Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts

Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts

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A decade after the World Trade Center disaster, rampant speculation abounds on what actually happened. Wild talk flourishes on the Internet, TV, and radio. Was the Pentagon really struck by a missile? Was the untimely death of Barry Jennings, who witnessed the collapse of Tower 7 and thought he heard “explosions,” actually an assassination ? Not

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A decade after the World Trade Center disaster, rampant speculation abounds on what actually happened. Wild talk flourishes on the Internet, TV, and radio. Was the Pentagon really struck by a missile? Was the untimely death of Barry Jennings, who witnessed the collapse of Tower 7 and thought he heard “explosions,” actually an assassination ? Not everyone is convinced the truth is out there. Once again, in this updated edition of the critically acclaimed Debunking 9/11 Myths, Popular Mechanics counters the conspiracy theorists with a dose of hard, cold facts.
 
The magazine consulted more than 300 experts in fields like air traffic control, aviation, civil engineering, fire fighting, and metallurgy, and then rigorously, meticulously, and scientifically analyzed the 25 most persistent 9/11 conspiracy theories. Each one was conclusively refuted with facts, not politics and rumors, including five new myths involving the collapse of 7 World Trade Center and four longstanding conjectures now considered in the context of new research.
 

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“There is no time to waste. You must purchase Debunking 9/11 Myths.” —Rocky Mountain News

“Certainly one of the most original—and potentially controversial—titles on the topic.” —Publishers Weekly

“Do you have a friend who emails you the most recent documentary ‘proving’ that a missile impacted the Pentagon or that timed explosions brought down WTC-7? Buy him a copy of this book. He’ll thank you later.”—Weekly Standard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588168559
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
317,052
File size:
5 MB

What People are saying about this

Richard Clarke
"9/11 Myths is a reliable and rational answer to the many fanciful conspiracy theories about 9-11. Despite the fact that the myths are fictitious, many have caught on with those who do not trust their government to tell the truth anymore. Fortunately, the government is not sufficiently competent to pull off such conspiracies and too leaky to keep them secret. What happened on 9-11 has been well established by the 9-11 Commission. What did not happen has now been clearly explained by Popular Mechanics."
former White House anti-terror advisor

Meet the Author

David Dunbar is executive editor of POPULAR MECHANICS and led the editorial team that produced the groundbreaking cover story debunking the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. He has also directed the magazine’s coverage of the war in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina.
 
Brad Reagan is a contributing editor to POPULAR MECHANICS and has reported for the magazine on digital forensics and on the counterterrorism programs of the New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. He was previously a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal.
 
Popular Mechanics is read by 9.6 million people every month. With more than 100 years of expertise in covering science and technology, the magazine is ideally equipped to confront the rumors surrounding 9/11 and explore the evidence with scientific facts.
 

 
 

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Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Effective denuding of the fevered idiocy of conspiracy nuts.
ManInTheSuit More than 1 year ago
Very well detailed, very well documented.Popular Mechanics is a very well rated magazine and here is doing exceptional job as well. Read it and after that judge. The authors are very open so they mention the claims and facts, their investigations and claimed investigation. This say a lot about how they treat the problem. Highly recommended to read (updated in 2010 version).
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The top experts in every relevant field dissect the 9/11 conspiracy theories and shoot them down with the facts! Loved it!
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It was the best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forget this book. Thiss is not a myth or legend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You know i was thinking its catchy with the 911 annd all but why not the 3 sixes? I mean if it would have been on that date it would've been alot scaryer. Just sayin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you know y that the bombers planed to attack on 9/11 was because 911 it always sounded so firmiller nine eleve catchey nine one one firmiller much?????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who rates this book 1 star is probably either a conspiricy member or a tot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No i have not read this yet! But i myselve do believe that 9/11 was planned we all heard how bush went over to talk to osama bin laden the day before the attacks happen why was that?? Mmm seems fishy if you ask me! Im not a conspiracy theorist but some of you should check out jesse ventura if you want the truth about are governments actions and plans!