"The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are examined in this first volume of a three-part set, exposing new connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Based on the premise that there is a satanic undercurrent to American affairs, this study examines the sinister forces at work throughout history, from ancient American civilizations and the mysterious mound-builder culture to the Salem witch trials, the birth of Mormonism during a ritual of ceremonial magic by Joseph Smith Jr., and Operations Paperclip and Bluebird."--Amazon.com.
Peter Levenda has researched the material for this book over the course of 25 years, visiting more than 40 countries and gaining access to temples, prisons, military installations, and government documents. He is the author of "The Secret Temple," "Stairway to Heaven," and "Unholy Alliance." He lives in Miami. Jim Hougan is an award-winning investigative journalist, an Alicia Patterson and Rockefeller Foundation fellow, and the former Washington editor of "Harper's" magazine. He has reported for NPR's "All Things Considered" and has produced documentary films for "60 Minutes "and "Frontline." He is also the coauthor of a series of books with his wife under the pseudonym John Case, including the New York Times bestseller "The Genesis Code." He lives in Afton, Virginia.