Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illmuniati, Skull & Bones, Black Helicopters, teh New World Order, and Many, Many More

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Groom lake, “the box, paradise ranch, watertown strip, Red Square, Dreamland, The Farm, Homey Airport, ” are all names for Area 51. An indispensable guide, conspiracies, cults, and Secret Societies connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous messiahs, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences.

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Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

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Skyhorse #ad - Touching on a number of topics— including history, government, current events, geography, sports, and popular culture—Lies They Teach in School exposes errors that have been perpetuated for far too long. It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did.

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Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies®

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For Dummies #ad - That’s where conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies comes in. Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, up is down, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, and if you want to understand what’s really going on, you need a good reference book.

Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, the mafia, packed with the latest information, the Ninjas, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories — such as Area 51 and the assassination of JFK — and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, and Rosicrucians.

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

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Vintage #ad - And his successor, david miscavige—tough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after the death of Hubbard. We learn about Scientology’s complicated cosmology and special language. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

At the book’s center, two men whom wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract. In going clear, and whether scientology is, in fact,  Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, deserving of this constitutional protection.

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National book award finalist a clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower,  the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Ron hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion.

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Accidental Medical Discoveries: How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World

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Skyhorse #ad - Many of the world’s most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs:A plastic shard in an RAF pilot’s eye leads to the use of plastic for contact lenses.

The inability to remove a titanium chamber from rabbit’s bone leads to dental implants. Viagra was discovered by a group of chemists, working in the lab to find a new drug to alleviate the pain of angina pectoris. A stretch of five weeks of unusually warm weather in 1928 played a role in assisting Dr. Alexander fleming in his analysis of bacterial growth and the discovery of penicillin.

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The book is presented in a lively and engaging way, and will appeal to a wide variety of readers, from history buffs to trivia fanatics to those in the medical profession.

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Heads Up Philosophy

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Who am i? what is the meaning of life? is there a God? Heads Up Philosophy, part of an exciting new series for young adults, explains and explores all these big ideas and more.

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101 Places Not to See Before You Die

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An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't

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A completely updated, revised edition of the classic, scientific principles, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge on global affairs, economic trends, popular culture, and modern arts. This is a book to celebrate, to share, to give and receive, to pore over and browse through, and to return to again and again.

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In this revised edition you’ll find a vitally expanded treatment of international issues, reflecting the seismic geopolitical upheavals of the past decade, from economic free-fall in South America to Central Africa’s world war, and from violent radicalization in the Muslim world to the crucial trade agreements that are defining globalization for the twenty-first century.

American studies, religion, philosophy, music, and world history: here’s the bottom line on each of these major disciplines, Psychology, Economics, Film, Literature, Art History, Science, Political Science, distilled to its essence and served up with consummate flair.

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Funny Ladies

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Psychoanalysis and Religion Terry Lectures

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Open Road Media #ad - He reveals how a humanistic religion is conducive to one’s own humanity, and explains why psychoanalysis does not threaten religion. Rather than analyzing what people believe in—whether they’re monotheistic, polytheistic, or atheistic—Fromm presents an idea of what religion means in secular terms.

In his timeless and straightforward style, Fromm unmasks the alienating effects of any authoritarian religion. In 1950, erich fromm attempted to free religion from its social function and to develop a new understanding of religious phenomena. An exploration of what religion and spirituality mean to us as humans, by the New York Times–bestselling author and social psychologist.

Psychoanalysis and Religion Terry Lectures #ad - Whether you’re a believer or a long-time atheist, Fromm’s erudite analysis of religion is sure to reshape your concept of spirituality. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.  .

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How Chance and Stupidity Have Changed History: The Hinge Factor

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Arcade #ad - How and why does this happen? what decides the fate of battle? in this fascinating book, Erik Durschmied takes us through the major conflicts of history—from Agincourt to the Civil War, from Crimea to the Gulf War—and reveals how, in war, it is the improbable and the inconceivable that determine events.

Writing with the style and flair that made him an award-winning war correspondent, Durschmied explores the fistful of nails that could have won Waterloo for Napoleon; the barrel of schnapps that proved disastrous for an Austrian emperor; and the three cigars that changes the course of Antietam; and many other instances when chance decided history’s path.

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Conflicts are decided by the caprice of weather, or individual incompetence—in short, erroneous intelligence, unlikely heroism, strange coincidence, by the unpredictable “hinge factor. Skyhorse publishing, the old west, the american revolution, medieval times, vikings, as well as our Arcade imprint, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, the American Civil War, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, conspiracies, gladiators, ancient Rome, and much more.

Despite impossible odds, invincible armies fall in bitter defeat to weaker opponents.

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