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Book Recommendations
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:05:15 AM »
Dreamers & Deceivers: Glenn Beck - First off, this is not conservative politics. Frankly, I’ve heard more criticism of Beck from conservatives of late than liberals anyway but this was a damn compelling read. It’s really more historical reportage of stories we all thought we knew but I assure you you don’t...but you will after reading this excellent book. These are all stories where people either lied and got away with it but were found out years later or where people dreamed big but never quite realized that dream. I felt educated, entertained and at times even a little enlightened. Highly recommend! I found it at a discount book shop for $3 and feel I really got my money’s worth out of this one.

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 11:33:14 AM »
https://www.amazon.com/Pale-Horse-Rider-William-Conspiracy/dp/0399169954

We are living in a time of unprecedented distrust in America: Faith in the government is at an all-time low, and political groups on both sides of the aisle are able to tout preposterous conspiracy theories as gospel, without much opposition. “Fake news” is the order of the day. This book is about a man to whom all of it points, the greatest conspiracist of this generation and a man you may not have heard of.

A former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper published his manifesto Behold a Pale Horse in 1991. Since then it has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming the number-one bestseller in the American prison system. (Bookscan lists sales at 289,000 since 2005.) According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated—because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth—by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with the U.S. government to manage relationships with extraterrestrials. Cooper died in a shootout with Apache County police in 2001, one month after September 11, in the year in which he had predicted catastrophe.

Many of Cooper’s conclusions were driven by personal demons and a highly creative connection of dots, and yet they have shaped much of the fabric of American life in the past few decades. Terry Nichols, Timothy McVeigh’s cohort in the Oklahoma City bombing, was a fan, and Behold a Pale Horse has great appeal among right-wing radicals. On the other hand, the book transcends class and race barriers: It is read primarily by poor blacks in prison and appeals to people who acutely feel that society is fixed against them. It has inspired numerous hip-hop groups and continues to do so.

In Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper’s fascinating life but also provides the social and political context for American paranoia. Indeed, with the present NSA situation and countless other shadowy government dealings often in the news, aren’t we right to suspect that things may not be as they seem?

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2018, 11:39:02 AM »
Hey, what's up Doc?


An oldie but a goodie.  "Hunt for the Red October" a 1984 novel by Tom Clancy.  There's nothing like a good Clancy book.  His deep down technicality about war and its hardware always attracted me to his novels.

Nice to be back!

peace
Hog


Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 12:23:30 AM »
Hey, what's up Doc?


An oldie but a goodie.  "Hunt for the Red October" a 1984 novel by Tom Clancy.  There's nothing like a good Clancy book.  His deep down technicality about war and its hardware always attracted me to his novels.

Nice to be back!

peace
Hog

Good to see you back!


Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 12:25:50 AM »
This is on my to read list. I have a feeling it’s going to confirm what Gunderson had to say about the case and the supposed (but probably real) Satanic scare of the 80s:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wilderness_of_Error

http://www.wildernessoferror.com

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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 04:42:49 AM »
This is on my to read list. I have a feeling it’s going to confirm what Gunderson had to say about the case and the supposed (but probably real) Satanic scare of the 80s:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wilderness_of_Error

http://www.wildernessoferror.com

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The book was designed by Michael Bierut and Yve Ludwig of Pentagram




Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 04:56:35 AM »


Just finished Dennis Etchinson's novelization of The Fog, it's great, builds on the film with some clever stuff. Moved on to this compilation of short stories for comfy October reading.

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2018, 10:11:58 AM »


Just finished Dennis Etchinson's novelization of The Fog, it's great, builds on the film with some clever stuff. Moved on to this compilation of short stories for comfy October reading.

Sounds good.

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2018, 10:13:25 AM »
This is on my to read list. I have a feeling it’s going to confirm what Gunderson had to say about the case and the supposed (but probably real) Satanic scare of the 80s:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wilderness_of_Error

http://www.wildernessoferror.com


I think it was real maybe a few cases falsified so the whole thing would be labeled fake.

Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »
So therefore the book is Satanic then?

Just having a bit of fun doc.