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REICH OF THE BLACK SUN Paperback – February 25, 2015
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He also indicates what this might be, pointing out that 60 scientists working on the latter project were murdered by the Nazis just before the end of the war, it was that important to them to ensure there were no leaks. Farrell alleges that, in their most highly classified wartime secret weapons project, the Nazis were working on esoteric weapons using non-linear physics. This aspect is dealt with in much more detail in the author's sequel "The SS Brotherhood of the Bell", written after he got further declassified documents.
Farrell goes further, explaining why he believes the (allegedly untested) atom bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 by the U.S. were actually German, and offering documentary evidence that the US was so far behind that they did not have enough nuclear material then to put together even one bomb. (Why drop untested atom bombs when the U.S. had by then tested a plutonium bomb? Unless they had been tested...)
It is now well known that Operation Paperclip was the code name for the post-war relocation of many Nazi scientists to the U.S. and at the same time Project Lusty transferred 110,000 TONS of scientific papers to the U.S. In his next book Farrell points out the U.S. was so quickly able to identify and transfer thousands of scientists and specialists that it is clear they were guided by an insider, whom he speculates may have been Bormann, probably the most powerful Nazi of all.Read more ›
I passed a copy of this book to a retired intelligence professional and he said it lined up with many facts that he had learned "behind the curtain." He also said that Farrell's scholarship and thoroughness would have made a welcome addition to any country's intelligence staff. I only withhold five stars because of the plethora of easily correctable typos that should have been fixed in a book that's been out for five years.
Reich of the Black Sun easily earns its place on the bookshelf of any WWII buff.
That said, the shear volume of data here cannot all be dead on. It's not possible (but he genuinely tries).
There's a reviewer, some pony-tailed idiot named "John Velonis" who clearly did NOT read the book and then wrote a review about it.
Of all the data in this book, one could not possibly claim to have read and understood any of it, and then harp on one insane detail like Hans Kammler's death. I don't blame Farrell one bit. It's suspect, and I don't think Velonis quoted it correctly. It literally sounds to me like he opened it to a few pages and picked something ridiculous (he is probably a Grade-School teacher who wanted to use the wpord: "INTRIGUING" in a complete sentence).
Decide for yourself. This book is FILLED with historically important and fascinating data that is for the most part I believe, accurate, and obviously genuine in it's research. Go for it, make up your own mind.
The book is divided in three parts. At first, the atom bomb is the main subject, and the author convincingly argues that Nazis were the first to have this technology, to have an actual atomic bomb, and the first to have tested it. Evidence is shown for every one of the author's claim.
Then the book focuses on Hans Kammler - a rather intriguing figure - and explains historical facts in a new light. The result of this is that history suddenly makes far more sense with the additional knowledge exposed in this volume (such as Patton's not going for Berlin and going south instead, for no apparent reason, or why the Hiroshima bomb was never tested before it was used, and many other instances).
The research done for this book is excellent, footnotes abound, references too. It's a fascinating read, very serious. The author proposes intelligent arguments and is very clear about what is fact and what is supposition and what is speculation. All of which make for a serious book, despite its subject matter.
The only flaw to this excellent work is the impressive amount of typos. Sometimes I found 6 types within the same page; it's usually a reversal of letters, or an omission of letters. This does disturb the reading as you constantly expect new amazing typos, and they never fail to come. "Operaton", "opration", and the likes are legion and they can easily get on your nerves. I hope this will be fixed in a later edition. I also hope that the author will start using square brackets - [...] - and not regular parentheses when he inserts his own words in quoted passages.Read more ›
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Utter nonsense, in the same vein as so many unprincipled "authors" who happily take money from the legions of believers in anything that denies actual history, facts,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by wfm
Dr. Farrell delivers exactly what he says he will. I appreciate his writing style. The footnotes are a great addition to the information. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lynn M
Joseph have a tendency to make paragraphs longer thank they needed. I would like more shorter book without too much long text.Published 7 months ago by Toni P
If you think the government lies to you, then this book is right up your alley. One can argue we have been living under a coup since 1963.Published 9 months ago by Mark T Pipich
Where is any independent, factual, verifiable information to back up a lot of these wanderings. No other source seems to know about so many of these"facts".Published 10 months ago by MtnLake man
an interesting look at the secret weapons the Nazi's were working on during the war. Farrell goes into Operation Paperclip where the US helped the Nazi's into South America. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joseph L. Kolb