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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Open Box Productions (27 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615646468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615646466
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 563,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Liam Scheff's book "Official Stories" could easily be turned into 11 blockbuster movies.  The book has a tasty entertaining appeal which is only exceeded by it's stunning educational value.  The awareness and realization that the reader will inevitably reach as they devour and digest the material would leave most uninitiated among us disturbed.  The facetious and humorous undertones in which the information is presented however, allows the reader to absorb the truth and assimilate the information in a manner that turns a necessary but undesirable consumable into a delicious entree' leaving you wanting a second serving.  I personally believe that every high school student should be required to read this book before they graduate so that future generations can learn from the mistakes we've made and remain vigilant to prevent the same from occurring yet again.  I can't recommend this book enough!" -  Dr. Rashid A. Buttar, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM, Medical Director, Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research, International Best Selling Author of "The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away"

"The book is dynamite. I read Chapter 6 line by line, step by step, without once getting up. Riveting, funny, farcical, eye-opening and long overdue! It's a superb summation, combining the rage and fury the subject deserves, along with a steely sharp sense of wit and understatement that pillories and harpoons the squalid clique of AIDS racketeers we have come to know and loathe...Liam has wonderfully exquisite sense of irony and understatement akin to that Jimmy Kimmel and Dennis Miller." - Dr. Charles Geshekter, Emeritus Professor of African History, California State University/Chico

"Liam explains key moments in our history and present crisis. Like a wise, friendly and charming uncle, he strolls into our living rooms and begins chatting in an easy unassuming manner. No question, we understand exactly what he's talking about. It's clear, it's vivid, it's fascinating---and then all of a sudden, we're dropping down through space, down through a deep rabbit hole into the Truth, which is to say, the scams and cons and cover-ups and lies we've been fed about reality. He's giving us the precise details and weaving them together, still in that folksy way, and his story, we realize, is just the kind of reporting we've always wanted, tearing the lid off the mysteries...and it's too late to turn back...we're hooked, and we want to be hooked." - Jon Rappoport, Author and Editor, The Matrix Revealed

"Few explanatory journalists think or write like Liam Scheff. That's too bad. The Progressive Era's crusade to replace a partisan press with theoretically truth-vetted journalism was noble, but mis-guided. Progressives replaced tainted partisanship with faith-based reliance on oxymoronic social science "expertise" and with rule books interpreted by unaccountable bureaucrats--culprits who tell those Official Stories. Their tales are often convenient lies to mask ignorance, fear and greed, to cover the asses of officials who tell them. But these official versions are used also by "objective" journalists to cover their own rear ends, to get stories past editors by quoting authorities instead of doing their own research. Liam Scheff debunks official lies about things like "HIV" and "AIDS" with simple, research-informed language, proving you don't need advanced degree or keys to temples jealously guarded by the new Science and Medicine gods, who have replaced priests and princes as enforcers of Truth. Scheff writes with revealing and entertaining satire. His is a work I'll recommend to the future political reporters I try to teach about the increased politicizing - and corruption - of science and medicine." - Terry Michael, Director, Washington Center for Politics & Journalism

"Have you ever wondered why so many big events in history seem to have been (conveniently) perpetrated by one lone gunman - who often ends up dead? If so, Official Stories is the book for you. Liam Scheff asks big questions and then digs, digs, and digs to find answers the corporate and state media would never dare to report. If you are ready to lift the veil, read this book." - Leslie Manookian, Writer/Producer, "The Greater Good" vaccine documentary.

"What a powerful, hilarious and sometimes infuriating book Liam Scheff has written. It delivers like fireworks on the fourth of July and has more unexpected turns than a presidential motorcade driving down Houston Street. There are several books available that go into the JFK assassination, conspiracy, 9/11, vaccination, AIDS, and even Shakespeare but there's nothing, absolutely nothing like this!The chapters are threaded together in a very readable and entertaining way, the common players present in each one: the Lone Gunman, the Magic Bullet and of course, the Official story. Having a vaccine injured child, I've been researching vaccines for nearly 4 years and have never come across anything that delivers like this. I want everyone to read it. It really is that good." - April Boden - Writer, Activist and Mother of vaccine injured child; "AydansRecovery."

"Liam Scheff brings you a version of the Kennedy assassination like a punch to the gut. Candid, concise and hard-hitting." - Jim Marrs, Author/Investigator of "Crossfire" and "The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy"

"For those who dare to venture there, way out behind the bleachers of argumentum ad populum, sits Liam Scheff, penning essays atop the grassy knoll of truth. "Official Stories" is more than a swift stick to beat down the lurking snakes and scoundrels meant to discourage your trek to enlightenment, this book is a bright light on the darkened myths we were brought up with in the old Republic. This is the wake-up call we've been waiting for." - Jeff Ogrisseg, Journalist, Tokyo

"After suffering 24 years of ill health, I learned that the official stories told to me about modern medicine were lies. Natural medicines unapproved by government healed me despite what I was told by the experts. From that moment on, I wondered what other things I had been taught to believe were true were merely stories to benefit the purveyors of the official stories. It turns out, there are a lot of other stories, official, yet untrue. Liam Scheff has captured and revealed many of them in one book unlike any I have ever read. Hook, line and sinker, each chapter reveals the official story, smoking gun and then scratches until the fallacy beneath its thin, yet often overwhelming veneer, is revealed. Good luck putting this book down, because with each chapter you will want to know about the next official story - now! It's brilliant, and it's about time." - Robert Scott Bell, Homeopath and National Radio Host

"It is often said, "exceptional claims require exceptional proof." But history shows otherwise that entrenched paradigms survive exceptional disproof for centuries. For example, if subjected to cross-examination, big bang cosmology would fail as abjectly as traditional creation stories to explain the universe. But the beliefs of religion and science are equally sacrosanct. They are not subject to investigative journalism. Liam Scheff in 'Official Stories' meets this vital need by challenging our beliefs in science with logic, common sense and humor." - Wal Thornhill, Physicist, Co-Founder of, Co-Author, "The Electric Universe" and "Thunderbolts of the Gods."

