• American Conspiracies

  • Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells
  • By: Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-15-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (418 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ongoing cover-ups, Jesse Ventura takes a systematic look at the wide gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to the American people.
For too long, we the people have sat by and let politicians and bureaucrats from both parties obfuscate and lie. And according to this former Navy SEAL, former pro wrestler, and former Minnesota governor, the media is complicit in these acts of deception. For too long, the mainstream press has refused to consider alternate possibilities and to ask the tough questions. Here, Ventura looks closely at the theories that have been presented over the years and separates the fact from the fiction.
In Ventura's eyes, the murder of Abraham Lincoln and the assassinations of the Kennedys and Martin Luther King all need to be reexamined. Was Watergate presented honestly, or was the CIA involved? Did the Republican Party set out to purposefully steal two elections on behalf of George W. Bush? Has all the evidence been presented about the 9/11 attacks, or is there another angle that the media is afraid to explore? And finally, is the collapse of today's financial order and the bailout plan by the Federal Reserve the widest-reaching conspiracy ever perpetrated?
©2010 Jesse Venture and Dick Russell (P)2010 Tantor
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“If you're talking outspoken, unconventional, and no-holds-barred, you're talking Jesse Ventura.” (Larry King)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Lee on 11-24-10

Extremely disturbing and Thought provoking

Extremely thought provoking,shocking and revealing. You must listen this audio book. Your prospective
of how our government handles crucial governing from political decisions to investigative inquiries will never be the same. Thanks Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell job well done,and i hope more to come.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 12-14-10

Lots of things you didn't know but should

Not your typical "conspiracy" type book. Actually well presented and tells truths that most Americans do not know but should.
I lived in MN when Jesse was elected governor. I always thought he had run just to raise the ratings of his radio program and thought he was just as surprised as the media when he actually won. Though he ran as an Independent, in office he acted more like a Republican than he comes across as in this book. If he had acted according to the attitudes he presents here, he would have been begged to governor again. Anyhow, he presents some very interesting facts here that every American should know. For instance, did you know that John Wilkes Booth was not a "lone assassin" when he shot Lincoln? It is known that he was part of a conspiracy and was part of a group that attempted other assassinations that same night, but our history books keep telling the same story over and over. I won't spoil it by telling you some of the more interesting things Jesse reveals. You need to listen for yourself, decide for yourself. You need to be informed -- and if the media won't tell you, maybe you'll let Jesse tell you.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Al Green on 01-15-18


Really struggled to finish this. mainly focused on assassinations! and all political conspiracies. no mention of UFOs or Roswell

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shane on 04-07-13

addictive listen

Loved this. I admire jesse ventura. He says what he thinks and if yoi dont like it he is not bothered.

Some of the theories are sceptical but some really makes you think. Vary scary if true. Specially the MK Ultra mind control bit.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Richard on 05-16-18


Surprisingly great reading!
Will be looking for more by Jesse Ventura,
I would have never had guessed he was such a great writer

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rheannen on 07-20-16

Intriguing and Compelling

I really enjoyed this audio-book. Jesse Ventura and Dick Russell have done some thorough research to present some interesting arguments for a number of conspiracies throughout American history.
The great thing about this book is that they try to avoid the sensationalism associated with the word 'conspiracy' by providing a lucide definition of what they mean by conspiracy - forget aliens and faked moonlanding claims.

Some of the conspiracies discussed are historically factual, and the bulk of Ventura's argument on this account is that they haven't been discussed in the teaching of modern history and as such we fail to learn from them or understand how different institutions have interacted and reacted with each other historically.
Other conspiracies are still contended but some compelling arguments are put forward for them. Some delved into may seem like a bit of a stretch, but even then it is intriguing listening to the manner in which Ventura argues for them.

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