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Truly breath-taking. Essential reading ....
on 14 May 2013
This tour de force is an absolute 'must-read' for anyone interested in unpicking and challenging the 'received wisdom' of mainstream accounts of various key events which have shaped history. McConnachie and Tudge have done a huge amount of investigative spade-work and heavy lifting for us, researching facts, pointing out contradictions, asking intelligent questions, and always leaving us, the readers, to form our own opinions. Shocking examples of injustice, violence, shady deals, confusion, deception and manipulation are analysed and carefully picked through - with the authors never becoming polemic or partisan. This is a high art. If you've ever had a feeling that 'things are not as they seem' with regard to the reporting of certain events, contemporary or historical, this book is for you. This 'Rough Guide' is really more like THE 'Definitive Guide'. Readers will re-visit familiar 'conspiracies' like 'Who shot JFK?', but will also be introduced to shocking, topical information that needs considering - NOW! I marvel at the amount of work that has obviously gone into this book. Absolutely un-put-down-able.