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American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us

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29 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

"No-Holds-Barred" & Takes-No-Prisoners

STOLEN ELECTIONS, 9/11 COVER-UP, SANCTIONED DRUG-SMUGGLING, JFK, RFK, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - and lots more.

This book covers it all in a thoroughly enjoyable way as JESSE VENTURA & DICK RUSSELL team up again and spell it out loud & clear in their patented
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STOLEN ELECTIONS, 9/11 COVER-UP, SANCTIONED DRUG-SMUGGLING, JFK, RFK, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - and lots more.

This book covers it all in a thoroughly enjoyable way as JESSE VENTURA & DICK RUSSELL team up again and spell it out loud & clear in their patented
Let's-cut-through-the-b.s. style.

Think of it as a primer on what's really been happening in America -- written by someone just like you -- too sharp to swallow the "official version" that's been force-fed to us from our so-called leaders and then reinforced by mainstream media. And they have a news-flash for mainstream media --

If it's What Really Happened then it's not "revisionist history" -- it's What Really Happened.

So -- Buy it, Read it, Lend it, Talk to people about it -- it's important and very timely.

posted by History-Researcher on February 17, 2010

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

American Conspiracies: Interesting read but hard to follow at times

As an X-Phile and someone who has always been intrigued by conspiracy theories, I was looking forward to reading this book and wasn't disappointed (though I also wasn't blown away). Jesse Ventura, along with co-writer Dick Russell, explores history-changing events, from...
As an X-Phile and someone who has always been intrigued by conspiracy theories, I was looking forward to reading this book and wasn't disappointed (though I also wasn't blown away). Jesse Ventura, along with co-writer Dick Russell, explores history-changing events, from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the Wall Street scandal. Each chapter delves into one of these events, outlining facts that point to government and/or CIA involvement, effectively contradicting what America was (and still is) told by the media and government itself. The theories are backed up by numerous sources and definitely give me pause. Some of these scenarios I've already heard, but others are complete eye-openers.

I'll admit I was wary when I found out who wrote the book, and that is my one sticking point. Though I'm sure the sources are credible, the tone of the writing is almost too conversational and argumentative, and it undermines the seriousness of the book. I'm not a fan of exclamation points, and this book has enough of them to cover the entire library. I'm also not sure about the little blurbs at the end of each chapter; they almost remind me of high school textbooks. I see what Ventura is trying to accomplish here, but we're not morons who need to be told what to do.

Overall, the concepts are great but the writing made it hard for me to follow at times. It's a must-read for anyone who has ever been even somewhat suspicious of the stories we've been fed over the years, if you can get past the sophomoric writing. As Fox Mulder would say: The truth is out there.

posted by T_Petrella on March 27, 2010

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