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Re: Biased books/theosophy

Aug 21, 1997 05:44 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain

In message <>, Bart Lidofsky
<> writes
>A. Safron wrote:
>> Could you give the full title and publisher of the book?
>> I'm going to a big book store next Tuesday in downtown
>> Chicago and could pick it up or order it.
>Madame Blavatsky's Baboon : A
>History of the Mystics, Mediums,
>and Misfits Who Brought
>Spiritualism to America
>by Peter Washington
>Published by Schocken Books
>Publication date: January 1, 1996
>Dimensions (in inches): 8.01 x 5.20 x 1.02
>ISBN: 0805210245 
>       Note that the even title itself contains a major error in fact:
>Spiritualism was not brought to America, it originated in America.
>       Also, I have no problem with your not replying to me. That is your
>right and privilege.
>       Bart Lidofsky

Interesting. The US title is without doubt misleading, though the US
publisher could just about argue that said misfits brought spiritualism
to America from within ... but essentially the subtitle is a completely
false description of the book's contents.


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