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The Bohemian Grove

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1943591016

Publisher : Mark Dice

Number of Pages : 180

Category : History

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Book Summary: The secretive and strange Bohemian Grove is an elite men’s club hidden deep within a 2700-acre redwood forest in Northern California, where each July the most powerful men in the world gather for what’s called their annual Summer Encampment. Is this mysterious meeting “just a vacation spot” for the wealthy and well-connected, or is it something more? Does it operate as an off the record consensus building organization for the elite establishment? What major plans or political policies were given birth by the club? Do they really kickoff their gathering each year with a human sacrifice ritual? Is this the infamous Illuminati? After getting his hands on some rare copies of the club’s yearbooks; obtaining an actual official membership list smuggled out by an employee; and having personally been blocked from entering the club by police—secret society expert Mark Dice uncovers The Bohemian Grove: Facts & Fiction. By the Author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction -Their History -Symbols, Saint, and Motto -Infiltrations and Leaks -Cremation of Care -Different Subcamps -Allegations of Murder -Hookers & Homosexuality -Depictions in TV and Film -And More!

Conspiracies and Secret Societies

Author : Brad Steiger,Sherry Steiger

ISBN10 : 1578593859

Publisher : Visible Ink Press

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Startling allegations. Suppressed evidence. Missing witnesses. Assassinations. Cover-ups and threats. Documented connections to even deeper intrigue. Allusions to the New World Order. Coincidences? Too many to be mere coincidence? American history is replete with warnings of hidden plots by the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Zionists, the Roman Catholics, the Communists, World Bankers, the Secret Government, and Extra-Terrestrial Invaders, to name a few. Separating fact from fiction, this compelling work provides gripping details and presents the information without bias, including hundreds of individuals, organizations, and events where official claims and standard explanations of actions and events remain shrouded in mystery. Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier examines the most common subjects among conspiracy theorists, from historical topics such as the true relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the Roswell UFO crash, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to more current issues such as the death of Princess Diana, FEMA’s response following hurricane Katrina, and the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The Resistance Manifesto

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0967346649

Publisher : Mark Dice

Number of Pages : 468

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: The Resistance Manifesto by Mark Dice contains 450 pages of extensively researched and documented information drawing from declassified documents, mainstream news articles, religious texts, and personal interviews. A dark web of evil is exposed like never before, making Bible Prophecy and the New World Order crystal clear. Learn the most powerful information about the Illuminati, plans for the rise of the Antichrist, the institutions, people, and powers involved, and how you can fight them. By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction ENDORSEMENTS "Powerful and compelling. A must read." - Alex Jones from Infowars.com "Mark takes you beyond 9/11 into a world of secret societies, mystics, and madmen." - Jason Bermas, producer of Loose Change "Mark Dice is not a conspiracy theorist, he is a conspiracy realist. This book tells it like it is. I urge every American to read it and pass it on to your friends and relatives. Wake up America!" - Ted Gunderson, Senior Special Agent in Charge (retired) FBI Los Angeles "A must read for all Patriots. Mark has the guts most of us wish we had." - Mike Hanson, author of Bohemian Grove: Cult of Conspiracy (infiltrated Bohemian Grove with Alex Jones in the year 2000) "Every patriotic American needs the valuable information in this outstanding book. Its insights are vital to our overcoming the sinister forces now confronting us on every side." - Texe Marrs - Power of Prophecy Ministry & author of Codex Magica "Mark Dice has assumed leadership of The Resistance. Forewarned is forearmed and we all have a role to play in the future. Or as Mark puts it, "The Resistance lives within each of us." - Jim Marrs, author of Rule by Secrecy SOME TOPICS INCLUDE: A detailed analysis of the September 11th attacks and evidence they were aided by elements within U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies to be used as a reason to jump-start the "War on Terror" and the erosion of privacy and personal liberties outlined in the constitution. Excerpts from the original writings of the Illuminati founders and how the organization drew up plans over 200 years ago to take over every major institution of power and influence in the world through deception and criminal activity. An exposé on the Bohemian Grove including quotes from President Richard Nixon, senator John DeCamp, and information from Chris Jones who worked at the club and became an informant revealing the activities within. The history and meaning of the mysterious Georgia Guidestones monument and why the elite want to reduce world population to 500 million by killing billions of people through wars and plagues. The Skull and Bones society at Yale University, their direct connection to the Illuminati, and the true meaning of their mantra, “The hangman equals death, the Devil equals death, and death equals death.” Sophisticated NSA government spy systems such as Echelon and Carnivore and their true capabilities. Department of Defense plans to create cybernetic organisms and implant humans with neural interfaces by wiring computers directly into the brain and billions of dollars pouring into robotic soldier programs. Secret FEMA prison camps and detention centers which are already constructed and ready to be filled with those who resist the tyranny of the New World Order. How private organizations such as the Federal Reserve Bank and the Council on Foreign Relations hold tremendous power and influence over domestic and international affairs, while giving the appearance that they are a part of the United States government. The final plans for the global government, one world currency, unified Luciferian religion, and the rise of the Antichrist. What it means to be a part of The Resistance, our mission, and how you can get involved.

