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The following are links to separate pages listing the books I've read in a number of categories. Arriving over the next months, on each page, will be a brief explanation of which works of my own were influenced by the books listed.

America's Earliest Days

America's Westward Expansion

World Conflicts: WWII, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Iraq

1960's Political History: Cold War, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis & Assassinations

The Intelligence Community

Psychology:

(D.I.D [Dissociative Identity Disorder], Dreams, Theory)

Mythology, (Urban/Historical) Legend, Folklore (And Fact): (Real World & Otherwise)

Biographies, Musicology & Writing Theory

Selected Fiction

The forming of the country and the lead-up to the struggle for American independence:

 (Selected)

  1. American Colonies (Alan Taylor)

  2. The Americans: The National Experience (Daniel J. Boorstin)

  3. John Adams (David McCullough)

  4. Exploration and Empire  (William H. Goetzmann)

  5. 1776 (David McCullough)

  6. Washington’s Crossing (David Hackett Fischer)

  7.  A Leap in the Dark (John Ferling)

  8. Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West (Hampton Sides)

  9. Lewis & Clark: Doctors in the Wilderness (Bruce C. Paton, M.D.)

  10. Washington’s Secret War (Thomas Fleming)

  11. Undaunted Courage (Stephen E. Ambrose)

  12. Roanoke Island: The Beginnings of English America (David Stick)

                            

Westward expansion and colonization of the country:

  (Selected)

  1. Route Across the Rocky Mountains (Overton Johnson and William H. Winter)

  2.  The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 (John D. Unruh, Jr.)

  3.  Across the Great Divide: Robert Stuart and the Discovery of the Oregon Trail (Laton McCartney)

  4.  The Oregon Trail: An American Saga (David Dary)

  5.  The California Trail: An Epic with Many Heroes (George R. Stewart)

  6. Captured by the Indians: 15 Firsthand Accounts, 1750-1870 (Edited by Frederick Drimmer)

  7. Rush for Riches: Gold Fever & the Making of California (J. S. Holliday)

  8. Frontier Life: Life in America 100 Years Ago (David Ritchie)

  9. Robbers, Rogues, & Ruffians: True Tales of the Wild West (Howard Bryan)

 

 

                                              

 

 

 

 

World Conflicts of the Twentieth Century, into the Twenty-first:

WWII, The Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq (2003-)

 

 World War II:

Undercover Tales of World War II (William B. Breuer)

Becoming Eichmann (David Cesarani)

Agent Zigzag (Ben Macintyre)

 Hitler’s Secret Life: The Mysteries of the Eagle’s Nest (Glenn B. Infield)

 Unexplained Mysteries of World War II (William B. Breuer)

Unholy Alliance: A History of Nazi Involvement with the Occult (Peter Levenda)

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (William L. Shirer)

                               

The Korean "Conflict":

 The Korean War (Max Hastings)

Inchon Landing: MacArthur’s Last Triumph (Michael Langley)

       

The Vietnam War:

The Pentagon Papers (Abridged) Edited by George C. Herring

Vietnam: A History (The First Complete History of Vietnam at War) by Stanley Karnow

       

The Iraq War:

Bush At War (Bob Woodward)

Plan of Attack: Bush At War, Part II (Bob Woodward)

State of Denial: Bush At War, Part III (Bob Woodward)

The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008 (Bob Woodward)

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA (George Tenet, with Bill Harlow)

Extreme Prejudice (Susan Lindauer)

               

 

 

1960's Political History:

Cold War, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis & Assassinations

(Books, Documentaries, Films):

 

