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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    All books by Roth have a root in his childhood in Newark but this one takes this initial flame one step further. It concentrates entirely in Roth's years as a small child age 7 to 9 (from 1940 through 1942) and because of that is seemingly filled with real, very intimate memories that had to be distilled into a dystopic deviation in History (assuming a parallel reality where Charles Lindbergh became president of the U.S.) almost to create them bearable by covering them with a sci fi disguise (one can think of The Man in the High Castle, for sure). The level of research is unprecedent in all I have read by Roth, which has pros and cons, but it is certainly one of the best, imho.

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    The Secret Plot []  2021-2-15 18:0

    The drawings are well done but other than the that I will just say I finished it but found it odd.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    I read The Plot Versus America for a book group discussion we had on April 9. Considering current happenings an necessary part of our discussion concerned the interesting similarities between the fictional presidential administration and our actual current presidential administration - with which we found many. Certainly our true president would hop around in his plane the same as Charles Lindbergh though Lindbergh flew himself while today the plane is owned - but the overall impact on waiting crowds seems the same. Also the terse not quite diplomatic jargon seems similar. But most of the discussion concerned having a president that seemed okay or even encouraging to people who discriminated versus other US citizens because of their race or religion applied beautiful fairly - though today we might change the religion somewhat to non-Christian religions in general. There were also some frustrations with a common Rothian theme associated with individual behaviors of young men, though in this one it was through the eyes of one young enough not to know what that was. There was also the interest in how well Roth seems to communicate so clearly that you can easily obtain a sense of what is happening. Though also occasionally things seem confusing. We were all concerned about how fact and fiction seemed to blend so well that we felt confused about whether or not specific things were historical or not or both. How much of perceived prejudice is in the imagination of the perceiver? But also how striking it seemed that a book over ten years ago could predict so a lot of happenings now ment Comment | Permalink

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This is a fascinating work of counterfactual historical fiction. It is extremely realistic, and if one didn't know the actual history one could be fooled by the novel's perfect mimesis (imitation) of the historical context it portrays. The novel is rich with info and is bursting with juicy tidbits. Philip Roth is one of the best writers of modern American literature. This novel should be of particular interest to Jews, as it portrays a hypothetical fascist America. (For a related book, see It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics).) The Plot Versus America is also somewhat of a political thriller, and the novel's portrayal of the presidency definitely carries contemporary relevance, considering the 2016 election. Those who are fascinated by presidential threats/assassinations and the line of succession and will have their appetites whetted. (See also Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama and Living Dangerously: The Uncertainties of Presidential Disability and Succession). I read The Plot Versus America for a literature course, but it's so enjoyable that I would've read it even if I didn't have to.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    I wanted to love this, I was very moved after Roth's death, and while this book certainly shows off Roth's writing ability, I think it also shows that he was running out of steam and writing plots instead of hero development - not that there's anything wrong with THAT, but it's just less interesting. Also, I think Roth had a amazing idea but wrote so much detail about his neighborhood and other nostalgia that it sometimes borders on tedious. That being said, this is a page turner and, based on current events, well worth so, as others have noted, the ending feels method rushed.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    This novel imagines that Charles Lindbergh beat Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Roth spins out a plausible path by which that might have happened, though I think he gives Lindbergh a bigger win than seems likely in this alternative th excels not at the level of politics but by telling the story through the eyes of a Jewish boy in Fresh Jersey. National happenings become private in different ways, and obtain played out through conflicts among family and friends. Reading this after Trump’s 2016 victory, it struck me as remarkably prescient - not in terms of the national politics but in the ways that a divisive election of a Lindbergh-Trump figure affects us at the private ’s no surprise that Roth writes remarkably well, since he was regularly discussed as a possible candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Highly recommended.

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    The Secret Plot []  2021-2-15 18:0

    Ok, so to clarify this is a written in or around 45+ years ago. So the drawing style is a bit dated, and the story is old as leather. That said this is one of the original stories that kicked off the modern market. So if you wish to read some historical that still holds up ok, go ahead. But if you're expecting something more modern.... you might wish to test something else.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    Philip Roth may have written this book back in 2004, and it may be about an alternate rendering of American history in the early 1940's that found the pro-Nazi Charles Lindbergh in the White House instead of FDR, but every American who cares about the future of this nation and its democracy should be acutely aware of the possibilities posed in this Adolph Hitler managed to seduce the nation that produced so geniuses like Goethe and Beethoven always baffled me. I could not fathom why the Nazis found it worth their while to capture and slay my blind old great-grandmother in their concentration camp. A writer myself, I wrote my own novel about the era, and I went to a couple of those camps (Dachau and Buchenwald) and allow the horror of them sear my soul so that I would never forget, nor would I let anyone else, who allow me, forget. And so I highly recommend this work by Philip Roth--who happens to be a damned amazing writer as well as a passionate advocate versus fascism.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    Philip Roth is one of my favorite authors. Interested in the human condition, the Jewish-American condition, and the male condition, his books each offer a special exploration into a compelling subject with universal e genius about this book in particular is how Roth examines the problem of America "selling out" to Hitler from a lot of plausible yet conflicting viewpoints. From the indignant father to the quietly prideful mother, to the damaged orphan nephew to the lonely aunt to the ever curious boy, anti-semitic happenings are presented, described, experienced and yzed with clearly developed voices that reach out from the 1940's to touch our hearts today, in the age of Internet-based news and every changing political grounds.I found this book to be very rewarding, both from a literary and a plot standpoint. The story arc progresses steadily until the latest 15% of the book, where the pace increases to frenetic, confrontation leaps out on every page, and conflicting viewpoints are resolved.I highly recommend!

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    Reading this book in the time of Trump is probably a bit various than reading this when it was first published. Though it could not have been intended to be, it is a WWII era themed allegory portraying the evils of the current administration, and it works perfectly as such. The plot involves the election of a xenophobic racist celebrity who has colluded with foreign adversaries to undermine the role of the American government. Only the celebrity in this fictional ver is Charles Lindbergh. This revisionist history is written with Roth's excruciating attention to detail using himself as a kid as a narrator. A lot of of the descriptions seem realistic and possibly or probably autobiographical relating to Roth's childhood. The book excels as making the fake history seem true by peppering it with these facts and reflections, and that is masterfully done. But because of the attention to detail, the story just plods along in locations and he actually has to add sections absent the main characters that move it forward. He refers to characters going to the films to watch the newsreels, so maybe that whay he writes it this way. If he could have better incorporated major globe happenings with the local narrative, it would have been a smoother read. As it was, I was entertained, couldn't place it down and it has been for me one of the best books that my book club has read.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    I heard of this book when it came out but never read it. I can’t believe it was written almost a decade ago. The fictional acc of a charismatic president being elected (Lindbergh) and propped up by Nazi Germany and other globe Fascists seems like fantasy until you realize in 2018 it is happening. The late Phillip Roth must have had ESP. The story is chilling and sadly believable. written from the point of view of a kid he takes us through the confusion and fear when things seem inexplicable. This book is a warning. Heed it.

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    The Plot Against America []  2020-1-18 21:16

    I really did not love this book and I am a large Roth fan. The premise was a topic I knew was going to be difficult to swallow and I was ready for it, however I felt that the portrayal was difficult to follow and convoluted in its telling. The concept of the President being a Nazi collaborator and then suddenly everything turned out Ok was just too much There are so a lot of amazing Roth books This was not one of them

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    The Secret Plot []  2021-2-15 18:0

    First time I had read this type of book so I'm not sure how to grade it. Maybe after I read more I will

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    Three Kingdoms Volume 02: The Family Plot []  2020-2-4 14:45

    The Legends From China series comic and text ver of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, one of the four amazing classics of Chinese literature, is a masterpiece of (relatively) easy storytelling, with amazing visuals. The only confusing point at times is the similarity in appearance of the many, a lot of burly and bearded ancient fighters we are following, mainly because there are so a lot of of them and most of them are quite invincible. But after a while the maze of characters starts to become clearer, and it's simple to become immersed in this awesome tale.Each book of about 170 pages is broken up into three or four individual tales, or adventures, mostly following our three heroes - Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei - as they go about their sworn mission, but also breaking away from time to time to tell someone else's tale (usually someone that's doomed to failure or death). Each section begins with an overview of what's to come (i.e. forecasting and spoilers), a map of the vicinity of China that is covered, as well as the odd box tale or illustration of a character or two. Curiously, the text follows a western convention of family name last, inverting names like Liu Bei as "Bei Liu" (Liu is the family name), seemingly pretending that English convention is to do the same with all Chinese names, like Zedong Mao (Mao is the family name), or Kai Shek Chiang (Chiang is the family name, etc). Oh well...The second part starts off with another list of characters, focussing on the aftermath of the collapse of the coalition of 18 states opposing Dong Yuan and the late Han empire. The tale starts with rural wars between bitter rivals, the emergence of Zhao Yun as a mighty warrior, and the downfall of Sun Jian in a bloody ambush. Yuck! It's interesting that our heroes - the brothers three of Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei - are hardly seen in this book, other than to comment on happenings elsewhere while playing a chess game. Not Zhang Fei's style, to be sure. The tale of "The Family Plot", which dominates this book by running just over 100 pages, shows how a man sacrificed the "honour" of his daughter in order to restore justice through the downfall of two monstrous warriors. It's a fascinating tale that is too amazing to NOT be true!This instalment of the tale is much gorier and ier than the first tale, also showing the suffering peasants of China toiling under the tyranny of Dong Zhuo, who is portrayed as a bloated lech. It's beautiful creepy at times too... The book ends with an essay on the nature of literary tragedy, comparing the final rivalry between Dong Yuan and Lu Bu over the love of Chan Diao with the tale of Othello. It's a decent essay on the perils of emotion and bloody rivalry.

