63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read

63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read - Jesse Ventura;Dick Russell I gave it the two stars because overall, the book was just ok. It was not bad, just ok. For me at least, some of the material were things I had encountered in other readings. The other reason for the lower rating is that some of the document scans are a bit difficult to read. His commentary on the documents are the best part of the book. You can overall scan the documents as you see fit. Having said that, I think this is a book more people should be reading, especially people who may not be as well informed. Yes, the American government has done various misdeeds over time, and this book lays out a few of them quite well. You get a pretty good range of history from the 60s to the War on Terror. The earlier documents are unclassified items, many of them available online. Some of the newer items include WikiLeaks material, such as the infamous (to many) embassy cables, which often boil down to American diplomats being catty about their counterparts. Fans of Ventura, especially those who liked his tv show, Conspiracy Theory, will like this book. But you do not have to be a conspiracy theorist to appreciate this. Read it...then make your mind up. Book includes a list of websites and sources for you to read further. Books with similar appeal: William Blum, Rogue State.Michael Ruppert, Crossing the Rubicon.Michael Scheuer, Imperial Hubris.