4 Stars Brilliant Vital Focus on Human Contributions to Economic Wealth Creation, Turgid Beyond Comprehension
The only thinig worse that reading a book in turgid academic French ( which I cannot do) is reading the same book translated into turgid academic English — turgid on steroids. This book could have been a ten page articulation of its core concept, that political economy needs to be rooted in the actual time-energy-intellect-spirit of each of the humans engaged in any process, rather than what we have today, where the financialization of the economy and the legalization of all forms of cheating and corruption, have impoverished and dispossessed the 99% for the benefit of the 1%.
4 Star Second book in series, focus on underwater cities and bases with emphasis on submarine pens and secret cross peninsula tunnels
As with the first book, this one published in 2001, it is a quick read and it includes diagrams, maps, and photographs. While not definitive, and the author is careful to distinguish between what he knows and what he speculates, this book is as good as it gets in terms of open source information covering what may be the single most secretive (and Congressionally not authorized) program in the US inventory — the other would be the secret space program, also not authorized by Congress.
4 Star The original overview from 1995 first serious book about deep underground military bases (DUMB)
Although Amazon lists this book as published in 2014, that is a reprint date. This is the original 1995 publication, and the author, a PhD who does not drink or do drugs, is the original open source intelligence investigator of a trillion dollar plus secret program that is off the books — neither authorized by Congress, nor the funds declared to Congress.
This book is more like a summary of claims made by others — notably Corey Goode and William Tomkins (RIP) and there are three particular contradictions that trouble me, outlined below, but on balance I have to give the author credit for being one of the top experts in this domain who is clearly committed to the public interest.