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    Three Kingdoms Volume 02: The Family Plot []  2020-2-4 14:45

    Reason for Reading: Next in the series.While I thought the first volume most suited to this age group due to intellectual maturity, this second volume does become more graphic in all senses: violence, and ity both implied and visual. The first book was almost a whirlwind as we got introduced to the myriad characters and intricate plot, this book does continue in that vein but also settles down into different story arcs. Several dealing with the wars and politics but a major one in which the volume is named after "The Family Plot" where a plot to bring down a ruthless tyrant is place into action. The first female hero is introduced via this plot and several other characters are explored more fully. I enjoyed this volume even more than the first one, but still do contend that it is not an simple read. I read the book in one sitting and recommend that as the best method to read it. Putting the book down halfway through and picking up again could prove disorienting as there really is a large cast show here. It is hard to hold track of everyone but as the story progresses the characters are becoming more familiar. I could see myself re-reading this series after I'd been through it once. I didn't mention in my first review but this is based on a Chinese epic written 600 years ago called "The Romance of the Three Kingdoms".

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    Nesta Webster is a amazing name for a cat. Although, Webster is no longer with us and her books are essentially out of print, what she has to say is as timely as the collapse of Venezuela in 2018. Using the prowess of a nosey historian she ties together the niggly bits and pieces of human relationships and fraternities which span centuries. The drive for bloody class 'struggle' is the precursor to significant power shifts. Webster doents how this was accomplished and who still has viable cards on the table today. Amazing read.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    Interesting

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    Philip Roth is one of my favorite authors. Interested in the human condition, the Jewish-American condition, and the male condition, his books each offer a special exploration into a compelling subject with universal e genius about this book in particular is how Roth examines the problem of America "selling out" to Hitler from a lot of plausible yet conflicting viewpoints. From the indignant father to the quietly prideful mother, to the damaged orphan nephew to the lonely aunt to the ever curious boy, anti-semitic happenings are presented, described, experienced and yzed with clearly developed voices that reach out from the 1940's to touch our hearts today, in the age of Internet-based news and every changing political grounds.I found this book to be very rewarding, both from a literary and a plot standpoint. The story arc progresses steadily until the latest 15% of the book, where the pace increases to frenetic, confrontation leaps out on every page, and conflicting viewpoints are resolved.I highly recommend!

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    I really did not love this book and I am a large Roth fan. The premise was a topic I knew was going to be difficult to swallow and I was ready for it, however I felt that the portrayal was difficult to follow and convoluted in its telling. The concept of the President being a Nazi collaborator and then suddenly everything turned out Ok was just too much There are so a lot of amazing Roth books This was not one of them

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    My daughter loves this series. It was neat that this book was a small various than the others being a "pick your plot" I think she prefers the regular books more but enjoyed this one as well. She is anxious for the next one.

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    My son LOVED all the Story Thieves books...he's 12 and he's an avid, powerful reader. These definitely kept him interested...there are several in the series!

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    This book sets a professional standard for understanding the Kennedy assassination. The book is long but detailed, with every piece of vital info properly footnoted and referenced in an perfect index. Already familiar with much info about the JFK event, this book gives a very in-depth look into why it occurred, as well as the principal players, and those who attempted to cover-up the vital evidence for a lot of years. Written by someone who is a reporter by trade; Marrs has a university degree and taught a course on the murder; it should be needed reading for any class on the social history of the United States, from the late 20th Century thru the 21st. With his intimate knowledge of the witnesses, locations of the different happenings in Dallas, and the inner-workings of the Dallas police department, the evidence...there is so much validated research, including the recent info on the flawed Zapruder film.....this is the book to begin with when wanting to know everything about the JFK murder. This is the gold standard of research on the Kennedy assassination.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    A lot of researchers and JFK cold case experts search early on that this requires a very broad brush context and approach to resolve this assassination mystery. Jim Marrs, died prior to resolving it. However, the legacy here and the facts gathered are accurate and compelling, the reason being he published two volumes ( Crossfire 1989,) and the second edition (Crossfire 2013;) reading both of them was one of the best book experiences because of the detail and likely sustained distilling care the author brought to the table to examine all the facts and cull them together (and) then based on those facts express point of view based on where evidence led. Having written my own book on the same JFK Cold Case. I understand this material captured herein. What Jim's work proved with his 1989 book and the 2013 revised was the facts he had found inside the original book carried--staying the same 24 yrs. later--the content holds up over time. In this case study. And, this happened to @#$% Russell, and it happens to Jim Marrs; and all of us researchers including Mike Gering and the earnest Jim Garrison. The case is truly wide and vast ranging through CIA / FBI / JCS and NSC #5412 and several connected government confederate fascist elements within the banking and business--community and factions. It will tentacle grow wide enough to be an 800 paged book no matter how you attempt to slice it. Yes I found in the 600 page Crossfire back in 1989 the very related findings in 2013. Your left with a heavy plot in Dallas. Then that extra, and, even more damaging...cover up operation, that continues onto the show day...suppressing the truth. The CROSSFIRE legacy. Jim Marrs contribution to our history. The book is one of the finest and or most exemplary examples of journalism 101 prudently--exhaustive informative, and soluble towards' history--deserving the Pulitzer for being rival work; exceedingly more necessary and valuable to our US History--than Woodward and Bernstein's-- ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN. Because, he was marginalized by the powers that killed Kennedy he was reduced in stature; in leveling any scholarly opinion this books--the finest final tombstone, and a recommended--bible of the awful--JFK Cold Case. An perfect case study. An perfect volume on courage and faith that amazing journalism... built with the truth on it's side...that one brave man interviewing... other brave witnesses: "it can create for our own better Globe overall." This is our finest investigative breadcrumb' trail we have, laid out; that sets' the entire record straight. Rest In Peace--Jim Marrs your works not in vain. We soldier onward, as I hope to continue the fight; to preserve' Jim Marrs "truth"--THE BEACHCOMBER.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    As a history teacher this is a must read. Amazing work in understanding western history.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    Jim Marrs's Crossfire is an necessary read for anyone that has read any of number of other sources on the covers all of the information previous investigators have uncovered and it contains a number of eyewitness accounts frompeople show on the day of the e layout of the book walks the reader through the setup of the crime, the crime stage and what happened also contains a number of eye witness accounts that sink any belief in the single shooter/3 bullet theory that thegovernment had place forward as THE explanation. He also points out a major issue with the tree. A huge tree actuallypartially blocked the 6th story view such that only 2 shots could have been created from the School Book Repositorybuilding (not 3 continuous shots). His accounting also locations 4 to 5 shooters at the crime scene, not one and upto nine shots fired from various guns - that is one of the reasons for the book's title.Jim as a long term reporter/journalist in Texas has a well developed sense of detail on all of the majorplayers and what they had been doing before, during and after the crime. He tries to give as best an explanation for eachof the issues similar to the government's official response he examines. He lets thereader create up their own opinion.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    It is possible to search fault with this warhorse of a book, but the fact is, it's a classic, enthralling read, essential reading for anyone wanting to cover every base in the matter of the JFK assassination. If there is a single-volume history that can be termed an "encyclopedia," this extremely detailed, intricately researched and well written 648-page volume is it.If I were forced to search fault, I'd say that perhaps a bit too much is devoted to the "badge man" theory of the shooter on the grassy knoll. There was surely at least one gunman somewhere on the grassy knoll, and most likely behind the picket fence that divides the knoll from the parking lot. But I've never been convinced that "badge man" was an actual human being. It looks like a trick of light, and the photo is not huge enough to be a man, especially when viewed in conjunction with the photo of Abraham Zapruder, who is standing on the other end of the same wall on which the "badge man" appears to be resting his arms and rifle. "Badge man" is minuscule by comparison to Zapruder in the relevant photo. Possibly, "badge man" is significantly further away, but that seems to create the whole exercise pointless and unlikely. "Badge man" is behind both the wall and the fence? Far-fetched. Yet Marrs devotes a full page in the image section to "badge man" and also quite a bit of text.Furthermore, Marrs gives only brief mention to the sewer drain on Elm Road as a possible zone of the gunman firing the fatal shot at Kennedy. He does not connect the vehicle dealership employee and military marksman Jack Allen Lawrence with either of the two shooters in the openings of the sewer drain on Elm St. or the storm drain by the triple underpass. Yet the Zapruder film, while heavily doctored, strongly indicates a shot from both the front-right AND below, pushing the head back, to the left, and slightly upward (fragments of JFK's head flew upwards and behind his left shoulder, but were somehow edited out by CIA handlers before the movie was handed over to authorities). Marrs knew that the back of JFK's head had been blacked out in the little point that may not be significant is that Primary Books, the publisher of Crossfire, was once the outfit of former CIA operative Irving Kristol. This does not necessarily mean that Primary Books only publishes CIA-approved materials today, and in fact it may not have been a CIA front when Kristol worked for it. We only know that Kristol was a CIA employee in London, as an editor of Encounter in the 1950s. The connection between Primary Books and Crossfire may not run through the CIA, since Marrs does point the finger at the CIA in the book. At the same time, Marrs does not believe that the CIA alone can be blamed, as an institution, for the killing. It was only one among several institutions shouldering culpability, along with the FBI, Secret Service, the US military and others. Other authors are less ambiguous in blaming the vertheless, the late Marrs still left almost no stone completely unturned. This is the definitive work on the mechanics of the assassination. Other books cover key aspects in detail, and Crossfire alone cannot give you everything you need to know about the tragic event. But Crossfire should stand the try of time as the "encyclopedia" of the coup d'etat that occurred in America on 22 November 1963. A amazing read.

