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Alex Berenson (born January 6, 1973) is a former reporter for The New York Times and the author of several thriller novels and a book on corporate financial filings. His 2019 book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence sparked controversy, earning denunciations from many in the scientific and medical communities. During the coronavirus pandemic, he appeared frequently in right-wing media where he downplayed the severity of the pandemic, as well as made claims that face masks were ineffective. Epidemiologists and other scientists have disputed his claims. Early life and education Berenson was born in New York, and grew up in Englewood, NJ. He graduated from Yale University in 1994 with bachelor's degrees in history and economics. Career Berenson joined the Denver Post in June 1994 as a business reporter. He published 513 articles through August 1996, when he left to join TheStreet.com, a financial news website founded by Jim Cramer. In December 1999, Berenson joined The New York Times as a business investigative reporter. In the fall of 2003 and the summer of 2004, Berenson covered the occupation of Iraq for the Times. More recently, he covered the pharmaceutical and health care industries, specializing in issues concerning dangerous drugs. Beginning in December 2008, Berenson reported on the Bernard Madoff $50 billion Ponzi scheme scandal. He has written 12 spy novels, all featuring the same protagonist, CIA agent John Wells. His first novel, The Faithful Spy, was released in April 2006 and won an Edgar Award for best first novel by an American author. The Faithful Spy was ranked #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List for paperbacks.In 2008, Berenson released his second thriller, The Ghost War. His third novel, The Silent Man, followed in 2009. His fourth, The Midnight House, was released in 2010 and debuted at #9 on The New York Times bestseller list. The fifth, The Secret Soldier, was released in 2011 and debuted at #6 on the bestseller list. The sixth, The Shadow Patrol, was released in 2012, and debuted at #8. In July 2012, The Shadow Patrol was named a finalist for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, given by Britain's Crime Writers' Association.In 2010, Berenson left the Times to become a full-time novelist. He lives in the Hudson Valley, with his wife, a forensic psychiatrist.:1 Opposition to cannabis legalization He authored the controversial 2019 book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence that has been denounced as alarmist and inaccurate by many in the scientific and medical communities because of his claims that cannabis causes psychosis and violence; many scientists state that he is drawing inappropriate conclusions from the research, primarily by inferring causation from correlation,:1:1:1:1:1 as well as cherry picking:1 data that fits his narrative, and falling victim to selection bias via his use of anecdotes:1 to back up his assertions.:1:1:1:1 Other reviews have been less critical, accepting the anecdotes as real-life examples of the science presented. Coronavirus pandemic Early in the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Berenson vocally argued that people and the media were overestimating the risk of the new virus, that it posed little risk to young Americans, and that it was being used as a cover for government overreach. Many public health experts have rejected his claims.:1In May 2020, Fox News announced that Berenson would host a tv-show called "COVID Contrarian" on its online streaming platform Fox Nation. However, by July 2020, amid surges in coronavirus cases across parts of the United States, Fox News appeared to have backtracked and removed the announcement of his show from its website.In 2021, Berenson tweeted that COVID-19 vaccinations had led to 50 times more adverse effects than flu vaccine. PolitiFact rated the claim, "mostly false." Books Novels John Wells series Non-fiction The Number (novel) Random House, 2003, ISBN 978-0375508806 Lost in Kandahar (novel) Brilliance Audio, 2012, ISBN 978-1469230948 Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, 2019, Free Press, ISBN 978-1982103668 Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Counts and Estimates, 2020Awards 2007 Edgar Award for best first novel, for The Faithful SpyReferences External links Author's website. Discover the Alex Berenson popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Alex Berenson books.

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The Prisoner book summary, reviews and downlod

The Prisoner

4.5/5$9.99

To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi—and hope he can survive it—in this cutting-edge novel from the #1 New York Times-...

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The Midnight House

4/5$9.99

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deceivers delivers a gripping John Wells thriller that takes readers into the darkest shadows of a silent war…

The Ghost War book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ghost War

4/5$9.99

Another thrilling adventure featuring John Wells, the deep cover CIA operative from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Faithful Spy and ...

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Nicht Gemeldete Wahrheiten Uber Covid-19 Und Lockdowns

0/5$1.99

Die deutsche Übersetzung der amerikanischen Hit-Broschüre über COVID-19.

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Twelve Days

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John Wells has only twelve days to stop the United States from being tricked into invading Iran in the new cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestse...

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The Silent Man

4/5$9.99

A novel of international intrigue and catastrophic terrorism from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost War and The Faithful Spy.

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Pandemia

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The most important fact about the coronavirus pandemic that turned the world upside down in 2020 is that our response to it has been an epic overreaction driven by a disastrous confluence of...

Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns book summary, reviews and downlod

Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns

4.5/5$2.99

Former New York Times reporter and prominent lockdown critic Alex Berenson provides a counterweight to media hysteria about coronavirus in this series of short booklets answering crucial que...

