Progressive Press - Author Biographies and Credentials - 2008-2009

Webster Griffin Tarpley was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1946. In 1966 he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Turin, Italy. He later taught English at Cornell University and the University of Milan, Italy.
From 1974 to 1984, he was a correspondent in central Europe, during which time he co-authored Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro (Who Killed Aldo Moro, 1978) a study of international terrorism. In 1979-80, he appeared as commentator for Teleradiosole, a television station in Rome. From 1984 to 1996, he was a correspondent in Washington DC.
Tarpley is the co-author of George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), which has sold 30,000 copies and remains the only critical biography of the former President. In 1997 he published an anthology entitled Against Oligarchy: Essays and Speeches 1970-1996. These books can be consulted on the internet at Tarpley has appeared with CNN Crossfire, Charley Rose, and numerous television and radio programs.
Tarpley has lectured in numerous colleges and universities around the world. In 1995 he was named a consultant to the Universal Ecological Academy of Moscow. He holds an MA from Skidmore College and a Ph.D. in history from the Catholic University of America. He can be reached at, or by mail at PO Box 1486, Washington Grove, Maryland 20880-1486 USA.  Wikipedia

Ted Cohen has spent 35 years as a Maine newspaper reporter on a number of beats with the Portland Press Herald. His favorite was covering the Bush "summer White House" in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Born in Burlington, Vermont in 1951, Ted got his degree in journalism from the University of Vermont. After a brief stint in radio news in his hometown, he went on to be a stringer for a Vermont newspaper. Cohen's drive to be a full-time newspaperman led him to the Press Herald in Portland, Maine.
Cohen is a member of the National Writers Union and a past president of the Vermont Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He is also a contributing writer to The Forecaster, a Maine newspaper, as well as a notary public.
F. William Engdahl is author of the best-seller on oil and geopolitics, A Century of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order, which has been translated into seven languages. For 30 years, Engdahl's provocative articles appear in journals like Asia Times, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, European Banker and ZeitFragen on issues of world oil, energy, food, debt and trade politics. He is an Associate Editor at After a degree in politics from Princeton and graduate study in economics at the U. of Stockholm, he was an economist and research journalist in New York and Europe. He speaks at international conferences such as the London Centre for Energy Policy Studies, Global Investors' Forum, Geneva Commodities Forum,, Bank Negara Indonesi; and Russian Institute of Strategic Studies. He lives in Germany with his wife, and is also a consulting economist for major European banks and investors. A sample of his writings is at His Seeds of Destruction is published by Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research and distributed by Progressive Press.
Marc Estrin is a writer, cellist, and activist living in Burlington, Vermont. He has by turns worked as a biologist, theater director, EMT, Unitarian minister, physician assistant, puppeteer, political activist, college professor, cellist and conductor. He grew up in a small apartment full of books, but read not one till age sixteen, when he lost his literary virginity to Franz Kafka. Propelled by Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, he sailed through college and grad schools, then leaped from graduate science into the richer, if iffier area of the arts. Vietnam and Brecht were his siren callers into political activity, and his theater work dissipated into organizing, college teaching and communal living. When these ceased to put food on the table, he reached back into a past life to study and practice medicine. With the computer came his current crop of manuscripts, published and unpublished. Marc has been investigating 9/11 since 2003, and wrote one of the earliest reviews of Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor. His local 9/11 group's website is, and his own is, where one can find synopses and reviews of his books.
By the time Ethan graduated high school, he knew the backwoods of Maine, the back streets of Manhattan and the back roads of Northern California like the back of his hand. Ethan then studied at various colleges in multiple states. Ethan trained and worked as a private detective in Massachusetts. After realizing a private detective mostly works for insurance companies, Ethan moved to the mountains to write. Before writing his first book, Ethan wrote and researched for a small newspaper in the Californiaís Sierra Nevada.
A childhood friend of Ethan was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. The event rekindled a lifelong interest in politics, current events and history. Years of research and observations led Ethan to write The Complete Patriotís Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism: Its Theory and Practice. Ethan currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his dog. .
Jeffrey Grupp is an adjunct lecturer at Indiana and Purdue Universities. He is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at Purdue with an MA in philosophy from Western Michigan University, and a BA in anthropology from the University of New Mexico. His professional research specializations are Buddhism, quantum physics, and economic and political issues in philosophy. Grupp has published a dozen articles in top philosophy journals on quantum physics, Buddhism, and attacks on metaphysics. He is the originator of the mereological nihilist interpretation of quantum mechanics, which is a new interpretation of quantum physics meant to replace the largely metaphysical ones offered by Feynman and other physicists. Corporatism is his first publication on economic, anthropological, and political philosophical issues. His website is He is also the author of The Telescreen and Telementation.
Samah Jabr, born in 1976, is a physician and writer who lives in East Jerusalem. She is a regular contributor to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, The Palestine Times (UK), and Media Monitors Network (MMN). After completing medical studies in Paris, she returned to Palestine to help her oppressed people in her chosen vocation of psychiatry.
Alan B. Jones is a recently retired electrical engineer, having worked for a major U. S. manufacturing firm for over 40 years. He was "bitten by the political bug back in the Goldwater days," and once ran for office himself, for State Senator on a third party ticket, but has not otherwise been in the public spotlight. He has poured his whole life of political awareness into this book, to help the new generation get up to speed faster, for the good of the whole country. He believes that his book can serve as an outline for action, or a platform, for the political parties, old and new, which will dominate the next 20 years or so of our country's history.

