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ISBN: 9781603582643
Year Added to Catalog: 2009
Book Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 3/8
Number of Pages: 256
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1603582640
Release Date: December 21, 2009
Web Product ID: 520

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About the Author

Michael C. Ruppert

Michael C. Ruppert is a former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator turned investigative journalist. He is the author of Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, the founder of the online newsletter The Collapse Network. He currently lives in the southern Colorado Rockies.

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