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Watergate: The Hoax

Author: Ashton Gray
Total Pages:
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9780979960291
Rating: 4.9/5 (799 downloads)

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Dirty Tricks

Author: Shane O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 655
Release: 2018-10-09
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1510729593
Rating: 4.7/5 (295 downloads)

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The victory of Richard Nixon in the US presidential election of 1968 swung on an “October Surprise”— a treasonous plot engineered by key figures in the Republican Party to keep the South Vietnamese government away from peace talks in Paris, costing thousands of American lives. There is growing evidence that the CIA was deeply involved in illegal domestic operations targeting Daniel Ellsberg, and in the Watergate break-ins during Nixon’s 1972 campaign, which ultimately led to his downfall. CIA Director Richard Helms’ relationship with Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt was much closer than previously disclosed and the CIA agent inside the plot was sent on a double agent mission by American intelligence after he got out of prison. Drawing on newly-declassified files and previously-unpublished documents, Dirty Tricks debunks the myths around Watergate and deepens our understanding of the “dirty tricks” that undermined democracy during the Nixon years and destroyed public trust in politics during the seventies. These scandals turn on the covert action of two powerful interest groups—the senior CIA officers around Helms, and the key advisers around Nixon – in this chilling story of political espionage and deception.

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Author: James Michael Martinez
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2023
Genre: Political corruption
ISBN: 1538130807
Rating: 4.1/5 (38 downloads)

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"Political scandals have become an indelible feature of the American political system since the creation of the republic more than two centuries ago. This book surveys both the most infamous scandals as well as more obscure episodes in an effort to understand how these incidents have altered the course of American political history"--

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Watergate: The Hidden History

Author: Lamar Waldron
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2012-06-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 1619020823
Rating: 4.0/5 (28 downloads)

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While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixon's motive. Why was President Nixon willing to risk his reelection with so many repeated burglaries at the Watergate—and other Washington offices—in just a few weeks? What motivated Nixon to jeopardize his presidency by ordering the wide range of criminal operations that resulted in Watergate? What was Nixon so desperate to get at the Watergate, and how does it explain the deeper context surrounding his crimes? For the first time, the groundbreaking investigative research in Watergate: The Hidden History provides documented answers to all of those questions. It adds crucial missing pieces to the Watergate story—information that President Nixon wanted, but couldn't get, and that wasn't available to the Senate Watergate Committee or to Woodward and Bernstein. This new information not only reveals remarkable insights into Nixon's motivation for Watergate, but also answers the two most important remaining questions: What were the Watergate burglars after? And why was Nixon willing to risk his Presidency to get it? Watergate: The Hidden History reexamines the historical record, including new material only available in recent years. This includes thousands of recently declassified CIA and FBI files, newly released Nixon tapes, and exclusive interviews with those involved in the events surrounding Watergate—ranging from former Nixon officials to key aides for John and Robert Kennedy. This book also builds on decades of investigations by noted journalists and historians, as well as long–overlooked investigative articles from publications like Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.

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The Invisible Bridge

Author: Rick Perlstein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 1476782423
Rating: 4.7/5 (824 downloads)

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The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.

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Mammoth Books presents Political Conspiracies and Mind Control

Author: Jon E. Lewis
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-07-26
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 147210210X
Rating: 4.1/5 (21 downloads)

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Everyone loves a good conspiracy. From the Jonestown massacre and the Philadelphia experiment to Nazi gold and the moon landing, there are umpteen conspiracy theories that even the least sceptical of us can recall and discuss at length. Entire libraries have been furnished and internet forums filled with this cultural phenomenon in which complex threads are weaved together to explain seismic events in our recent history. Indeed, there are few things more captivating than a well-research, convincing argument that flies in the face of perceived knowledge. So follow Jon E. Lewis down the rabbit hole and look at our political system from a different perspective. Controversies include: - Bar Codes - Can it really be that these codes apparently indicate 666; the mark of the devil and his coming cashless economy? - The Bilderberg Group - An annual polite discussion on current affairs or a forum in which policy with worldwide implications is shaped? - Bohemian Grove - To some, this is a private camping site dubbed 'the greatest men's party on earth', while other's regard it as opportunity to win friends in high places and to secure jobs or contracts. What really goes on at Bohemian Grove when the elite gather? - Bush-Bin Laden Connection - Is it possible that George W. Bush made errors of judgement pre 9/11 because of his family's ties to the Bin Laden's? Is it possible that 9/11 could have been prevented? - Cancer - Is there a cancer cure which is being suppressed by pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishments to keep their multibillion-dollar industry thriving? - Club of Rome - Is it true that the Club of Rome wish to use war, disease and famine as the main ways to eliminate "useless eaters"? - Jonestown - Was this a mass suicide, or was it mass murder intended to cover-up mind-control experiments? - 1969 Moon Landing Hoax - Were all the Apollo landings an astronomical hoax? - Nazi Gold - Did US authorities turn a blind eye to $3 million stolen by its own troops? - Philadelphia Experiment - Did the US Navy cover up invisibility experiments which went hideously wrong? - Ronald Reagan - Did George Bush seek to assassinate Ronald Reagan? - The Royal Institute of International Affairs- To what extent do they influence world agendas? - Star Gate - What is the truth behind the CIA's psi-operations in the 1970s?

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A Colossal Hoax

Author: Scott Tribble
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2008-12-16
Genre: History
ISBN: 074256472X
Rating: 4.5/5 (647 downloads)

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In October 1869, workers unearthed what appeared to be a petrified ten-foot giant on a remote farm in upstate New York. The discovery caused a sensation, and over the next several months, newspapers devoted daily headlines to the story and tens of thousands of Americans flocked to see the giant on exhibition. Ultimately, the discovery proved to be an elaborate hoax. Still, the story of the Cardiff Giant reveals many things about America in the post-Civil War years. The story of the Cardiff Giant sheds light on a complicated, mysterious past.

