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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

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The Mammoth Book of Combat

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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

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Mammoth Books presents Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

Jon E. Lewis
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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

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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

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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

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Mammoth Books presents Secret Organisations

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Black HelicoptersBlack helicopters are believed by some to be used for the surveillance of patriotic groups opposed to the takeover of the United States by foreign powers. Those sinister, silent, Black Hawk Down-style copters are hard to miss, but what exactly is their role?The British Royal FamilyAccording to Lyndon LaRouche, the British royal family are imperial masters of the planet. Is it possible that Satan lives in Buckingham Palace?The IlluminatiSo powerful are the Illuminati that they are said to mastermind events and completely control world affairs, but how much do we actually know about them?Le CercleA transnational, clandestine cabal of influential individuals, the group prides itself on complete anonymity. Only a handful of articles are known to have been written about the group, so what do we really know about them?MK-ULTRAWhat went on under MK-ULTRA? And did anybody ever receive reasonable compensation?New World OrderHow powerful is this group that seek to enable a one-world government?Omega AgencyThe Omega Agency and its allies, the aliens, are devising a plan to restore the planet's environment after the OA take over New World Order dictatorship.P2 (Propaganda Due)Did P2 set out a plan for a fascist coup in which unions would be banned and the media would be placed under state control?Skull and Bones"It's so secret we can't talk about it," George W. Bush said on the membership of Skull & Bones. Does this organisation control the US?

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The Mammoth Book of SAS and Special Forces

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The Mammoth Book of On The Edge

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No one sees clearer than an individual whose life is hanging by the finger tips on the edge of an abyss. Probing the furthest reaches of human daring and endurance, here are 28 of the great first-hand accounts of extreme mountaineering, from legendary names. Featuring:·Heinrich Harrer - first conqueror of the notorious Eigerwand.·Robert Bates - the classic account of the ill-fated American 1953 expedition to K2.·Maurice Herzog - his unstoppable ascent of Annapurna at the cost of frostbite.·Walter Bonatti - tragedy on the Central Pillar of Freney on Mont Blanc.·George Leigh Mallory - surviving an avalanche on the 1922 Everest expedition.·René Desmaison - his epic story of 14 days stuck on The Grandes Jorasses in winter.·Jon Krakauer - recalling his solo ascent of The Devil's Thumb in Alaska.The price of the summit is often measured in human suffering, yet for those who succeed the rewards can be incalculable. Nerve-wracking and unputdownable.

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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: World War II

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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

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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

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The Mammoth Book of How it Happened - Everest

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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

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The Mammoth Book of Heroes

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True courage is such a hugely valued aspect of humanity. This volume contains 200 accounts of heroism that took place between the times of Ancient Greece and the 21st century. Many of the accounts are in the words of those who were there, of men and women who showed real courage, often with their own lives on the line. The tales include: the death of Sir Thomas More; George Washington at Valley Forge; Nelson losing his arm at Santa Cruz; Oscar Schindler saving the lives of Polish Jews; SOE heroine Violette Szabo in occupied France; the protesters in Tiananmen Square; and the New York firefighters and the airline passengers of flight UA49 on September 11th, 2001.

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The Mammoth Book of the West

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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

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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

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SAS: The Autobiography

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Jon E. Lewis