Oh hell yes! A new release of the definitive classic!
I read the original release decades ago, and even back then it was the *definitive* research exposure of L. Ron Hubbard and the Scientology organization that he created. Russel Miller had traveled the world collecting research information, collecting court and FBI documentation, interviewing witnesses, interviewing ex-operators and ex-customers of Hubbard's criminal organization, and he organized the valuable information in to a well-researched, well-written expose' of all things known and suspected about Hubbard and Scientology.
First time readers of this new release will find details about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States handled not only public complaints about Hubbard and his frauds but also how the FBI handled profoundly disturbed conspiracy-drenched lunatic kook-spew letters written by Hubbard to the FBI to denounce all kinds of invisible enemies that Hubbard was plagued with, from Communists and Nazis to aliens from outer space, Hubbard's profound mental problems dripped from every letter he wrote to the FBI seeking to enlist their help in crushing invisible boogeymen.
One of the most profoundly valuable sources of information that Miller acquired was a glut of "secret" documentation provided by one-time Scientology customer Gerald "Gerry" Armstrong, a man who emerged from the Scientology corporation as one of the world's best-known human rights heroes who fought against Scientology's crimes and abuses and who remains one of the world's best-loved Humanitarians working within the arena of opposing Scientology's crimes and abuses.
This is a "must-read" book. If you have never researched what Scientology is, what Scientology does, if you have never researched why L. Ron Hubbard did what he did against society, what drove his madness, what the financial frauds and endless fake front organizations he created were and why he created them, this is *the* definitive work that you must read.
Perhaps the best selling point for the new release is the fact that when the original work was published and hit Europe with a BIG splash, the Scientology corporation filed endless lawsuits against Miller, his publisher, and everyone else they could think of to try to stop the publishing of the truth about Scientology and the truth about L. Ron Hubbard.
Scientology engaged in racketeering harassment, human rights crimes, and other criminal activities against Miller et al. in an effort to attempt to intimidate the publishers and author in to recalling the book. That effort failed in Europe and half the world saw the truth about what Scientology is and what Scientology does.
In the United States the criminal enterprise was much more successful in getting the book suppressed, and something less than 100,000 copies were made available to researchers in the U.S. The fact that Scientology wanted the information suppressed and stopped speaks volumes about the accuracy and truthfulness of Miller's work, and a refreshed, new release of the work should manage to cause the current owners/operators of the Scientology corporation that much more anger and frustration that the truth is once again being spread around the world.