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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hearst; Updated edition (August 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588165477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588165473
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Debunking 9/11 Myths is a reliable and rational answer to the many fanciful conspiracy theories about 9/11… What happened on 9/11 has been well established by the 9/11 Commission. What did not happen has now been clearly explained by Popular Mechanics.”--Richard A. Clarke, former national security advisor, author of Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror
 
“This book is a victory for common sense; 9/11 conspiracy theorists beware: Popular Mechanics has popped your paranoid bubble world, using pointed facts and razor-sharp analysis.” -Austin Bay, national security columnist (Creators Syndicate) and co-author of From Shield to Storm
 
“There is no time to waste. You must purchase Debunking 9/11 Myths.”--Rocky Mountain News
 
“Certainly one of the most original--and potentially controversial--titles on the topic.”--Publishers Weekly
 
“Do you have a friend who emails you the most recent documentary 'proving' that a missile impacted the Pentagon or that timed explosions brought down WTC-7? Buy him a copy of this book. He'll thank you later.”--Weekly Standard 

About the Author

David Dunbar is executive editor of POPULAR MECHANICS and led the editorial team that produced the groundbreaking cover story debunking the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. He has also directed the magazine’s coverage of the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
 
Brad Reagan is a contributing editor to POPULAR MECHANICS and has reported for the magazine on digital forensics and on the counterterrorism programs of the New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. He was previously a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal.
 
Popular Mechanics is read by 9.6 million people every month. With more than 100 years of expertise in covering science and technology, the magazine is ideally equipped to confront the rumors surrounding 9/11 and explore the evidence with scientific facts.

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Builidng 7 was not hit by a plane.
William G. Burton
Popular Mechanic's revised edition of their book "Debunking 9/11 Myths" will surely impress those who already believe the 9/11 Truth Movement has no credibility.
Adam Taylor
Once again, they simply say we're right and only stupid people would believe otherwise.
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Edited: Popular Mechanics will never get past this as more American adults make the effort to take personal accountability that includes emotional maturity. You want the facts? look on page xi, on the forward where James B. Meigs, the Editor-in-Chief of popular mechanics' said that "...it is a mindset that insists on reaching a predetermined conclusion regardless of what information is presented".

Not good, not good at all where as the dude just committed the same he's promoting others not to do.

"It is so important to understand that one of the primary means of immobilizing the American people politically today is to hold them in a state of confusion and which anything can be believed but nothing can be known, nothing of significance, that is. And the American people are more than willing to be held in this state because to know the truth-as apposed to only believe the truth-is to face an awful terror and to be no longer able to evade responsibility. It is precisely in moving from belief to knowledge that the citizen moves from irresponsibility to responsibility..."

If the reader requires further evidence regarding my customer review on why I know this publication was created for disinformation, a psy program, look here:

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Adlum on February 18, 2015
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240 pages of North Korean style propaganda. Little point in buying this book, every library has multiple copies, most of them no doubt unread.
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39 of 63 people found the following review helpful By David R. Fuller on October 19, 2011
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I bought this book to see just exactly the arguments of the 9-11 conspiracy buffs were. I got the soft cover
version, not a Kindle download, because I figured there would be a lot of graphics which don't turn out well on my Kindle. I was wrong about the second point; there are some photos, but no line drawings, which I find disappointing.

What's really disappointing is the size of the book -- one can read it comfortably in an evening, and it is anything but encyclopedic. From my experience with 9-11 conspiracy people, they will simply dimiss this book as
a quicky sales job of the establishment position, and, regrettably, I think I may have to agree with them.
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34 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Mark S. Griffin on January 3, 2014
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If you have read this book or plan on reading it, you must see, "September 11th - A New Pearl Harbor." You may find that this book addresses pretty much nothing when measured by its depth or its integrity. I don't think you will see a legitimate update of this book to address, the New Pearl Harbor (which certainly doesn't shy away from addressing this nonsense), as these phonies would need to rewrite physics at that point.

I'll give it one star as that is the minimum required, and also this book is worthwhile if researching case studies of methods used to spread lies as truth.
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18 of 30 people found the following review helpful By John H. Salch on August 7, 2014
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This review is so full of errors it must be an intentional coverup. No conspiracy could violate the laws of science. Building seven fell in free fall and that is acknowledged in the NIST report. Free fall is possible only if the floors are detonated to fall.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Mallory on December 3, 2014
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If you want to read a book that holds zero scientific proof of anything, this is your book. Lies. I suggest, if you'd like real truth, David Ray Griffin's, "The New Pearl Harbor" and/or "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited." "Debunking 9/11 Myths" is junk.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rose Cross on January 22, 2015
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I started finding mistakes on the first page. Lots of unsupported statements in this book
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94 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Well-Read on March 3, 2012
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While I don't consider myself a conspiracy theorist, I do have some unanswered questions about 911 that need answering. This book was fairly useless in that regard. Pretty much more of the mainstream stuff that just fuels me to distrust the official version of events more and more, regardless of the implications on my psyche. There is plenty of crap out there on both sides of the debate, but I really did expect more from Popular Mechanics... it's brand implies a sense of objectivity. What do they think, we are all 4-year-olds who can't think out of the box?

For example, on p. 40 there is a reference to the fact that "conspiracy theorists" (generally considered a derogatory term that does little but attempt to stifle real debate - a red flag I have learned to watch out for as a sign of bias) claim that no hi-rise in history has come down due to fire alone, to which the authors of this book retort, "...in a sense, they are right: Fire alone did not bring down the towers"... damage to columns, dislodging of fireproofing, etc... all contributed as well. That's all fine and dandy, and somewhat reasonable.

But didn't they read the report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology on WTC 7? That reports states that this 47-storey hi-rise DID come down due to office fires alone, and that structural damage from WTC1 and 2 played NO role. So while they are going to extensive efforts to discredit "conspiracy theorists", Popular Mechanics is also discrediting NIST... now I'm really confused.

Also, the examples of people representing the "conspiracy theorists" position are ridiculous, the flakiest of the flaky - classic straw man argument. Why didn't they refute some of the finding of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth...
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