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    I wanted to love this, I was very moved after Roth's death, and while this book certainly shows off Roth's writing ability, I think it also shows that he was running out of steam and writing plots instead of hero development - not that there's anything wrong with THAT, but it's just less interesting. Also, I think Roth had a amazing idea but wrote so much detail about his neighborhood and other nostalgia that it sometimes borders on tedious. That being said, this is a page turner and, based on current events, well worth so, as others have noted, the ending feels method rushed.

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    I red this to the children at work. It could be a small hard to follow even as an adult at times, but the children really enjoyed it. We hadn't read the first three either (our theme this year is pick the plot), so that may have added a bit to the confusion.

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    I ordered this book, as well as others in this series, for my granddaughter. She LOVES them!! They arrived in perfect condition. Shipping was fast.

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    Three Kingdoms Volume 02: The Family Plot []  2020-2-4 14:45

    Disclaimer: I recieved an ARC via always worries about the second installment of anything. True, there is the Empire Strikes Back., but in a lot of cases there is always a subtle, if not huge, allow down. The second installment somehow seems weaker; it isn't bad, but just not as amazing as the first. So it is with amazing pleasure, I can say that is NOT real of this second installment of the Legend of Three Kingdoms. The only thing wrong with this graphic novel presentation of the famed story is that you wish more at the end. You go, "What? No! Can't be over yet!". This, undoubtably, is a amazing thing for the creative and production squad behind the series. It is created easier on the reader that the ending is not a cliffhanger. You just don't wish the story to end. This is better than Volume 1. It should be noted that there is violence and in this book. While neither is graphic, there is no nudity or copious amounts of blood, neither is coded. There are strategically placed towels and sheets, though. The focus of this superb installment is the plot to bring down Yhao Dung. This plot is set in put by Councilor Weng and makes use of his daughter Diao Chan, who transcends the stereotype of the using woman. What Diao Chan desires is far from cash and fame, and has more to do with honor and survival. She is a Chinese Judith. The conversation between father and daughter, where he asks her to do the unthinkable, is beautifully drawn and written. Diao Chan is anything but a passive hero and shines as a heroine who does not use a sword, but is no less heroic because of that. The love triangle between Diao Chan Yhao Dung, and Bu Yu is starkly played out among the jockeying for power that occurs in the kingdoms. The story is told and illustrated with such pathos that it resembles a movie. The closing panels of the volume focus on this love triangle and leave the reader grasping. The first half of the volume focuses more on war and introducing fresh characters that will play larger roles later in the story. The theme that haunts the love triangle, filial and family loyalty and ties, is also show and does an perfect job of connecting the two stories. Everything that created the first volume so amazing is still show - the attractive art work, hero listing, historical notes and explanation (I loved the bit about the chain scheme), as well as small additional pages depicting artwork or knowledge. These pages are placed better than they were in the ARC of the first volume. In a lot of ways, however, this volume would undoubtably work better in an school setting than the first. The introduction of Diao Chan will not leave female students with a focus, a female hero who has strength of hero and who can do what men can not. The love triangle can be used in several various ways, besides the historical context. While the book itself makes a connection to Shakespeare's Othello, a teacher can also use Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, making Shakespeare easier or more accessible for students who couldn't care less. If the first volume has the extras that allows the reader to tie the story to modern situations, the second volume allows the reader to connect amazing works of literature. Additionally, the love triangle can be used to discuss questions of morality and loyalty. Furthermore, the volume (and this is real of the first as well) can be used to obtain students who love films such as Character or Crouching Tiger interested in literature as well as history. As a final word, I cannot recommend this series highly enough. It is unbelievable to see this work come out in America and the publisher should be applauded for doing so.

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    Perfect book for tweens! Clean, adventurous and captures their attention to where they wish to hold reading!! Who wouldn't wish that for their ten year olds? Depending on what you respond in the book, you jump to another section so you actually "pick the plot." Very unique!

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    It is kinda boring at the beginning but then kicks up toward the end of the first quarter. It is a amazing series and can't wait for the next one.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    I've seen Jim Marrs videos on the subject, and was impressed. When he published Crossfire, reviews said he correlated all the various books/theories/rumors, putting them in context and giving the reader/researcher the real facts. His first line, "Do not trust this book." brought a smile because like him, I know that this crime of the century will probably NOT be solved until the end of this century --- maybe after my kids have passed on. By then, this story will be 'old history' which is what the CIA & FBI wish you to think. Marrs brought out small know facts (to me) that firmly resolved by beliefs. I've told those who are concerned with the current state of affairs, that our out-of-control government operations can be traced back to that fateful day in Dallas. Conspiracy? Yes. Cover-up? Oh yes. Rogue government born that day? There is no doubt in my mind. If you were born after 1963, you need to place aside your iPod and read this book.

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    This is a fascinating work of counterfactual historical fiction. It is extremely realistic, and if one didn't know the actual history one could be fooled by the novel's perfect mimesis (imitation) of the historical context it portrays. The novel is rich with info and is bursting with juicy tidbits. Philip Roth is one of the best writers of modern American literature. This novel should be of particular interest to Jews, as it portrays a hypothetical fascist America. (For a related book, see It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics).) The Plot Versus America is also somewhat of a political thriller, and the novel's portrayal of the presidency definitely carries contemporary relevance, considering the 2016 election. Those who are fascinated by presidential threats/assassinations and the line of succession and will have their appetites whetted. (See also Assassinations, Threats, and the American Presidency: From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama and Living Dangerously: The Uncertainties of Presidential Disability and Succession). I read The Plot Versus America for a literature course, but it's so enjoyable that I would've read it even if I didn't have to.

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    All books by Roth have a root in his childhood in Newark but this one takes this initial flame one step further. It concentrates entirely in Roth's years as a small child age 7 to 9 (from 1940 through 1942) and because of that is seemingly filled with real, very intimate memories that had to be distilled into a dystopic deviation in History (assuming a parallel reality where Charles Lindbergh became president of the U.S.) almost to create them bearable by covering them with a sci fi disguise (one can think of The Man in the High Castle, for sure). The level of research is unprecedent in all I have read by Roth, which has pros and cons, but it is certainly one of the best, imho.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    Feedback for the publisher... pages 24 and 25 are missing. I was able to locate the missing pages through the Google online reader. Publisher should take steps to correct this error. Hard to believe this was printed in 2015 and has not been corrected.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    great

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    As it describes the beliefs fundamental to much of modern Western conspiracy theory, this needs to be read by anyone with such interests. It would take a lot more study for me to attempt to judge the truth of it, but it clearly has informed a amazing deal of conspiratorial thought since its publication; I read it because I kept seeing footnotes for it elsewhere. If you think there is a "They" who are the true determinant of globe events, using the powers of finance and government to shape the globe for Their own oligarchic ends, you need to read this. And if you think "They" are just the paranoid ravings of the deluded, you *really* need to read this, since it will give you a much better grasp of why such beliefs exist.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    Perfect writer, politically incorrect. Because of censorship in the USA, I no longer write opinions.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    This book is a must! Explains the illuminati's histor. Too much to explain!

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    Three Kingdoms Volume 02: The Family Plot []  2020-2-4 14:45

    A special bonus request for a Dynasty Fighters fan. The excellent gift!

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    This has to be one of the best books of the series! It was simple to follow and had lots of fun small dead ends here and there that created me smile.

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    Philip Roth may have written this book back in 2004, and it may be about an alternate rendering of American history in the early 1940's that found the pro-Nazi Charles Lindbergh in the White House instead of FDR, but every American who cares about the future of this nation and its democracy should be acutely aware of the possibilities posed in this Adolph Hitler managed to seduce the nation that produced so geniuses like Goethe and Beethoven always baffled me. I could not fathom why the Nazis found it worth their while to capture and slay my blind old great-grandmother in their concentration camp. A writer myself, I wrote my own novel about the era, and I went to a couple of those camps (Dachau and Buchenwald) and allow the horror of them sear my soul so that I would never forget, nor would I let anyone else, who allow me, forget. And so I highly recommend this work by Philip Roth--who happens to be a damned amazing writer as well as a passionate advocate versus fascism.

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    I heard of this book when it came out but never read it. I can’t believe it was written almost a decade ago. The fictional acc of a charismatic president being elected (Lindbergh) and propped up by Nazi Germany and other globe Fascists seems like fantasy until you realize in 2018 it is happening. The late Phillip Roth must have had ESP. The story is chilling and sadly believable. written from the point of view of a kid he takes us through the confusion and fear when things seem inexplicable. This book is a warning. Heed it.

