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Jon E. Lewis



Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history
are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.

He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children.

Praise for his previous books:

England: The Autobiography:
'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army

The British Soldier: The Autobiography:
'this thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving.' Guardian

'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph

'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express

Books currently available by this author

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The Mammoth Book of Westerns

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

The Western, though a singularly American art form, is one of the great genres of world literature with a truly global readership. It is also durable despite being often unfairly maligned. Ever since James Fenimore Cooper transformed frontier yarns into a distinct literary form, the Western has followed two paths: one populist - what Time magazine famously billed 'the American Morality Play' - capable of taking many points of view, from red to redneck, but always populist, with a sentimental attachment to the misfit; the other literary - eschewing heroism, debunking with unsettling candour many of the myths of the West. It can sometimes be difficult to draw a sure line between the two forms, but both are represented in this outstanding collection which includes stories by Rick Bass, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Larry McMurtry, Mari Sandoz, Christopher Tilghman, and Mark Twain, among many others.

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The Mammoth Book of Combat

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

Over a hundred eyewitness accounts of the reality of combat from some of the finest writers of the last century and our own. Lucid, vivid, complex images of conflict, from Walt Whitman on the American Civil War to contemporary reporting from Afghanistan.The collection includes Martha Gellhorn on the Battle of the Bulge, Michael Herr at Khe Sanh, David Rohde's and Anthony Shadid's Pulitzer-winning accounts of Bosnia and Iraq respectively, Christina Lamb's famous account of being under fire from the Taliban, Robert Fisk on being attacked in Afghanistan, and Nicholas Tomalin's 'The General Goes Zapping Charlie Kong' (one of the inspirations for Apocalypse Now) among many other pieces of exceptional war reporting.

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Mammoth Books presents Terrorist Attacks and Clandestine Wars

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

7/7Is the government covering up evidence of bungling by the intelligence services before the 7/7 bombings in London?9/11Did George Bush stage the 9/11 attack, or at least purposefully allow for it to occur so he could generate support to invade Afghanistan for reasons linked to the oil industry? And was Flight 93 shot down on the order of the White House before it could reach its target? Or was it really al-Qaeda acting alone?HAARPIt is said that HAARP camouflages the most destructive weapon ever created. Is it really possible that this is what this 33-acre site is concealing?The Lockerbie BombingInitially it was assumed that Libya had a clear motive for the Lockerbie bombing, revenge for the 1986 US Air Force raid on the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi. But the truth is inevitably far more complex.The Madrid Train BombingsWhat is the truth behind this atrocity in Spain?Oklahoma City BombingsIs the fact that the FBI failed to investigate McVeigh's connections with the Militias, and the fact that they held back 3,000 pages of documents enough to prove the Oklahoma City bombing was orchestrated by them?Pearl HarborDid President Franklin D. Roosevelt conspire to bring about the attack on US forces at Pearl Harbour?The Port Chicago ExplosionWhat was the real cause of this explosion?The Rainbow WarriorFrench DGSE agents alleged to have sunk this Greenpeace ship. How much of this is true, and if it is, why did they do it?Roberto CalviIn 1982 "God's banker" was found dead, swinging from Blackfriars Bridge in London. As Calvi had been under enormous pressure it was assumed he had killed himself. But twenty years on, the case was reopened and revaluated, producing somewhat different findings.The Sovereign Military Order of MaltaDoes the Order moonlight as an intelligence broker?TWA Flight 800Why did this plane explode over the Atlantic?

