Circle of Death: Clinton’s Climb to the Presidency

Richard Odom

Comprehensive Clinton (President Bill and Hillary Rodham) true-crime book being used as part of Huntington House’s launch of its new conservative conspiracy series—although it is so obviously written and published by people who would have defended Nixon, Reagan and Bush to the death—so, now that the “conspiracy” shoe’s on the other foot… Fans of the photographic reconstruction of the murder-in-the-park in the movie Blow Up will enjoy the “double statue theory” of White House counsel Vince Foster’s body being moved three times—with his hand repositioned downward to jibe with the gun. Also on the Foster front: three alleged suicide notes, alleged romantic involvement with Hillary, and no-longer-secret deals gone sour with Bill. Mena airstrip cocaine smuggling, Whitewater banking and loan scandals, whatever you want—it’s all here to keep Bill Clinton on his tightest Trilateral leash—and it is indeed funny to be told for the first time that Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI) and Oliver North’s Iran-Contra were the fault of that brazen hussy Hillary. MS

Publisher: Huntington House
Paperback: 224 pages

Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

Michael A. Hoffman II

Fastidiously describes the bovine masses being herded by those evil Masons working in consort with a secret 666-mind-control government called the “cryptocracy,” and clues us in how:
• “the Trinity Site” (the first atomic bomb test site in New Mexico) was Masonically determined—and Dealy Plaza, the sight of John Kennedy’s triangulation murder (rife with Masonic symbols, natch) was the location of the first Masonic temple in Dallas.
• politicians like Mario Cuomo and Marion Berry flash the “devil’s horns” gesture during speeches.
• the TV viewing audience is conditioned to accept staged murders by “lone-nut” assassinations via such stunts as the planting of a fugitive lead character named Hinckley on the premiere of the ABC show The Greatest American Hero—two weeks before Reagan was shot.
• the author of The Ultimate Evil, Maury Terry, was a close friend of James Carr, the son of Sam Carr, but denied it. When later asked why, Terry claimed he had “forgotten” that he knew Carr.
• the capstone on everybody’s favorite pyramid—the one on the dollar bill—will not be shown as completed until 22 satellites are placed around the Earth, at which point complete media/mind control will be in place.
• the defect in the Intel computer chip was announced the next business day after the Unabomber’s package killed IBM executive T. Mosser.
Includes photos of such Masons as “Jack the Ripper” and Harry S Truman (in “full occult regalia”), and examples of demonic subliminals in advertising. Let the cataclysm begin! MS

Publisher: Independent History and Research
Paperback: 126 pages

The Murder of Bob Crane: Who Killed the Star of Hogan’s Heroes?

Robert Graysmith

For Bob Crane, the post-Hogan’s Heroes dinner-theater circuit was a sequence of singles-bar pick-ups, suburban SM dungeons and videotaped one-night stands. Jealousy was the motive for his killing, but was the killer an unnamed big-shot criminal husband seeking a cuckold’s revenge, Crane’s ex-wife, or his hanger-on “best friend”—the electronics gadget rigger who arranged many of Crane’s filmed dates but grew to resent his own background, second-banana status? From the discovery of Crane’s body to the arrest of his “best friend” for the murder (later acquitted), the author investigates and presents every angle, every detail of this decadent, never-solved case in all its pedestrian middle-American glory. MS

Publisher: Berkley
Paperback: 301 pages

God, Harlem USA: The Father Divine Story

Jill Watts

The story of the ultrawealthy and powerful New York preacher who overcame poverty and racial inequality, and who (in a well-publicized meeting) gave Jim Jones the courage to take the long march. Father Divine’s flashy affluence and enthusiastic sexcapades also later made him a role model for the likes of Rev. Ike, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker and Dr. Gene Scott, yet he built his flock and fanatical following without television, on personal charisma and politics alone. This detailed biography covers every significant event and exploit in Father Divine’s rise to prominence, and shows the miserable lives of those who gave theirs over to him, lured by the notion that “God is practical, not spiritual.” MS

Publisher: University of California
Paperback: 249 pages

Larson’s Book of Rock

Bob Larson

Focus on the Family’s Bob Larson starts off with some tried-and-true Tipper Gore material: Frank Zappa’s congressional “Porn Wars” and the Giger-poster-as-kiddie-porn trial of Jello Biafra, then he gay-bashes the New York Dolls (?), Elton John and the general androgyny implied in rock. (Gee, there’s a male singer named Alice Cooper who wears makeup!) Larson then proceeds for most of this unintentionally comedic book with the usual who’s who of rock stars and how each is Satanic, expressing a ravenous, unrequited lust for Pat Benatar. He really wants to hit her with his best shot, and so we all must suffer. Let’s see, kids use rock music to rebel, but you can deprogram them after reading this book and they will thank you while burning their record collections. “There may be more to Led Zeppelin’s success than meets the eye,” but the author consoles us with the news that more kids than ever are boogieing to teen rock at Christian discos these days. But won’t self-righteous hacks like Larson ever realize that Black Sabbath has always been a Christian band? MS

