Recommended Reading


Essential Reading

Apart from numerous titles that are mentioned throughout On The Real Side broadcasts or are otherwise reviewed on the website, here is a list of essential titles recommended by Emmett Doe. Please support this website by purchasing these titles through the links provided.

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas. “In the book, Giridharadas argues that members of the global elite, though sometimes engaged in philanthropy, use their wealth and influence to preserve systems that concentrate wealth at the top at the expense of societal progress. ” –

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer. “One of them was the most powerful US Secretary of State in modern times. The other built the CIA into a fearsome engine of covert war. Together, they shaped US foreign policy in the 1950s, with tragic consequences that came to light in the decades that followed. These were the Dulles brothers, Foster and Allen, born and reared in privilege, nephews of one Secretary of State and grandsons of another.

What they did in office?

Allen Dulles masterminded the coup that turned Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh out of office and installed the Shah on the Peacock Throne. Less than a year later he presided over the operation that ousted Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz. He set in motion plots to assassinate Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt, Sukarno in Indonesia, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, and Fidel Castro in Cuba. He delegated to his deputy, Richard Bissell, leadership of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Later, out of office, he chaired the Warren Commission on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. “From the start, before any evidence was reviewed, he pressed for the final verdict that Oswald had been a crazed gunman, not the agent of a national and international conspiracy.“—Mal Warwick

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. “The book details Trevor Noah growing up in his native South Africa during the apartheid era. As the mixed-race son of a white father and a black mother, Noah himself was classified as a “coloured” in accordance to the apartheid system of racial classification. According to Noah, he stated that even under apartheid, he felt trouble fitting in because it was a crime “for [him] to be born as a mixed-race baby”, hence the title of his book.[1] In large part, the book is a paean to Noah’s mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo, who grew up in a hut with fourteen occupants. Noah describes his mother as being stubborn, fearless, and an extraordinary teacher. She was a fiercely religious woman who took her son to three churches every Sunday, a prayer meeting on Tuesday, Bible study on Wednesday and youth church on Thursday, even when black South Africans were rioting in the streets and most people were cowering in their homes.” –

All the Drowned Sailors: Cover-Up of America’s Greatest Wartime Disaster at Sea, Sinking of the Indianapolis with the Loss of 880 Lives Because of the Incompetence of Admirals, Officers, & Gentlemen by Raymond B. Lech. “ Why don’t they teach this in school? Because the Navy is embarrassed. Most people have never heard of this. Sad thing is they don’t want to know. Wake up America!” —Robert Grace

American Whitewash by Jeff Prugh. “This is one of the most compelling, but least known, true stories of our time. It’s about our police, courts, press and power politics — how they sometimes use each other and abuse the people’s trust. It’s also a story of two Americans, one black, one white — sons of the racially segregated Deep South, men who shared an unshakable ethical and social conscience for which they each, in different ways, paid an excruciating price. When World War II veterans Roosevelt Tatum and Dan Moore cried “foul” about the police and federal court in 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, powerful men in our government made postwar peacetime for both a living hell. Tatum implicated two policemen in the double bombing of the home of Martin Luther King’s brother, the Rev. A.D. King. Moore alleged corruption within the federal court and the all-white grand jury that accused Tatum of lying. Here, then, is a saga that puts heat on our judicial and political systems, as well as our news media, while shedding fresh, disturbing light on how these institutions too often fail us. Here, too, is a story of inspiration, of two Americans who stand tall for principle, only to lose everything except the admiration of their families and their own self-respect, and of the remarkable newspaperman who couldn’t let the story go. ” —Amazon

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman. “Amusing Ourselves to Death” is an amazingly written and well-argued book. As Postman notes: In the Victorian Era (mid-late 1800s), novelist Charles Dickens had as much fame as The Beatles in 1960, Michael Jackson in 1980, or Brad Pitt in 2014. The farm boy in the late 1700s carried a pamphlet of Thomas Paine’s writings in his back pocket. Today, school-children carry iphones with pictures of Eminem (boy) or Taylor Swift (girl). In the mid-1800s, Abraham Lincoln and Stephan A. Douglas debated in public FOR HOURS on the dire issues of their time. Today, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have bite-sized debates where one side speaks for 1 minute and the other side gets a 30-second rebuttal…This book was written in 1985, but don’t be fooled; it still wields enormous relevance today — The chapter titled, “Peek-a-Boo-World” as well as the “Information-to-action-ratio” theory outlined in it are particularly pertinent regarding the modern-day use of the internet, especially with portable laptops, tablets, and cellphones. With those gadgets, we have become, in short, a nation buried in triviality, as Postman predicted. Furthermore, television viewership today has not decreased with the rise of the internet, iphones, and such. On the contrary, studies show that we still watch as much television as before, despite the alarmingly rising rate of electronic use. In this book, Postman focuses on politics, religion, education, and the news. These, he says, are serious topics that are downgraded to mere amusement because television, by design, works by making everything amusing. In effect, we come to expect everything in life to be entertaining when, in actuality, some things must be endured. Again, I urge you to read this book carefully. I’ve read it four times. Its ideas have allowed me to wean myself away from television and on to typography. Let it have the same effect on you.“—%%%%