My research into the political climate of the 1960's has largely been through the prism of the JFK Assassination. However, one cannot study the assassination without also learning a great deal about the intelligence community's desire to remove Fidel Castro from his position as the prime minister/president of Cuba. To this end, certain American mafia figures were involved, thus one cannot avoid study of a rather large criminal network within the U.S. by association. It's now known that the mob had affiliations within the Central Intelligence Agency, who were in turn tasked with their mission by Richard Nixon while he was still vice president under Dwight D. Eisenhower. It only makes sense, even without verification through detailed research, that our primary intelligence agency would seek the services of certain mafia figures in the assassination of Castro, in order to ensure themselves a believable scapegoat. Due to the secretly recorded confession of Louisiana-based mafia don Carlos Marcello, one hardly needs to further question the presence of a conspiracy inherent to the assassination of Kennedy in 1963. Many fine books, including the expansive work of author/researcher Lamar Waldron, do an excellent job of tracing the lines between dots that have been there since the day the assassination took place. What follows is a list of 34 such books, all of which are recommended for serious researchers. Most of them discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962 or the failed Bay of Pigs operation to assassinate or capture Fidel Castro. This effort is known to have been perpetrated by CIA-trained Cuban exiles, forced to leave their home country when Castro took the highest seat of control in the country through a successful coup against sitting President Fulgencio Batista. Marcello and fellow mafia leaders Santos Trafficante and John Rosselli infiltrated this plan (largely via Rosselli, a known friend of David Morales, who was head of the Miami CIA Station during the period. The cover-up of the assassination was initiated in order to conceal the possibility that Castro was responsible for the assassination, as mob figures tried to claim via carefully-crafted "evidence" and intriguing conspiracy theories planted in the American media. Prevailing wisdom suggested that the American people would demand an invasion of Cuba in retribution for the assassination, thus compelling the Soviet Union to retaliate in order to protect Cuba, it's satellite nation. This, in the words of Lyndon Johnson, would've "set off a war that could kill 40 million American lives in an hour."

 

As the list below stands, the books are not listed in an order indicating a starting point for the novice researcher, but that feature is forthcoming so keep checking back.

 

Less readily connected to geopolitical issues than JFK are the subsequent assassinations of his brother, Robert, and Civil Rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both took place in 1968. Both cases, like the assassination of JFK, are rife with possibilities that conspiracies existed prior to implementation. For an excellent list of books and research materials accompanying both of these assassinations, follow the link to the bookmark on this page. A long-held belief suggests that RFK's assassin, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, might have been under the influence of drugs, hypnosis, or both, thus requiring a necessary branching off from the facts of the case in order to validate such claims.

 

The JFK Assassination

 

  1. The Second Oswald (Richard H. Popkin)

  2. Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery (Norman Mailer)

  3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Dick Russell)

  4. JFK: Conspiracy of Silence (Charles A. Crenshaw, M.D.)

  5. Contract On America (David E. Scheim)

  6. On the Trail of the Assassins (Jim Garrison)

  7. Retired Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry Reveals His Personal JFK Assassination File (Jesse Curry)

  8. The Killing of a President  (Robert J. Groden)

  9. High Treason (Robert J. Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone)

  10. On the Trail of the JFK Assassins (Dick Russell)

  11. Oswald and the CIA (John Newman)

  12. The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald (Robert J. Groden)

  13. JFK: The Documented Screenplay (Compiled by Jane Rusconi)

  14. Death of a President (William Manchester)

  15. Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy (Jim Marrs)

  16. Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal ("William Torbitt")

  17. Plausible Denial (Mark Lane)

  18. The Warren Report

  19. Legend (Edward Jay Epstein)

  20. Inquest (Edward Jay Epstein)

  21. First Hand Knowledge (Robert D. Morrow)

  22. The Two Assassins (Dr. Renatus Hartogs & Lucy Freeman)

  23. Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (David Talbot)

  24. The Umbrella Man: Evidence of Conspiracy (R. B. Cutler)

  25. Ultimate Sacrifice (Lamar Waldron, with Thom Hartmann)

  26. Legacy of Secrecy (Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann)

  27. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination (Lamar Waldron)

  28. Nightmare in Dallas (Beverly Oliver & Coke Buchanan)

  29. Hit List (Richard Belzer & David Wayne)

  30.  Kennedy's Last Stand (Michael E. Salla, Ph.D.)

  31. The HSCA Final Assassinations Report

  32. JFK: The Dead Witnesses (Craig Roberts and John Armstrong)

  33. Files On JFK (Compiled & Edited by Wim Dankbaar)

  34. Who’s Who in the JFK Assassination (Michael Benson)

                                                                      

                       

           

[Film/Video/Documentary Sources]:

JFK:

