Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America” as Want to Read:
The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  473 ratings  ·  52 reviews
In this explosive new book, the legendary Jim Marrs, author of the underground bestseller Rule by Secrecy, reveals the frighteningly real possibility that today the United States is becoming the Fourth Reich, the continuation of an ideology thought to have been vanquished more than a half century ago. This concept may seem absurd to those who cannot see past the rose-color ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 720 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by HarperLuxe (first published June 24th 2008)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Rise of the Fourth Reich, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Rise of the Fourth Reich

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 909)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Jess Smoll
I AM DYING OF LOLS. This book is so awful it passes back into "good"-- though your mileage may vary, of course. This is the mother of all terrible conspiracy theory books, combining many smaller conspiracies into one enormous Nazi-driven plot, as though all the Nazis of history managed to party down with the evil fictional Nazis that hunted Indiana Jones, Captain America, and the Basterds, and those vampire Nazi legions of Hellsing infamy.

Roswell and UFOs?
Mulder, it was Nazis.
Water fluoridation
Jacob Aitken
One should retitle this book “A popular version of some of Joseph Farrell’s conclusions without the rigor and discipline of Joseph Farrell’s scholarship.” Jim Marrs’ thesis is sound and not new: an elite group has controlled Western politics and economics for the past 100 years. This group is connected to or synonymous with the Anglo-American banking establishment. Their modus operandi consists in playing different political and national factions against one another.

(note: These are not all my
Devin Wallace
I don't like diving off the side of the cliff into the murky waters of conspiracy theories of the highest nature. I would have been forced to do that to completely enjoy Marrs' book. It is full of facts and dark connections between the world's past and the current elite, but he adds a lot of conjecture that lowers the quality of his ideas. Jim Marrs is the ultimate conspiracy theorist, but I don't want to ride roundtrip on it. I'll ride it for a bit, but there is a point where I need to get off ...more
This is the mother of conspiracy books. Read this and you will understand why some people feel it necessary to carry assault weapons to town hall meetings about health care. Yes, providing care to sick people is part of the conspiracy.

By the way, Hitler did not die, nor did Martin Bormann and oh yes, Rockefeller and some of his friends are in on it too. It was Rockefeller money that funded the degradation of the American education system. This conspiracy dates back to the Holy Roman Empire (the
Jacob Noey
This book starts with the origins of the Nazi regime in Germany, and how this regime was funded by the Rockefeller oil cartel and the military industrial complex that runs the United States. Jim has serious facts/truths that backs up all his statements with impeccable research. The book then proceeds to explain how a significant portion of the Nazis escaped, and even had routes planned in the event that they would need to escape. They escaped to many parts of the world -- parts in Europe outsid ...more
Jim Marrs is the type of excellent researcher to write a book like this. For anyone who hasn't any knowledge beyond mainstream history, this book will be an eye-opener.

Marrs details the extent of America's wealthy families, banks and corporations who funded Hitler's Germany and it's rise to power. And how various U.S. government organizations shifted thousands of Nazi scientists and researchers in many key fields safely into positions of U.S. high tech corporations and government research. Other
Linda Munro
I chose this book due to these words: Throw out everything you think you know about history. Close the approved textbooks, turn off the corporate mass media, and whatever you do, don't believe anything you hear from the government—The Rise of the Fourth Reich reveals the truth about American power." I was not dissapointed!

This book clearly explains that 'the U.S. helped defeat Germany in WWII, but it did not defeat the Nazi's." Dubious war criminal activity was expunged for thousands of high ran
Michael Herrman
It's full of conspiracy theories, yes, but 'conspire' only means 'to breathe together'. Governments, religions, and societies are conspiracies. The word alone does not disprove content.

Of course, where so much information is actually lost or hidden, it's also difficult to prove much of the content. This book will tell you about otherwise obscure points of interest such as Die Glock; Operation Paperclip; the incestuous relationships between US and foreign business interests and Nazi Germany. It
I'm not too big into conspiracy theories.

I was anticipating that this book was going to deal more with the rise of neo-Nazi groups, or others of that ilk. What I found was that each chapter starts-off with (what I consider) established historical fact, then works through some interesting theories that challenge these facts, and then just really goes whole-hog into the conspiratorial maelstrom. Not that this isn't interesting or well-written material (it is), it's just that my anti-conspiratoria
Paul Pessolano
If you want something to think about in the next month or so read this book. It is shelved in "Speculation" and that should alert the reader to be cautious of its content; although I must admit that Marrs does put a pretty good source file for his beliefs.

The gist of the book is that the United States is fast moving to National Socialism. National Socialism was the movement that was made popular in Germany by Adolph Hitler. The word Nazi came form National Socialism. Marrs believes that Hitler w
The Rise of the Fourth Reich is the ultimate conspiracy book. Imagine a book contending that neither Hitler nor Bormann died at the end of the war. Imagine that the book is so bold as to connect Roswell’s famous UFO incident with Nazi super-technology—specifically anti-gravity devices and flying saucers. Then, add in delicious innuendo showing that Prescott Bush (along with the famous John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles), father of President George H. W. Bush and grandfather of President George ...more
This is a really good book. I would give it five stars except it scared the crap out of me and didn't offer any suggestions as to how to fight the ongoing nazification of the US. There is plenty of reference material cited and Mr. Marrs gives names, dates and associations that make my skin crawl.

This is a dark, negative look at the last hundred years or so that has led to the fascist society we insist on calling a democracy. It's still safe to say that after Andrew Jackson eliminated the federa
I don't mind the fact that Marrs spends most of his time synthesizing other people's ideas and reporting their research findings; boiling down complex arguments and masses of arcane data into a lively and accessible form is a worthwhile undertaking.

