Does the CIA covertly utilize "mind control" drugs and techniques? Did Kurt Cobain commit suicide, or was he murdered? In an objective, fact-based manner, this intriguing reference thoroughly documents and explores these and other provocative questions. More than 500 detailed entries define the major conspiracies, both proven and unproven, throughout history. From the "inheritance powder" of the Medicis to the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, this encyclopedia investigates the broad history of conspiracies and their impact on global affairs and everyday life. Entries include biographies, specific events, profiles of groups, and thumbnail histories of notorious nations, each noting whether the conspiracy at hand is documented or speculative and offering concise analysis of the evidence and plausibility of those that remain unproved. Entries cover alien abductions, assassinations, cults, financial shenanigans, global banking powers, intelligence operations, international power struggles, municipal corruption, murders, political scandals, secret brotherhoods and organizations, terrorism, voting fraud, and much more.Newton, Michael is the author of 'Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories', published 2005 under ISBN 9780816055418 and ISBN 0816055416.