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Mammoth Books presents Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

This mammoth book brings together some of the modern world's most head-scratching deaths and disappearances, from the murder of rap royalty Tupac Shakur to Princess Diana's car crash in Paris, via the poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and JFK's assassination.Is it possible that prisoners of war remain left behind in Vietnam? Could the most famous musician in the world stage his own death and recede into an ordinary life? Investigating these quesitons and more, this book is an A-Z of unsolved mysteries, cover-ups, conspiracies and bizarre crimes, bringing together famous names as disparate as Tupac, Elvis, Dr David Kelly, Malcolm X and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Mammoth Books presents Religious Cabals

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

The Dead Sea ScrollsWhy was it so important these documents should not be seen? What ancient historical secret was so big that it had to be buried forever?FreemasonsIs this group of seemingly innocuous middle-aged men linked to almost every evil perpetuated? Are they really just an eccentric bunch of patriarchal do-gooders, or are they in fact sinister agents of satanic forces?The Gunpowder PlotWhy is it that we reserve particular scorn for Guy Fawkes when there were six other men involved?Knights TemplarThe Knights Templar allegedly found the Holy Grail in their excavations of the temple in Jerusalem. Did they survive the cull of the 14th century and live on today as guardians of the Holy Grail?Opus DeiIf Opus Dei's only aims are charity and the 'sanctifying of work', why does it need its secretive independent status as a personal prelature?Pope John Paul IOn the 26th August 1978 a new pope was elected. 33 days later this man was found dead, leaving an alarming trail of inconsistencies and seeming lies told by the Vatican themselves. Why was there no post-mortem, and why within twenty-four hours was his body embalmed?The Priory of SionDoes this French secret society protect the blood-line of Christ?The Protocols of the Learned Elders of ZionThe truth behind the book in which powerful Jews supposedly set out the secret means to rule the Christian world.The Rosicrucian'sDoes this philosophical secret society seek to take over the world?Satanic Ritual AbuseSatanists ritually abuse children and nobody has the power to prevent it due to their infiltration into the police force and politics.The Temple Mount PlotAre Freemason's and Jews collaborating in a plot to destroy Islamic holy sites on Jerusalem's Temple Mount?

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Mammoth Books presents Political Conspiracies and Mind Control

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

Everyone loves a good conspiracy. From the Jonestown massacre and the Philadelphia experiment to Nazi gold and the moon landing, there are umpteen conspiracy theories that even the least sceptical of us can recall and discuss at length. Entire libraries have been furnished and internet forums filled with this cultural phenomenon in which complex threads are weaved together to explain seismic events in our recent history. Indeed, there are few things more captivating than a well-research, convincing argument that flies in the face of perceived knowledge. So follow Jon E. Lewis down the rabbit hole and look at our political system from a different perspective. Controversies include: - Bar Codes - Can it really be that these codes apparently indicate 666; the mark of the devil and his coming cashless economy?- The Bilderberg Group - An annual polite discussion on current affairs or a forum in which policy with worldwide implications is shaped? - Bohemian Grove - To some, this is a private camping site dubbed 'the greatest men's party on earth', while other's regard it as opportunity to win friends in high places and to secure jobs or contracts. What really goes on at Bohemian Grove when the elite gather?- Bush-Bin Laden Connection - Is it possible that George W. Bush made errors of judgement pre 9/11 because of his family's ties to the Bin Laden's? Is it possible that 9/11 could have been prevented?- Cancer - Is there a cancer cure which is being suppressed by pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishments to keep their multibillion-dollar industry thriving?- Club of Rome - Is it true that the Club of Rome wish to use war, disease and famine as the main ways to eliminate "useless eaters"?- Jonestown - Was this a mass suicide, or was it mass murder intended to cover-up mind-control experiments?- 1969 Moon Landing Hoax - Were all the Apollo landings an astronomical hoax?- Nazi Gold - Did US authorities turn a blind eye to $3 million stolen by its own troops?- Philadelphia Experiment - Did the US Navy cover up invisibility experiments which went hideously wrong?- Ronald Reagan - Did George Bush seek to assassinate Ronald Reagan?- The Royal Institute of International Affairs- To what extent do they influence world agendas?- Star Gate - What is the truth behind the CIA's psi-operations in the 1970s?

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Mammoth Books presents Aliens and Extra-Terrestrials

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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Mammoth Books presents Secret Organisations

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of SAS and Special Forces

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of On The Edge

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War II

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

In his account of World War II, historian Jon Lewis has selected 300 first-hand accounts, from Heinz Guderian rolling his panzer tank into Poland to VJ Day in London and New York. More than a eyewitness chronicle, this collection gives the reader an insight into how the repercussions from the war shaped our modern world, and how nothing from geo-politics to rock 'n' roll can really be understood without considering it.