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    This novel imagines that Charles Lindbergh beat Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election. Roth spins out a plausible path by which that might have happened, though I think he gives Lindbergh a bigger win than seems likely in this alternative th excels not at the level of politics but by telling the story through the eyes of a Jewish boy in Fresh Jersey. National happenings become private in different ways, and obtain played out through conflicts among family and friends. Reading this after Trump’s 2016 victory, it struck me as remarkably prescient - not in terms of the national politics but in the ways that a divisive election of a Lindbergh-Trump figure affects us at the private ’s no surprise that Roth writes remarkably well, since he was regularly discussed as a possible candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Highly recommended.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    I love the clear, coordinated accounts, the contrast with information included in the Warren Commission and, of course, the confirmation of my own belief, held since I was 10 years old at the time of the assassination, that the "kill shot" came from the grassy knoll. Until 9/11, this not good happening was a touchstone of my life: spectacular dreams dashed, the trajectory of our country's progress altered forever, the horrific, public death of a man who never deserved it. Marrs does an wonderful job of telling this story. It reminds me that, however, tedious it will be, I wish to read the Warren Report one day.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    I read that the JFK film was based in part on an earlier ver of this book, but had not read the book. Once a fresh ver of the book came out, I decided to purchase and read it. Overall I think it's a amazing summary of the case for conspiracy in the assassination of JFK. Being from Texas and having done his own interviews, Marrs has created special contributions to the research of the case, but I think the strength of the book is how he has described the contributions of other key researchers over the years, like Lane, Meagher, Summers, Douglass, and a lot of others. Does a amazing job of giving background on key players like government officials and mob figures. You cannot understand what happened without seeing the whole picture, and Oswald is the start, but just that. Also contains the curious story of Vary Baker. Marrs is very readable and amazing at laying out a clear criticisms of the book/author are twofold:1) Some of the info in the book need to be clarified, which should have been done better over the years. For instance, in the index, the Single Bullet Theory is listed as being described from pages 458-466, but much of that section of the book is just a description of the rush to publish the Warren Report. Other parts of the book are more relevant to the SBT, like pages 356, 367, and 424-427. Additionally, Marrs states on page 459 that the initial explanation of the three shots (one hit Kennedy in the back, one hit Connelly, then the fatal head shot to JFK) conflicted with Connelly's testimony that he [email protected]#$%! after the first shot. I don't see a conflict there. These points are not critical to the overall conclusions, but it seems like some info are overlooked.2) Marrs has published books on alien influence on modern civilization, which sounds a bit "out there". I have small problem believing that strong people sometimes do not good things and test to cover them up, but zone aliens seem a bit less likely. Admittedly I have not read Marrs books on the subject, but it does give me pause.He also does a amazing job of weighing the likelihood of different aspects of the case - whose stories seem less likely, and also mentions key supporters of the Warren Commission like Posner and rrs concludes that the key to the assassination is the subsequent cover up; only the highest levels of government could do this. I would add that the fact that the cover up happened almost immediately (directed autopsy, immediate confiscation of Zapuder film, wiping of limo evidence) suggests that their actions were not just a crime of opportunity, but levance for today? IMO if you wish to know why liberals like Obama act within a limited framework, look no further than the JFK assassination.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    I read the first edition when it first came out. It is well-written, so much so that it could also be used as a reference book. As you may already know, Oliver Stone used it as a reference, along with Jim Garrison's ON THE TRAIL OF THE ASSASSINS for his film, JFK. The 2nd edition also fills in where the 1st left off, including the Assassination Review Board results and aftermath. His conclusions (they are my own also) STILL keep up even after MANY in the mainstream media still tout Lee Oswald as the "lone-nut assassin". If you are not sure, this is a very objective book to draw your own conclusions.

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    Tracking Terror: The 9/11 Subway Plot []  2020-10-3 19:47

    I love this series. Recently declassified stories of US spies selling out the USA~I am so glad there is a season 3. Recently declassified info allows us a amazing look at US spies who sell us foreign powers mostly for money. The fun part is how they capture them. One amazing story in this series 3 is how Russian diplomats plant a listing device in the state department. And how FBI search out and watch the spy using a Malibu vehicle parked in front of the building. Labeled the Malibuski (due to being a malibu and used by the russians) the fun is how they detect and search the device and spy. Let's hope they have a season 4 this is done by CNN.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    Crossfire by Jim Marrs is essentially the unofficial encyclopedia regarding the Kennedy Assassination and Coup this phenomenal tome Marrs carries out a methodical examination of all the intricacies that revolved around this om breaking through the veil of the official story, to heading into the darker aspects of the conspiracy, Marrs attempts to leave no stone unturned .Marrs takes a gander at everything from nefarious dealings of the CIA, to witness accounts that eviscerate the official narrative, to examinations of the grassy knoll as well as the depository. Of course, there is a LOT nding peculiar – “coincidental” – instances littering the event, Marrs homes in on the problem with the ambulance that was to serve as the reason for President Kennedy’s motorcade having to stop, to countless dead witnesses [and people in the know]- 143! – and even suspect dealings with the secret service and how it acted once the assassination began taking place. Each of this is sifted to leaving the reader aghast at such t only that, but the cover up that ensued, which no doubt involved Lyndon B. Johnson and insiders from the CIA, FBI, Secret Service, and more, is also examined at length into a dozens of rabbit trails that will leave the reader furious at the fact that so a lot of people turned their backs on Kennedy, or they were part of the conspiracy in the first sues with the infamous Zapruder movie are also given a glance given all cirtances revolving around e author also examines how the CIA and its notorious mind control experiments via MK Ultra might dovetail with the the author saliently notes:“Since Oswald may have taken a mind-altering ; since his killer, Jack Ruby, told Dallas police he had no recollection of shooting Oswald; since Sirhan Sirhan, the presumed killer of Robert Kennedy, still claims he can’t remember what happened in the Ambassador Hotel; and since a San Quentin psychologist, Dr. Eduard Simson, proclaimed that Sirhan has been “programmed” by , hypnosis, or both, the chance of mind control in the JFK assassination…cannot be ruled out.”[1]Besides homing in on Lyndon B. Johnson, the author also thankfully narrows in on J. Edgar Hoover, whose ability “to gather info and then to control it” give him enormous power. This along with his suspect dealings within the assassination, are more than ample reasons as to why Hoover is likely very complicit in the rrs also lays down the fact that a lot of witnesses were in fact intimidated by the authorities into going with the official narrative. Regarding this, the author soberingly notes:“Witnesses Charles Givens, James Tague, Phil Willis, Kennedy aides Kenneth O’Donnel and David Powers, and former senator Ralph Yarborough were pressured to alter their statements, while others – including Ed Hoffman, A.J. Millican, Sandy Speaker, Acquilla Clemons, and Richard Carr – were threatened into silence.”[2]Predictably, the mainstream media – being part of the establishment – didn’t even bother in examining their testimony, nor anything else that might blow the lid on the cover up. Then again, being the official mouthpiece of the establishment, this is par for the course.Of course, the author also homes in on a lot of of the interests that revolved around the assassination from Huge Oil, to the Huge Banks, the Mob, the Cubans, FBI, CIA, and Jack Ruby’s role plays out around this conspiracy is also given more than a fair glance by Marrs. Interestingly, Jack Ruby dying of cancer dovetails with info from Dr. Mary’s Monkey – How The Unsolved Murder Of A Doctor, A Secret Laboratory In Fresh Oreleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked To Lee Harvey Assassination And Emerging Global Epidemics by Edward T. Haslam. Haslem found that cancer was able to be induced via injection, which rings ominous since Ruby dying of an unexpected cancer certainly sent shockwaves given how a lot of researchers have postulated that Ruby was indeed given cancer as a covert way of of the worst parts of all this is that the cover-up continues until this very garding this, the author notes feelings similar from a JFK assassination research website, JFK Facts:“If JFK was killed by a deranged lone nut, why are so a lot of records from 1963 considered so significant in 2012? Why were records destroyed? Who ordered their destruction? Where are the Air Force One tapes? Why can’t they be found? Why are so a lot of CIA doents about undercover officers with pre-assassination knowledge of Lee Harvey Oswald classified for reasons of national security? Why doesn’t Congress oversee the JFK Records Act? Why don’t they keep public hearings on these problems and obtain answers to these questions?“[3]Or, as Governor Jesse Ventura intimated:“If the government were telling the truth, there would be no reason to lock up anything from the people of this country. Clearly, they are not, because here we are 50 years later, and they are still withholding doents from us.”[4]Consider this mandatory reading if you care about what’s event to this is book not only proves without a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash, but it also proves that there is overwhelming evidence that Oswald was a fall guy. Not only that, but:“The Dallas police paraffin try showed no gunpowder on Oswald’s hands or cheek, evidence that he did not fire a rifle…”[5]Of course, the ballistic evidence and medical evidence also help a more concerted and conspiracy into more power elements given that only a select few would have the ability to alter data similar to the l things considered, this book is a masterful ysis that not only eviscerates the official narrative, but also sheds light into a lot of of the darker components that played a role into the assassination of President Kennedy. It’s my contention, as well as that of other researchers that a lot of of the elements that played a role in carrying out that assassination are still around today. Given how much our nation has deteriorated since the assassination with every fresh scandal and with every fresh crisis, we have not rid ourselves of this deadly shadow.And we must, for how can real change ever take put if the darkness lie embedded within a structure that should stand for good, but unfortunately hasn’t, and has only stood to help the most corrupt within the r this, and a lot of more reasons, this book is vital in understanding how we got into this current moment history as a ndest Regards,Zy ____________________________________________________________Sources:[1] Jim Marrs, Crossfire – The Plot That Killed Kennedy, pg. 172[2]Ibid., pg. 543.[3]Ibid., pg. 515.[4]Ibid., pg. 515.[5]Ibid., pg. 540.