The Illuminati

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0967346657

Publisher : Mark Dice

Number of Pages : 415

Category : Family & Relationships

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Book Summary: Secret societies have both fascinated and frightened people for hundreds of years. Often the infamous Illuminati is mentioned as the core of conspiracies which span the globe. The Illuminati is actually a historical secret society which had goals of revolutions and world domination dating back to the 1770s. Since then, rumors and conspiracy theories involving the Illuminati continue to spread, sometimes finding their way into popular novels like Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and Hollywood movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some men have even come forward claiming to be former members, offering details of what they allege are the inner workings of the organization. When you sift through all of the information available on the subject, you may be surprised that the truth is stranger than fiction. In The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, conspiracy and occult expert Mark Dice separates history from Hollywood and shows why tales of the secret society won't die. - Original Writings and Documents - Purported Texts - Freemasonry's Connections - The Georgia Guidestones - Alleged Victims and Defectors - Aliens and Reptillians - Activists and Eyewitnesses - Fictional books - Fictional films - TV references - The Music Industry - Mainstream Media Manipulation - Documentary Films - Pre Illuminati Organizations - The Luciferian Doctrine - The Federal Reserve - Skull and Bones - The Bilderberg Group - Bohemian Grove - The Council on Foreign Relations - The Franklin Cover-up - Sex Magic - Election Fraud - The Necronomicon - The Church of Satan - The Secret Doctrine - Emerald Tablet - The Book of Thoth - The Book of Dzyan - The Report From Iron Mountain - Protocols of the Elders of Zion - The Holy Grail - MK-ULTRA Documents - The Satanic Bible - The Secret Doctrine - David Rockefeller's Memoirs - Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism - Secret Societies and Subversive Movements - Occult Theocrasy - Externalization of the Hierarchy - None Dare Call It Conspiracy - Magick: In Theory and Practice - Bloodlines of the Illuminati - The Lexicon of Freemasonry - Morals and Dogma - The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Myron Fagan - Edith Miller - Gary Allen - Abbe Barruel - Nesta Webster - Anthony J. Hilder - John Robison - Johnny Gosch - William Morgan - Chris Jones, former Bohemian Grove employee - Ted Gunderson former FBI Agent - John Todd - Bill Schnoebelen - Mike Warnke - Cathy O'Brien - Aleister Crowley - Alice Bailey - Benjamine Creme - William Cooper - Carol Quigley - Zeitgeist's Peter Joseph - Helena Blavatsky - Phil Schneider - Benjamin Fulford - Hal Turner, FBI informant - Manly P. Hall - Fritz Springmeier - Albert Pike - Anton LaVey - David Icke - And More By the author of The New World Order: Facts & Fiction

