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

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In this resource that delves into unusual and offbeat subjects in politics, business, and science, facts and references are provided on lists that cover such topics as scenes that were cut from movies and members of the Skull & Bones secret society at Yale.
Paperback, 319 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Disinformation Company
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Jul 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
I was somewhat enjoying this book to start; about half the lists are genuinely interesting, while the others are pages of entries with no added context or just very repetitive.

And then I got to the lists of "Cures Your Doctors Don't Want You To Know!!!!" that claim people with "mental illnesses" just aren't eating right and cite a chiropractor as a legitimate medical authority (unfairly discriminated against by those evil establishment doctors!!!). Anyone who doesn't do the research into such s
Oct 28, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: teens on up
Who doesn't like a book of strange and somewhat subversive lists?
* It's easy to read.
* It doesn't contain a lot of extraneous text.
* It highlights the most important information about a topic.
* It can be read in quick bursts, like in the bathroom or during commercials.
* It makes you more interesting at parties.
* It contains information that other people might not know.
* It draws its material from subject experts that the reader might not otherwise encounter.
* It relies heavily on material that
Valerie Porter
Feb 04, 2008 rated it liked it
Um, not quite sure what to think about this one. Just a lot of useless information *or useful (depending on your opinion or need) compiled in list format to persuade you of the conspiracies going on right behind your back! haha... here is a taste of the madness:

*Innocent People Freed from Prison
*Members of the Skull & Bones Secret Society at Yale
*People Mormons have baptized by proxy
*Drugs Pulled Off the Market After They Killed Too Many People
*Legal Substances that Will Get You High
*Dead Pe
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a great collection of trivial, and not so trivial, information of a subversive nature. If you're already reading it, it probably won't change your mind about things but may inform you on all sorts of unusual topics, just like the rest of the Disinformation books. Considering the lengthy and well-written articles in other books in the series it's a bit shallow by comparison but within the genre of books-of-lists it's excellent.

There is at least one error in the book. The listing for the
Oct 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: conspiracy
This is a book of lists; there is no details behind anything, no extra information. Many of the chosen topics are very interesting and are great to share with friends.

But, the book is short and your jolly's end quickly. Because of the lack of background material provided, it doesn't really help if you want to reference it for an essay or project.

Ten years ago, this would have been a 4 star book, but you can sit down to Google and have all this and much more faster and in much greater depth. It's
Christopher Roth
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
I understand the impulse to create an updated hipster version of the old Wallace/Wallechinsky format, but this falls a bit short. Clearly, the sex and drugs sections are the best parts and the author should have focused just on that. There's way too much about reasons to oppose the Iraq War (which I agree with, by the way), which seems far less urgent to read now than it did back when this book came out. That whole, huge section of the book is just kind of depressing now. It's also ironic that t ...more
Terra Bosart
Jun 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Good source of lists. Learn about the porn section of the library of congress. Which US companies are allowed to make LSD, cocaine, and heroin? How many illegal substances occur naturally in your body? (My favorite is number two)
Or how many legal substances cause false positives? How about CIA techniques for interrigation, or some CIA cryptonyms, or front company names?
It goes on and on, with no bias, just information. Or Disinformation.
Christopher Sutch
Jul 22, 2009 rated it liked it
An interesting experiment with so-so results, mainly because most of the information Kick finds exciting is already available in other common sources (at least, I was surprised by very little in this book). Still, might be worth a look; you never know when you might learn something.
Sep 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
This was my bedside and bathroom book for probably 6 months before I finished it. It is an excellent book of lists as is and a great place to jump off into other research on any topic within it you may find intriguing.
Michael Roop
May 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Now this is a book. Lemme tell you. These lists are...mind bending to say the least. There are a few lists in here of things you would have never thought a government might have. Such as the delta level in the library of congress. Do your homework on it, I don't wanna spoil anymore than that.
Jan 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't like lists? Better yet who doesn't like totally obscure, completely interesting list of topics you probably never considered. Anything by the disinfomation company is eye opening if nothing else.
Sep 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Love books from the Disinfomation series. Subversive and addictive.
Jan 06, 2008 rated it it was ok
Interesting lists.
Quick look-through.
Abraham Ray
Feb 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: american-history
nice book for others,but just ok for me.
Sep 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Freaking awesome collection!
J Connery
Mar 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Find some things out that you may have never thought about.
Jul 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
something i think everyone should read. a lot of things we thought were true...well were not...just shows that trust is something you have to earn...
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very entertaining. Learned some random things too. I might get some other books in this series.
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Editor of the website The Memory Hole which publishes and archives hidden US government documents, including scientific studies and reports, civil rights-related reports, intelligence and covert action reports.

He is also editor-at-large for The Disinformation Company, where he has published several books including The Book of Lists and 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know.
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