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    Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy []  2020-1-19 23:27

    I read the original ver in 1989. It was amazing then; the fresh updated ver is even better. "Crossfire" is the most comprehensive ysis of the conspiracy that you will find. Marrs contains a full page to my JFK-witness death ysis which confirms the London Times actuary's 100,000 trillion to one odds versus 18 material witnesses dying in the first three years after the assassination (actually there were at least 40).The HSCA falsely claimed a probability solution was not possible because the witness universe was "unknowable". But that is obviously a false statement. We know exactly how a lot of testified at the Warren Commission (552); at least 30 died suspiciously (18 unnaturally). We also know approximately the number of witnesses called to testify at the Garrison/Shaw trial, the Church hearings and the HSCA. In fact nearly 70 witnesses died (the majority unnaturally) who testified or were scheduled to at contains 7 top FBI officials who died within a 6-month period in 1977 - just before they were due to testify at HSCA. The probability is less than 1 in a trillion.

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    My 8-year old son loves this series, so a huge thanks to the author for making reading enjoyable. My son is looking forward to the next one.

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    10 year old Grandson loves this series and loved this book as well!

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    Pick the Plot: Story Thieves, Book 4 []  2020-1-25 9:27

    My son is LOVING picking the plot! He gets so upset when reading time is over!

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    The author has powerfully argued her case versus the amazing evil scam of communism, issued from the evil brains of power-hungry people passing as mates and liberators of the people but having only their own interests in mind. Terror, coercion, mass-killings, violent appropriation and rape are the natural followers of the doctrines of state som, wherever it raised its ugly head. I was satisfied to use some quotes for one of my upcoming books.

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    World Revolution: The Plot Against Civilization (1921) []  2020-4-2 18:44

    photocopied, but legible. I loved the book!

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    I read The Plot Versus America for a book group discussion we had on April 9. Considering current happenings an necessary part of our discussion concerned the interesting similarities between the fictional presidential administration and our actual current presidential administration - with which we found many. Certainly our true president would hop around in his plane the same as Charles Lindbergh though Lindbergh flew himself while today the plane is owned - but the overall impact on waiting crowds seems the same. Also the terse not quite diplomatic jargon seems similar. But most of the discussion concerned having a president that seemed okay or even encouraging to people who discriminated versus other US citizens because of their race or religion applied beautiful fairly - though today we might change the religion somewhat to non-Christian religions in general. There were also some frustrations with a common Rothian theme associated with individual behaviors of young men, though in this one it was through the eyes of one young enough not to know what that was. There was also the interest in how well Roth seems to communicate so clearly that you can easily obtain a sense of what is happening. Though also occasionally things seem confusing. We were all concerned about how fact and fiction seemed to blend so well that we felt confused about whether or not specific things were historical or not or both. How much of perceived prejudice is in the imagination of the perceiver? But also how striking it seemed that a book over ten years ago could predict so a lot of happenings now ment Comment | Permalink

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    The Plot Against America: A Novel []  2020-1-21 21:53

    Reading this book in the time of Trump is probably a bit various than reading this when it was first published. Though it could not have been intended to be, it is a WWII era themed allegory portraying the evils of the current administration, and it works perfectly as such. The plot involves the election of a xenophobic racist celebrity who has colluded with foreign adversaries to undermine the role of the American government. Only the celebrity in this fictional ver is Charles Lindbergh. This revisionist history is written with Roth's excruciating attention to detail using himself as a kid as a narrator. A lot of of the descriptions seem realistic and possibly or probably autobiographical relating to Roth's childhood. The book excels as making the fake history seem true by peppering it with these facts and reflections, and that is masterfully done. But because of the attention to detail, the story just plods along in locations and he actually has to add sections absent the main characters that move it forward. He refers to characters going to the films to watch the newsreels, so maybe that whay he writes it this way. If he could have better incorporated major globe happenings with the local narrative, it would have been a smoother read. As it was, I was entertained, couldn't place it down and it has been for me one of the best books that my book club has read.

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    Three Kingdoms Volume 02: The Family Plot []  2020-2-4 14:45

    Ii agree with the previous reviewer -- this book is for more mature audiences than the first volume. The author has again distilled a long volume of Chinese history into a comic book of political intrigue and tension. I don't wish to give away the plot. The series of books about the Three Kingdoms is the most famous book set in China. The art conveys the action and the suspense. The words chop to the core of the story, which is what fascinated me. I'm glad somebody took the problem to create these cultural stories available and enjoyable.

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    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington []  2020-1-23 19:44

    I received an Advance Reading Copy of The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer and John Mensch from the publisher (Flatiron Books) in exchange for an honest review. The First Conspiracy is scheduled for release on January 8, e First Conspiracy is not a novel, it is a glimpse into a piece of history. We are dropped into the months leading up to the Declaration of Independence and the battle that it launches. The focus of this history is a group of men who are secretly associated with the British. This group of men has a plan. They are out to obtain George is story is told in third person, which makes sense for a history. The story jumps around in both put and time, following various people and their actions. Given that we are piecing together a conspiracy, the jumping created sense. What created less sense to me was the tense Meltzer chose to write in. This history is written in show tense. I think his goal was to create us feel a sense of urgency, create us feel tension and anxiety over how things were going to turn out. This did not work for me. Since this is a history, I knew from the beginning that the attempt to assassinate Washington was going to be unsuccessful. The choice of show tense just felt e down side to the jumping in time and zone was that we never obtain a possibility to really attach to any of the characters. While we see what individuals are doing, we don’t obtain close to any of them. This created it difficult for me to sink into the story. I felt very distant from the action and the people involved.I also struggled with the writing style Meltzer used. Meltzer is a bestselling author, who typically writes thrillers. I could see this in his approach to this history. His chapter lead ins and endings had the feel of what I see in thrillers. Again, this felt out of put to me. It felt as if he were trying to force a sense of excitement into the story, rather than mining and developing the intrigue that was inherent to this conspiracy tale.While this was an interesting story about a piece of history that I honestly did not know about, I did not love this book. I wanted to be immersed in this conspiracy, immersed in the plotting and intrigue. Instead, I was overly aware of the author and his stylistic devices.

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    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington []  2020-1-23 19:44

    The fledgling country had so much going versus it as it struggled for independence from the militarily superior British. And the country is divided, the loyalists or Tories on one side and the revolutionaries on the other. It is a wonder it all didn’t go awry for George Washington’s Continental Troops as they had to deal with shortages of every kind, and then there were the plots. Not only from without, but also from within their own ranks. Perhaps the most sinister one of all, was the plot to slay General Washington e authors have done exhaustive research on the topic so much of the book is based on what they were able to uncover. The rest is speculation or educated guesses, a filling in of the blanks if you will, and they allow you know when they do. A fascinating story, I thought it was a small repetitive at times, but overall a very satisfying read. I learned some things I didn’t know before, like how much importance Washington placed on honor and integrity. It was written in such a method as to create it all very intriguing. If you like history, then I think you’ll like this one.

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    This book has been an perfect awakener to the truth about who the gentiles are as I study my black history in the Bible. Since america doesn’t teach the truth about the , I’ve chosen the teachings of Dante Fortson as my black history class. And knowing who the gentiles are, is essential to knowing the truth. I believe that THE MOST HIGH GOD anointed Dante Fortson to write Unmasking the Gentiles for such a time as this. Thank you Dante Fortson.

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    Unbelievable book! Like all his books he seeks the truth! C!ear, concise and followed up with scripture, maps etc. Loved it!

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    Amazing book because of the fact that it doents the genocide of a people by Turkey and Turkey refuses to this day to take responsibility for what they did. The facts conveyed in this book are an indictment of a country, its leaders and a lot of of its people who were witnesses and were indifferent to this crime.

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    Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within []  2020-1-19 22:29

    Conservative Catholics have taken a dislike to Pope Francis, a liberal Pope. But this book is far outside the mainstream of conservative Catholic criticism of Francis. The author, Dr. Taylor Marshall, armed with his degree in philosophy and just over a dozen years as a Catholic convert, proposes that evil conspiracies have succeeded in destroying the doctrine and discipline of the Church from within, not only by the conspiracy that supposedly elected Francis, but also by Vatican II, by the fresh code of Canon law promulgated by Pope Saint John Paul II, and by a lot of other elements of supposed modernism in the Church. Whenever the Church deviates from the understanding of Dr. Marshall as to the best course, he concludes She has fallen prey to a conspiracy from modernists, Communists, freemasons, and e author proposes that faithful Catholics should imitate Archbi Marcel Lefebvre and resist the teachings and decisions of Pope Francis, Vatican II, the Novus Ordo Mass, Eenism and anything else contrary to a traditionalist view of Catholicism. The title of the book is its conclusion: evil conspiracies have succeeded in infiltrating the Church and in perverting Her doctrine and discipline. This conclusion contradicts the teaching of Christ that the gates of Hell will never prevail over the indefectible Church. Marshall concludes that the Church has defected, and that the faithful should accept his teachings over those of Vatican II and latest ease see also the review of this book by Dr. Jeff Mirus at Catholic Culture: Infiltration: An idiot’s tutorial to the issues of the Church.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    Glad to search this book to add to my civil battle library. With the threats versus him before being inaugurated, it was a miracle that Abraham Lincoln survived to lead us through the civil war. Necessary case study.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    I am not certain which book Mister Durney was reading, but I have a hard time believing it was "The Baltimore Plot." I found the book fascinating and exactly what Michael Kline said it was - - an in-depth investigative look at cirtantial evidence surrounding the chance of a plot. I am a former Federal Agent, and I found Kline's methodology interesting and thorough. He admits that it is cirtantial as there are no witnesses to interview, and written doents differ and contradict. His presentation kept my attention and I learned much from the text. What Kline did was very much like what is done in the intelligence community today when yzing bits and pieces of unsubstantiated data from sources of varying reliability. Other than going back in time, as I'm certain Kline (and I) would love to do, his ysis is as amazing as it gets. I personally agree with his conclusion that there is a high probability of a plot, and recommend the book to anyone interested in Lincoln, the causes and political machinations of the Civil War, or anyone who wants to view an perfect word picture of those turbulent times.