Publisher: Tyndale
Paperback: 192 pages

Unwrapping a Mummy

John H. Taylor

The mummified remains of an Egyptian priest named Horemkenesi (11th century, Thebes) are beginning to crumble, so a museum team decides “it’s now or never,” and unravels him—and in the process Horemkenesi achieves his desired immortality with his identity “coming alive” 3,000 years later! The reader is shown in vast detail the city dig that led to Horemkenesi’s initial discovery—which through archeological and linguistic detective work also “unravels” all facets of life during his time (cultural, religious and economic), Egyptian medical knowledge, the significance of writings placed near Horemkenesi’s tomb, and why his brain remained but not other vital organs. MS

Publisher: University of Texas
Paperback: 116 pages

The Missionary Position: The Theory and Practice of Mother Teresa

Christopher Hitchens

Like the Blues Brothers, Mother Teresa (née Agnes Bojaxhiu) is on a mission from God—so don’t question how her sainthood was all but guaranteed by public opinion shaped from an early BBC documentary and book, or how she endorsed fascist reapportionment of her native Albania in exchange for being allowed a highly publicized homecoming there, or why she didn’t return Charles Keating’s $1.25 million when asked by Judge Ito’s court. Hitchens presents hard-hitting testimonials by doctors and nurses of total medical ineptitude at her clinics, and shows how the Reagan and Thatcher governments used Mother Teresa and her good name as a political ringer for anti-abortion conservative causes. Contains the classic photo of Mother Teresa and John Rutger (Ariana Huffington’s guru) in a studio superimposed over another picture of children in the Calcutta ghetto. Mother Teresa on not giving morphine to a terminal patient: “You are suffering like Christ on the cross. So Jesus must be kissing you.” The sufferer’s reply: “Then please tell him to stop kissing me.” MS

Publisher: Verso
Hardback: 98 pages

Lie of the Truth

René Daumal

“'At the beginning there was error'—so science should measure error, not an incorrect alleged truth. To calculate the sun and the moon or the decimal value of pi only makes one look as silly as the next person. Art seeks life, but the only life is ego death. And what is perception of the outside world except the head, heart or stomach reaching for it?” MS

Publisher: Hanuman
Paperback: 44 pages

J. Edgar Hoover, Sex, and Crime

Athan Theoharis

History professor Theoharis does his best to “un-out” the infamous FBI director and debunk the popular culture image of him as a crossdressing nelly. The book’s approach is that Hoover was appointed during the ‘20s Harding administration with strict orders of NO DOMESTIC SPYING (after the public and Congress grew weary of this, unchecked and rampant, in his predecessor), yet collecting info for use against others was Hoover’s obsession and main talent, what made him tick. The author asserts that Hoover was not inept at prosecuting the Mafia because (as legend states) of their cache of potentially ruinous, blackmail-ready photos, but because his spying methods would have been revealed if he had. In other words, Hoover enjoyed it if you were a deviant—and had endless files collected on every possible citizen, famous or otherwise—but wasn’t one himself. (And ironically, the author points out that any kind of serious attempts at Mafia prosecution didn’t happen until after Hoover’s death.) We sense a conservative agenda at work here to specifically discredit the biography from which the popular sexy image of Hoover sprang, but there are enough well-researched examples of bureaucratic ineptitude and cloak-and-dagger government screw-ups to make this a solid, recommended read. MS

Publisher: Dee
Hardback: 176 pages

Towards a Cosmic Music

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Stockhausen was the first composer to publish a musical score using electronic notation. This 1989 volume, his first collection of writings to appear in English in 20 years, juxtaposes interviews and essays with a superb chronology of the composer’s works up through 1988. Like the radically different styles in Stockhausen’s music, this book goes “beyond global village polyphony” into “intuitive music,” “suprahumanization” and “synthesis” toward an integration of the senses in “Light: The Summation,” which focuses on Stockhausen’s gesamkunstwerk, the seven-opera cycle called “Light,” with a different full-length work for each day of the week, that is due to be completed by the end of this century. MS

Publisher: Element
Paperback: 146 pages