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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War I

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

The spectre of the Great War still haunts us. No other conflict so dramatically illustrates the waste of life, and the slaughter of innocents, as that of 1914-18. And none has so dramatically shaped the modern world: the Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, the break-up of Empire, the supremacy of America and World War II all stem from the four years of the 'war to end all wars'. Here is the eye-witness chronicle of that war, from the trenches of Flanders to the staff rooms of the Imperial Germany Army, from T. E. Lawrence in the desert to the 'Red Baron' in the air, from Land Girls in England to German U-boat crews in the Atlantic, it leaves nothing out. And if all the horror of the war fought by the Tommies in the trenches is captured, so too are the machinations of the 'top brass' and politicians.

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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened in Britain

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - Everest

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

Begining with the 1921 attempt on the summit of Everest through to the disasters of the 1990s, this work features 30 white-knuckle accounts of climbing endeavour on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the world, by those who know the "Death Zone" best - the climbers of Everest themselves. Yet this is more than a cherry-picking of great true and exhilarating memoirs of Everest. Included are the history of the conquest of Everest, and all the natural and cruel beauty of Chomolungma "The Mother Goddess of the World".

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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - America

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

Hear the cannon roar at Valley Forge with George Washington, dance the night away at a Chicago Speakeasy during Prohibition, take a ringside seat for the gunfight at the OK Corral, ride Apollo 11 to the moon, hear Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, join with Harry S. Truman on the A-bomb deliberations, land with John Smith at Virginia, ride against Custer at Little Horn, get on down to Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, march to 'The Grapes of Wrath' at Shiloh, work your fingers to the bone at Henry Ford's car plant . . . this is America - the beautiful, the powerful, the tragic, the glorious.The Mammoth Book of How It Happened: America is the story of the making of America in the very words of those who were there, from its 'discovery' by Christopher Columbus to George W. Bush's War Against Terrorism. Composed of firsthand eye-witness accounts of the seminal moments in US history, this is an intimate, revealing, insightful guide to the greatest nation on earth.In five chronological sections, this volume tracks the main phases of American history: Discovery, including the exploration and settlement of America; Independence, the Revolution and wars against British rule; Destiny, covering expansion into the West and the split between North and South; Frontier, including the settlement of the American West and the Indian Wars; and finally Century, the 100 years that saw America becoming a superpower on the world's political stage.

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The Mammoth Book of Heroes

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of the West

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

Revised and expanded edition of Jon E. Lewis's ever-popular account of the American West. The book is at once a history and a compendium of western lore. It tells what life on the frontier was really like and gives a human portrait of the tough and sometimes violent way of life experienced by the early pioneers. The gunfighters and the cowboys, women, Indians and others, all have their part to play - and as well as the historical accounts there are intriguing anecdotes of everyday life on the plains, from how Montana cowboys warmed up their horses' bits, to the words of the Navajo medicine chants.

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The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis

Bang up to date with fresh cover-ups relating to Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and AfghanistanThe 100 military, medical, religious, alien, intelligence, banking and historical cover-ups 'they' really don't want you to know about: The Military-Industrial Complex's fomentation of war with Iraq; the construction of concentration camps in the United States by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency); the use of alien 'Foo Fighters' by the Nazis and the Japanese during the Second World War; the miracle natural drug suppressed by Big Pharma; the Israelis' responsibility for the bombing of USS Cole; the real reason why CERN broke down; the murder of Paul McCartney - and you didn't even know he was dead. Entertainingly written and closely documented, The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies uncovers the 100 most secret cover-ups in an accessible A-Z format. It covers 95 new conspiracies even more fiendish than those detailed in The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups by the same author, and provides fresh revelations regarding the five furthest-reaching conspiracies in that book, including the assassination of JFK and 9/11. The book includes a full bibliography and introduction.

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The Mammoth Book of Antarctic Journeys

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis
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SAS: The Autobiography

Jon E. Lewis
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Jon E. Lewis