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Award-winning Texas author/journalist Jim Marrs has never hesitated
to write about some of the greatest mysteries and controversies of our
In the mid-1970s, Marrs discovered that the Texas Department of Public
Safety was routinely keeping illegal surveillance files on law-abiding
citizens. His front-page stories resulted in the shredding of thousands
of such secret files. His investigative work resulted in a surprise
defense witness in the celebrated murder trial of Texas oilman Cullen
Moving on to larger issues, Marrs wrote in 1976 that an objective investigation
of the JFK assassination would reveal a massive government plot. That
same year he began teaching a course on the assassination at the University
of Texas at Arlington which has continued until the year 2000.
While working toward a journalism degree at the University of North
Texas, Marrs met Jack Ruby in the Carousel Club prior to the assassination
and interviewed Gen. Edwin Walker shortly after the events in Dallas.
He has interviewed many of the central assassination figures including
Lee Harvey Oswald's mother, Marguerite; Oswald's wife, Marina; Oswald
close friend Jeanne DeMohrenschildt; wounded bystander James Tague as
well as numerous police, government and news media officials involved
in the case. He also collected and collated the research of many of
the most respected critics of the government investigations.
His book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy was published
in 1989 to critical acclaim and within three years had gone into an
eighth printing in both hardbound and softbound editions. Crossfire
remained on the New York Times Non-fiction Best Seller list for
more than eight weeks and was a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.
Marrs spent more than three years researching and completing a non-fiction
book about the military's secret "remote viewing" program only to have
it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995.
Within two months, the CIA admitted in a press conference to using psychics
during the Cold War and the "remote viewing" story — with the government
spin — broke in the Washington Post.
In May, 1997, his in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda,
was published by HarperCollins Publishers. Lauded as the most comprehensive
and documented work of its kind, Alien Agenda went into a third
printing within a month of publication.
Marrs is listed in both Who's Who in the World and Who's
Who in America. He has won several writing and photography awards
including the Aviation/Aerospace Writers Association's National Writing
Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of
the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Marrs received Freedom
magazine's Human Rights Leadership Award.
He has appeared on hundreds of national and regional TV and radio programs
including This Morning America, Geraldo, Montell Williams,
Today, Good Morning Texas and the Larry King and Art Bell
radio shows. A former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and
a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta
Chi, and Investigative Reporters and Editors, Marrs has spoken out on
a variety of conspiracy topics including the TWA 800 crash, the Waco
tragedy, the Oklahoma City bombing, terrorism and covert government
Alien Agenda (Jim Marrs, Harper Collins, 1997, 1st printing, 435 pages,
hardcover, $24) is an excellent overview, status report and digestion
of alien related data. Its strength is its breadth: ancient astronauts,
crop circles, cattle mutilations, government involvement, documents,
abductions, remote viewing, sightings, investigations. It screens
and reports some of the highest-quality events.
Rule By Secrecy (Jim Marrs, Harper Collins, 2000, 467 pages, hardback,
$27). From the author of Alien Agenda and Crossfire
comes a new title that delves into the murky world of hidden and
powerful groups with equally hidden and powerful agendas. Stretching
from ancient times to the present day, Marrs describes in painstaking
detail the power wielded by those who really control the world
and how wars have begun and ended in their name — and also at
their command. Have you ever wondered who really controls the
stock-market or who censors our news? Jim Marrs provides the answers
and in doing so reveals the truth that lies behind the workings
of the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, the CIA, the
Illuminati, the Freemasons, and even the Vatican. A must-read
for anyone even remotely interested in secret societies.