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James Farrell Marrs Jr. (December 5, 1943 – August 2, 2017) was an American newspaper journalist and New York Times best-selling author of books and articles on a wide range of alleged cover-ups and conspiracies. Marrs was a prominent figure in the JFK assassination conspiracy theories community and his 1989 book Crossfire was a source for Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK. He wrote books asserting the existence of government conspiracies regarding aliens, 9/11, telepathy, and secret societies. He began his career as a news reporter in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metroplex and taught a class on the assassination of John F. Kennedy at University of Texas at Arlington for 30 years. Marrs was a member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Early life and education A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Marrs earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and completed graduate work at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas from 1967 to 1968. Career Beginning in college, he worked as a reporter, cartoonist, and photographer for several Texas newspapers, including the Denton Record-Chronicle, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and Lubbock Sentinel. In 1968, he took a position with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where he served as police reporter and general assignment reporter covering stories locally, in Europe, and in the Middle East. From 1969 to 1970, he concurrently served in a stateside United States Army Reserve intelligence unit (under the aegis of the Fourth United States Army) as a translator of French and German periodicals; when the Army offered to remedy a longstanding shoulder ailment prior to his scheduled mobilization or release him from his service obligation, he accepted the latter option. He later became the newspaper's military and aerospace writer and an investigative reporter. After leaving the Star-Telegram to take a position with Jerre R. Todd and Associates (a public relations firm in Arlington, Texas) in 1972, he returned to the newspaper in 1974 before leaving again in 1980. For the remainder of his career, Marrs was a freelance writer, author, and public relations professional based in exurban Springtown, Texas. From 1983 to 1984, he published a weekly newspaper (the Springtown Current) in his hometown along with a monthly tourism tabloid (Cowtown Trails). Previously, he produced a cable television show (Texas Roundup) from 1982 to 1983. He also served as communications director for the First Bank and Trust of Springtown from 1985 to 1995.Marrs appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, The Discovery Channel, TLC, The History Channel, Alex Jones Show, This Morning America, Geraldo, The Montel Williams Show, Today, TechTV, Larry King, Coast to Coast AM (with George Noory and Art Bell) radio programs, as well as numerous national and regional radio and TV shows. Opinions Assassination of JFK In 1989, Marrs's book, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, was published and reached The New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK, released in 1991.According to Stephen E. Ambrose in an essay generally critical of conspiracy theorists, Marrs wrote in Crossfire that motives for the murder of Kennedy were "Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's attack on organized crime (Mafia motive); President Kennedy's failure to support the Cuban exiles at the Bay of Pigs Invasion (Cuban and C.I.A. motive); the 1963 Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (military–industrial complex, or M.I.C. motive); Kennedy's plan to withdraw from Vietnam before the end of 1965 (Joint Chiefs of Staff and M.I.C. motive); Kennedy's talk about taking away the oil-depletion allowance (Texas oil men motive); Kennedy's monetary policies (international bankers motive); Kennedy's decision to drop Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson from the ticket in 1964 (L.B.J. motive) and Kennedy's active civil rights policy (Texas racist billionaires motive)."Sylvia Meagher is a critic of the Warren Commission and author of Master Index to the JFK Assassination and Accessories After the Fact. In April 1987, Meagher received the manuscript of Marrs's Crossfire. She was asked to evaluate the book by Simon & Schuster, which was considering publishing it. Meagher concluded, "The accuracy of the manuscript in dealing with a vast body of complex evidence is nearly impeccable ... the manuscript is, in my opinion, a fine and admirable work." Despite this glowing recommendation, Simon & Schuster became one of about 25 major U.S. publishers to turn down the book. It was finally published in 1989 by Carroll & Graf Publishers.Beginning in 1976, Marrs taught continuing education classes on the Kennedy assassination as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He added a UFO course in 2000 before retiring from teaching in 2007. UFOs and other topics From 1992 to 1995, Marrs researched and completed a non-fiction book on a top-secret government program called the Stargate Project involving the psychic phenomenon known as remote viewing, only to have the program canceled as the book was going to press in the summer of 1995. In May 1997, Marrs's investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins Publishers. The paperback edition was released in mid-1998. It has been translated into several foreign languages and has become the top-selling UFO book in the world. Publishers Weekly said: Marrs shows little discrimination, overemphasizing dubious phenomena like remote viewing and crop circles, and giving nearly equal weight to ludicrous pretenders like Billy Meier (who claimed close encounter with Pleiadians) and sophisticated commentators like Jacques Vallée. Marrs even devotes a chapter to theories that the moon may be a UFO, and he refuses to rule out obvious frauds like the alien autopsy tapes. But if rigorous analysis escapes Marrs, little else does; this is the most entertaining and complete overview of flying saucers and their crew in years. In early 2000, HarperCollins published Rule by Secrecy, which claimed to trace a hidden history connecting modern secret societies to ancient and medieval times. This book also reached The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2003, his book The War on Freedom probed the alleged conspiracies of the September 11 attacks and their aftermath. It was released in 2006 under the title The Terror Conspiracy.Marrs was a featured speaker at a number of national conferences including the annual International UFO Congress and the annual Gulf Breeze UFO Conference, but he also spoke at local conferences, such as Conspiracy Con and The Bay Area UFO Expo. Last years In October 2011, Marrs started his own radio program, The View from Marrs, on the Jeff Rense Radio network. The program aired on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. Central time. Marrs had on his show a wide variety of guests and dedicated the entire month of November to the latest information regarding the JFK a.... Discover the John Marrs popular books. Find the top 100 most popular John Marrs books.

