Disinformation Book of Lists: Subversive Facts and Hidden Information in Rapid-Fire Format

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Consortium Book Sales & Dist, May 15, 2004 - History - 319 pages
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Can you name five military leaders who were -transgendered?

Twelve cases of involuntary human experimentation by the U.S. government?

How about the four porn novels written by famous authors, 11 books left out of the Bible and over 50 side effects of NutraSweet that have been reported to the FDA?

In 1977, David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace published The Book of Lists, causing an immediate sensation. Not only did it lead to three direct sequels (in 1980, 1983 and 1993), it also created a new genre. Soon, shelves were lined with The First Original Unexpurgated Authentic Canadian Book of Lists (1978), The Book of Sports Lists (1979) and Meredith's Book of Bible Lists (1980), among many others. Using this popular, enduring format, Russ Kick's Disinformation Book of Lists delves into the murkier aspects of politics, current events, business, history, science, art and literature, sex, drugs, death and more. Despite such unusual subject matter, this book presents hard, substantiated facts with full references.

Among the lists presented:

Innocent People Freed from Prison
Members of the Skull & Bones Secret Society at Yale
Drugs Pulled Off the Market After They Killed Too Many People
Legal Substances that Will Get You High
Dead People Surrounding Bill Clinton
Scenes that Were Cut from Movies
Raunchy Songs that Were Never Released
Military Officers, Government Officials, Astronauts, and Airline Personnel Who Say UFOs Are Real
Words and Phrases No Longer Allowed in Textbooks

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Review: Disinformation Book of Lists: Subversive Facts and Hidden Information in Rapid-Fire Format

User Review  - Lee - Goodreads

This is a book of lists; there is no details behind anything, no extra information. Many of the chosen topics are very interesting and are great to share with friends. But, the book is short and your ... Read full review

Review: Disinformation Book of Lists: Subversive Facts and Hidden Information in Rapid-Fire Format

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

This was my bedside and bathroom book for probably 6 months before I finished it. It is an excellent book of lists as is and a great place to jump off into other research on any topic within it you may find intriguing. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Russ Kick is the all-star editor of five previous Disinformation Guides and three Disinformation books. He has been labeled as an "information archaeologist" by the New York Times in a major profile. He runs the popular blog TheMemoryHole.org and is well known for his intelligent and successful FOIA requests and unveilings.

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