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    Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency []  2020-12-4 18:22

    I also read the Miami Herald book on the election which, while definitely straight-ahead and neutral, was drier and offered small insight into the campaigns and their dirty t the case at all here, though. Something that obviously helped was that Tapper was actually *in* Florida when it all went down (pun intended), so a lot of it is actually first-hand storytelling.And what a story: yuck. Disregard the reviewers who--apparently because it criticizes their party, and fairly so--try and label this a "liberal" tome. Nobody gets spared in this account, and you obtain some really fascinating, wonderful stories of the slimy strategies on both sides.What will ultimately amaze you after reading this is how small fact--during this and in general--is reported by the media. Apparently the media has become this big, dumb, unguided missle... its course determined by who can wrest control of it best, not by any sense of actually reporting e hoo-ha about Tapper's "accusation" of the conference call is just that... he states outright that it's not something provable.Gore's staff comes off as haplessly outgunned, arrogant and, ultimately, incompetent. Not to mention sneaky. The Bush staff and generally the GOP down there at the time come off as being on a merciless crusade to deliver the election to their man, lying, spinning and strong-arming the entire time. It's kind of creepy.Either way, Tapper seems to despise both candidates with equal aplomb, so let's just say that perhaps this is more a treatise on what politics has become, so: lots of funny, funny zingers in the book directed at everybody. Witty guy.

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    Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency []  2020-12-4 18:22

    Despite some interesting events, it was too helter skelter all over the place. Gonzo journalism out of control in letting private opinion obtain in the method of the story telling. Better write would have created it better.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    THE BALTIMORE PLOT: THE FIRST CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE ABRAHAM LINCOLNMICHAEL J. KLINEWESTHOLME PUBLISHING, 2008HARDCOVER, $29.95, 520 PAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, ILLUSTRATIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHY, CHART, NOTESBaltimore's identification with secession was well known. Just 2,294 of the city's voters-2.5% of the total vote-cast their votes for Abraham Lincoln in the November, 1860 presidential election. Instead, 46% of Baltimore's voters had supported John Breckinridge, the South's Democratic Party candidate while John Bell, of the Constitutional Union Party (hastily formed in May, 1860 at Baltimore's First Presbyterian Church) had claimed 45% of the vote, and the Union Democratic Party candidate, Stephen Douglas, claimed 6.5% of the ltimore's proximity to Washington D.C. established the city's importance to the Union. Almost all railroad and telegraph traffic between Washington D.C. and points north passed through Baltimore. The town was a transportation and communication hub but had no thru traffic because of where the a lot of railroad depots were physically Southern states cascaded into secession and formed the Confederate States of America during the winter of 1860 and early spring, 1861, Baltimore's basic shop was disrupted and the city's economy fell into bankruptcy and mass unemployment. Pro-Union and larger pro-secession rallies vied with the Workingmen's Aid Association for the attention of the unemployed before Lincoln had even departed Illinois to assume the was in this background, that Lincoln received a letter threatening him with assassination in Baltimore while on his trip to Washington D.C. Samuel Felton, president of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad, on which Lincoln was to ride to Baltimore, had heard of the plot and hired Alan Pinkerton, a detective already working for him, to investigate. Due to the railroads terminating in depots scattered around the city, two of these, the Calvert Road Station and the Bolton Road Station, were in the northern part of the city. The President Road Station, the terminal for Felton's railroad, lay on the eastern side of the harbor, while the Camden Station, depot for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and the only link to Washington D.C., lay on the western side of the harbor. Everyone traveling from Pennsylvania through Baltimore to Washington D.C. had to obtain off the train at one of the three depots and then travel by foot or streetcar to the Camden Road Station. Lincoln himself did so on the night of 22 February 1861. In disguise in the middle of the night, President-elect Lincoln traveled in a closed, horse-drawn streetcar from the President Road Station to the Camden Road Station, doing so versus the tip of his military E BALTIMORE PLOT: THE FIRST CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE ABRAHAM LINCOLN is a lively, gutsy, and provocative book. This book crackles with drama and its characters are new and human. Written with an attention to detail, author Michael J. Kline has penned an absolute masterpiece of detection and reconstruction. This is historical sleuthing at its Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida GuardOrlando, Florida

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    I haven't finished this book yet, I pick at it here and there. I thought it would be better, but it's not terribly well written. After looking at the author bio, being written by a lawyer beautiful much explained why. The writing is difficult to follow at times. The story is good, and worth reading, but the book overall is just okay.

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    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington []  2020-1-23 19:44

    Like so a lot of others I have been a fan of author Brad Meltzer's thrillers and I AM history series for some time, so when I heard about THE FIRST CONSPIRACY I knew it was something I wanted to read and support. What I wasn't expecting, however, was to be transported back to a time that in a lot of ways is no various than what we see today---but with a time period that we all thought that we knew.Written with Josh Mensch, THE FIRST CONSPIRACY is about a plan to slay America's first president, but it is so much more than that. It's about how men and women were willing to give anything and everything for what they believed, even at the cost of their lives. It takes us into the years 1775 and 1776 in a method that really changed my perception of what was going on during that time. Not just a war for independence from others but from ourselves as s as we see today you can be on the same "side" so to speak and still have warring factions that threaten to destroy what you are building. That is what Washington had to contend with. He had to think not just of himself but those he was fighting for, and the ideals that he was fighting E FIRST CONSPIRACY reminds us that your largest threat can sometimes come from within, but what matters is that you stay real to who you are and what you believe in. Washington did that. Those who shared his dream did that. And so can we.

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    It seems practically everything taught has been lies in the globe , so much so that truth seems strange and hard to believe. There is more strange truth being revealed daily. This book will be a revelation to many!

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    It was a amazing read, although I don't agree with some of the points that the author made.

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    Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within []  2020-1-19 22:29

    Taylor Marshall offers a book with such a provocative title and blurb that it was hard not to have some curiosity.Certainly the trad blogs have talked a lot in latest years about Pope Francis, and of course about Vatican CouncilII. But Marshall rightly locations these controversies in a broader historical context, going at least to the time ofGregory XVI, around 1831. At least in this sense, it reminded me of R.R. Reno's review of Aidan Nichols' ReasonWith Piety, on Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange. Or in another sense, Hilaire Belloc's Modern Attack, the fifth andlast chapter of The Amazing Heresies. Marshall looks at the origin of the Freemasons and their embrace of allreligions, which is not compatible with the Catholic Church because the Church insists that she is true. Asthe centuries go on, there is further infiltration by modernists and communists, with a discussion of GeorgeTyrrell and Alfred Loisy, as well as Bella Dodd and Fulton e history continues with Pius IX and the loss of the papal states, Leo XIII and the origin of the St. Michaelprayer, and Pius X's war with modernism. This provides some context for where the Society of St. Pius Xcame from, and why they were named after Pius X. I already basically knew this, but the book filled out thecontext in a nice way. Benedict XV during WWI had a more conciliatory approach to the world, and Pius XItook the name of the anti-modernists, but named the Secretary of State recommended by B15 and themore "moderate" faction. He was determined to reconcile with Italy, but unfortunately by the time hemade a deal it was with Mussolini.Pius XII is celebrated for Humani Generis, which implicitly condemned the nouvelle theologie of de Lubac,Congar, Danielou, Teilhard and others. This appears to be an zone of specialty for Marshall, along with folkslike Steven Long and Lawrence Feingold, who insist on the distinction between the natural and supernaturalends of man (the supernatural being the beatific vision, the natural being virtue and happiness as taught byAristotle). They disagree with de Lubac and Balthasar, among others, on this lying on the memory of Madre Pasqualina, the later Pius XII days were less satisfied from the traddie point ofview, with the influence of Montini (Paul VI), Augustin Bea (an eenical biblical scholar), and AnnibaleBugnini (who eventually reformed the liturgy). All three remained influential with John XXIII, who actuallyhad some traditional views about doctrine. There's the familiar discussion of the theologians of Vatican II.With Paul VI there is the influence of Maritain, and through him, Saul Alinsky. John Paul I may have beenmurdered due to his refusal to cooperate with the corruption surrounding the Vatican e JP2 legacy is mixed from the traddie perspective, as there's a lot of angst over the eenism andinterfaith dialogue culminating in the Assisi gathering of 1986, and the apologies up to 2000. But on theother hand, he published the Catechism and Veritatis Splendor, affirming Paul VI's Humanae Vitae and PiusXI's Casti Connubii on the morality of marriage and family. But he was the first pope formed by Vatican II andwas at home with modern democracy, which was part of his anticommunism. Benedict 16, despite his earliercareer with Rahner and Kung, is appreciated by trads for his Summorum Pontifi allowing the traditionalLatin Mass, his outreach to the SSPX, red shoes and traditional e Pope Francis era brings a discussion of Cardinal Martini, the St. Gallen mafia, former Cardinal McCarrick, Archbi Vigano, rshall frames his history with discussions of the Marian apparitions of La Sallette and Fatima. A main point is that the full notice of the latter has been suppressed, and it involves the apostasy of Rome.I agree with much, and disagree with a lot. I take some of this with a grain of salt. Even Bi Schneider, probably the most rad trad bi in the world, finds the JPI items to be a bit far fetched. I had a problemwith Marshall's interpretation of Maritain. Certainly he is begin to criticism for his political applications, such as the UN and the Spanish Civil War, both of which would probably victory Alinsky's admiration. Buthe was a Thomist. One of the first books I read in philosophy was Art and Scholasticism, and it showed howtraditional Thomism can be carried into the modern age. Even Garrigou-Lagrange, who disagreed with him politically and on any number of points, I don't think would deny his Thomism, as Richard Peddicord notedin Sacred rshall closes with the "options" of how to answer to all this in the show age. Sometimes he sounds like a angry rad trad, and other sections have more conventional ysis, such as the familiar split between Rahner/Schillebeeckx/Kung and de Lubac/Balthasar/Ratzinger after the council. As one would expect of a doctor,he writes well and in accessible prose.