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The Counterfeit Agent

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“Berenson’s strength is his deep understanding of geopolitics and of the shoddy compromises it demands. He clearly has excellent contacts in the world of shadows. Wells is a complex a...

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The Power Couple

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep.R...

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The Number

3/5$9.99

In this commanding big-picture analysis of what went wrong in corporate America, Alex Berenson, a top financial investigative reporter for The New York Times, examines the common thre...

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Unreported Truths about Covid-19 and Lockdowns

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Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson offers all a combined version of three booklets in the controversial and best-selling Unreported Truths about Covid series - at one low price. S...

Unreported Truths about Covid-19 and Lockdowns book summary, reviews and downlod

Unreported Truths about Covid-19 and Lockdowns

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The second installment of the best-selling "Unreported Truths" series about the coronavirus from former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson; Part 2 examines the evidence that lockdowns wor...

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Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and Lockdowns

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The third installment in the bestselling series that examines the real truths about COVID-19 by former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson. This section focuses on masks and the evidence t...

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Les vérités non dites sur le COVID-19 et le confinement

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Le manuscrit bloqué par Amazon, qui a poussé Elon Musk à appeler à son démantèlement, et finalement autorisé par Jeff Bezos.  Que vous ayez douté du discours de pani...

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The Wolves

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CIA agent John Wells refuses to let a privileged businessman walk away from a crime in this novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. &...

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The Night Ranger

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When four young volunteers in Kenya decide to take a break from working at a Somali refugee camp, they pile into a Land Cruiser for an adventure. But they get more than they bargained for wh...

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Tell Your Children

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In “a brilliant antidote to all the…false narratives about pot” (American Thinker), an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link ...

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The Secret Soldier

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In Saudi Arabia, a series of terrorist attacks has put the Kingdom on edge. King Abdullah is losing his hold, and his own secret police cannot be trusted. With nowhere to turn, the king as...

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The Deceivers

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInterfering with the presidential election was just the first step.The Russians don't jus...

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The Faithful Spy

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“A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”–Vince Flynn A New York Times

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The Shadow Patrol

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John Wells returns to Afghanistan—the country where his career began—in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Alex Berenson. In late ...

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The Midnight House (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Midnight House (Unabridged)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Deceivers delivers a gripping John Wells thriller that takes readers into the darkest shadows of a silent war…

The Wolves (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Wolves (Unabridged)

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CIA agent John Wells refuses to let a privileged businessman walk away from a crime in this novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. &...

The Prisoner (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Prisoner (Unabridged)

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To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi—and hope he can survive it—in this cutting-edge novel from the #1 New York Times-...

The Night Ranger (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Night Ranger (Unabridged)

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John Wells enters new territory, as he goes underground in East Africa to track four kidnapped Americans and the Somali bandits who snatched them, in the tough, thoughtful, the electrifyi...

Lost in Kandahar (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Lost in Kandahar (Unabridged)

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When novelist and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson traveled to Afghanistan for an embed with the 101st Airborne Division, he found great soldiers - and a seemingly hopeles...

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The Power Couple (Unabridged)

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep.R...

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The Prince of Beers (Unabridged)

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August Busch IV had everything - or seemed to. In 2006, Busch became the chief executive of Anheuser-Busch, the sixth member of his family to control the legendary brewery. At age 42, Busch ...

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The Deceivers (Unabridged)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInterfering with the presidential election was just the first step.The Russians don't jus...

Tell Your Children (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Tell Your Children (Unabridged)

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In “a brilliant antidote to all the…false narratives about pot” (American Thinker), an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link ...

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The Counterfeit Agent (Unabridged)

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John Wells returns for another deadly mission from New York Times bestselling author Alex Berenson...In an Istanbul hotel, a deep source warns a CIA agent...

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The Faithful Spy: A Novel (Abridged)

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“A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”–Vince Flynn A New York Times

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The Silent Man (Unabridged)

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost War and The Faithful Spy returns with a novel of international intrigue and catastrophic terrorism that "keep...

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The Ghost War (Unabridged)

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Another thrilling adventure featuring John Wells, the deep cover CIA operative from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Faithful Spy and ...

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The Faithful Spy (Unabridged)

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“A well-crafted page-turner that addresses the most important issue of our time. It will keep you reading well into the night.”–Vince Flynn A New York Times

The Shadow Patrol (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Shadow Patrol (Unabridged)

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In 2009, the CIA's Kabul Station fell for a source who promised to lead it to Bin Laden, but instead he blew himself up, taking the station's most senior officers with him. Now, more than ...

Twelve Days (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Twelve Days (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$14.99

John Wells has only twelve days to stop the United States from being tricked into invading Iran in the new cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times–bestse...

The Secret Soldier (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

The Secret Soldier (Unabridged)

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

John Wells goes undercover in Saudi Arabia in a cutting-edge novel of modern suspense from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. John Wells may have left the ...

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