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By Josh Miller

ISBN-10: 1569759197

ISBN-13: 9781569759196

“Americans were taught that their country is civilized and humane. yet, too usually, U.S. activities were uncivilized and inhumane.”

—Howard Zinn

Shedding mild on 500 years of suppression, this surprising exposé unearths the pivotal position in American historical past performed by means of its such a lot invisible minority—zombies.

From colonization and revolution to international Wars and worldwide hegemony, A Zombie’s heritage of the USA tells the strong and relocating tales of this country’s living-dead underclass, including:

•The zombie bloodbath of ecu colonists at Plymouth Rock

•The ugly killing of a zombinated Meriwether Lewis by way of his fellow explorer William Clark

•The doomed safety of the Alamo opposed to hordes of the attacking undead

•The heroic, platoon-saving cost right into a hail of German fireplace via an undead Lt. Audie Murphy

•The top-secret NASA missions that launched(and frequently misplaced) zombies into space

•The anti-terrorist application to forestall the weaponization of the zombie virus

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As the agency’s mind-control focused more on behavioral factors such as isolation and stress, the Fund contracted two unwitting social scientists, Alan Howard and Robert A. Scott, to do library research, which they later published as a journal article on stress and gastric disease. Simultaneously, the Fund made that research available to the agency, which “reverse engineered” the findings to understand how a subject under coercive interrogation might “reduce the ‘imbalance’ of discomfort or pain .

The experiments with drugs proved chimerical—a failure illustrated by a hidden chapter in the otherwise distinguished career of Dr. Henry K. Beecher of Harvard University.  Although such drug research was pursued vigorously at CIA headquarters and at a half-dozen university research hospitals for a decade, this controversial agency experimentation led nowhere except to lawsuits. By contrast, conventional behavioral research at leading universities, supported by secret CIA funding, contributed to the development of a distinctly American form of psychological torture.

And, for historians such as this writer, history’s most elemental tool, chronology, provides a trail through clandestine bureaucracies cloaked in layers of secrecy—akin to the thread that guided Theseus through the Minotaur’s labyrinth to slay the monster and liberate his victims. Once the shock of revelation has faded, history, like film or television, can also serve to numb and normalize extralegal state action among the citizens of a nation. But, in an age of globalization, such revelations ramify uncontrollably, informing formal complaints before international bodies and emboldening other states to exercise their universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity, thereby constraining the usual processes of impunity that once operated largely within national boundaries.

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