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Jon E. Lewis is a historian and a hugely experienced Mammoth editor, whose recent books include the Mammoth Book of Pirates, the Mammoth Book of How it Happened, the Mammoth Book of True War Stories Volume 2, and the Mammoth Book of Wild Journeys.
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  • Series: Mammoth Book of
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers; Fourth Printing edition (March 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786719680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786719686
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.5 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bravo! Whereas this book does not go into great depth in evaluating individual conspiracy theories, it is an indispensible index in the library of those not easily fooled by surreptitious explanations of murders in the public forum. What's more, it serves another purpose. In bringing all of them together in one place one can see a remarkable consistency in many of them.

The most credible case for the JFK cover-up JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters presents compelling evidence the CIA orchestrated the JFK assassination to head off his intent to pull out of Vietnam. Likewise, the most credible case for the Pope John Paul I assassination The Vatican Murders: The Life and Death of John Paul I presents much more than compelling proof the CIA orchestrated the assassination of the 33-day Pope when he motioned to give financial and arms support to revolutionaries in Central America who were fighting an uphill struggle against the coalition of the United States and ruling juntas and the CIA's Contra death squads.

Even for those who have spent a lifetime preoccupied with one or more of these cover-ups as I have, The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups: The 100 Most Terrifying Conspiracies of All Time reveals great similarity in many of them. Start with this book as it raises the questions. Then go on to the others for the answers.
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I bought this book as a gift for my husband since he is such a fan. He really enjoyed it and read it in 3 days! He said he couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to all the fans of Conspiracy Theories!
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This book was much larger then I was expecting and pleasantly surprised by it! If your into conspiracy theories this really is a one book for all! There isn't many theories that aren't in this book! It starts from alien abductions all that way to Malcolm x. It's in a way a little outdated since it was written a couple years ago but it's a must read. The author also has many fakes/emails/documents in order to back up everything that was stated. I really liked that because so many are just people telling their opinion and this is solid facts only! The book is also well written not many spelling errors and very easy to follow along and get lost in!!

I did pay full retail for this product!
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I was very interested in reading this book because the cover and back summary had me thinking it was going to examine the possibilities of these common conspiracies. As I read it I could clearly see the author's distaste for "the mill of ultra-right-wing conspiracy theorists". Even though I am not one of those people, I feel that if he is going to "grade" these stories on a 1-10 scale, he needs to provide non-biased information so that his readers can make reasonable decisions for themselves.
Examples of biased views:

The author is convinced the Moon Landing Conspiracy is bogus and says "Apollo 11, of course, did go to the moon." Why don't you just say "I have no proof it did or did not go so I will believe what the media shows me on TV."?

The author is also clearly convinced that 9/11 was as the media claims it to be and states "The rest is history, not conspiracy theory." His evidence for that is the government's own 911 commisson report and government-paid experts, so of course they don't doubt it. (I have been convinced otherwise by information and facts provided by engineers and footage in the Loose Change: the final cut movie. These professionals are not getting paid by the US Government. The most convincing video in there is the CNN video where the (on 9/11) on site journalist reports to CNN that she just got word that building 7 has fallen. Being that the New York skyline is behind her, you can clearly see building 7 behind her in the distance! She goes off camera live before the building actually fell. Clearly suspicious. So who gave her that information, and how did they know it was to fall in a matter of minutes? We may never know.
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It's the real thing. And people that knew about them from the inside ask me: "Where in heavens did you learn that?" I tell them "Somewhere...", and then it goes the "WOW!" And I ask: "So it is true?" And some say yes and others change the topic, but no one had said that's nonsense!
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I'm still currently reading this book. I purchased the book on Kindle Edition last weekend and I haven't put the book down! I also recommended it to a friend! So far, so good! Can't wait to finish it up!
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Very cool book. I'm no tin foil hat wearing nut but I like a mystery as much as the next guy and this book is full of great "stories". The big stories have supporting reports from other sources if you need more info on JFK or MLK. Highly recommended.
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This book is nothing but liberialism 101. Instead of presenting facts or non facts about conspiracy theories, the author takes each conspiracy theory, hand picks the kook with the wildest theory about the conspiracy in question, and locks onto it like a cruise missile locking onto its target. If the conspiracy involves anything to to with conservative ideas or ideals...the author trashes it. However, if it supports liberal ideas or ideals...he takes it as gospel. Pure trash.
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