Author Steve Alten Of "The Shell Game" At Barnes & Noble - 3/29/2008

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Media - Steve Alten

Thursday March 6, 2008
Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", delivers 9/11 Truth to Jim Bohanon's CBS National Radio audience (4 + million)

(40 Minutes - 11 Meg)

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Friday March 7, 2008
Alex Jones speaks with Steve Alten about his new book "The Shell Game" and takes questions from callers

(33 Minutes - 9.7 Meg)

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Saturday March 22, 2008
Kevin Barret talks with Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", about their respective encounters with neoconmedia, including Steve's run-in with Jim Bohanon

(75 Minutes - 22 Meg)

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The Shell Game
By Steve Alten

Product Description
The story opens in 2007 when two CIA spooks meet with an American Colonel in military intelligence. The war is going badly, and President Bush, who steadfastly refuses to back down, remains unchallenged at home as Democrats and Republicans continue to toss verbal grenades positioning themselves for the 2008 elections. Meanwhile, Iran s pursuit of nuclear energy will yield enriched uranium within five years, uranium that can be used to manufacture suitcase nukes. The United States military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question,unless a nuclear detonation were to occur in an American city, the enriched uranium traced back to Iran. A U.S. reprisal would strike a death-blow against radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq,and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable but if we sit back and do nothing then one day a dozen suitcase bombs could go off in a dozen American cities bringing with it anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization. December 2011: Ashley Ace Futrell is an oil expert working for PetroConsultants, married to Kelli Doyle, a former National Security Advisor and one of the CIA spooks from the opening scene. When Kelli threatens to expose the plot, Ace finds his existence hurtling down a rabbit s hole of deceit where the orchestrated lies of the powerful few could lead to the darkest days of human existence, and the death knell for billions.

Alten's Shell Game Tour Schedule NJ, PA, DE

From Steve Alten:

I am sending this newsletter out early so that those readers in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware area have time to see me on my next leg of The SHELL GAME BOOK TOUR. For those of you who have read the book, you realize the importance of its success. For the rest of my readers. PLEASE pick up a copy this week! Read below and you'll see why it is NOT just another novel.

Here's my Philly/NJ/DE schedule:

Thursday March 27 7- 9 PM
Barnes & Noble:
Concord Mall
4801 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE

Friday March 28 2-4 PM
Barnes & Noble
The Court at Deptford II
1553 Almonesson Rd
Deptford, NJ 08096

Friday March 28 6-8 PM
Barnes & Noble
200 West Rte 70
marlton, NJ. 08053

Saturday March 29 2-4 PM
Barnes & Noble
The Metroplex
2300 Chemical rd
Plymouth Meeting, PA. 19462

Saturday March 29 5-7 PM
Barnes & Noble
Montgomery Square
1271 Knapp Rd.
North Wales, PA. 19454

Sunday March 30
1-3 PM Barnes & Noble
1901 Sprout rd.
Bromall, PA. 19008

Sunday March 30
4-6 PM Borders Books - Chestnut Hill
8701 Germantown Ave.
Phila. PA. 19118

Monday March 31
5-7 PM Borders Books - Atlantic City
2200 Wrangleboro rd.
Mays landing, NJ 08330

A thought

Use this fact -

The US govt. was found "guilty" of being responsible for the wrongful death of Martin Luther King - April 4, 1968.

Dr. William Pepper conducted a civil trial in November of 1999, with Corretta Scott King as Plantiff and Larry Jowers and "un-named co-conspirators" from the FBI,Tennesse State Police, and the Memphis local cops; 30 day trial, 70 witnesses - 1 hr. for the verdict.

Youtube - An Act of State

Use that as evidence of Govt. conspiracies & coverups.

Media - William Pepper (Act of State)

San Francisco's TUC Radio's "Who Killed Martin Luther King?" (March 2008) - Part 1

In 1977 the family of Martin Luther King engaged an attorney and friend, Dr. William Pepper, to investigate a suspicion they had. They no longer believed that James Earl Ray was the killer. For their peace of mind, for an accurate record of history, and out of a sense of justice they conducted a two decade long investigation. The evidence they uncovered was put before a jury in Memphis, TN, in November 1999. 70 witnesses testified under oath, 4,000 pages of transcripts described that evidence, much of it new. It took the jury 59 minutes to come back with their decision that exonerated James Earl Ray, who had already died in prison. The jury found that Lloyd Jowers, owner of Jim’s Grill, had participated in a conspiracy to kill King. The evidence showed that the conspiracy included J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, Richard Helms and the CIA, the military, the Memphis police department, and organized crime.

