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Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, The [Paperback]

Jim Marrs
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4 April 2002

What secrets connect Egypt‘s Great Pyramids, the Freemasons, and the Council on Foreign Relations? In this astonishing book, celebrated journalist Jim Marrs examines the world‘s most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of clandestine societies and the power they have wielded – from the ancient mysteries to modern–day conspiracy theories.

Searching for truth, he uncovers disturbing evidence that the real movers and shakers of the world collude covertly to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the news. Provocative and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a singular worldview that may explain who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; New edition edition (4 April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060931841
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060931841
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.6 x 2.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Award-winning journalist Jim Marrs is the New York Times bestselling author of The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy, The Rise of the Fourth Reich, Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire—which served as the basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.

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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you wonder... 10 Feb 2004
This book is incredible. Anyone can fire off accusations of corruption to governments, but Marrs has researched this incredibly thoroughly. I know that sounds incredibly patronising but that's how I see it.
The final chapter details the theory of the 12th planet returning to our solar system, which is explored in his earlier book "Alien Agenda". If you're into conspiracy theories and not afraid to open your mind up to the shocking truth then you should check both of these books out. You'll never be the same again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but.... 25 Oct 2010
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This is a thought provoking book, based on good research, which addresses how governments/corporate business etc, can and does manipulate us,the populace at large, historically largely through so-called Secret Societies. The last part, however,deals with rather unproveable conjectures which may well be true,(and to which I personally subscribe),but lets the book itself down somewhat in that the author portrays as fact the opinions of others (such as myself) who themselves acknowledge these "facts" are speculation, albeit based on relevant and legitimate evidence. For instance the Kennedy assassination, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Federal Reserve, various wars and diverse historical characters are all given an eye-opening treatment which made me at least re-evaluate the history I had previously been taught. The Priory of Sion, Templars and the theories of Zecharia Sitchin - all of which I personally largely agree with - are, however, presented as fact, when realy they are justifiable speculation, and this detracts from the otherwise demonstrably factual nature of the book, not because they are "wrong" but because they are presented as "right". Overall a thoroughly good book very well worth reading, but I just wish the author had been a bit more self-critical in his more speculative and assumptive assertions.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, if true... 26 Oct 2008
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I agree with the mixed opinions expressed by other reviewers for this book. Jim Marrs has performed a staggering amount of research to write this, and the first quarter of the book really does open your eyes as to the various groups of people that seem to represent the "highest power". Its interesting how Marrs makes constant links back to the same people (Rockefellers, Rothschilds etc).
Sadly though I found this book a difficult read. Toward the end of the book there are so many people and parties named that I found it confusing. Also, I don't believe the book presents 'the hidden history that connects the Trilateral Commisions, The Freemasons'. It merely states that certain people of considerable power happened to be part of these various organisations, but stops there.
Also, as the book progresses the claims get more and more spectacular, moving onto alien races ruling the Egyptians. We cannot verify the accuracy of all these tales for obvious reasons, so I began to wonder just how elaborate these theories could get before they became rediculous. I would be fantastic to think that aliens really did build the pyramids etc, but its hard to believe with the existing evidence we have based on ancient texts that may not even be interpretted correctly, if indeed genuine to begin with.
I liked this book because it provides strong evidence that there are a select group of individuals who make the world's major decisions and value their wealth and power over human life (creating wars for profit etc). I believe that these people may also hold the answers to other points made in the book about our alien origins. However, its unlikely we will really find out these truths any time soon, so I kind of took the subject matter with a pinch of salt...!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Pure genius. This book is both interested me from start to finish, but it has also opened my mind to other things that are going on behind the scenes. The history of the Knights Templar, The priory of Sion, and the CFR are all looked at, some in more depth than others. This book is really worth reading, even if it’s just to find out how incestuous the ruling classes and leaders of the old world, and the new world were and are.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wide Ranging Speculation 25 Feb 2010
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Very interesting read. Jim Marrs has certainly covered a wide range of topics here. Who really runs the world? No one really knows for sure. The politicians appear to be nothing more than talking heads or mouthpieces for shadowy organisations lurking in the background. Do the bankers pull the strings? Or is it the Freemasons?

In covering such a broad time frame, from the alleged secret knowledge of the ancient Egyptians, to the Illuminati, the Trilateral Commission, etc., the author has given himself quite an unwieldy amount of material to arrange into a cohesive whole, but he has a pretty good stab at it.

This is the kind of book that the reader can dip into at any stage, without having to read methodically from A to Z. So if your area of interest is The Skull And Bones, or The Knights Templar, and so on, all you have to do is look up the chapter to get Jim Marrs' take on the subject.

Sometimes I get the impression that he is merely paraphrasing other authors - for example in his chapter on "The Anunnaki" he appears to have drawn heavily on the writings of Zecharia Sitchin - but on the whole he puts his own individual stamp on things. He is quite a charismatic speaker with a high profile on You Tube, etc., and this comes through in his fast-paced style of writing.

Marrs certainly makes a creditable attempt to unravel all the secrets on earth from Day One to the present time, which, as stated above, is quite a tall order, but have a dip into it - you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rule by Secrecy by the so-called Global Fascist Elite.
I love reading books by Jim Marrs, and this one was no exception. A real page turner regarding our so-called secret elite rulers and a book that really makes you think 'out of the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Carl R Hussey
5.0 out of 5 stars rule by secrecy
ive only started reading this book and so far, what i have read is very interesting, this is great reading well recommend it
Published 6 months ago by Sarah Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
A good if complexing read. Many interesting subjects. So much secrecy in the world. Jim Marrs has obviusly done his research and it makes for an eye opening read. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Paul Evans
4.0 out of 5 stars strong start wacky finish
This book has been on my reading list for years. Having finally git around to finishing it I can tell you that it was worth the wait. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mb Awan
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking and excellently researched
This book will shock, dismay and scare the hell out of anyone who is not familiar with this topic. Jim Marr has examined and probed a plethora of conspiracies surrounding the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Pageturner
I read this book in a very short time.It is full of interesting detail and easy to follow.For anyone to whom this information is new,it is a good place to start as other authors... Read more
Published on 28 Jan 2012 by happy go lucky
5.0 out of 5 stars Describing the how and why of circumstances in the world today
I enjoyed the book and no doubt as stated in other reviews it has trodden on a few toes, however its been quite evident for many years that we are largely ignorant of certain... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2011 by Mr. M. Kostyrka
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously misleading, promoting acknowledged hoaxes as facts
Jim Marrs has written many books on "conspiracy" subjects but if Rule by Secrecy is typical of his work, I won't be reading any more. Read more
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by Mr. Tristan Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on subject ever written.
A really good book, I enjoyed the way the book works back in time starting things we all know, Rockerfellers, Rothschilds, bilderbergers, Morgans, moving back to second world war... Read more
Published on 21 April 2011 by Barry E. Lippard
5.0 out of 5 stars Present for my partner
This was on my partners wish list for a while and as he is fussy I bought it him for Christmas and he was thrilled. Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2011 by Cazrock
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