No biographical data for Hansjurgen Koehler could be found; the name may be a pseudonym.

In his autobiographical work Inside the Gestapo, Koehler describes his career in the Gestapo, starting as a spy infiltrating French intelligence in the Saar, working his way up as a special assistant to Heydrich, and finally his escape via Switzerland to England. The book was published in London in 1940. He wrote a sequel on the Third Reich called Inside Information.

Nick Kollerstrom first achieved note as a British astrologer and author of Lead on the Brain - A Plain Guide to Britain's No. 1 Pollutant, and The Metal/Planet Relationship, 1993. He was the co-author of a popular gardener's guide, Planting by the Moon. Nick has been deeply involved in astrology and other Hermetic studies for over 30 years, and has lectured since 1975. With a Cambridge science degree, he has worked as a professor of physics.
" Independent scholar and peace-activist Nick Kollerstrom has been working to tell the sober truth about the crimes of the powerful since his involvement in the Belgrano Enquiry and the London Nuclear War Tribunal in the eighties, and the Institute for Law and Peace and the World Court Project in the nineties. Terror on the Tube flows directly out of this same commitment to defend our diverse worldwide 'Motherland' of harmless noncombatants against terroristic fraternies of whatever nationality or ideological stripe." -- Keith Mothersson
Henry Makow, Ph.D., is the inventor of the board game Scruples, and the author of A Long Way to go for a Date, the story of his courtship and marriage to a young Filipina. He was born in Switzerland and raised in Canada. At the age of 11 he began writing a syndicated advice-to-parents column "Ask Henry." It ran in 50 newspapers in the early 1960s, leading to appearances on the Jack Paar Show and To Tell the Truth. In 1984, he invented Scruples, a game of moral dilemmas which was translated into five languages and sold seven million copies worldwide. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982, and lives in Winnipeg. He frequently posts articles on his website,, on various aspects of the "bankster" conspiracy, a London-based central banking cartel, with its program to manipulate and enslave mankind by promoting conflicting ideologies, and other divide-and-conquer tactics.
Rape of the Mind Dr. Joost Meerloo (1903-1976) was a renaissance man of outstanding accomplishments. Author of 43 books and monographs and over 1,000 essays, he won worldwide renown as an authority on psychological warfare, especially on the techniques of brainwashing explored in his representative work, The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing (1956). Dr. Meerloo coined the term "menticide." From the early Thirties, his wide ranging interests blazed a trail in writings on the psychology of drug addiction, correlatives between cancer and emotional illness, the phenomenology of time, problems of death and aging, art and dance symbolism, interpersonal communication, parapsychology and a host of other topics. Wiki.
Final Warning David Allen Rivera has been studying and researching the New World Order and its relationship to Bible Prophecy for over 30 years. He has an Associate in Arts (Paralegal) degree from the Harrisburg Area Community College (PA), and majored in Psychology and Public Policy at the Pennsylvania State University. As a young man, he was very active in grassroots politics, held various positions in the local Party, and was the recipient of the 1979 and 1981 'Outstanding Young Man of America' Award from the U.S. Jaycees. He also completed a 2-year Bible School program through Bill Anderson Ministries International, and has received ministry training through his church. David's other research projects can be read in their entirety at his website, The father of three children, he has a grandson, and lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife of 25 years.
