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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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Product Details

  • 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: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phil Toop on April 14, 2015
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This book make as many assumptions and un-sourced (or at least unacknowledged sources) statements as the "myths" it is trying to debunk. I was expecting a far more analytical look at the 9-11 story. The book was more like a long magazine article, but not from a magazine of the calibre of Popular Mechanics.
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This is absolute support to the theory that "The man with the money makes the rules". It goes to show that even what I once considered to be the authority on just about anything mechanical can be "bought off"..... it is truly a sad state that what is left of this once great nation including what I have previously considered to be the best magazine published- the magazine I have religiously read since I was but a small child, could publish false and fictitious lies supporting the most corrupt and dangerous government this nation has ever known! Its quite obvious that for enough money and perhaps other 'favors' even Popular Mechanics, considered by many to be the most authoritative magazine concerning mechanics and things related can easily be "Paid off"...... TO THE EDITORS AND EVERYONE ELSE AT POPULAR MECHANICS, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE AIDING AND ABETTING THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT AMERICANS AND MANY OTHER TENS OR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT LIVES OVER SEAS!! I PERSONALLY WILL IMMEDIATELY CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION TO YOUR MAGAZINE AND WILL ADVISE EVERYONE I KNOW TO DO THE SAME. ULTIMATELY, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND AND POPULAR MECHANICS WILL NOT ONLY FAIL AS A MAGAZINE BUT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS INTENTIONAL COVER UP WILL ONE DAY FACE THEIR MAKER, THEREFORE DYING AND BURNING IN ETERNAL HELL WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT ALL RESPONSIBLE DESERVE FOR DECEIVING THIS ONCE GREAT NATION!!
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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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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David T on April 24, 2015
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Very very very poorly researched and misleading. Borders on deliberate misinformation. This is the only book that will make such audacious claims; with VERY few citations and an overall embarrassingly daft circular logic.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Hemmer on December 21, 2014
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A book for people that wish to clear up misinformation.
Radical Islamist destroy 2 building, kill almost 3000 people, and then they use the internet to tell the world they did not do it, the U.S. government did it.
Amazing, we have so many people willing to believe that we have a government made up of EVIL MONSTERS, and would do such a thing, just for the hell of it.
The U.S. government it made up of people, American people just like you and me. NOT MONSTERS
Awake up people "DIVIDE AND CONQUER" is what is going on, and it will continue until WE start using our heads and open our eyes.
Every time you hear or read a story about how our country or government is terrible, question the source.
To many people have an opinion about subjects they have no training in, before you run your mouth "Know what you are talking about"
Work to make this country better, not tear it down, which is the intent of 9/11 falsehoods.
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95 of 156 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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