  1. Conspiracy Files: The JFK Assassination
  2. The Men Who Killed Kennedy, Pts. 1-9, Nigel Turner
  3. JFK, Oliver Stone
  4. Four Days in November, Mel Stuart
  5. The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After
  6. The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot
  7. Peter Jennings: Kennedy Assassination
  8. The Kennedys: American Experience
  9. Kennedy
  10. Unsolved History: JFK: Dealey Plaza
  11. The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination
  12. JFK: …Solomon Islands to the Bay of Pigs
  13. JFK: 3 Shots that Changed America
  14. JFK: The Case for Conspiracy, Groden
  15. The Murder of JFK: A Revisionist History
  16. JFK Assassination Files: Conspiracy
  17. JFK: A Presidency Revealed, Volume 1 & 2
  18. Secret KGB JFK Assassination File
  19. Oswald’s Ghost
  20. Image of an Assassination—Zapruder
  21. American Assassin
  22. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
  23. On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald (Showtime)
  24. The Lee Harvey Oswald Conspiracy: Fake

 

 

The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy:

(Selected)

  1. The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination:The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-Up (Philip H. Melanson)
  2. The Killing of RFK (Donald Freed)

  3. The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy: The Conspiracy and Coverup (William Turner & Jonn Christian)

  4. The Forgotten Terrorist: Sirhan Sirhan and the Assassination of Robert Kennedy (Mel Ayton)

                

RFK: (documentaries/films)

  1. American Experience: RFK
  2. RFK Must Die
  3. The Second GunThe Seccond Gun

 

 

The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.:

(Selected)

  1. The Martin Luther King Assassination: New Revelations on the Conspiracy and Cover-up

    Philip H. Melanson

  1. Who Killed Martin Luther King? (The True Story of the Alleged Assassin)

                     James Earl Ray

  1. Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin

    Hampton Sides

  2. The Report of the House Select Committee On Assassinations 

                       

 

What follows are a list of my sources for research related to the American intelligence field, specifically (but not limited to) the CIA,

as well as several operations either reputed or known to have taken place under their aegus.

 

(Pertaining to the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and the MKULTRA experiments)

Mind Control [Primary Sources]

  1. The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control (John Marks)
  2. Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (Dominic Streatfield)

 

 

 

Watergate:

(Selected)

1. Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA (Lamar Waldron)

2. All The President's Men (Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein)

3. The Final Days (Bob Woodward)

                        

Remote Viewing (Coming Soon!)

 

General Intelligence Community Research

  1. The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World (L. Fletcher Prouty)
  2. Spooks: The Haunting of America: The Private Use of Secret Agents (Jim Hougan)

  3. Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (Tim Weiner)

  4. Blank Check: The Pentagon’s Black Budget (Tim Weiner)

  5. Inside the CIA (Ronald Kessler)

  6. American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate & Beyond (E. Howard Hunt with Greg Aunapu)

  7. Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton: The CIA’s Master Spy Hunter (Tom Mangold)

  8. The CIA (Stephen Goode)

  9. In the Name of Science: A History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation (Andrew Goliszek)

  10. The Invisible Government (David Wise & Thomas B. Ross)

  11. Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook (Joseph McMoneagle)

  12. Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History that Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids (Jim Marrs)

  13. The True Story of the Bilderberg Group (Daniel Estulin)

  14. Psi Spies: The True Story of America’s Psychic Warfare Program (Jim Marrs)

  15. Declassified: 50 Top Secret Documents That Changed History (Thomas B. Allen)

  16. The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro (Kenn Thomas & Jim Keith)

                                                                                          

Incidental Film/Documentary:

  1. Conspiracy: Behind Closed Doors
  2. Declassified: Human Experimentation

  3. The Most Dangerous Man in America

  4. J. Edgar Hoover

  5. CIA: Shocking Stories Behind the Headlines

 

 

"Real World..."

(UFOs, 9/11, the OKC Bombing, the Assassination of Princess Diana, The Philadelphia Experiment & the Gemstone Files)

 

 

UFOs (Books/Documentary/Film):

  1. Top Secret/Majic: Operation Majestic-12 and the United States Government’s UFO Cover-Up (Stanton T. Friedman, MSc)
  2. Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval & Cover-Up of a UFO: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident (Don Berliner & Stanton T. Friedman)

  3. Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 (Phil Patton)

  4. Alien Agenda (Jim Marrs)

  5. Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles (David Darlington)

  6. Project Beta: The Story of Paul Bennewitz, National Security, and the Creation of the Modern UFO Myth (Greg Bishop)

  7. UFO’s and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973 (Richard M. Dolan)

  8. UFO’s and the National Security State, Vol. 2: Chronology of a Cover-up 1973-1991 (Richard M. Dolan)

  9. The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects (Edward J. Ruppelt)

  10. Exempt from Disclosure: The Disturbing Case About the UFO Coverup (Robert M. Collins, with Richard C. Doty and Timothy S. Cooper)