Inside the Illuminati: Evidence, Objectives, and Methods of Operation

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0988726858

Publisher : The Resistance

Number of Pages : 322

Category : History

Viewed : 422

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Book Summary: When looking into the existence and alleged activities of the infamous Illuminati secret society, one finds an overwhelming amount of conspiracy theories, hidden history, half-truths and hoaxes. But how much truth is there to some of these claims you keep hearing about? What is the real history of the mysterious group? Do they continue to exist today? What is the evidence? And what are they doing? After a decade of research sifting through the facts and the fiction, secret society expert Mark Dice will help you navigate through the complex maze from the original documents to rare revelations by elite politicians, bankers and businessmen, as he takes you Inside the Illuminati. SUBJECTS INCLUDE: How and when the original writings of Adam Weishaupt and the Illuminati were discovered and what they say. See their own contingency plans showing they were prepared to continue operating in the event that they were discovered. The direct link between the Skull & Bones society at Yale University and the Bavarian Illuminati. The connection to communism and Karl Marx’ admission that he was a member of a secret society which commissioned him to write The Communist Manifesto. How they control the mainstream news media and use blockbuster films as propaganda tools to promote their agenda and shape our culture. How they created various front groups like the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Federal Reserve to carry out their plans. Discover the virtually unknown secret society of secretaries and personal assistants who are trusted to serve elite businessmen and politicians. Investigations into the supposed bloodlines of the Illuminati, the Nephilim, and the Divine right of kings. Uncovering the Zodiac Club and their little-known twelve-member intimate dinner parties in New York. The elite secret society of scientists funded by the Department of Defense who were responsible for creating the atomic bomb. The secret of “sex magic” and its alleged capabilities and perverted practitioners. The Jesuits, the Black Pope, and the Vatican’s child molesting mafia. Looking into allegations of child abuse, murder, and snuff films rumored to have taken place at the Bohemian Grove. The all-female version of the Bohemian Grove consisting of America’s most powerful women. Stunning Rockefeller and Rothschild family admissions and the extent of their power and influence. The secret Jekyll Island meeting that gave birth to the Federal Reserve System. Skull & Bones sister societies Scroll & Key and Wolf’s Head at Yale University and the inter-council meetings these “Big Three” hold. The strange spiritual beliefs, philosophies, and occult symbolism of the Mystery Schools and their offshoots. Investigations into alleged ex-members ‘Doc’ Marquis, Leo Zagami, Kevin Trudeau, Brice Taylor, George Green, Mark Cleminson, and others. The Illuminati’s ultimate goal of creating a New World Order, a cashless society, and soon revealing the “royal secret,” admitting that they do in fact worship Satan. Their Transhumanist dream to become immortal Gods using advanced anti-aging technology, cybernetic neural interfaces, and mind uploading for what they see as the final step in human evolution. Their preparation for the arrival of the Illuminati messiah (the Antichrist), believing that he will finally rule planet earth as a God. How you can work to free yourself from mental, spiritual, and financial enslavement and avoid many of the traps set to ensnare ignorant and uniformed people. By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

Utopia's Debris

Author : Gary Indiana

ISBN10 : 0786727098

Publisher : Basic Books

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: Gary Indiana is one of America's leading cultural critics—a public intellectual who has written key essays on every aspect of American culture. Utopia's Debris comprises selections of his very best work, revealing him to be an enormously acute, frequently scabrous, and always brilliant observer of the best and worst America has to offer. His writings range from popular culture—trash novels, architectural wonders and horrors—to appreciations of the best of modern literature, art, and cinema. They include his convincing (and highly entertaining) debunking of fashionable conspiracy theories, a spirited and contrarian defense of Bill Clinton's autobiography, a Mencken-like examination of the rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the politics of celebrity in what Indiana calls the Age of Contempt. A postmodern Emerson, Indiana wields scalpel-sharp wit and a fealty to logic on issues in which, all too often, irrationalism and emotionalism hold sway. At times rigorously serious, at other times whimsical, Indiana's most conspicuous feature is skepticism—his wildly satirical contempt for conventional wisdom.

