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Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country's Most Controversial Cover-Ups

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  586 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Dead Wrong is a study of the scientific and forensic facts of four assassinations of the 1960s (President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Panther leader Fred Hampton), as well as an examination of new and incriminating evidence indicative of murder, not suicide, in the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, White House Counsel Vincent F ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 336 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Skyhorse (first published August 1st 2012)
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Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing


This is literally the most interesting book that I have ever seen. I got to see an advance copy of it. There are many charts that contain fascinating information on why these so called suicides appear to be murders and also on why the official versions of the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King are definitely incorrect.

There is a great Timeline that details almost every minute of the last day of Marilyn Monroe. There is another totally fascinat
Carl Hendrix
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't have any theories. All I have are the facts.

The above quote is from the book and it tells you a lot about how serious their research was for this book. It is a quote by a former FBI special agent who was one of the sources for their research and it describes this book very well because they really just lay out all of the evidence and follow it no matter where it leads.

I got to read a pre-release draft of this book and it is a very cool compilation of actual evidence. The cases are fascin
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book looks at the mysterious deaths of 10 subjects by laying out how the official rulings contradict the ballistics, eye-witness accounts, laws of physics, and reason.

Marilyn Monroe had so many drugs in her system that there was enough to kill 15 people even though she had no access to that amount of pills. She also had no traces of pills in her stomach, leading to the conclusion that she was killed with an enema, possibly by the Mob in order to create scandal for the Kennedys. Read the cha
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it

I generally take the claims these kinds of books posit with a grain a salt. But I am actually quite sympathetic to some of this stuff. The Marylin Monroe story, for instance, that’s one I need to know more about. All of it’s a fun read, though. It’s like ghost stories for me: they can be quite fun if you can suspend disbelief and read them in the middle of the night.
David Stringer
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The book everyone must read. I'm also sure it will be the book the authorities want to suppress.
Lisa Call
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ugh, that was one of the most tedious books to get through. Some of the cases were direct, to the point and enjoyable to read. Some seemed incomplete they were so short. But the ones that really got me (like JFK, MLK and Marilyn Monroe) were way too long. The repetition of the same facts over and over was rediculous. Ok, we get it after the second, maybe third time reading it, the pill bottles on the table next to Marilyn's bed were placed there to make it look like a suicide. That was just one ...more
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm counting the days until I receive this from Amazon -- Belz has advised people this is NOT a conspiracy book, but a FACT book. Check out, as it's not your average website. (The music chosen for each murder victim is amazing!) The book is also on Facebook, as is Belz. (If you want to see Belz's site, it's and his Twitter is @MRbelzer. You can always tell him @Glock35Gal sent you!)

Belz's co-author is David Wayne. You'll want to subscribe to him on Facebook. If m
John Rachel
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
American main stream media is now recognized as a huge propaganda machine, subservient to the ruling corporate class and the Federal government, which itself is subservient to the oligarchy. But there was a time when media outlets were more trustworthy, certainly more trusted.

This book provides a necessary counter-narrative to the "official" stories. Whether you agree with the analysis or not, it's important __ no, absolutely vital __ to look at each of the covered incidents from a different per
Ricky Kilmer
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
one of the most important books to read

Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It is said that facts speak louder than words, and with this book they are certainly screaming louder than you've ever heard them before. The one thing I've learned from this book, which I'll take with me for the rest of my life, is this: Should I ever find myself in the situation that I need to cover-up a political assassination, I should remember 3 things...

(1) When setting up a patsy to take the fall, make sure and give them a weapon that could reasonably be expected to carry out the task (i.
Kathi Jackson
As with their follow-up book, this one is too repetitive. I like the format of these books but once something is said, it's said, and doesn't need to be repeated several times. Otherwise, the information is good.
Aug 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A nice break down of the current evidence for a number of high-profile assassinations.
Nicole Hogeboom
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Highly recommend this one! Super research-- super book!
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies
Enjoyed reading facts & testimonies of those who were involved in these controversial cover-ups. Very interesting and well worth the read. Vince Fosters suicide? The facts lead you to believe otherwise. Also Oswald acted alone as our govt wants us to believe, or did he? Great facts listed, you decide.
Nov 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'll start off by saying I am a huge conspiracy buff. Be it the sinking of the USS Maine to JFK, RFK, MLK, Roswell, John Lennon, Pearl Harbor, 9/11, etc...(and watching X-Files for 9 years) I love a good conspiracy. When I saw this book on the shelf, I nearly threw my arm out of my socket reaching for it.

However, this was a HUGE disappointment.

