Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies

The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull & Bones, Black Helicopters, the New World Order, and Many, Many More

Book - 2009
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• Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members.

• The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers.

• Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, “The Box,” are all names for Area 51.

An indispensable guide, Cults, Conspiracies, 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. Some topics are familiar—the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the Illuminati, the People's Temple and Heaven's Gate—and some surprising, like Oulipo, a select group of intellectuals who created wild formulas for creating literary masterpieces, and the Chauffeurs, an eighteenth-century society of French home invaders, who set fire to their victims' feet.

Baker & Taylor
A cross-referenced guide to society's clandestine groups and covert organizations includes information on such examples as Area 51, JFK assassination conspiracy theorist groups, and the 9/11 Truth Movement while offering insight into why such groups have garnered large-scale support and participation. Original.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2009]
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780307390677
Branch Call Number: 366 GOLDW
Characteristics: xli, 332 pages ; 20 cm


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Aug 27, 2016

It was informative and engaging. I got a little bored of the last two sections.


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