Illuminati in the Music Industry

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0988726823

Publisher : The Resistance

Number of Pages : 234

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Famous pop stars and rappers from Jay-Z and Rick Ross to Rihanna and Christina Aguilera are believed by many to be a part of the infamous Illuminati secret society. These stars allegedly use Illuminati and satanic symbolism in their music videos and on their clothes that goes unnoticed by those not “in the know.” Since these stars appear in our livings rooms on family friendly mainstream shows like Good Morning America, Ellen, and dozens of others—and are loved by virtually all the kids—they couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the infamous Illuminati or anything “satanic,” could they? Some famous musicians have even publicly denounced the Illuminati in interviews or songs. Illuminati in the Music Industry takes a close look at some of today’s hottest stars and decodes the secret symbols, song lyrics, and separates the facts from the fiction in this fascinating topic. You may never see your favorite musicians the same way ever again. Includes 50 photographs. Discover why so many artists are promoting the Illuminati as the secret to success. Why an aspiring rapper in Virginia shot his friend as an “Illuminati sacrifice” hoping it would help him become rich and famous. How and why the founder of BET Black Entertainment Television became the first African American billionaire. Why popular female pop stars like Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Kesha and others are promoting Satanism as cool, something that was once only seen in heavy metal and rock and roll bands. Some musicians like Korn’s singer Jonathan Davis, rapper MC Hammer, Megadeth’s frontman Dave Mustaine, and others have all denounced the Illuminati and artists promoting them. Les Claypool, singer of Primus wrote a song about the Bohemian Grove. Muse singer Matt Bellamy recants his belief that 9/11 was an inside job after getting a taste of mainstream success with his album, The Resistance. Bono said he attended an Illuminati meeting with other celebrities. Was he joking or serious? Why rap and hip hop is filled with Illuminati puppets and wannabes more than other genres of music. Includes detailed profiles on dozens of artists who are suspected of being affiliated with the Illuminati and highlights the handful of musicians who have denounced the secret society and their puppets. Learn about media effects, the power of celebrity, what the externalization of the hierarchy means and how you can break free from the mental enslavement of mainstream media and music. By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

Big Brother

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0967346614

Publisher : Mark Dice

Number of Pages : 326

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: In Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark Dice details actual NSA high-tech spy systems, mind-reading machines, secret government projects, and emerging artificial intelligence programs that seem as if they came right out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s famous book was first published in 1949, and tells the story of a nightmarish future where citizens have lost all privacy and are continuously monitored by the omniscient Big Brother surveillance system which keeps them obedient to a totalitarian government. The novel is eerily prophetic as many of the fictional systems of surveillance described have now become a reality. Mark Dice shows you the scary documentation that Big Brother is watching you, and is more powerful than you could imagine. - The National Security Agency - Facial Recognition Scanners - Mind Reading Machines - Neural Interfaces - Psychotronic Weapons - Orwellian Government Programs - The Nanny State - Orwellian Weapons - Artificial Intelligence - Cybernetic Organisms - A Closer Look at 1984 - Our Social Structure - The Control of Information - Perpetual State of War - The Personification of the Party - Telescreens - A Snitch Culture - Relationships in Shambles - A Heartless Society - Foreign Countries Painted as Enemies - Power Hungry Officials - An Erosion of the Language - Double Think - And More! By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

The Bohemian Murders

Author : Dianne Day

ISBN10 : 030741826X

Publisher : Crimeline

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Forced to leave San Francisco after the devastating earthquake of 1906, Fremont (née Caroline) Jones follows her heart to the bohemian beach community of Carmel-by-the-Sea. She is eager to be reunited with her elusive suitor, retired spymaster Michael Archer, but finds him mysteriously metamorphosed into Misha--otherwise occupied and decidedly unavailable for sleuthing. But the irrepressible Fremont Jones has her pride, and determined to restart her typewriting business part-time, she signs on as temporary keeper of the Point Pinos Lighthouse. She has barely settled in to her watch when a velvet-clad corpse washes in on the tide--and Fremont is off on a new and ultimately life-threatening quest. Starting with the free-spirited artists of Carmel, she searches for clues to the identity of the dead woman and uncovers a community filled with intrigue, violence, and plenty of motives for murder. When Fremont is attacked and robbed, her lighthouse torched, and the artist helping her turns up missing, she realizes she is perilously close to the truth. And that the next body to drift in on the tide might well be her own.

Them

Author : Jon Ronson

ISBN10 : 1439126739

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room. As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them." Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?

Bohemian Paris

Author : Dan Franck

ISBN10 : 080219740X

Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

Number of Pages : 448

Category : History

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Book Summary: “[An] epic account of life and loves among artists and writers in Paris from belle époque to world slump” (William Feaver, The Spectator). A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture—particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism, and surrealism. In Bohemian Paris, Dan Franck leads us on a vivid and magical tour of the Paris of 1900–1930, a hotbed of artistic creation where we encounter Apollinaire, Modigliani, Cocteau, Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald, working, loving, and struggling to stay afloat. Sixteen pages of black-and-white illustrations are featured. “Franck spins lavish historical, biographical, artistic, and even scandalous details into a narrative that will captivate both serious and casual readers . . . Marvelous and informative.” —Carol J. Binkowski, Library Journal, starred review

Significant Others

Author : Armistead Maupin

ISBN10 : 0062030884

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City The fifth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga. Tranquillity reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world’s most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin’s cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia.