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    Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within []  2020-1-19 22:29

    This book reads to the ultra-traditionalist far right minority of the Roman Catholic Church. The agenda is to discredit Vatican II and two of the greatest defenders of the Catholic Faith: Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI (the veracity of his reasons for resigning). A lot of of his allegations come from unsubstantiated second-hand sources which he takes for granted to be true, and I found that his conjecture (weak and lacking concrete evidence) quite unsettling because it scandalizes the weak and fuels division within the Church and Body of Christ.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    In his historical review of the Armenian Genocide and the assassinations of those who plotted it that followed, Bogosian covers the history of the Armenians' struggles throughout the millennia. His research is thorough, and he doents the info with extensive footnotes and an even more extensive bibliography. But the book is far from a laborious read. He provides extensive bios of the key players (of both the assassinated and the assassins) and adds much color to the lives of the "hero," Soghomon Tehlirian and the other principals (on both sides). This is a amazing read for all Armenians and should be needed reading for all Turks and genocide-deniers.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    Verywell written! Very detailed and accurate book about the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Turks and the happenings that took put after.

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    Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency []  2020-12-4 18:22

    This book provided a window on a lot of of the shenanigans that went on after the election. I found myself alternately laughing at the hilariously, cynical method Mr. Tapper depicted the a lot of gaffes and goofs that occurred and gritting my teeth at the partisan method both sides tried to influence the recount process. To this day we really don''t know what the final vote count would have been if a statewide recount had been e book provides a amazing education, not only on the election process, but also on the effort by the majority of the dedicated public servants (and volunteers) that tried to objectively count ALL the votes . They deserve a huge thank you rather than the public smearing some of them received.I will definitely read more by this author; starting with "The Outpost".

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    Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency []  2020-12-4 18:22

    This book should be needed reading for any student of political science. Mr. Tapper does a unbelievable job of taking the reader through all of the bullcrap that both sides tried to do (some successful, some not). Both sides acted like spoiled rotten brats, who if they couldn't obtain their way, were going to throw a temper tantrum in front of the whole country (world). No matter who you pulled for or your view of either candidate, if you are interested in the closest election in American history read this book.

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    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington []  2020-1-23 19:44

    One can be forgiven for speculating as to what might have happened to our thirteen colonies if George Washington had been murdered in the conspiracy detailed in this perfect work by Brad Meltzer. What might be even more salient, however, is what America did become because the amazing man was NOT murdered. Much of what America has become is owed to those who stopped the plot to assassinate the father of our agine yourself as a writer. Now, assume you have stumbled across some disjointed info that indicates an attempt to kidnap or murder the one key figure in America's quest for self-governance. What would you do?Brad Meltzer probably has a small more backbone than most of us. As for myself, I might have entertained the thought to test writing a novel on the topic. With novels, people are more forgiving than with nonfiction. But, honestly, I probably would have given up after fifty or so , I bought Meltzer's book, including the Audible Whispersync edition so I could listen to it when actually reading was not possible. How was it?Excellent. From the get-go I was fascinated by the prospect, if not so thrilled with some of the early statements.What I mean is that, early on, (for just one example), Meltzer states:'...This small, inexperienced, poorly equipped group of soldiers needs to stand up to what is probably the largest and most strong military force in the world. By any normal measure, they don’t stand a chance—and Washington knows this, just as he knows that with every decision he makes, thousands of young soldiers’ lives could be lost...'Meltzer, Brad. The First Conspiracy (pp. 1-2). Flatiron Books. Kindle , why does this bug me? Perspective. Through eight years of conflict, the total number who were killed by the fighting was 8,000. Yes, that is thousands, but is far less than one might suppose. When Meltzer stresses thousand of young soldiers lives could be lost, I imagine, readers are likely to conjure up far larger numbers in their s, I know I am being a bit picky. I am merely trying to present how this otherwise terrific history falls short of being a amazing story for us e writing and editing are TOM LINEI highly recommend this book for anyone interested in American colonial history. Remember to obtain the Audible edition and listen to it with you children and/or ur stars out of five.

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    Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within []  2020-1-19 22:29

    I will readily admit that I’m a regular listener of Taylor Marshall’s YouTube channel/podcast, so much of the info in this book was not fresh to me. However, it is so clearly and concisely written as to create all of the connections clear to assure than a Freemasonic/Communist infiltration of the Catholic Church has certainly is is a fabulous book that every Catholic should read. Be ready to be red-ed!Over the latest year, listening to Taylor Marshall, my whole family has been renewed in our Catholic faith. We attend everyday Mass as much as possible, pray a everyday rosary, and have been more faithful to other devotions. We are also doing all we can to bring the Traditional Latin Mass to our zone more often than once a you, Dr. Marshall— my family prays for you every day in our Mass and rosary, and I specifically and happily said an Ave for you when I finished this book, as per requested.

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    Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within []  2020-1-19 22:29

    A well resarched, logically organized, and skillfully written explanation of the troubles that afflict the Church in the twentieth century and beyond. Dr. Marshall explains the root, the growth,and the attainment of the opponents of the Faith. The presentation is in a form which approaches that of Thomistic argument. The book does not create rash accusations, nor wild conspiracy claims. Marshall is charitable, humble, and respectful in his presentation. Listeners to the Taylor Marshall podcasts will recognize much of the happenings and activities listed. I came away with a better understanding of the adversity that faces the Church which is manifest in each member these days. Marshall also proposes that the members, that is every baptized person, take responsibility for the renewal through prayer primarily. I encourage all to read and reflect upon this book.

