American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells
In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ongoing cover-ups, Jesse Ventura takes a systematic look at the wide gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to the American people. For too long, we the people have sat by and let politicians and bureaucrats from both parties obfuscate and lie. And according to this former Navy SEAL, former pro wres...more
Jesse Ventura never met a conspiracy theory he didn't like. He takes on fourte...more
The book is filled with some very interesting, and lesser known, facts. Facts that I think should be more widely known. Even though the book failed to convince me of all the conspiracies it did make me stop and think, which is never a bad thing for people to do. One...more
I truly found myself enraptured with not just the conspiratorial evidence noted in this compilation of American injustices, but with the actual structure of the book, as well. Ventura and his co-author, Dick Russell, did a phenomenal job in organizing and relating the historic conspiracy accounts, and evidence thereof, in a way that was both enter...more
Like any book that is made up of loosely connected topics rather than one story line, its hard to give a fair rating.
The Introduction, Jonestown Massacre, 9/11, and The Secret Plans to end American Democracy were the most interesting chapters to me. The last chapter of this book is well worth reading for a few insights into the last 10 years of politics, wars, financial machinations of the powerful and corrupt in the United States and beyond.
Some time ago I watched two different Canadian...more
I agree this is not the most intellectually challenging book, but in my opinion there is beauty in it's simplicity. This book covers a lot of topics, but doesn't go into great depth of any of them. Jesse Ventura asks im...more
I like how Ventura looks at things from a different perspective. I don't agree with all the ide...more
As for this book, while I was too young to watch him while he was wrestling I remember his commentary work: "I just give credit where credit's due, Mean Gene!" This book is...more
Ventura served as a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team member during the Vietnam War. He had a long tenure in the World Wrestling Federation, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.
In 1951, James George Janos, later known as Jess...more