(29:02 Min - 8.31 Meg)

San Francisco's TUC Radio's "Who Killed Martin Luther King?" (March 2008) - Part 2

(29:00 Min - 8.32 Meg)

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KPFA's Guns and Butter with Bonnie Faulkner (May 31, 2006) - Part 1

An Act of State with William Pepper, author of "An Act of State: The Assassination of Martin Luther King", his second book on the King case. William Pepper was a close political associate of Dr. King's in the last year of his life. Pepper represented James Earl Ray on appeal of his conviction for the murder of Dr. King. This presentation was given in Long Beach, California in January 2003, after the publication of the book. Part Two continues Pepper's presentation, and concludes with a 45 minute question and answer session.

(57:59 Min - 16 Meg)

KPFA's Guns and Butter with Bonnie Faulkner (June 6, 2006) - Part 2

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Dr. William Pepper (introduced by Cynthia McKinney)
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, New and Updated Edition
By William F. Pepper

Product Description

The definitive account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, published on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in US history, and at the height of his fame in the mid-sixties seemed to offer the real possibility of a new and radical beginning for liberal politics in the USA. In 1968, he was assassinated; the movement for social and economic change has never recovered.

The conviction of James Earl Ray for his murder has never looked even remotely safe, and when William Pepper began to investigate the case it was the start of a twenty-five year campaign for justice. At a civil trial in 1999, supported by the King family, seventy witnesses under oath set out the details of the conspiracy Pepper had unearthed: the jury took just one hour to find that Ray was not responsible for the assassination, that a wide-ranging conspiracy existed, and that government agents were involved.

An Act of State lays out the extraordinary facts of the King story—of the huge groundswell of optimism engendered by his charismatic radicalism, of how plans for his execution were laid at the very heart of government and the military, of the disinformation and media cover-ups that followed every attempt to search out the truth. As shocking as it is tragic, An Act of State remains the most compelling and authoritative account of how King's challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.

Back Cover:

"For a quarter of a century, Bill Pepper conducted an independent investigation of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He opened his files to our family, encouraged us to speak with the witnesses, and represented our family in the civil trial against the conspirators. The jury affirmed his findings, providing our family with a long-sought sense of closure and peace, which had been denied by official disinformation and cover-ups. Now the findings of his exhaustive investigation and additional revelations from the trial are presented in the pages of this important book. We recommend it highly to everyone who seeks the truth about Dr. King's assassination."

-Coretta Scott King

"No one has done more than Dr. William F. Pepper to keep alive the quest for the truth concerning the violent death of Martin Luther King who in courageous and important words once said 'The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government.' In An Act of State, Bill Pepper argues that very government violence was turned on America's greatest prophet of non-violent change."

-Ramsey Clark, US Attorney General, 1967-69

The Real Deal.

This is the real deal friends. This is exactly what we've been waiting for. There is no doubt that he can bust the dam wide open if he can get on the top ten lists and on the talk shows. From reading the book personally and listening to this interview with our boy Jon, it is obvious he has done his research and has the courage and the ability to clearly and calmly articulate the facts and his point of view.
I believe I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It would be easy to dismiss his suggestion about buying and promoting his book helping the cause, as a cynical attempt on his part to sell books and make money, but I'm willing to take that chance (I respect everyones right to make an honest buck especially while helping humanity.)
I am reading the book now and am impressed not so much by his story telling, although that's good, as by his knowledge of the facts about the great tragedy of our lives.
I truly hope everyone agrees that Steve Alten is an important messenger for getting the story to the uninformed masses, and helps to promote the hell out of this book.

I will buy my copies

I'll be more then happy to buy my 2 copies of his book and I'll ask my boss to do the same.

I leave this thought for not only Steve, but the whole of The Truth Movement.