His fundamental premise, that a global financial elite which despises democracy and the rights of citizens is running our society must be self-evident to any critical thinker who follows the news. The rest is a grab bag. I found myself veering from "
Basically takes the rumors of the Illuminati and links them with the leaders of the 20th century through the Skull & Bones Society. Then shows how the some of the leaders in the west supported the Nazis. I think they were supporting the Nazis for the same reason that they supported the Bolsheviks and the Republicans AND the Democrats. They want to maintain influence on whoever gets into power.
The supposed goals of the Illuminati are to abolish government, private property, inheritance, the f
Northman 737
Wow... simply wow. I have read some far out theories before but this guy created something above and beyond. I had no idea that the Nazis still had full control of the world. Everything that has happened since World War II is all a part of the Nazi plan. The Bush family are Nazis as well... that's nothing original. He even found a place to throw in that absolute fact (without explaining) that Dick Cheney blew up the world trade centers. Every once in a while he did come back to reality and say s ...more
This book is horrible regurgitations of same kind of nonsense that you might hear from someone like Alex Jones.
Mike Moskos
I agree with the other reviewers that this is absolutely the mother of all conspiracy books.

His central argument is that the Nazis never really lost power; they simply moved their basis of power to the U.S.A. to fulfill their goals. He strings together lots of details which perhaps make the case--you'll have to judge it for yourself.

What is absolutely clear--unless your view of the world is solely influenced by the mass media--is that the U.S.A. is the Fourth Reich and it weirds a level of pow
Demetrios Geleris
This is an eye opening book!
Everic Rivas
So far I have not learned anything new, as this synthesizes various aspects of the history of the Third Reich infused with the well documented history of the current globalist/socialist powers shaping world events. What I am learning that is new to me is the ancient technology that the Nazi's were testing during WWII. I love Jim Marrs' works as they are always engaging, well-written, and helps to draw the reader's attention to the relationships between seemingly unrelated issues.

This book ties things together and does it in such a way that the reader cannot but believe this is happening in the USA. It's all here within these pages and does not leave room for any doubt Washington, DC, is controlled by outside influences - lock, stock, and barrel; and the 'criminals' are still not charged with treason (Bush Jr, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Kissinger... ).

The Nazis did not lose. It all just got carried forward.
Very well researched and very enlightening except the part regarding the ancient societies of Egypt and Sumer. Abraham was definitely not Sumerian and he did not bring any knowledge at all to the ancient Egypt. I wish the writer did research these issues better.

However, all the information about the Nazis, Neonazis, the ones who used these monsters must be known by the public.
Jaime Contreras
I approached this book with much knowledge about the different topics. Mr. Marrs is very adept at tying all the conspiracies and legends together with facts. The picture he paints should be burned into one's memory. The social and politcal upheaval has begun and we must not be lulled into a false sense of security. This was an excellent bit of wtitintg and research. An excellent book!
Anabela Costa
This book is an account of how the Rockefellers and British Elite helped Hitler in his ascension.
But the show still goes on according to Jim Marrs.

Some Chapters repeat the same issues over and over again, that makes the book sometimes hard to read and boring. But in general the book is interesting, and provides a lot of good information for further studies in the subject.

Cecil Williams
This book will open your eyes to the elite players of Global finance and power. I was stunned by the information contained in this book and tried to do some internet research on the contents. I haven't found anything yet that would lead me to believe that the author is making any of this up. Maybe you can? Read it and I promise, you will never look at the world news the same again!
Finished the majority of the book but am going to recheck or purchase to finish. Though some may consider this book a conspiracy book it is much more. If you take away some of the assumptions and heresay there is some of the truths in this book that should not be ignored. I feel that I read enough of this book to accurately rate it at this time.
"A conspiracy theory book that contains quite a bit of history about WWII, Nazi scientists, engineers and the Nazi military-industrial complex, and how the US government absorbed the conquered third reich's technology. Last part of the book illuminates modern schemes and plots reeking of Nazi ideology."
The author makes several points, all shocking to contemplate. Where there is a lot of smoke, there has to be at least a little fire. A must read to understand how our current economic and social status has been affected by WWII end of war decisions. Mr. Marr may have part of the future foretold.
Jamin Batman
Marrs is either plausible (as he was in the Terror Conspiracy and Crossfire) or batshit crazy (as he is here and in The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy). There is no in between, but he's enjoyable at both extremes as a writer, and he tends towards exhaustive documentation of his theses.
Risa Patterson
Wow! What a great read. Jim Marrs documents and cites sources so well, presenting amazing information to the reader. I learned so much about the Third Reich and the aftermath of WWII that my school books never mentioned. Loved this.
Maha marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 31 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III
  • 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read
  • Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put it in the White House & What Their Influence Means for America
  • The Secret Team: The CIA & its Allies in Control of the United States & the World
  • JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
  • Dr. Mary's Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics
  • Plausible Denial: Was the CIA Involved in the Assassination of JFK?
  • Mission to Berlin: The American Airmen Who Struck the Heart of Hitler's Reich
  • The Curiosity of School: Education and the Dark Side of Enlightenment
  • ...And the Truth Shall Set You Free
  • None Dare Call It Conspiracy
  • The True Story of the Bilderberg Group
  • The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration & 9/11
  • I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World
  • Proofs of a Conspiracy
  • Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Cocaine Explosion
  • Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
  • Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA
American journalist and scholar and expert on conspiracies.

Marrs has given lectures about the John F. Kennedy assasination at University of Texas at Arlington.

Marrs is a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
More about Jim Marrs...
Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History that Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons & the Great Pyramids Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy Alien Agenda: Investigating the Extraterrestrial Presence Among Us The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy: How the New World Order, Man-Made Diseases, and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America Our Occulted History: Who or What Is Trying to Control Our Lives

Share This Book