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    Yet again another amazing book by Dante Fortson. The break down of scripture is simple to understand. I am fan Mr. Fortson.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    It will be difficult for you to hold this book and the story of the Armenian genocide to yourself once you have read Eric Bogosian's searing acc of what happened to average Armenian citizens: men, women and kids living in Turkey for hundreds upon hundreds of years and without warning, in 1915 were systematically wiped out. Bogosian lays the ground work and spares no detail of the horrific killing that continued until there was no one left. The propaganda machine place into result encouraged villagers to jump on the band wagon with their own pick axes and other farm implements to join in the carnage. The book is a stunning puzzle that creates a horrifying picture of an historical account. It is wonderful that the globe looked the other way, when it is clear that there were outsiders who knew exactly what was occurring. What happens next in a plan actually called, Operation Nemesis is another awesome piece of history, espionage, and local lore. Local, in that a put called Watertown, Massachusetts, where the author was born, and a put very far from 1915 Turkish Armenia there was a cartel of surviving Armenians who worked cooperatively and judiciously with other such cartels scattered around the globe to systematically assassinate those men intimately responsible for the genocide. A fascinating and compelling read that will stay with you.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    Even though I have been aware of the Armenian genocide for a lot of years, this book gave me a better understanding of what happened. I had always wondered why there was so small attention in school to such horrible crimes. Even now, more than 100 years later, the Turks have failed to accept responsibility for the massacre of more than 1,000,000 Armenians. Congress recently voted to condemn the massacre, without help from Trump. At least postwar Germany has accepted responsibility but not Turkey or its predecessor Ottoman Empire. The book is well written and hard to place down.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    Eric Bogosian is not only a unbelievable actor but also a passionate writer. As a non-Armenian who had a primary knowledge of the genocide, however, this book gives you a historical context that is phenomenal. Latest year we had the privilege of visiting Armenia and this book offers indepth historical info on the websites that we saw. This book should be needed reading in college WWI history classes.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    Amazing book filled with so much info and facts I did not know and I have a fairly amazing knowledge about WWI. The author' s research is amazing.I liked the book but it was not simple to read. The words didn't just flow. It was a hard read and not because of the topic but the style. However, like I said before, it has so much info that I'm sure I will re read it in a few months.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    Thus book presents the “Baltimore Plot,” with lots of footnotes and plenty of evidence. The story itself was interesting and painted a more nuanced picture of the days leading up to Lincoln’s inauguration and the Civil Battle than I had I known before. The book could have been half as long and more enjoyable if it didn’t delve into a lot of what-ifs and speculations about what people could have been thinking. Also, there was a particular focus on speculation about John Wilkes Booth, who, as best as I can tell, had small to do with the main subject of the book.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    "Might Booth have been among the thousands of citizens crowding the Albany depot or lining its roads that afternoon? There is no conclusive evidence that he was. There is likewise no conclusive proof that he wasn't. ... And both common sense and the known habits of Booth conspire to suggest that he was there when Lincoln arrived, waiting -- and watching." - pgs 139 - 141. This is a book with drama. It tells a riveting story that is entertaining and fast-paced, about Abraham Lincoln making his method towards the nation and both factions vying to support him, and to hinder him. The writing is lucid and engaging. However, something niggles at the back of the reader's mind while reading it. The excerpt above is one such example of tons in the book. It is a book of maybe. It is a book of might. Tons of paragraphs begin with "Might they have..." or "if they decided to...." and then proceeds to weave increasingly elaborate suppositions off of conjectures that there is small evidence for. It is a style of writing that gets very irksome after the first one hundred pages. If you are reading it to be entertained, you will certainly be happy and I recommend this book. If you are reading it to be informed, you will be disappointed and ought to avoid this book. While there is a tremendous amount of research, the author repeatedly starts from known facts and then spins elaborate webs of conjecture and maybe, begging the question often. It will wink and say "might it be so" and then provide a paragraph long elaboration full of specific details, only to conclude with a shrug and say "there is no evidence." Indeed, the clause "no evidence" seems to be a passport to play as openly and freely with the blank slate of happenings as possible, where every conjecture is presented with the tension of a thriller so long as it has the most cirtantial backing. The true story is exciting enough. The book, when it confines itself to those true events, is fascinating, but overall it all too often diverges into those annoying winks and nods that are staples of conspiracy theories.

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    Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency []  2020-12-4 18:22

    Reading this book two decades after the happening and in the middle of another (endless) US election counting season was interesting for different reasons. The author pulls no punches about his dislike for both r me there is a number of observations with the benefit of hindsight. One being that Florida has fixed its voting system and became a beacon of responsible reporting in the 2020 election. Reading about Ron Klain's role coordinating the Gore legal effort in the week he is announced as White House Chief of Staff was also interesting.A question relates to John McCain's candidacy and loss in the South Carolina primary. The Bush campaign in South Carolina would seem to create the latter day remarks by Donald Trump seem fairly tame. I have watched a number of persons linked to the Bush presidency wring their hands about these remarks by Trump, but no reflection on the Bush campaign. So what would the globe have been like if John McCain had won the South Carolina basic and been the potential nominee and president in 2000?I also think that his loss may have been a blessing for Al Gore who found his cause in climate change where he appears to be genuinely invested and is able to be the the end of the book, the author lists some of the main problems in US politics especially the role of money, specialinterests and the media and he makes the case that US voters need to take responsibility for their choices. Unfortunately none of that has changed or improved in the ensuing period.I watch US elections from a various continent and hemisphere away and it is always baffling for those living in democracies where every vote counts to watch the US process unfold. However it does feel like a more innocent era compared to the current state.Well worth relooking in hindsight.

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    Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency []  2020-12-4 18:22

    I had read Jakes book on the Afghanistan battle, which I found a tour d'force. He was objective and allow the facts speak for themselves. While he's been at CNN i've given him the benefit of the doubt, thinking he allows the facts to speak for themselves. While i admit I haven't paid additional close attention while he's been at CNN, as a vet he had built up a lot of amazing will with me. So I was stunned by his own biases in this book. His utter contempt for Bush personally was out of control. Early on he describes a stage where he imagines Bush curled up in a ball hugging his ow. It goes downhill from there. To say I was deeply disappointed in his getting in the method of what could have been a amazing historical lesson cannot be overstated. It was a hit job. For that, he cannot be excused. As a historical record, it was compromised. As a journalist, his commentary did a diservice to journalistic integrity. I don't care if facts are brutal, thats how I operated in the military. This is not a book of objective facts interspersed with insights from witnesses and participants. Its a book that could have been amazing and sinks under his own direct insults. I am so disappointed and allow down. I held Jake in high esteem and came out of this wanting to wash his grime off of me. To lose such faith in someone, who I thought always tried to be fair to only realize I was always wrong is a blow. Bottom line. Don't bother buying or reading this book. As for his ability to be fair minded professional journalist at CNN, forget it. In the end he absolutely despises Republicans and conservatives. Anyone, other then a liberal Democrat he holds in disdain and his narrative voice is clear on that. He proves the complaint of media liberal bias. I am terribly disappointed.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    With his eventual assassination at fords theater in 1865, most people may not know of the very first plot to slay Abraham Lincoln. It was actually hatched by southern sympathizers in 1860. The plan to murder him as he changed trains in Baltimore, a lawless town filled with southern spies and thugs who hated Lincoln. Luckily for old Abe the plot was uncovered by union agents and Detective Allen Pinkerton. the book info all the strategies used to assure his safe arrival in Washington. A must have for any Lincoln buff on the look out for fresh info on the life of Lincoln.

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    The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln []  2020-1-7 19:17

    Are you familiar with 24 a TV present that's been on for about seven seasons? Keifer Sutherland plays Jack Baurer, an action character with a huge Internet and satellite squad behind him. The present runs on 'real time' which means there are sometimes three windows, a ticking clock and bursts of melody like Law and Order's chun-chung. Well, The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln, is the thinking person's 24. The Baltimore Plot: The First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln, is rational like a courtroom is rational.Kline turns his legal expertise to evaluating basic sources in order to explore the extent of the conspiracy and culpability of the a lot of suspects surrounding the case. Memorable characters and intriguing plot twists, unfold the criminal conspiracy to murder. Much like a courtroom presentation in the best movies and novels, the author allows the jury of readers to determine whether there was a real plot to slay Lincoln and if the perpetrators could have been brought to lying upon his legal arguments, Kline brings the story to a narrative climax at Harrisburg. Does Lincoln have enough evidence to believe Pinkerton's report? Should he alter his travel schedule through Baltimore? It was a second, independent source of intelligence from Winfield Scott and William Seward that convinced Lincoln to accept to Pinkerton's plan. Gathering information, arguing its value, and re-creating the tension of the secession crisis, Kline's narrative absorbs readers.Klein clearly states which parts of his arguement are conjecture and which are founded upon a close reading of basic sources. He does not hide behind generalizations or best guesses. By the end of the book, this reader accepts Klein's arguement. Louis T. Wigfall, senator from Texas, was a conspirator. John Wilkes Booth, Baltimore native, was a conspirator. Maryland's governor, Baltimore's mayor and it's chief marshal were conspirators. They and a lot of more expected Lincoln to be dead by 2:00pm February 23, 1861 on Calvert Road between the Calvert and Camden Road railroad stations. Killed by a bullet or blade, Lincoln would have died surrounded by 20 assasins and a compliant Baltimore police force, both having motive, means and opportunity.

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    This was clear, concise and enjoyable to read. No fluff, just the truth. Highly recommended for anyone who is awakening to the truth of who the es really are.

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    Unmasking The Gentiles: The European Plot To Replace Israel []  2020-1-27 20:1

    This author has been blessed with the ability to see the truth. Israel is awakening and the truth is being revealed daily.

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    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington []  2020-1-23 19:44

    Just finished Brad Meltzer’s recent novel “The First Conspiracy”. Instead of reading as a novel like his earlier books, it is a disjointed repetitive history book. In an attempt to create the book authentic, he uses quotes and turns around and rewrites the essence of quote. He keeps repeating the nature of his characters. I truly enjoyed his earlier books and was looking forward to this book. I am very disappointed with it.

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    The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington []  2020-1-23 19:44

    When I finish a book I ask myself if I am better off. Did I learn anything, was the book entertaining? This book is a waste of time. The attempt to inject breathless mystery reads like a book for eight year-olds. Al lot of speculation in this book: perhaps, maybe, may, must be, etc. Also a lot of repetition.A lot of unfilled pages merely add about 40 pages to the book. The facts could be summarized in 100 pages.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    Is a very amazing book. A lot of the book is about the history of that time period with accounts of various happenings. The actual writing about Operation Nemesis does not take up that much of the book. I was not aware of Operation Nemesis until I read this book. This book tied a lot of loose end up for me as I had read short accounts of various events during this time period. The book did not, in my opinion, spend enough time dealing with the war of Sarikamish and Ismail Enver or Enver Pasha’s role in the war plan or leadership he played. These factors may have been a huge contributor to what happened during this period of time. Note that I am not an expert in history of this time period or region of the world, just a forever student of historical events. I found it very interesting and will read it again at some future date.

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    Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide []  2020-1-17 21:8

    This book will stay with you a lifetime. It teaches some of the history our system failed to inform Americans about. Sadly, the power for the sake of power is still festering among autocratic regimes today. The outcomes are hideous and devastating. Read but have tissue handy.

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