Steven use this fact -

The US govt. was found "guilty" of being responsible for the wrongful death of Martin Luther King - April 4, 1968.

Dr. William Pepper conducted a civil trial in November of 1999, with Corretta Scott King as Plantiff and Larry Jowers and "un-named co-conspirators" from the FBI,Tennesse State Police, and the Memphis local cops; 30 day trial, 70 witnesses - 1 hr. for the verdict.

Youtube - An Act of State

Use that as evidence of Govt. conspiracies & coverups.

I bought my two copies before it was even published

through Amazon. But here is my question -- since we can't verify elections, how does one verify whether or not a book is in fact selling the requisite number of copies to occupy the top 10? We're lied to about everything -- why not this too? Especially given the potential ramifications.

Sell, sell, sell.

"how does one verify whether or not a book is in fact selling the requisite number of copies to occupy the top 10?"
I guess we have to rely on the free market. Book sellers are in business for one reason only, and that is to increase revenue. Just like any other retailer, booksellers are always looking for that blockbuster and will use every tool in their selling arsenal to push it to #1. Content is of no consequence.
This is where we come in. Be creative. Take a book off the back shelf and put it with the best sellers. Talk to store managers, encourage them to stock more books in prominent positions. Buy as many copies as you can afford and give them to friends with the recommendation to pass them on. Carry 9/11 Truth signs outside the bookstore along with a copies of the book. I know I'm sounding like Bill Douglas here:0 (Glad to see you vindicated Bill.)
I'm in sales and my support staff jokingly call out "sell, sell, sell" often when I head out on the road. That's what we need to do. Consider is our "Mission from God," ala Jake and Elwood Blues.

Great job! Great interview!

Great work Jon and Steve!!!!!

This is a very compelling interview- particularly for us activists!!! I hope Steve is able to break the dam!!!! I'll certainly buy books to support his effort, although I must admit that I am used to buying books directly from the publisher, at a discount and tabling them at events. I am also planning on going to a couple of media conferences:

Journalism That Matters: A Concept/Design Mashup for Journalists, Technologists, and Entrepeneuers

April 30th- May 3rd
Yahoo! Inc. Conference Center, Sunnyvale, California

Journalism’s ideals meet Silicon Valley’s tools in a three-day, conceptual mashup hosted by the Journalism That Matters Collaborative, the Media Giraffe Project, the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Yahoo! Inc. is three days to describe and invent tools for sustaining "journalism that matters." Strip away the legacy platforms, and what remains of journalism that is needed to support participatory democracy and community?

Spend a day describing those core values and essential elements. Then journalists and technologists together launch projects, form design circles and breakouts to conceive or deploy the best tools -- off the shelf and invented on-the-fly -- to put those values and elements into practice.


The National Conference on Media Reform
June 6-8, Minneapolis
Gabriel and I will both be tabling at this one- in January 2007, about ten of us went to the big one in Memphis and got out a lot of 9/11 Truth Materials at our 3 booths, plus lots of press kits, and Deception Dollars, 9/11 Fact Sheets, DVDs...

I still think being the media, exposing the truth about the media our key to the social change work we're all working on. We would welcome help from other activists at these conferences to penetrate and create new media that serves truth and the common good.

Carol Brouillet

The game plan: Buy the book

The game plan: Buy the book (several copies) between April 16 and April 22! Get the book into the TOP 10!! Help get Steve Alten on MAJOR TV Shows.

Ruppert is pushing hard for "The Shell Game." Paul Craig Roberts ("Father of Reagonomics" talks about the danger we are in in the USA) is pushing "The Shell Game." So are the likes of David Ray Griffin and other prominent 9/11 activists.

What Steve didn't tell you is he is giving $5000 per week to the FEALGOOD Foundation for every week we can get this in the TOP 10. Buy several copies April 16 thru April 22 and help FEALGOOD -- The First Responders who are sick and dying and being left out to dry by the administration who told them the air was ok to breath.

Don't let this chance pass. Watch the Trailers Steve had made at www.theshellgame.NET.

"What Steve didn't tell you

"What Steve didn't tell you is he is giving $5000 per week to the FEALGOOD Foundation for every week we can get this in the TOP 10."