About the Author

Liam Scheff is an investigative journalist, radio host and stand-up lecturer on the contemporary myths of science, politics and culture. He has broken national stories of pharmaceutical badness, been published widely in print and on the web, and has worked on and been featured in films that have not yet been banned by the state censors. To his credit, he’s also been libeled on the front page of the New York Times. (See Ch.6) Find him on the web in print, on radio and in performance at,, the FBI social network (facebook), and on the Robert Scott Bell show.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emma Currie on 2 April 2014
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It is time that Liam Scheff's wonderful book 'Official Stories' was read by the masses - and any one of the masses could read it because it is so very well written; witty, clear, well-researched. You are sucked in, chapter after chapter. It leaves a clean, clear feeling in the head, a feeling that one is, at last, not being lied to. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and the National Health Federation UK and American team are proud to promote and recommend Liam's excellent work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mo VINE VOICE on 13 Sept. 2014
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Easy to digest, humorous and unafraid. While I was familiar and supportive of some of the arguments prior to reading I wasn't aware of some others, which were explained perfectly; and those I knew about were recapped concisely.
Though I can't say I support every counter-claim (I don't think that's Scheff's intention anyway, it's more so to point out why you shouldn't swallow wholesale the mainstream line, especially for questions without a resolution), even those where I shook my head I could see a logical reason for coming to that conclusion, and some ideas were mentally attractive. Scheff isn't explicit in what's true, but rightly confident in what's wrong.

Lack of references replaced by chapter notes are a bit lazy, but considering that this book acts as a springboard to seeking out topics in-depth (online sources, other books), this is forgivable.

One to seek out if you like reading about those that swim against the tide.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A V Rodgers on 1 Jun. 2012
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This book is pure dynamite! You wont be able to put it down after the first page. I was hooked immediately and stayed up many a late night to read it, despite being super tired from having a new born baby and getting no sleep anyway! If this wasn't about true subjects, you woud think it was a hollywood blockbuster or some kind of thriller! It has you on the edge of your seat, and I regularly gasped out loud as I couldn't believe what I was reading, well, I could believe it thats why I was shocked. Finally the truth of what really has gone on in this world comes out in a way that is so easy to understand. The author is extremely gifted with the way he writes and it's obvious he has probably spent thousands of hours researching all of these subjects. This book is very deep, in that the topics such as 9/11, HIV and JFK are such heavy subjects that they could be a book in themselves. Never before have I read a book like this that has all of these vitally important topics in just one book. I feel like I now know the real history to many things I thought I knew about and Liam Scheff has opened my eyes to things I still believed were true! I cried in this book too there are quite a few moments where you just can't fathom the lies that people have been fed and the loss of so many human lives because of these lies. I dare anyone to read it, even if you aren't 'into' these kinds of subjects, read it and then tell me you still believe in the official stories you have been told. I personally think this book should be read 2-3 times so you really take it all in. And wow imagine a world if this book was given to students to read at school.........
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Sean P. Maguire on 5 Jun. 2014
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I read Liam's excellent book in one sitting! An insightful (and sometimes inciteful) collection of OFFICIAL STORIES, highlighting the ins and outs of cover ups and hidden histories on a variety of subjects. I was keen to interview Liam about this wonderful book on my radio show and he did not disappoint. His wit and charm allows the HEAVY subject matter to be digestable to all! GREAT work...and a must read for anyone researching subjects from the CIA through to the corrupt pharmaceutical industry!

Get it...enjoy it! Well done Liam!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kerry on 11 Aug. 2014
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I could not put this book down.It should be required reading in every university to halt dogmatic thinking that stops real progress. Well written in an easy style that had me laugh out loud on a number of occasions and then shake my head in disbelief at the terrible consequences innocent people have to pay for the sake of someone's fat pay cheque and ego. Hopefully another book is in the process of being written on 'Official Stories part 2'.
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By Lee T. Bailey on 2 Aug. 2015
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Absolutely the best laugh I've had in years! The way in which Liam unashamedly demonstrates his lack of knowledge on the subjects he discusses, and the poor and the frankly disturbing attempts at wit and humour are excellent for when you need a chuckle, or to make yourself feel good when you're having one of those days that you just don't feel very good about yourself, because after reading this you can say "well at least I'm not crazy". I challenge you to find such an eclectic mix of paranoia, homophobia and sheer nuttery in any other book out there. Trust me, it'll be a long search.

In all seriousness though this book is very poor. The formatting is very inconsistent, the "science" is, well, to say it's pseudo science would be insulting to pseudo scientists, the attempts at humour are immature, tasteless and just not funny at best (it is a laugh, just not in the places the author intended) and the aforementioned laughter I described was accompanied by just as much cringing. At one point I actually found myself fearing for people's well being when I read that he thinks vitamin C is all you need to cure cancer ....

It's a terrible book, but good for a laugh hence 3 stars.
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