The material, in some cases, were interesting. However, it appears that the book was never formatted or proof-read. There are numerous typos and for some
Oct 14, 2012 added it
Completely captivating. Makes me ask the question, "Why aren't people in authority investigating these?" Oh, right... they could be the ones who staged the cover-ups and suppressed the investigations in the first place. It is hard to believe that corruption & murder can be traced to the highest offices of the land... but then that is where there is the most at stake, isn't it? If power is the sole objective, then ruthless power will be used to obtain more of it. The authors do not tell who t ...more
Leslie D. Soule
Apr 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: documentary
To those who complain that this book is too repetitious, and on that basis, give it a bad review, I say thus: you are fools, carrying on like a bunch of Victorian aristocrats arguing about petticoats when you should be discussing matters of substance. You would throw away a diamond because it has a speck of dirt on it. So caught up are you in the method of delivery that is not to your liking, that you miss the point entirely - this book actually provides details about the cases. Do the "official ...more
Jun 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I'll start off with the positives I noticed in reading this. First of all, it does seem to be well researched, pulling from as many different resources as it can to tell each story. It was also very interesting in it's common sense approach to some of the cases. Now, it did tend to repeat itself quite often. Which made it a little hard to read at times. There was also times when I felt like the authors strayed from the evidence and interjected their own opinions, which just made them seem desper ...more
Rebecca McNutt
I think it's safe to say that a vast majority of conspiracy books are full of nothing more than tinfoil hat nutjob stories and things that look like they came straight from the TV screens of The X-Files reruns. Dead Wrong is one of few that is different. Written by Richard Belzer (Detective John Munch of Law & Order: S.V.U., this book uses modern forensic science to try to solve some of America's most mysterious and captivating cases, from Marilyn Monroe's suicide to the JFK assassination.
Cindy Parrish
too repetitive but interesting
David Wayne
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Well, I thought it was historically important. But that's why we wrote it!!!
Sep 05, 2012 rated it liked it
poorly written, but still a fun read
Nathan Albright
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: challenge-2019
For someone who is not really a big fan of conspiracy theories I read about them a lot, for one reason or another.  There are a variety of insights one gains from a book like this one, even if it could have been about half as long if it had not felt the need to repeat itself so often, not only about the way that a great many people mistrust government, but also some of the ways that governments manage to communicate even to those who do not believe the stories about a given conspiracy.  Whether ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Reading the Assassination of JFK and MLK the author states
many of the identical factors was present in both assassinations,in example, BOTH reportedly shot by lone gunman, Both rifles left at the scene
we’re inexpensive and not for sniper work. NEITHER of the rifles
had been sighted in, therefore, if they had been top of the line sniper rifles they would not have been accurate enough to be credited with what they reportedly accomplished.
forensic inspection of BOTH
Michael Marchin

If you follow the "logic" of the book, every single noteworthy death/murder was a conspiracy. All of them. This is par for the course with conspiracy theorists - it's never a duck even if it walks, quacks and looks like a duck - but I digress. That isn't what cripples the book; there are some legit, compelling insights and theories. It's that way too often things presented as "facts" are really just MORE theories or opinions. There's nothing new. We get it; the government did and does
Danielle Turchiano
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
I love conspiracy theories, and even more so, I love true crime cover-ups. This book really presents the latter, and the evidence presented within the pages proves why. However, I rated this book low because of the constant repetition that made it feel like the authors were 1) padding the book because they didn't have many cases to include, 2) desperate to prove their cases-- a desperation that undermined the credibility the facts they compiled gave them, and 3) somewhat condescending to the aud ...more
Vicki Beyer
Sep 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
What a disappointing read! Obviously self-published without the benefit of a professional editor’s touch (something I could not judge before purchasing the e-book). The book is replete with spelling and grammatical errors, which is bad enough, but it is also poorly organized and repetitive in the extreme, with many of the “facts” presented at least three times.

In spite of this, I read the entire book (something I have to doubt whether Jesse Ventura, who wrote the afterword, did). It only got wor
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was interesting. Most people would probably consider it very conspiracy theoryish. It has a lot of resources to further read on each case, which is nice. I hasn't heard of most of the cover-ups and for the ones I had, there was information I had never heard before.

The only thing I didn't like was the repetitive nature. Lots of saying the same thing over and over again, just in a different way. It got a bit boring after awhile.
Angie Cory
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-reads
Facts Are Not Emotionally Tainted

Regardless of one's political affiliation, this book is about what we as voting Americans have the POWER to change. We've become complacent. We are ignorant by our own volition. We choose to allow this nonsense to continue. Challenge yourself to think freely. No longer allow the force fed drivel any room in your already clouded brain. This book is refreshingly fact based. Finally.
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The subject matter of this book was interesting, well chosen and well researched. That said, the book was poorly put together and lacked any serious attempt at editing. The constant repetition, the continual hammering of points, made it feel like the beating of a dead horse. We got your point the first few times. This lack of control made what could have been a fun read very tedious.
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Belzer is the author of four books, the last two of which were a crime fiction series co-written with Michael Black that featured Belzer as the mystery-solving protagonist. I’m Not a Cop, the first of the two, was published in 2008, followed by the sequel, I’m Not a Psychic, in 2009. Belzer penned UFOs, JFK and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Believe in 2000, and co-authored How ...more
“So why are we still being lied to about these cases? They seem to be missing a basic point about Democracy— they are our employees. They’re employed by us— We, The People. How dare they withhold the truth from us!” 0 likes
“A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.” This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” 0 likes
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