  11. Behind the Flying Saucers (Frank Scully)

  12. Flying Saucers—Serious Business (Frank Edwards)

  13. Aliens from Space: The Real Story of Unidentified Flying Objects (Major Donald E. Keyhoe)

  14. The Roswell Incident (William Moore & Charles Berlitz)

  15. The Flying Saucer Conspiracy (Major Donald E. Keyhoe)

  16. On the Trail of the Saucer Spies (Nick Redfern)

  17. Light Years: An Investigation into the Extraterrestrial Experiences of Eduard Meier (Gary Kinder)

  18. UFO’s and Extraterrestrials in History, Vol. I-IV (Yves Naud)

  19. The Dulce Wars: Underground Alien Bases & the Battle for Planet Earth ("Branton")

  20. The Case for the UFO’s (The Varo Edition) (Download) (M.K. Jessup)

  21. Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-Up (Timothy Good)

  22. UFO and the Bible (M.K. Jessup)

  23. Flying Saucers Have Landed/Inside the Spaceships (George Adamski)

  24. Invisible Residents: The Reality of Underwater UFOs (Ivan T. Sanderson)

                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UFOs [Documentaries/Films]:

1.      Ultimate UFO: Complete Evidence, Vol. 1 & 2

2.      UFO Abductions: A Global Phenomenon

3.      The Billy Meier Story: UFO’s

4.      Ancient Mysteries: UFOs

5.      Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs

6.      UFOs & Area 51: Vol. 1

7.      UFOs & Area 51: Vol. 2: Bob Lazar

8.      UFOs & Area 51: Vol. 3: David Adair

9.      Unsolved Mysteries: UFOs

10.  UFO and Paranormal Phenomenon, Vol. 1-3

11.  Ultimate UFO: Complete Evidence, Vol. 1 & 2

12.  UFOs Over Mexico

13.  UFOs Over Brazil

14.  UFOs Over Russia

15.  UFOs Over Texas

16.  UFO Special: Larry King

17.  UFO Round Table: Larry King

18.  Larry King Live: UFOs Over Stephenville

19.  Conspiracy Files: Mystery at Roswell

20.  Ultimate UFO: The Complete Evidence (Special Edition)

21.  UFO: Top Secret (DVD)

22.  UFO Secret: Roswell (DVD)

23.  UFO Secret: MJ-12

24.  Out of the Blue (DVD)

25.  Crop Circles: Quest for Truth

26.  Flying Saucers Are Real

27.  Roswell Report: Declassified Evidence

28.  Is Area 51 America’s Hidden Spaceport? (DVD)

29.  Area 51: Beyond Top Secret

30.  Area 51: Secrets of Dreamland

31.  Aliens: The Complete Truth: The Cover-Up

32.  Ancient Aliens (History Channel)

 

The 1995 Bombing of the Oklahoma City Municipal Building:

(Selected)

  1. Others Unknown: The Oklahoma City Bombing Case and Conspiracy (Stephen Jones and Peter Israel)
  2. The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Terror (David Hoffman)

           

9/11:

(Selected)

  1. The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (Authorized Edition)

  2. The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11, and the Loss of Liberty (Jim Marrs)

  3. The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle Blowers, & the Cover-Up (Sander Hicks)

  4. The 9/11 Toronto Report (Edited by James Gourley)

                                   

Teleportation/The Philadelphia Experiment:

(Selected)

  1. Secrets of the Unified Field: The Philadelphia Experiment, the Nazi Bell, and the Discarded Theory (Joseph P. Farrell)

  2. The Philadelphia Experiment (William Moore)

             

Incidental Urban Legend or Fact?

(Selected)

  1. Underwater and Underground Bases (Richard Sauder, Ph.D.)
  2. Inside the Gemstone File (Kenn Thomas & David Hatcher Childress)

  3. The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time (Preston B. Nichols with Peter Moon)

  4. Princess Diana: The Hidden Evidence: How MI6 and the CIA were involved in the death of Princess Diana (Jon King & John Beveridge)

                                

"...And Otherwise":

(Werewolves, Hollow Earth, etc.)

 

Mythology:

(as pertains to The Mosaic Trilogy: Hollow Earth, Werewolves, etc.)