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Sinister Forces—A Warm Gun

Author: Peter Levenda
Publsiher: Trine Day
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2011-06-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 1936296772
Rating: 4.2/5 (967 downloads)

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The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this analysis that exposes new connections between religion, political conspiracy, terrorism, and occultism. Readers are provided with strange parallels between supernatural forces such as shaminism, ritual magic, and cult practices, and contemporary interrogation techniques such as those used by the CIA under the general rubric of MK-ULTRA. Not a work of speculative history, this exposé is founded on primary source material and historical documents. Fascinating details on Nixon and the "Dark Tower," the Assassin cult and more recent Islamic terrorism, and the bizarre themes that run through American history from its discovery by Columbus to the political assassinations of the 1960s are revealed.

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The Tasaday Controversy

Author: American Anthropological Association. Meeting
Publsiher: Amer Anthropological Assn
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1992
Genre: History
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Author: Kevin Young
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-11-14
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1555979823
Rating: 4.9/5 (798 downloads)

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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction “There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon James Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue’s gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers—from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk of JT LeRoy and Donald J. Trump. Bunk traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon, examining what motivates hucksters and makes the rest of us so gullible. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What Is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of “truthiness” where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art.

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Sentinel Under Siege

Author: Stanley E Flink
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 042997700X
Rating: 4.9/5 (77 downloads)

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If the unexamined life is not worth living, surely the unexamined media is not worth heeding. Sentinel Under Siege traces the evolution of the media in the United States and its capacity to examine and regulate itself, from its earliest colonial roots to the modern explosion of digital technology.Once the Bill of Rights was enacted in 1791, the press became the first and only enterprise explicitly protected by the United States Constitution. This book is concerned with the legal content given to freedom of the press by the Supreme Court, and the fitful attempts of media criticism?both intramural and external?to build a greater sense of responsibility among the practitioners.Stanley Flink, former correspondent of Life Magazine and writer/producer at NBC and CBS, is concerned less with the people's right to know than with the people's need to know. Only a competent, responsible press?whatever its means of distribution?can perform the role of watchdog over official abuse of power, business corruption, and political distortions. But the acquisition of so many newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting facilities by corporate conglomerates threatens a new kind of prior restraint on an independent press?the conflicts of interest; the power of advertising; the unspoken self-censorship of reporters and editors, print or electronic, based on the perceived predilections of their employers; and the financial interests of related companies.Flink believes that responsible journalism can also be economically viable in the twenty-first century because the mass communication of reliable news reporting and media accountability will be vital to the democratic process. Unless the news media persistently seeks the high moral ground of public service, the first casualty will be an informed electorate. The second may well be constitutional protection.

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Sixties Going on Seventies

Author: Nora Sayre
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1996
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813521930
Rating: 4.8/5 (135 downloads)

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Richard Nixon, George Wallace, black anger in Watts, the media at work, policemen in college, off-off Broadway, the 1972 Democratic and Republican Conventions, and the rebirth of feminism. Sixties Going on Seventies, nominated for a 1974 National Book Award, is also a chronicle of the shattering of cities, the problems of the left, the momentum of the right - and above all, the authentic voices of the people concerned. Sayre recorded all of these events and personalities.

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New York Magazine

Total Pages: 108
Release: 1973-11-05
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

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Societal Impact of Spaceflight

Author: Steven J. Dick
Publsiher: Us National Aeronautics & Space Admin
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Since the dawn of spaceflight, advocates of a robust space effort have argued that human activity beyond Earth makes a significant difference in everyday life. Assertions abound about the "impact" of spaceflight on society and its relationship to the larger contours of human existence. Fifty years after the Space Age began, it is time to examine the effects of spaceflight on society in a historically rigorous way. Has the Space Age indeed had a significant effect on society? If so, what are those influences? What do we mean by an "impact" on society? And what parts of society? Conversely, has society had any effect on spaceflight? What would be different had there been no Space Age? The purpose of this volume is to examine these and related questions through scholarly research, making use especially of the tools of the historian and the broader social sciences and humanities. Herein a stellar array of scholars does just that, and arrives at sometimes surprising conclusions.

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Space Exploration on Film

Author: Paul Meehan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2022-05-10
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1476644373
Rating: 4.6/5 (443 downloads)

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Over the course of several decades, scientific fact has overtaken science fiction as humankind's understanding of the universe has expanded. Mirroring this development, the cinematic depictions of space exploration over the last century have evolved from whimsical sci-fi fantasies to more fact-based portrayals. This book chronologically examines 75 films that depict voyages into outer space and offers the historical, cultural, and scientific context of each. These films range from Georges Melies' fantastical A Trip to the Moon to speculative science fiction works such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, and Contact, and fact-based accounts of actual space missions as depicted in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, Salyut 7 and First Man. Each film is analyzed not only in terms of its direction, screenplay, and other cinematic aspects but also its scientific and historical accuracy. The works of acclaimed directors, including Fritz Lang, George Pal, Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Wise, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Ridley Scott, and Christopher Nolan, are accorded special attention for their memorable contributions to this vital and evolving subgenre of science fiction film.

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Author: Richard Sakwa
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2021-11-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1793644969
Rating: 4.6/5 (449 downloads)

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The new cold war is based on deception, but who exactly is deceiving whom? This meticulous and balanced examination of the Russiagate story in the 2016 US presidential elections exposes the myths and provides perspective.