A journalist's twenty-year obsession with the manson murders brings shocking revelations about the most infamous crimes in american history: carelessness from police, misconduct by prosecutors, and even potential surveillance by intelligence agents. what really happened in 1969? in 1999, when tom o'neill was assigned a magazine piece about the thirtieth anniversary of the manson murders, he worried there was nothing new to say. weren't the facts indisputable? charles manson had ordered his teenage followers to commit seven brutal murders, and in his thrall, they'd gladly complied. but when o'neill began
Sebastian junger, the bestselling author of war and the perfect storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society.there are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. these are the very same behaviors that typify good soldiering and foster a sense of belonging among troops, whether they’re fighting on the front lines or engaged in non-combat activities away from the action. drawing from history, psychology, and anthropology, bestselling author sebastian
On a scorching june sunday in 1876, thousands of indian warriors - lakota sioux, cheyenne and arapaho - converged on a grassy ridge above the valley of montana's little bighorn river. on the ridge five companies of united states cavalry - 262 soldiers, comprising officers and troopers - fought desperately but hopelessly. when the guns fell silent, no soldier - including their commanding officer, lt col. george armstrong custer - had survived. custer's last stand is among the most enduring events in american history - 130 years after the fact,
The book of five rings is one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from asian culture. written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life, the book analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. the book of five rings was composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai miyamoto musashi. thomas cleary's translation is immediately accessible, with
Could the story of mankind be far older than we have previously believed? using tools as varied as archaeo-astronomy, geology, and computer analysis of ancient myths, graham hancock presents a compelling case to suggest that it is.in fingerprints of the gods, hancock embarks on a worldwide quest to put together all the pieces of the vast and fascinating jigsaw of mankind’s hidden past. in ancient monuments as far apart as egypt’s great sphinx, the strange andean ruins of tihuanaco, and mexico’s awe-inspiring temples of the sun and moon, he reveals
For david goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. but through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a u.s. armed forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. the only man in history to complete elite training as a navy seal, army ranger, and air force tactical air controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring outside magazine to name
The author of the bestselling biographies the lives of john lennon and elvis explores the tumultuous life of one of the most controversial comics who ever lived. lenny bruce's life is reconstructed in dazzling sequences that capture his genius in the same lingo and rhythm, shtick comedy and junkie surrealism that characterized his imagination. 8 pages of photos.
“Required reading for aspiring stand ups; I’ve had this book for 25 years. A genuine classic.”
Aug 14, 2020 — Source
"diamond has written a book of remarkable scope ... one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years."winner of the pulitzer prize and a national bestseller: the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human development based on race.in this "artful, informative, and delightful" (william h. mcneill, new york review of books) book, jared diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. societies that had a head start in food
A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of dmt: a behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research.from 1990 to 1995 dr. rick strassman conducted us dea-approved clinical research at the university of new mexico in which he injected 60 volunteers with dmt, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. his detailed account of those sessions is an inquiry into the nature of the human mind and the therapeutic potential of psychedelics. dmt, a plant-derived chemical that is also manufactured by the human brain, consistently produced near-death and mystical experiences.
A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of scientology by the pulitzer prize-winning author of the now-classic study of al-qaeda's 9/11 attack, the looming tower. based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, lawrence wright uses his extraordinary investigative skills to uncover for us the inner workings of the church of scientology: its origins in the imagination of science-fiction writer l. ron hubbard; its struggles to find acceptance as a legitimate (and legally
“Is one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Such a bizarre view into madness and its wake”
Oct 17, 2015 — Source
Since darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. but this narrative is collapsing. fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages.how can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative? it can't be, according to renegade thinkers christopher ryan
Legends don't come close to capturing the incredible story of the coyote in the face of centuries of campaigns of annihilation employing gases, helicopters, and engineered epidemics, coyotes didn't just survive, they thrived, expanding across the continent from alaska to new york. in the war between humans and coyotes, coyotes have won, hands-down. coyote america is the illuminating five-million-year biography of this extraordinary animal, from its origins to its apotheosis. it is one of the great epics of our time.
Critics called the movie jfk fiction, but they won't be able to say that about this shocking, unimpeachably convincing book that pieces together startling new disclosures behind john f. kennedy's assassination. david lifton's skilled analysis leads to one irrefutable conclusion: that the plot did not begin in the twisted mind of a lone assassin but was a successfully executed conspiracy that reached the highest level of the federal government. "sometime during kennedy's thousand days, a secret veto was cast on his presidency and his life."lifton's obsession with unanswered questions has
In the four agreements, don miguel ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. based on ancient toltec wisdom, the four agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. the four agreements are: be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best.
Why are we afraid of death? what is acceptance in the face of cancer? how do i decide whose advice to take? how to relax in the certainty of death? ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? is the theory of reincarnation true? what is happening around the dying? how best to support a dying person? my young daughter is asking about death: what do i tell her? how can i celebrate death as you suggest? osho responds to these questions and many others from those
No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.there is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.journalist james nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. the answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might
“ I've changed the nature of my daily sauna sessions from uncomfortable mind tempering to a slow, rhythmic meditation session.”
Jul 22, 2020 — Source
Located in a working-class neighborhood of montreal, joe beef is at the center of montreal’s growing reputation as a culinary destination. often referred to as the paris of north america, montreal is the second-largest french-speaking city in the world, and like france, food is at the heart of its identity. in the art of living according to joe beef, co-owners/chefs frédéric morin and david mcmillan, along with writer and former joe beef staff member meredith erickson, present 135 unforgettable recipes showcasing joe beef’s unconventional approach to french market cuisine. advocating
A magnificent history of how the west was really won - a sweeping tale of shame and gloryin the fall of 1846 the venerable navajo warrior narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of santa fe, the stronghold of the mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. he had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the east and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies. as narbona gazed down on the battlements and
S/t: a study of the nature and origins of christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient near eastprofessor allegro (univ. of manchester) has hitherto been known for his several excellent books on the dead sea scrolls. in an unusual reversal, he has now produced a book that will make the passover plot seem the last refuge of theological ultra-conservatism. the thesis of the book is simple enough: jesus did not exist, the gospels were & are a hoax, & christianity is the atavistic vestige of an ancient fertility cult
As a brilliant leader of a desperate cause and one of the most perennially fascinating figures of the american west, crazy horse crushed custer's 7th cavalry and brought the united states army to its knees. now, with the help of celebrated historian joseph marshall, we finally have the opportunity to know crazy horse as his fellow lakota indians knew him.drawing on extensive research and a rich oral tradition that it rarely shared outside native american circles, marshall - himself a descendent of the lakota community that raised crazy horse -
“I've been so obsessed with absorbing information and stories about a subject like I am currently about Native American history.”
Feb 17, 2020 — Source
The immortality key connects the lost, psychedelic sacrament of greek religion to early christianity—exposing the true origins of western civilization. in the tradition of unsolved historical mysteries like david grann's killers of the flower moon and douglas preston's the lost city of the monkey god, brian muraresku’s 10-year investigation takes the reader through greece, germany, spain, france and italy, offering unprecedented access to the hidden archives of the louvre and the vatican along the way.in the immortality key, muraresku explores a little-known connection between the best-kept secret in ancient greece