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Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’

 
Some time ago, Paulette Cooper came to us with an idea for a book. Not everyone keeps up with the Underground Bunker on a daily basis, she pointed out, and others are arriving here for the first time every day. Wouldn’t it be useful if some of the best stories from our years of Scientology coverage were gathered in one volume?

We told her that we’d been thinking the same thing for some time, but the idea of putting together a book like that with Paulette made us especially interested. In fact, we cut a deal with Miss Lovely: If she wanted to publish such a book, we’d go along with it only if she produced some original material for it. And she agreed!

You can now purchase a paperback copy of Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ at Amazon, or the Kindle version is you prefer. For Underground Bunker readers new and not so new, it should be a useful tome to have handy — and it has a bunch of introductions written by Paulette! It’s her first new writing about Scientology in decades.

The chapters themselves are stories that have appeared before, but we worked with Paulette to bring them up to date. And hey, what a chance to indoctrinate your friends and family into our dark pursuit here — give them out as Christmas presents and invite them to the Bunker!

Paulette wanted us to post the contents page so you can get a gander at what’s inside…

 
CONTENTS

Foreword
— By Paulette Cooper
— By Tony Ortega

Introduction
— By Paulette Cooper and Tony Ortega

 
1. CELEBRITIES IN SCIENTOLOGY

— Introduction by Paulette Cooper
— How Scientology spied on Tom Cruise – for more than 10 years
— How Scientology broke up Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers
— How Lisa Marie Presley became a nightmare for Scientology
— Scientology’s celebrity whisperer
— The secret reports Leah Remini left out of her book
— Neil Gaiman exorcises his Scientology past
— Lucia Ribisi: how a celebrity family is being ripped apart
— Greta van Susteren, John Coale, and the bizarre secrets of OT 4
— How Scientology tried to retaliate against “South Park”
— Scientology’s top celebrities — in order of those most likely to defect

2. LIFE & DEATH & SCIENTOLOGY

— Introduction by Paulette Cooper
— Scientology’s sailing sweatshop: Sea Org life on the ‘Freewinds’
— The tragic death of Lisa McPherson
— The strange death of Flo Barnett, Mother-in-Law to David Miscavige

3. FAIR GAME

— Introduction by Paulette Cooper
— Scientology’s master spies
— Spying, intimidation, and ruin: caught up in Scientology’s “Fair Game”
— The fight over a Scientology spy’s seized laptop
— For Scientology’s most infamous dirty trickster, retirement has a happy ending
— Jim Jones rooted for Scientology against Paulette Cooper

4. L. RON HUBBARD AND SCIENTOLOGY HISTORY

— Introduction by Paulette Cooper
— Hubbard’s shocking statement about pedophilia in Scientology’s “Bible”
— The truth about Hubbard’s academic history
— An explosive LRH letter that explains the real reason he wrote “Dianetics”
— How L. Ron Hubbard really came up with Scientology’s “space cooties”
— “The History of Man” — The most ridiculous book ever published
— Scientology’s original “OT 8” — evidence Hubbard claimed to be the antiChrist
— Scientology’s weird underground vaults — and the bizarre “Battlefield Earth” connection
— The odd story of Mary Sue Hubbard’s will, her dog, and her million-dollar house

5. THE CURRENT SCENE

— Introduction by Paulette Cooper
— Shelly Miscavige: The wife Scientology’s leader wants us to forget
— A question only his tailor would know: the height of Scientology’s leader, David Miscavige
— Why Steve Fishman — of the notorious “Fishman Papers” — is today serving 21 years in prison
— How the world’s best-selling drug is helping to finance Scientology
— The disappointment of OT 8 – the highest level of Scientology
— A sign of Scientology’s decline: when an entire “mission” defected

 
And thanks to Observer for the wonderful cover. Here’s the back!

 

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