That's Good News.

Am glad to hear that and will do my best to support via my contacts.

Just a suggestion.

I do hope Steve Alten will consider for a potential next project a Non-Fiction book portraying the Plight of the Family Members & 1st Responders in search of Truth and Justice.

Such a book (well written) has the potential to reach out to the most hardened of skeptics to understand the importance of a New Independent Investigation.

It will make a significant impact because of its genuine impact.

Shell Game itself definitely has its own unique niche market enabling us to reach out to those still unaware of the facts behind 911.

It is a useful tool to add to the library / myriad of other tools or books that we have.

I did have my reservations in the past over suspicions of the "Commercialization of 911 Truth" over this and Apologize to anyone I may have offended.

So Bill Douglas, if you are reading this, my sincerest apologies.

I think Steve Alten is genuinely trying to help the Truth Movement & the 1st Responders, especially after seeing this video.

I am glad this video was posted.

Thanks Jon Gold.

And thanks Steve Alten for joining this important effort for Truth and Justice and making a stand.

Pls consider a BIOGRAPHICAL NON FICTION sequel - covering the plight of the Family Members & 1st Responders.

That will be a Potentially AWESOME book with Historical Implications.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Fiction is BIG.

"I do hope Steve Alten will consider for a potential next project a Non-Fiction book portraying the Plight of the Family Members & 1st Responders in search of Truth and Justice."
I agree wholeheartedly Constitution911 but I believe that a large portion of readers will never pick up a book of non-fiction. I'm sure there are better educated people than me who can explain the reason but I suspect it has something to do with the use of parables and fables as tools in our education going all the way back to classical times. (But that's a whole 'nother topic.)
Check out an online library service like "Library Thing" and check out the "Author Cloud"
It is heavily weighted on the fiction side. That's why I believe this book has the ability to reach more people than a non-fiction.
BTW. I recommend everyone join Library Thing and other similar library services post your reviews everywhere and create a buzz.

You have a point.

Fiction, Parables , Satire are powerful mediums to reach people in subtle ways. They have their niche.

We can have the best of both worlds.

Why I still stress Non-Fiction for a Biography of the Plight of the Family Members and 1st Responders is because it can provide a personal touch like no other.

We have it in Audio-Visual Form in Documentaries like 911 Press for Truth.

However, books have a way of reaching out to masses long after the TV's and Computers are turned off.

The real story of what the Family Members and 1st Responders are going through has yet to be told.

The Jersey Girls have spoken.

Will someone help give voice to the rest of the Family Members / 1st Responders in a Written Form?

I wish I could do it. But it is not my calling / forte. I feel there are people out there far more qualified / experienced than me to do it.

Maybe David Griffin.

Or Steve Alten?

Such a Book will Have HUGE HISTORICAL implications lasting generations.

There are probably 3000+ Surviving Family Members units.

50-70 Thousand 1st Responders.

And their Plight / Story has to be told.

For posterity.

So we will Never Forget. Never Let It Happen Again.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Let's support this guy

Steve appeared knowledgeable and sincere in this interview. I don't think there is anything to lose by supporting him.

Still, I do wonder about the movie link on the back cover, though. Could it have been to make the book more palatable to some parties...?

November 2001...

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

John Cusack...

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

Despite her position on 9/11

Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine is definitely required reading.

I'd just like to say...

That I disagree with Steven that we know "exactly" what happened. We don't. Hence the reason for a real investigation.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

My review on

My review on Chapters/Indigo, a book selling chain in Canada. (Every little bit helps.)

"The first 9/11 Novel

March 30, 2008

This is the first book of fiction by a known best seller dealing with the events of 9/11 in a way that is accessible to the general public. It involves the urgent issues of peak oil, loose nukes, terrorism, torture, the intrigue of the CIA and other covert agencies and the previously unthinkable concept of false flag terror.
Steven Alten has done his homework, accessing the works of Michael Ruppert, Stephen Jones and other credible researchers and writers. He uses a clever mix of truth and fiction to create a story that is hard to put down, is sure to provoke thought and may even have an effect on world politics in general."

Great Interview Jon!!!

