Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Featured Indie Book: How The English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward (Caroline Kennedy & Phillip Knightley)


How The English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward (Caroline Kennedy & Phillip Knightley)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Non-Fiction (Political, Miscarriage of Justice) How The English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward by Caroline Kennedy & Phillip Knightley.

This is an epic tale of sex, lies, and governmental abuse whose aftermath almost brought down the government and shook the American, British, and Soviet espionage worlds to their core. With its surprising revelations and meticulous research, Ward’s complete story can finally be told.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 345 pages - released in November 2013.

About the Book

The compelling and shocking story of Stephen Ward, the society osteopath in the centre of what has become known in the UK and around the world as "The Profumo Scandal".

It is a compelling story of sexual compulsion, political malice, judicial abuse of power and police intimidation leading to "The Trial of the Century" of the scapegoat, Stephen Ward, who was the only person involved in the scandal to leave the stage with dignity.

How The English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward (Caroline Kennedy & Phillip Knightley)
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The book puts a very different perspective on the Profumo Scandal. It uses, for the first time, Stephen Ward's own words from tapes that he made in prison and interviews with CIA, MI5 officers, FBI informers and many of Ward's friends and enemies who have spoken for the first time. It is considered the definitive book on the scandal.



Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] The publication of this new book could not be more timely, with the recent 50th anniversary of Ward's trial and death and the West End opening in December of the musical Stephen Ward by Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Kennedy creates a vivid picture of the whole wretched early 1960s climate of social hypocrisy, and especially the malice and corruption among police, politicians and the judiciary which led to the cold-blooded framing of an innocent man. " - C.B. Cabrera

- "Faster paced than any novel, this gripping story, ripped from the headlines of the 1960s, tells how an affable, gregarious, handsome, and unconventional man, who was both a gifted osteopath and a talented artist, and who had many friends in London society (and one in the Soviet Embassy), became swept up in the tumultuous events of history only to be sucked down into the vertiginous sinkhole of politics.
[...] is also the heartbreaking story of a rather naive man who put his faith in his friends, in his country, and in the British system of jurisprudence. In the end, he was abandoned by all but a few of his friends and betrayed by both country and British justice. In other words, he was made a scapegoat, according to Knightley and Kennedy, to the interests of the Conservative party and the hypocrisy of the establishment after the resignation in disgrace of John Profumo, Britain's dapper and dandy Minister of War."
- F.S. L'hoir


About the Authors

Author Caroline Kennedy
Author Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy has been a writer, researcher, humanitarian aid worker, inveterate traveller, actress and theatre director. She is currently working on a screenplay of the book with her nephew, the actor Cary Elwes, and spends her time between Costa Rica, Los Angeles and Newfoundland.

Phillip Knightley is a journalist, critic and visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln, UK. He is a media commentator on the Intelligence Services and propaganda. He is the author of several books including, "The First Casualty", "The Second Oldest Profession" and "Philby, the Master Spy".





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How The English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward (Caroline Kennedy & Phillip Knightley)