The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need ...Read MoreThe Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows. The section on explosives and booby traps ranges from TNT to whistle traps. One hundred and eleven drawings supplement the recipes. "This book is for anarchists," says William Powell, "Those who feel able to discipline themselves on all the subjects from drugs, to weapons, to explosives) that are currently illegal in this country." Techniques, disciplines, precautions, and warnings pervade what may be the most disquieting "how-to" book of contemporary times.Read Less
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The book was written in 1971 and much of the information is outdated. If I had a chance to look at the book before purchasing, I wouldn't have bought it.
Feb 8, 2009
Not Just A Book.....An Experience!!!
This was the first Pyro Book I ever purchased. It covers a wide variety of topics, from drugs to espionage to homemade Bombs & Booby Traps! But! the section on Bombs was the reason I purchased it. I bought a copy of this book in 1975 for $4.95 and still have it! I was still in high school and this book set the mind into a dreamland. The information in this book was overwelming, especially to a 16 year old. Purchasing this book at that age was an experience I will never forget! However! Since that time I have descovered that alot of the information is incorrect or incomplete and some just plain bogus! It makes for an interesting and fun read if you want to know what the
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