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The Best Conspiracy Books

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List of best books about conspiracies, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on conspiracy theories are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched conspiracy bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about conspiracies. If you're looking for a list of top books on conspiracies then you're in the right place.

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  • 1

    First Published2006-01-03

    SubjectsConspiracy, 21st century, Current events, Government, Security

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration is documentary review written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist for The New York Times James Risen. The book was...  more
  • 2

    First Published2020

    SubjectsConspiracy, Spy, WWII, Mossad, Hitler

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Thriller

  • 3

    First Published2003

    SubjectsConspiracy, London, Heresy

    Genres (Book)Fiction

    The Clerkenwell Tales is a book by Peter Ackroyd....
  • 4

    No one left to lie to

    Christopher Hitchens

    SubjectsConspiracy, Ethics, Current events, Government, Current affairs

    No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton is a 1999 book about Bill Clinton by author and journalist Christopher Hitchens. It was first published in hardback by the New...  more
  • 5


    Alexander Cockburn

    SubjectsCriminology, Government, Substance-related disorder, United States of America, Media studies

    Genres (Book)Sociology

  • 6

    SubjectsFraud, Conspiracy, Government, World, Politics

  • 7

    The Ballad of Abu Ghraib

    Philip Gourevitch

    First Published2008

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction

    The Ballad of Abu Ghraib is a nonfiction book by American writer Philip Gourevitch. The book originally appeared in hardback under the title Standard Operating Procedure....  more
  • 8

    First Published1998


    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Singing into the Piano is a book by Ted Mooney....
  • 9

    A Rumor about the Jews

    Stephen Bronner

    SubjectsConspiracy, Current events, Europe, Judaism, Politics

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

  • 10

    First Published2002-09-01


    Genres (Book)Conspiracy, Comic novel, Science Fiction

    The delightful legend of the Ong's Hat travel cult has been posted in the form of the Incunabula Papers since the earliest days of BBS and Internet communications. The mythos is an historical and...
  • 11

    First Published1996


    Genres (Book)Novel

    The Last Thing He Wanted is a novel by Joan Didion. It was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1996. The story centers around Elena McMahon, a reporter for the Washington Post who quits her job covering...  more
  • 12

    Fault Line

    Barry Eisler

    First Published2009

    SubjectsHigh tech, Conspiracy, Murder

    Genres (Book)Novel

    Fault Line is a book by Barry Eisler....
  • 13

    Grand Jury

    Philip Friedman

    First Published1996

    SubjectsConspiracy, Corruption

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Novel

    Grand Jury is a book by Philip Friedman....
  • 14

    SubjectsConspiracy, Espionage, Current events, Political terrorism, Politics

    Genres (Book)True crime

  • 15

    SubjectsGovernment, United States of America, History of the United States, Journalism, 20th century

  • 16


    Joseph Sobran

    SubjectsGovernment, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century, Bill Clinton

  • 17

    First Published1987

    SubjectsGay, Government, Public health, Disability, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

    And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic is a 1987 book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy Shilts. In it, Shilts chronicles the discovery and spread of the human...  more
  • 18

    SubjectsConspiracy, Espionage, World, United States of America, 20th century

    Genres (Book)True crime

  • 19

    SubjectsConspiracy, New Age, Politics, International relations, History

  • 20

    SubjectsSocial science, Conspiracy, 21st century, Criminology, Current events

  • 21


    Daniel Pipes

    SubjectsConspiracy, Current events, World, Politics, International relations

  • 22

    Ghost Wars

    Steve Coll

    SubjectsInternational Security, United States of America, Asia, Conspiracy, Espionage

    Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, written by Steve Coll, published in 2004 by Penguin Press, won the 2005 Pulitzer...  more
  • 23

    SubjectsMusic, Conspiracy, Ireland, Espionage, Europe

    Genres (Book)Biography

  • 24

    Conspiracy files

    David Southwell

    SubjectsSocial science, Conspiracy, Criminology, Espionage, Popular culture

    Genres (Book)True crime

  • 25

    SubjectsConspiracy, Medical, Pharmacology, Ethics, Public health

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