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Colin Dickey is the co-editor (with Nicole Antebi and Robby Herbst) of Failure! Experiments in Aesthetic and Social Practices. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Lapham's Quarterly, Cabinet, TriQuarterly, and The Santa Monica Review. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he now lives in vis mere Los Angeles. vis mindre

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Værker af Colin Dickey

Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places (2016) 749 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius (2009) 173 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
The Morbid Anatomy Anthology (2014) — Redaktør — 70 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Afterlives of the Saints (2012) 64 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser

Associated Works

The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, The First Three Years, 2011-2013 (2014) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Northwest Edge: Deviant Fictions (2000) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
December Tales (2021) — Forord — 3 eksemplarer

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interesting. Covers the history of phrenology and of a few different instances of skull theft. Focused mainly on the Viennese composers
cspiwak | 11 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
Interesting and compelling on its arguments. The one thing it is missing, and I have no idea why they weren't included, are images of the monsters, UFOs, creatures, beasts, etc. that are referred to throughout the book. Besides money, why not include them? I found myself constantly going to Google and search for pictures.
BenM2023 | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 22, 2023 |
Many books dissecting conspiracy theories spend a lot of time on Europe, but Dickey keeps his focus on the United States, digging out examples of conspiratorial thinking that have been present in the US (amongst European colonists and immigrants) since before the revolution.

Along the way, we get insights into the way attitudes about freemasons changed over time from seeing them as noble benefactors (back) to dark conspirators.

He also addressed the long history of anti-Catholicism in the US, brought over from England originally, but recurring over and over.

In fact, recurrence is maybe Dickey's key point: the same sorts of conspiratorial thinking come up again and again, with slight adjustments to their particular manifestations, targets, and secret manipulators. (Although, let's face it, they always—always—come back to blaming Jews.)

I've read a lot of books about conspiracies and their workings and history, but I learned a bunch of new things about US history and US-specific conspiracies that I hadn't encountered before. (As usual, of course, learning new things about US history pretty much always equates to learning new _bad_ things about US history.)
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cmc | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 19, 2023 |
All right, I know this is supposed to be a popular history, rather than a work of scholarship. But I really wanted more sources -- the author kept making claims that he didn't really support with argument.

That being said, this is an entertaining look at some little known episodes in American history.
AstonishingChristina | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 15, 2023 |



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