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  • The Patient synopsis, comments

    The Patient

    Nick Tyrone

    A chilling dystopian novel filled with dark humour, for fans of Andrew Hunter Murray's THE LAST DAY or Christina Dalcher's Q.She went willingly to the hospital. She couldn't have a...

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    Playing Dirty

    Helen Black

    'Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last' Roberta Kray Liberty Greenwood is back. County lines. Blurred lines. Crossed lines.Things are ...

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    Follow Us

    Megan Angelo

    Zwei Frauen, ein Deal, ein dunkles GeheimnisOrla möchte unbedingt Schriftstellerin werden. Dafür braucht sie eine Agentur. Doch sie hat weder die Kontakte noch das Selbstbewusstsei...

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    What Goes Around

    Julie Corbin

    A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Lisa Jewell and C.L Taylor.500 five star Goodreads ratingOnce you start reading, you won't want to stop. Two women, two secrets, one...

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    The Last Frontier

    Alistair Maclean

    An undercover mission beyond the Iron Curtain to recover a defected scientist goes disastrously wrong – a classic early Cold War thriller from the acclaimed master of action and su...

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    Alistair Maclean

    The tense tale of a deadly terrorist plot set in Holland, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.AMSTERDAM AIRPORT HAS DISAPPEAREDBLACKMAILThe mass of water in its place ...

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    Alistair MacLean Arctic Chillers 4-Book Collection

    Alistair Maclean

    Four classic tales of adventure in the frozen north, from the master of action and suspense, available for the first time in this ebundle.Discover why Alistair MacLean was the most...

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    Goodbye California

    Alistair Maclean

    The classic tale of terrorism, where a criminal fanatic is hellbent on blasting San Francisco into the ocean, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.'Earthquake country,'...

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    The Vacation

    John Marrs

    Praise for John Marrs"John Marrs can do no wrong." Jack Jordan"John Marrs is a master of suspense." Jeneva RoseHow far would you run to escape your past? V...

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    The Wrong Child

    Barry Gornell

    How far would you go to protect your child?When tragedy strikes in a small Scottish village, everyone in the community is affected.Most people believe one child is to blame for wha...

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    The Golden Rendezvous

    Alistair Maclean

    A timeless classic of modernday piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well.For Johnny Carter, the Chief Officer, the voyage has ...

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    Alistair Maclean

    The nailbiting tale of sabotage set in the desolate frozen wastes of two icebound oil fields, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.SABOTAGE!THE VICTIMSTwo of the most i...

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    A Cold Season

    Alison Littlewood

    How far would you go to save your child? A nailbiting thriller, 'perfect reading for a dark winter's night' (Richard and Judy).Cass's husband is missing, presumed dead in Afghanist...