Great Interview Jon!!!

It's a great interview....

Wow! It was a compelling interview of Steve Alten. Nice job, Jon! It was very interesting to see the influence Ruppert has had on Alten. I knew Alten said his book grew out of the fact of Peak Oil but very interesting how the novel came about and his heavy interest in Ruppert's "Crossing the Rubicon".

I'm not much of a fiction reader--but I'm finally sold! Alten made a strong argument for supporting his book. It's also a nice job of putting the link to Cusack up.. It's a pretty darn informative thread!

By the way, what's happend to Marr? He doesn't even sound like the same person from years ago? He's obviously sold out! "If people really cared they'd care to find out." Marr didn't seem to have any good responses to what Cusack was relating? Wow, what a shill--and not a good one at that!

...don't believe him!

Steve Alten

I am very impressed by Steve Alten. My husband has read the book and raved about how good it was. I do plan on reading the book myself and also plan to buy several copies to give friends. I heard an interview with Steve Alten on a radio show where the show host appeared ignorant about many facts concerning 9/11. Mr. Alten showed tremendous courage speaking on this show, not only with the host but also with people who called in, people who sounded as if they listened only to what is spoken on mainstream media. I thought that Mr. Alten was calm and level-headed answering questions and in presenting his book. I feel he is a wonderful asset to break into mainstream media, not only in his demeanor but also in how attractive he is. Appearance does help tremendously and he definitely has the looks to get attention. So, all in all, take his courage, his knowledge about 9/11, his calm demeanor, and his attractiveness, and you have one incredible asset for 9/11 truth. Buy his book, people.

Great way to promote The Shell Game.

I don't mean to dominate this blog but I just discovered a potential tool for promoting the book.
This Library Thing I recently joined has an "early reviewers" feature.
If someone can contact Steve Alten and let him know about it, I'm sure it would help get the word out to people who wouldn't normally know about it.

Reviewers can post their reviews on their personal blog other library sites, Facebook, or Amazon etc.
Just an idea.

Contact Steve Alten and Publicist


Trish Stevens
ASCOT Media Group, Inc.
1120 Nasa Rd.1, Suite 220
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
(281) 333-3507
(281) 984-7504


Thanks. Will do.
And done;)

Excellent book- we must tell everyone about false flag attacks

I read the Shell Game.

The main point to me was this is a perfect book to show people how the govt could pull off a nuclear false flag attack and blame it on anyone they want.

The book shows clearly that a few criminals in the govt could train, protect, control and help unknowing patsies into pulling off a nuclear false flag attack for the governments own gain. The book also shows how the mass media can make white look like black AND the lie as the truth AND our friends as our deadly enemies AND patsies as intelligent perps AND falsified evidence as the truth AND the real perps look as saviors AND the innocent look like the devil. We cannot overestimate the convincing power of the mass media cartel.

The mass media cartel is one of the main weapons in the false flag attack because it propagates the big lie which the human race is so susceptible to.

Now is the time to tell everyone you know about false flag attacks and the mass media cartel's part in them.

There is ten thousand times more leverage educating people NOW TODAY about false flags BEFORE the next false flag occurs compared to afterward trying to convince them and de-propagandize them from the mass media lies and the mass terrorism hysteria caused by a NUCLEAR false flag. This book EMPHASIZES the URGENCY and DESPERATENESS of making the history of FALSE FLAG ATTACKS common knowledge to everyone on the planet.

For the very survival of our nation and world we need to educate everyone we know about past false flags and educate them about the government/secret rulers using them again in the future. And we need to tell them to tell everyone they know. No one on the planet is more than 7 degrees removed from you.

We need to tell everyone that the secret rulers want a new false flag as:

a reason to call for martial law
a reason to declare a war on Iran
a distraction from the intentional meltdown of our currency and economy by the privately owned federal reserve
a reason to bring in a total police state
a reason to bring in total tyranny
a reason to destroy the constitution and bill of rights completely
a reason to make even more money off the industry of war
a reason to start another war
a reason to take the real patriots and core of this nation away to concentration camps
a reason to take away our second amendment right to bear arms against a tyrannical government
a reason to take away our first amendemnt rights of free speech