Stewart Halsey Ross brings a broad education and diversified background to his works. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Technical Writing, and a M.S. in American History. He has been a Vice President with a major New York "Business-to-Business" Advertising and Public Relations Agency; was Associate Editor with Consulting Engineer Magazine; was Project Engineer with Pratt & Whitney's nuclear aircraft engine program; and was responsible for the Air Force's precision bombing range at Edwards Air Force Base. His books reflect this in-depth writing and engineering experience. In Strategic Bombing by the U.S. in World War II, Ross mocks the supposed "pickle-barrel" accuracy of the famed Norden bombsight, recalling an incident at EAFB when a "fat man" missed its target by more than a mile. Ross considers himself a "revisionist" historian, choosing an approach contrary to "conventional wisdom." He is not reluctant to take on icons. Ross reads widely to bring to his readers authoritative overviews of his topics. His Bibliographies are useful references on their own and his comprehensive Notes typically run in the many hundreds. With Progressive Press he is publishing Propaganda for War and Global Predator.
1000 Americans Who Rule the USA
Facts and Fascism
'The real inside news, the kind newspapers frequently get but dare not print -- Mr. Seldes delighted in uncovering stories that had been overlooked by others, exposing corruption and challenging the practices of leading newspapers." -- New York Times. "George Seldes, the inventor of modern investigative reporting, led the sort of swashbuckling life that Hollywood might have scripted for a foreign correspondent and rebel reporter. He interviewed Lenin, Trotsky, Freud, Einstein, and Hitler. He filed dispatches from behind the lines during World War I and covered the Spanish Civil War with his wife, Helen. He was booted out of the Soviet Union in 1923 and fled Italy two years later fearing for his life, after implicating Benito Mussolini in a murder. Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and Sinclair Lewis were among his drinking buddies. Yet the glamour of journalistic success never blinded him to serious shortcomings in the American press." -- Utne Reader. Seldes was the least-known of America's three great muckrakers..
George Seldes (1890-1995) worked as Berlin, Rome, Dublin, Moscow and Baghdad correspondent for the Chicago Tribune from 1919 to 1929, but quit the mainstream media over censorship of his reports. He became an independent journalist, getting the true story out in his first two books, You Can’t Print That! and Can These Things Be! In 1940 he started In Fact, a weekly newsletter of investigative reporting and criticism of the press, with a top circulation of 176,000. He uncovered big stories like major corporations trading with the enemy, and the link between smoking and cancer -- to be hushed up for another 20 years by mainstream media hooked on cigarette ads. In Fact was shut down in 1950 by an FBI witch hunt against subscribers. Third World Traveler page.  Holhut biography.   The London Independent obituary.   Utne Reader Bio.   Erbzine bio.   Tell the Truth and Run, award-winning George Seldes documentary. Wiki
Glen Yeadon is a lifelong activist and a leading authority on fascism in America. He was raised on a family farm in Minnesota and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. Glen has multiple degrees in chemistry and computer science. He has authored numerous articles on the Internet probing the roots of American fascism. His article Ties that Bind connecting George W Bush and the Neocons to the Nazis has received exceptional praise from readers. His website promotes liberal ideals and solutions to today's problems.

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