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

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Disinformation Company, 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
  • 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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User Review  - kmgarcia - LibraryThing

The book's title pretty much sums it all up. It covers a vast amount of information in a way that is really easy to digest. The information itself varies from CIA interrogation tips, biblical ... Read full review

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User Review  - cotton.aj - LibraryThing

i enjoyed this book mostly because it was a stepping stone to researching other topics. the little paragraphs of information was enough to pique my interest about certain subjects that i could look up later. Read full review

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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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