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    The Girls Inside

    NJ Mackay

    A gripping, compelling psychological thriller about a cult, a fire, and the dark secrets that four young girls have carried with them but can no longer keep buried...Blue grew up i...

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    Fear is the Key

    Alistair Maclean

    A classic novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico – and on the sea bed below it.A sunken DC3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: ...

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    Alistair MacLean Sea Thrillers 4-Book Collection

    Alistair Maclean

    Four classic tales of adventure at sea, from the master of action and suspense, available for the first time in this ebundle.Discover why Alistair MacLean was the most popular thri...

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    The Grid

    Nick Cook

    'A highly original, electrifying read' The Times'A stylish, riveting thriller' Daily Mail'An assured pageturner ... it combines action and foreign locations with big ideas a la Dan...

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    The Guns of Navarone

    Alistair Maclean

    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.The guns of Navarone, huge and catastrophically accurate, embedded atop an impregnable iron fortr...

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    San Andreas

    Alistair Maclean

    Another magnificent tale of treachery at sea from a storytelling genius.Suddenly, just before dawn, the lights went out aboard the San Andreas. For the British hospital ship sailin...

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    River of Death

    Alistair Maclean

    The classic tale of adventure and the dark secrets of a lost city in the Brazilian jungle, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.THE LOST CITYHamilton knows the way to t...

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    The Cloud Garden

    Paul Winder & Tom Hart Dyke

    The Darién Gap is a place of legend. The only break in the PanAmerican highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, it is an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jung...

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    Alistair Maclean

    The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.SEAWITCHThe massive oilrig is the hub of a great empire, the pride of its b...

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    Bang to Rights

    Helen Black

    'Gripping and gritty, this book will keep you hooked from the first page to the last' Roberta KrayOne year on from being reunited with the family she abandoned, successful lawyer L...

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    The Dark Crusader

    Alistair Maclean

    A classic tale of espionage, secret missions and exotic locations which outBonds Bond, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Eight job advertisements.Eight jobs. Eight s...

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    When I Wake Up

    Jessica Jarlvi

    Jessica Jarlvi is a hugely talented writer and definitely one to watch' SOPHIE HANNAH. A breathtaking, heartpounding, dark debut, sure to delight fans of The Girl on the Train...

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    HMS Ulysses

    Alistair Maclean

    The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers of action and suspense – an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II.Co...

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    Fear the Dark

    Chris Mooney

    'One of the best thriller writers working today' Lee Child'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' M...

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    Alistair Maclean

    In wartime, people are either friends or enemies. In wartime, friends are friends and enemies die…PARTISANSWhile Tito’s rebel forces resist occupation, the Germans infiltrate and p...

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    Where Eagles Dare

    Alistair Maclean

    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Winter 1943, and US General Carnaby has been captured by the Nazis. He is being held in a fortres...

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    Alistair Maclean

    The classic tale of espionage set in Cold War Europe, where the world’s greatest circus acrobat must break into an impenetrable fortress, from the acclaimed master of action and su...

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    The Passengers

    John Marrs

    You’re riding in your selfdriving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, “You are going to die.” &#x...

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    The Lonely Sea

    Alistair Maclean

    A collection of riveting tales of the sea including the story that launched his writing career and the account of the epic battle to sink the German battle ship, Bismarck.THE MASTE...

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    On the Trail of the JFK Assassins

    Dick Russell

    Using newly declassified information, Dick Russell builds on three decades of painstaking research in On the Trail of the JFK Assassins, offering one of the most comprehensive and ...

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    The Way to Dusty Death

    Alistair Maclean

    The classic tale of highoctane adventure set in the world of 1970s Formula One, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.Johnny Harlow seems to have it all: he's good looki...

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    Ice Station Zebra

    Alistair Maclean

    A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense.The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean, and som...

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    A Better Way

    John J. Marrs

    The traditional way to learn an instrument is to go to weekly lessons.  Besides being expensive, weekly lessons can be impractical for many people.  A Better Way lets you...