Teachers and Scholars

Author : Robert Nisbet

ISBN10 : 1351486888

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Education

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Book Summary: The University of California at Berkeley is today best known as a great research center and popularly remembered as a locus of campus unrest in the 1960s. This memoir by the eminent sociologist and historian of ideas Robert Nisbet views Berkeley from a different perspective. Teachers and Scholars is a fascinating picture of Berkeley as it was a half a century ago in its move to become the most important center of learning west of the Mississippi. Nisbet recounts his years there as student and teacher, and offers vivid portraits of Berkeley's professors and personalities.Between the Great Depression and entry into World War II, Berkeley was a unique window on a Western world in turmoil. All the ideologies of the timeliberalism, socialism, populism, and fascismimpinged on the life of the campus. In Nisbet's view, the thirties was the last decade of "the old Berkeley"a school that conceived its primary mission as that of teaching. Although research was expected of every faculty member, its chief importance was widely held to be in its elevating effect on undergraduate instruction.In the shift from teaching to research, some have argued that Berkeley has lost community and consensus while others claim that the university has only enriched itself. Nisbet finds much to respect and criticize in both views. His vision permits him to compare and contrast the Berkley experience with other schools such as Harvard, Chicago, and Stanford. Rich in intellectual and social history, Teachers and Scholars is vitally pertinent to the educational questions and controversies of our own time.

The New World Order

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0967346673

Publisher : Mark Dice

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: What is the New World Order? Proponents say that it's an anticipated new era of global cooperation between diverse nations and cultures aimed at ushering in a utopia providing all the earth's citizens with everything they need. Detractors claim it's the systematic take-over by secret societies, quasi-government entities and corporations who are covertly organizing a global socialist all-powerful government which aims to regulate every aspect of citizens lives, rendering them a perpetual working-class while the elite leadership lives in luxury. Conspiracy theory expert Mark Dice looks at the evidence, claims, and conspiracy theories as he takes you down the rabbit hole to The New World Order. TOPICS: - Calls for a New World Order by Politicians and Businessmen. - World Governed by the Elite Through Occult Secret Societies - Mainstream Media Controlled by the Elite - High Level Officials and Institutions are Above the Law - Why Immorality and Destructive Behavior is Encouraged - Banking, Money, and Taxes - One World Currency - Population Reduction - One World Religion - A Coming Global Dictator Who Will Claim to be God - Global Police and Military Force - A Nation of Spies and Culture of Fear - Elimination of the Right to Bear Arms - Elimination of National Sovereignty - Monitoring the Population with Big Brother - A Medicated and Sedated Population - Weather Weapons and Chemtrails - Nephilim and Anunnaki - Satanism and Luciferianism - Underground Bases and Tunnels - And More By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction

The Bilderberg Group

Author : Mark Dice

ISBN10 : 0988726890

Publisher : Mark Dice

Number of Pages : 138

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Every spring since 1954, a group of approximately one hundred of the world’s most powerful businessmen, politicians, media moguls, and international royalty meet in secret for several days to discuss the course of the world. Called the Bilderberg Group after the Bilderberg Hotel in Oosterbeck, Holland where their first meeting was held, this off the record annual gathering is said to be where the globalist puppet masters plot and scheme. Does this group of power elite develop new political, economic, and cultural policies that are then covertly implemented by their underlings? Do they choose who our world leaders will be, including the next president of the United States? Is the Bilderberg Group a shadow government? Are they the Illuminati? Why has the mainstream media had a complete blackout regarding their meetings for decades? Who attends? And who pays for it? Is this “just another conference?” Or, are the “conspiracy theorists” right? What is the evidence? How were they first discovered? What are they doing? And should the public be concerned? Secret society expert Mark Dice will show you the hidden history, financial records, and some of the insider leaks showing how this small group’s consensus has staggering effects on the political landscape of the world, global economies, wars, and more, as he uncovers The Bilderberg Group: Facts & Fiction.

Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

Author : Samuel Fallows,Richard Linthicum,Trumbull White

ISBN10 : 5040845995

Publisher : Litres

Number of Pages : 3012

Category : Science

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Book Summary: "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Samuel Fallows, Richard Linthicum, Trumbull White. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Bohemians

Author : Ben Tarnoff

ISBN10 : 0698151623

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : History

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Book Summary: An extraordinary portrait of a fast-changing America—and the Western writers who gave voice to its emerging identity At once an intimate portrait of an unforgettable group of writers and a history of a cultural revolution in America, The Bohemians reveals how a brief moment on the far western frontier changed our culture forever. Beginning with Mark Twain’s arrival in San Francisco in 1863, this group biography introduces readers to the other young eccentric writers seeking to create a new American voice at the country’s edge—literary golden boy Bret Harte; struggling gay poet Charles Warren Stoddard; and beautiful, haunted Ina Coolbrith, poet and protector of the group. Ben Tarnoff’s elegant, atmospheric history reveals how these four pioneering writers helped spread the Bohemian movement throughout the world, transforming American literature along the way. “Tarnoff’s book sings with the humor and expansiveness of his subjects’ prose, capturing the intoxicating atmosphere of possibility that defined, for a time, America’s frontier.” -- The New Yorker “Rich hauls of historical research, deeply excavated but lightly borne.... Mr. Tarnoff’s ultimate thesis is a strong one, strongly expressed: that together these writers ‘helped pry American literature away from its provincial origins in New England and push it into a broader current’.” -- Wall Street Journal

Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower

Author : T. Walch

ISBN10 : 1137334096

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 266

Category : Political Science

Viewed : 1193

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Book Summary: Bringing together core selections from and analysis of material documenting the uneasy collaboration between Herbert and Eisenhower, this collection incisively uses primary sources to illuminate the 1952 Republican nomination fight, the second Hoover Commission, and other key episodes during the Eisenhower presidency.

Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1915

Author : Kevin Starr

ISBN10 : 0199727910

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 512

Category : History

Viewed : 1425

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Book Summary: Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country.

Endangered Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr

ISBN10 : 0199923132

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 402

Category : History

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Book Summary: California, Wallace Stegner observed, is like the rest of the United States, only more so. Indeed, the Golden State has always seemed to be a place where the hopes and fears of the American dream have been played out in a bigger and bolder way. And no one has done more to capture this epic story than Kevin Starr, in his acclaimed series of gripping social and cultural histories. Now Starr carries his account into the 1930s, when the political extremes that threatened so much of the Depression-ravaged world--fascism and communism--loomed large across the California landscape. In Endangered Dreams, Starr paints a portrait that is both detailed and panoramic, offering a vivid look at the personalities and events that shaped a decade of explosive tension. He begins with the rise of radicalism on the Pacific Coast, which erupted when the Great Depression swept over California in the 1930s. Starr captures the triumphs and tumult of the great agricultural strikes in the Imperial Valley, the San Joaquin Valley, Stockton, and Salinas, identifying the crucial role played by Communist organizers; he also shows how, after some successes, the Communists disbanded their unions on direct orders of the Comintern in 1935. The highpoint of social conflict, however, was 1934, the year of the coastwide maritime strike, and here Starr's narrative talents are at their best, as he brings to life the astonishing general strike that took control of San Francisco, where workers led by charismatic longshoreman Harry Bridges mounted the barricades to stand off National Guardsmen. That same year socialist Upton Sinclair won the Democratic nomination for governor, and he launched his dramatic End Poverty in California (EPIC) campaign. In the end, however, these challenges galvanized the Right in a corporate, legal, and vigilante counterattack that crushed both organized labor and Sinclair. And yet, the Depression also brought out the finest in Californians: state Democrats fought for a local New Deal; California natives helped care for more than a million impoverished migrants through public and private programs; artists movingly documented the impact of the Depression; and an unprecedented program of public works (capped by the Golden Gate Bridge) made the California we know today possible. In capturing the powerful forces that swept the state during the 1930s--radicalism, repression, construction, and artistic expression--Starr weaves an insightful analysis into his narrative fabric. Out of a shattered decade of economic and social dislocation, he constructs a coherent whole and a mirror for understanding our own time.