History's Greatest Conspiracies
One Hundred Plots, Real and Suspected, That Have Shocked, Fascinated, and Sometimes Changed the WorldUnknown - 2004
With the possible exception of murder, nothing has so captured the dark side of human imagination as the notion that conspiratorial doings are brewing behind the scenes. And indeed, throughout history such plots have often been afoot: Someone, somewhere, seems always to have been skulking around in search of one or more like-minded individuals to join in an exploit to change the status quo. Some of these plotters did it out of idealism. Other conspirators acted out of anger, frustration, jealousy, envy, greed, or revenge. And some were merely dupes, or just plain crazy. Ranked in order of historical significance or because of their boldness, the one hundred real and imagined plots chronicled here by H. Paul Jeffers involve schemes ranging from biblical times to today's headlines. of Nazareth; the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; Cold War espionage and dirty tricks; spectacular robberies and kidnappings from around the globe; the Wild West escapades of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; and what many believe to be the conspiracy of silence surrounding a flying saucer crash and the recovery of aliens at Roswell, New Mexico.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyon's Press, 2004.
Characteristics: xii, 323 p. ; 24 cm.