My next microscopic examination also comes from page 9 of a soft back or cover (trade) edition of this book. As "Scottg" pointed out in a recent comment (see the Comments Section), and someone else pointed out in the Comments Section when I first began this Review; there seem to be several editions of this book that are in circulation due to its print-on-demand and self-publishing status.
Therefore it should be noted that all references by me to either the covers, or to the internal text, are related to the soft backed covers version of the copy that I am reviewing.
If your text location differs from my own, that is the reason for the difference.
While it should not be too difficult to match the text and pagination in your edition, if changes have been made to the text that you are reading, so that it differs from the text that I am reviewing, please add your comments with very specific details of what these changes are, and where in the book they occur. (Page, paragraph, line, etc.)
Yesterday in my continuing review I referred to Oliver Lodge. I am returning to that paragraph relating to Oliver Lodge again today, and that is because of the reference made in the Rusling book to the 1889 Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) which Rusling noted as being "a learned society for budding electricians."
I am not sure that the IEE would have agreed with Rusling's description, but be that as it may, the IEE no longer exists. However, its demise was in fairly recent times, although I use that term of reference in a very liberal manner. But the reason I am referring to the IEE at all is because it was something that the IEE caused to happen in 2014 that eventually led to this 2019 book by Rusling which was itself plagiarized from material taken from other researchers that I am associated with.
It has also been suggested by more than one person in more than one place on the Internet, but all having a common "gotcha" motive, that only one person is behind this opposition to the work of Paul Rusling, and I am that person: not so! I am performing this review as part of a group activity, and that group has a core of three individuals who have worked together on the subject of researching and writing an account of how and when and by whom and why, offshore broadcasting began in 1964 under the call sign of 'Radio Caroline'.
Back on Saturday, October 25, 2014 a lecture was scheduled by the Communications Museum in Burntisland (Scotland). That is where this same topic would be discussed as part of the imminent publication of a book to be called 'YesterAir': A footnote to that event is preserved Online at http://foundthreads.com/08.html
That footnote refers to a monograph that was published in 2009 by Editura Universităţii de Vest Timişoara in Romania. The article is in English and it is titled "Puppets on Strings: How American Mass Media Manipulated British Commercial radio Broadcasting." It is primarily about the creation in 1964 of 'Radio Caroline'. The article was penned by two of the three core members mentioned above, with contributing references to others who assisted in its creation.
This 2009 document was one of a series of books and articles published within academia since 2000 that related to the related research work undertaken by three core team members mentioned above. That academic work of research, writing and publication has continued to the present day.
But shortly before October 25, 2014 when the Burntisland speech was due to be delivered, something rather dramatic occurred: the prepared speech was thrown into extreme doubt as a result of casually coming across a single paragraph in a 2002 book of 368 pages called "Radio Man: the remarkable rise and fall of C.O. Stanley (IEE History of Technology Series, 30): The Remarkable Rise and Fall of C.O.Stanley (History and Management of Technology)"
Rather than explain the problems that this created I will refer you to the book review on Amazon that is dated December 5, 2013. Now if you are wondering why the scheduled speaker on October 25, 2014 remained in a state of "not knowing" after first reading this IEE book back in the closing days of 2013, you can read the review for yourself at:
This is the same IEE that Paul Rusling is referring to in his "bible"!
It was as a result of reading that book and then a later book by Adrian Johns (see the Amazon review), that this research group went back to the drawing board, and then it began its work again - after both explaining to, and apologizing to, the assembled members at Burntisland. This has also involved enduring endless attacks by a lot of people - not just the people who are working with Paul Rusling - who do not wish to see this work completed.
It has cost a lot of money and a lot of time and so the research group reached out to expand its informal membership. That reaching out resulted in the production of a newsletter that went to a lot of people - including Paul Rusling who made two visits to meet with a member of the research group on the pretext of assisting its work. In reality his only objective was to grab what he could and publish it under the title of his "bible".
I suggest that you read the Amazon review and note its time-stamp. That review will also explain how the work of not just the IEE was compromised, but how the Bradford branch of the Science Museum in London which held the PYE archives that the group was trying to research, made life very difficult indeed. The leg work for that research was undertaken in cooperation with a person who has a parallel interest in offshore radio research, but without receiving his prior permission I will not name in this blog. However, although it took a long time to discover, that person did find the original document that the group was looking for which revealed that a massive cover-up of the entire offshore radio and television history has taken place.
Because this story is the icing on the cake of a huge geopolitical story involving several governments and war. Uncover one part and you uncover links to another part - if you are uncovering the right parts. If you are following deliberately misleading information you will never come across this story.
Later this year the research group will publish its findings.
My purpose right now is to explain what is really behind this book called a "bible"; how it came to be; why it came to be, and how inaccurate its text is and why it has a hidden agenda to act as a commercial "prop" for a small group who have a British broadcasting licence. The Rusling book is part of their tool kit that promotes the myth (lie) that "Caroline continues".
Radio Caroline came on the air in 1964 and it was terminated officially on August 14, 1967, and unofficially it ended in March 1968: never to return to the airwaves.
I plan to continue with my page-by-page review tomorrow.
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