Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies
The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, the New World Order, and Many, Many More
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 332 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 November 2009|
About the Author
Arthur Goldwag is the author of Isms and Ologies. A freelance writer and editor for more than twenty years, he has worked at Book-of-the-Month Club (where he created Traditions, a club devoted to Jewish interests), as well as at Random House and "The New York Review of Books."
"""The kind of reference manual that the Internet cannot supplant . . . Goldwag keeps the facts straight and gives the rumors -- no matter how lurid and entertaining -- about as much respect as they deserve."--"The Washington Post"
"Arthur Goldwag is a shrewd, fair minded, learned and entertaining tour guide through a world that's simultaneously funny and frightening. Not a page goes by without some "I-didn't-know-that!" nugget. Given what's going on this ever-more-paranoid society, a book like this becomes not only titillating but crucially important."--Steven Waldman, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Beliefnet.com
"The answer to your burning questions about subjects from Area 51 to the Yakuza."--"Details"
"Delightful." -"The Weekly Standard"
"Goldwag is a colorful writer who makes good use of his material as he aims to explain, rather than debunk or expose, a fascinating diversity of beliefs."--"Boston Globe"
"The author's delivery is engaging and entertaining. The amount of research done in this book is astounding. . . . An incredibly insightful, thoroughly enjoyable look at society's shadow."--"Armchair Interviews"
"Goldwag navigates his way through the wilder reaches of human belief with great urbanity."
--Mark Booth, author of "The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies
""As entertainingly written as it is enlightening."
|Publisher: ||Vintage Books USA|
|Dimensions: ||20.37 x 13.16 x 2.06 centimeters (0.29 kg)|