(Selected)

 

Hollow Earth Theory:

  1. The Hollow Earth ("Raymond Bernard")
  2. Finding Lost Atlantis Inside the Hollow Earth (Brinsley Le Poer Trench)

  3. Hollow Earth (The long and curious history of imagining strange lands, fantastical creatures, advanced civilizations, and marvelous machines below the earth’s surface) (David Standish)

  4. The Lost World of Agharti (Alec Maclellan)

  5. Admiral Byrd's Secret Journey Beyond the Poles (Tim R. Swartz)

                                     

Werewolves:

(Selected)

  1. The Mammoth Book of Werewolves (Edited by Stephen Jones)

  2. The Ultimate Werewolf (Harlan Ellison, Craig Shaw Gardner, et al.)

  3. The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature (Brian J. Frost)

  4. Wolf Man’s Maker: Memoirs of a Hollywood Writer (Curt Siodmak)

  5. The Book of Werewolves (Sabine Baring-Gould)

  6. The Howling (Gary Brandner)

                       

Incidental Mythology:

(Selected)

  1. The Historian (Elizabeth Kostova)

  2. The President’s Vampire: Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America (Robert Damon Schneck)

  3. In Search of Dracula (Raymond T. McNally & Radu Florescu)

  4. The Encyclopedia of Things that Never Were (Michael Page/Robert Ingpen)

                       

 

 

Psychology Research with a Focus on Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

(as pertains to the character of "Angus" in The Truth Variations)

(Selected)

  1. A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder (Robert B. Oxnam)
  2. Rewriting the Soul: Multiple Personality and the Sciences of Memory (Ian Hacking)

  3. When Rabbit Howls ("The Troops" for Trudy Chase)

  4. Childhood Antecedents of Multiple Personality Disorder (Edited by Richard P. Kluft, M.D., Ph. D)

  5. Our Dreaming Mind (Robert L. Van De Castle Phd)

                           

 

(Selected)

Writing/Screenwriting/Film Theory/Film History:

  1. On Writing (Stephen King)

  2. The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing (Norman Mailer)

  3. Adventures In the Screen Trade (William Goldman)

  4. Projections, Volume 4 (John Boorman &  Walter Donohue)

 

                                      

 

Musicology/Biography:

 

Bob Dylan:

  1. Dylan: A Biography (Bob Spitz)

  2. On The Road With Bob Dylan (Larry “Ratso” Sloman)

  3. Chronicles, Vol. 1 (Bob Dylan)

  4. Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions: 1960-1994 (Clinton Heylin)

  5. The Rolling Thunder Logbook (Sam Shepard)

  6. Younger than That Now: The Collected Interviews with Bob Dylan (Various Authors)

  7. The Bob Dylan Scrapbook: 1956-1966

                                             

Other (Selected):

  1. This Wheel’s On Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of The Band (Levon Helm with Stephen Davis)

  2. Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography (Jimmy McDonough)

  3. The Beatles (Bob Spitz)

  4. Sinatra: The Life (Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swann)

  5. Clapton: The Autobiography (Audio) (Narrated by Bill Nighy)

  6. No One Here Gets Out Alive (Danny Sugarman)

  7. Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (Bob Woodward)

  8. The Castle in the Forest (Norman Mailer)

  9. The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero (William Kalush and Larry Sloman)

  10. Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents (Cormac O’Brien)

                                    

 

 

 

 

Selected Fiction:

  1. Cities of the Red Night (William S. Burroughs)

  2. The Illustrated Man (Ray Bradbury)

  3. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)

  4. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (Philip K. Dick)

  5. Dragons and Nightmares (Robert Bloch)

  6. The Dark Tower and Other Stories (C.S. Lewis)

  7. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (John Le Carre)

  8. The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (Edited by Maxim Jakubowski)

  9. Haunted: A Novel (Chuck Palahniuk)

  10. Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne)

  11. Falling Angel (William Hjortsberg) [Adapted into the film "Angel Heart" w/ Mickey Rourke]

  12. The Empire of the Ants (and Other Stories) (H. G. Wells)

  13. Majestic (Whitley Strieber)

  14. The Grays (Whitley Strieber)

  15. The Immortals (Michael Korda)

  16. 1984 (George Orwell)

  17. Animal Farm (George Orwell)

  18. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

  19. Murder On the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)

  20. The Killing: Uncommon Denominator (Karen Dionne)


    [1] See #180