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on June 27, 2016
Disturbing, feel like America has been betrayed.
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on March 1, 2016
Great
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on June 4, 2015
Did not purchase for myself.
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on March 28, 2015
Not for me. I read some reviews and I do not care for this kind of book. I thought it would be a fiction and maybe part of it is. Only read the introduction so others should make their own decision. I will take it back to Goodwill where I got it for 20 cents.
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on January 4, 2015
Book was misleading. Poorly written.
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on November 22, 2014
Well written, informative, entertaining. Many Bonesman have risen to power through this organization. You can judge for yourself
In enjoyed it so much I will read it again.
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on October 14, 2014
My husband loves the book. Shipping and delivery were prompt.
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on May 30, 2014
Clearly, this is a book written for informed American readership alone.
Whilst the first few chapters were okay, the later chapters seemed to get bogged down in an endless series of relationships, which a student of late 20th century American politics may possibly appreciate.
For the non-American reader however, these chapters become somewhat tiresome and irrelevant.
I think the author could have done a lot better with the subject matter, by exploring the political impact prominent Bonesmen have had on world history in the last 20-30 years.
Therefore, for a select audience only.
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on January 6, 2014
This book’s preface, entitled ‘The Legend of Skull and Bones,’ sets the stage for a thriller by recounting precisely what most so-called conspiracy theorists believe about Skull & Bones (S&B). This makes for extremely interesting reading and certainly whets the reader’s appetite to learn more. Unfortunately, that’s the end of that story. For, throughout the remained of the book, the author simply addresses much less topical and much more mundane subjects, including: 1) the history of Yale University and Yale’s secret societies and fraternities; 2) the manner in which various fraternities select their members, with emphasis on S&B, Wolf’s Head, and Scroll & Key; 3) how S&B candidates are initiated and indoctrinated, and what they pledge to their society and fellow members --- past, present, and future; 4) what actually goes on in these exclusive frat houses; 5) how the more important secret societies have changed and evolved over the years; and 6) what the implications of being a member in one of these exclusive societies, particularly S&B, are for an initiate’s future.

All of this taken together appears to shatter the illusion of the ‘Legend.’ I.e., there is no orchestrated conspiracy to take over the United States and/or to establish a ‘New-World Order.’

Nevertheless, an attentive reader can easily see what the basis for a conspiracy theory might be and why it might appear to many that such a conspiracy actually exists. More importantly, however, when one considers how initiates to S&B are selected and conditioned, and what they pledge to the full cadre of their comrades, one might easily conclude that, although there may not be an ‘organized’ conspiracy, the end result might very-well be the same.

Since its inception in 1832: 2730 students have joined the ranks of Skull and Bones: fifteen each year for 182 years. Most have been wealthy, well connected, and like-thinking men, all of whom have pledged to support one another’s interests throughout their lifetimes. Given that: It’s not too much of a stretch to conclude that this transitory network, or some subset of that network, may very-well have morphed into a clandestine faction; a fraternity of powerful men, all with the same orientation, which now has reached the highest levels of power and influence in government, finance, and communications; and which is now capable of driving the United States in its desired direction --- seemingly toward a socialist dictatorship. Could that be the ‘real’ secret of Skull and Bones?
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on April 1, 2013
good book. fast delivery. but there was a lot more wear and tear than anticipated. also didnt know it would be an old library copy, was giving this as a gift and it was laminated and covered in library stickers.
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