Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review: "The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Smithsonian Cover-Up"




I'm very pleased to say that the very day I received this book in the mail, I had nearly finished the entire 344 pages and I started reading it in the evening!

Y'all know I'm a freak about my ancient giants and write about it often and hope to some day become very expert on the Southwestern US ones.

Richard Dewhurst's book, "The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up," is the best compendium of all articles, research, first-hand accounts and documents that can be found (I believe) in the realm of ancient giant studies in America. It was laid out logically and he made a very cogent explanation for the cover-up and how it continues to be disregarded and blatantly hidden from our pool of knowledge. I've often complained that governmental, religious and educational institutions have agendas that keep us from asking questions and seeking knowledge, and Dewhurst's book, though not preachy in the slightest bit, really brings to light the obvious conclusions based on the actions and reactions of those in charge.  He writes in a wonderfully flowing style that leads you to your own conclusions without spoonfeeding you them.

You will learn, not only about all the regions of the US and the amazing details of the finds, the cover-up motives and techniques, but also the workmanship and sophistication of these ancient giants, the varieties of them, and (my personal favorite since I'm a tall redhead), the very ancient red-haired mummies. There were many cases I had never heard about and some cases I had heard about, but never saw the details.

I don't say this lightly, but of all the nonfiction books I have on my precious shelf space, this book actually has its own little stand so I can gaze at it. I've highlighted nearly every page and dog-earred many and hope to use these references in future hypotheses I will present about this amazing and unexplainable race of giants.

Thank you, Dewhurst, for such an amazing and laboriously loving research into what I consider one of the single most important anthropological puzzles man has ever tackled.



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