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Posted April 10, 2011
Ventura delivers - exciting and informative
American Conspiracies is a very unique book in that Jesse Ventura investigates several of the significant political catastrophes that have befallen our country in the last century such as 9/11, Watergate, the Jonestown Massacre, and several of the presidential or significant political figure assassinations. Ventura challenges what our government has "told us" to believe, and plants seeds of doubt and uncertainty through uncovering the evidence that is hidden beneath the surface of the many reports of each incident. It is clear that Ventura is very passionate about uncovering the truth, and therefore devotes his full effort and attention to his pursuit, which he details in this book. The wide variety of theories that Ventura presents are for the most part sound and are made based upon significant evidence and analysis, which will appeal to a reader with an open mind.
This book really appealed to me in that it brought into question several events and occurrences for which I had been told that something had happened, and I had no doubt in my mind that it had occurred the way I had been told. For instance, I had always been told that when John F. Kennedy was murdered, he was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, and that there was no debate to be had about it. However, in his book, Ventura points out that the angle at which President Kennedy was hit by the bullet was impossible from the position that Oswald was in when he fired from the Book Depository. This simple fact alone raises several questions: Could Oswald have fired the fatal shot? Was there a second shooter? Is there more to this than meets the eye? No one will truly ever know, however Ventura seeks to open our eyes and prevent us from simply accepting a façade, as opposed to what truly happened.
Being an accomplished Governor, US Navy Seal, and professional wrestler does not always allow room to have the command and control of syntax and diction that a well-practiced writer has. In some parts of the book, the flow of the story seemed rather choppy due to poor syntax, which slightly detracted from the immediate readability of the book. However, the few instances of poor syntax did not detract from the overall meaning of the book, nor from the evidence and theories presented by Ventura. I also do not believe that the sometimes underdeveloped syntax detracts from Ventura's authority on each of the issues he investigates.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt that the way the various conspiracy theories were presented were both sound and justified in that any claim he made had evidence behind it, to prevent any critics from calling his book outlandish or far-fetched. This book definitely challenged my beliefs about several significant events in the history of the United States, and I would definitely recommend it to those who want to have their eyes opened to the reality of our government.
I would recommend this book for any high school or college-level readers who have a desire to understand more about the United States government, and how we, as citizens, need to question anything that they tell us. I'm afraid that any younger readers would not understand the implications as to what this book is suggesting, and would take what Ventura has said out of context, and relay erroneous and falsified information to their friends or family, making them have no desire to read the book.
I would highly recommend this book.
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Posted October 29, 2011
You won't see this stuff on the news.
If you are a conspiracy buff or just interested in the REAL history of this country(US) then this book is for you! Great read from the point of view of the author. He brings you through many questionable points in US history from JFK and Watergate to 9/11 and the current economic meltdown as the events unfolded. Then he speaks on the same subject but from later in his life. He really did his homework by gathering as many facts as possible from other authors as well as the public record.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 17, 2013
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