 1964? Why was there a mad rush by CIA counterintelligence chief James Jesus Angleton to locate and confiscate her diary? What in that diary was so explosive? Had Mary Meyer finally put together the intricate pieces of a plan to assassinate her lover, President John F. Kennedy, with the trail ultimately leading to the CIA? And was it mere coincidence that Mary was killed less than three weeks after the release of the Warren Commission Report?

These are the questions that author Peter Janney finally answers in a way that no one else ever has. In doing so, he may well have solved Washington, D.C.’s most famous unsolved murder.

Oliver Stone described the book as “a fascinating story… Peter Janney’s unsparing analysis moves us closer to a reckoning.”

Peter Janney grew up in Washington, D.C. during the Cold War era of the 1950s and 1960s. His father Wistar Janney was a senior career CIA official. A graduate of Princeton University, Janney earned a doctoral degree in psychology at Boston University in 1981. He has been a practicing psychologist and consultant for more than 30 years. In 2002, he completed an MBA degree at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Mary’s Mosaic is his first book. He currently resides in Beverly, Massachusetts.

An optional buffet dinner will precede the lecture at 6:00 pm at the MBL’s Swope Center, 5 North Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $30 (meal includes salad, pasta or potatoes, two entrees, wine, dessert, tax and gratuity) and must be purchased in advance at Eight Cousins Bookstore, Main Street, Falmouth or at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole. Dinner tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14. For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or comm@mbl.edu.


The 2013-2014 season lineup includes the following presentations. Visit mbl.edu/falmouth-forum for detailed information.

February 14, 2014
“A Poetry Reading”
Stephen Dunn, Pulitzer-prize winning poet

March 7, 2014
“Revisiting Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science”
Christoph Irmscher, author and Provost Professor of English, Indiana University

March 21, 2014
“Guano and Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History”
Gregory Cushman, Associate Professor of International Environmental History, The University of Kansas

April 4, 2014            Herman T. Epstein Endowed Memorial Lectureship
“The Accidental Universe”
Alan Lightman, physicist, writer, social entrepreneur, and professor of humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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