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The Blue Book of the John Birch Society

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Paperback, 178 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Western Islands,U.S. (first published January 1st 1961)
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Apr 13, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Students of the far right, political scientists, anti-fascists
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
This book is the basic handbook received by all members of the John Birch Society, to explain the mission and structure of the Society. It is largely derived from the 2-day seminar which Robert Welch delivered to various business contacts in order to found the JBS. I have rated this book, because my proviso about refusing to rate racist literature does not apply in this case. It is definitely extremist literature, and my rating should not be read as an endorsement. I have also chosen not to plac ...more
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Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Books can change lives because some of them help shape the way one thinks and views the world around him. This is one of most important books I have ever read for that reason. I read it as a junior in high school back in 1962 and it changed me forever. I have been a foaming-at-the- mouth anti-communist and conspiracy theorist ever since. Years ago I compiled a booklist for my children entitled "The Ten Books That Have Had The Most Impact On My Life." This book was near the top of that list. It w ...more
I wrote my senior thesis on the JBS's activities in Orange County during the 60s. Robert Welch was one wacky dude.
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American businessman, political activist, and author.

Gifted as a child he enrolled in high school at the age of 10 & was admitted to university at the age of 12. He later enrolled & dropped out of Harvard Law School & the Naval Academy.

He later started his own Candy company that went out of business in the Great Depression of 1925.

In 1958 he cofounded the John Birch society. In 1960 he starting

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