- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Collins & Brown; First Edition edition (20 Oct. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843402874
- ISBN-13: 978-1843402879
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.8 x 25.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Conspiracy Encyclopedia: The Encyclopedia of Conspiracy Theories (Conspiracy Books) Hardcover – 20 Oct 2005
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About the Author
Each area of conspiracy covered by the book will be written by recognised experts in their field. The overall editor, Thom Burnett is a pseudonym used by one of Britain's leading experts on security and military matters.
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Top Customer Reviews
Firstly, nearly all of the entries are frustratingly brief. Even the most significant supposed conspiracies are not given detailed enough coverage - the JFK assassination, for example, (THE touchstone conspiracy for most pundits) is covered sketchily in only one and a half pages.
Secondly, the structure leaves a lot to be desired. It is organised along broad thematic lines rather than the usual A to Z format one would expect from an encyclopedia. Within the sections, the entries are then organised chronologically which is not always user-friendly.
Thirdly, the quality of the entries varies significantly. Some are concise, pithy and well-balanced accounts of complex issues while others are extremely superficial at best and factually inaccurate at worst.
Finally, for anyone wanting to follow up on the conspiracies discussed, there are very few references and a limited bibliography. There are also no website listings which is an astonishing oversight given that much of contemporary conspiracy theorising takes place on the Internet.
There are some decent nuggets of information here but for a much more detailed analysis and far better information about references and further reading, I would recommend the Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories.
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