The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by William F. Pepper Esq.”This is an OUTSTANDING book, arguably the best ever compendium of the people, events and documented evidence related to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Do not let the “1 star” reviews confuse you; they have been written for the very purpose of reinforcing the lies and deceit that were planted decades ago to hide the true story of the outrageous plot. The trolls are easily identifiable because they are too cowardly to use their real names and hide behind the most ridiculous and banal monikers, which usually connote the opposite of what the term is meant to describe.
Dr. William Pepper has courageously–and nearly singlehandedly–completed the investigation that should have been done by the FBI nearly half a century ago. But, as he has amply demonstrated, since that was the organization behind the set-up for MLK’s murder and cover-up, the reason for their failure to conduct that inquiry becomes painfully obvious.
“—Phillip F. Nelson

Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town by Deborah Rudacille. “An intriguing look at how race, politics, and corruption shaped the city of Baltimore. Many insights in this book help to inform the reader of the journey the city of Baltimore grew to become the diverse, troubled American city that it is today.” —Allie-l

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Hotel Mumbai (2018) is a film about the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves.On 26 November 2008, young waiter Arjun reports for work at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, under head chef Hemant Oberoi, who reminds his staff that “Guest is God”. The day’s guests include British-Iranian heiress Zahra Kashani[9] and her American husband David, with their infant son Cameron and his nanny Sally, as well as ex-Spetznaz operative Vasili.

That night, 10 terrorists who were part of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, directed by a man known as “the Bull”, launch a coordinated assault against 12 locations across Mumbai, including the hotel. As the local police are not properly trained or equipped to handle the attack, they can only wait for special forces to arrive from New Delhi. In the ensuing chaos, Arjun, David, Zahra and Vasili are trapped in the hotel restaurant with several other guests while Sally, unaware of what is going on, remains with Cameron in their hotel room.” –

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The 16th Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472 by Rubin Carter – I call this “The Magic Book” because it was this compelling story that set the wheels in motion that liberated an innocent man, by way of unseen forces. “Carter was born and raised in Paterson, New Jersey, the fourth of seven children. Carter acquired a criminal record that resulted in his being sentenced to a juvenile reformatory for assault and robbery shortly after his 14th birthday. Carter escaped from the reformatory in 1954 and joined the Army at age 17. A few months after completing infantry basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was sent to West Germany where he developed an interest in boxing.” –

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Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter by James S. Hirsch – A must read for all Black Afrikan people determined to find the way, from under the murdering grip of white Supremacy. “In prison, Carter resumed his interest in boxing, and upon his release in September 1961, turned professional. At 5 feet 7 inches, Carter was shorter than the average middleweight, but fought all of his professional career at 155-160 pounds. His shaven head, prominent mustache, unwavering stare and solid frame made him an intimidating presence in the ring. His aggressive style and punching power (resulting in many early-round knockouts) drew attention, establishing him as a crowd favorite and earning him the nickname “Hurricane.” After he had beaten a number of middleweight contenders such as Florentino Fernandez, Holley Mims, Gomeo Brennan, and George Benton, the boxing world took notice. Ring Magazine first listed him as one of its “Top 10” middleweight contenders in July, 1963.” –

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Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter by Sam Chaiton – How this unseen force directed the lives of many to achieve a purpose by using a child of another exploited victim of the modern plantation called, The Music Industry – who was the lead singer of the famous Del Vikings, Earl Martin. “On June 17, 1966, at approximately 2:30 a.m., two black males entered the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey, and started shooting. The bartender, Jim Oliver, and a male customer, Fred “Cedar Grove Bob” Nauyoks, were killed instantly. A badly wounded female customer, Hazel Tanis, died almost a month later, having been shot in the throat, stomach, intestine, spleen and left lung, and her arm shattered by shotgun pellets. A third customer, Willie Marins, survived the attack, despite being shot in the head and losing sight in one eye. Both Marins and Tanis told police that the shooters had been two black males, although neither identified Carter or his companion in the car, John Artis, or anyone else, as the shooters.” –


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Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly – A book for middle aged men who want a shot at a life (here) before death. A book for younger men, who want to learn/understand the Heroes Journey. “Robert Bly was born in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota to Jacob and Alice Bly, people of Norwegian ancestry. Following graduation from high school in 1944, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving two years. After one year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard University, joining the later famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that time, including Donald Hall, Adrienne Rich, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, Harold Brodkey, George Plimpton, and John Hawkes. He graduated in 1950 and spent the next few years in New York.” –


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The Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart by James Hillman – A collection of poems, that sing to the masculine heart, mind and soul. “Beginning in 1954, Bly took two years at the University of Iowa at the Iowa Writers Workshop along with W. D. Snodgrass, Donald Justice, and others. In 1952 he received a Fulbright Grant to travel to Norway and translate Norwegian poetry into English. While there he found not only his relatives, but the work of a number of major poets whose work was barely known in the United States, among them Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Antonio Machado, Gunnar Ekelof, Georg Trakl, Rumi, Hafez, Kabir, Mirabai, and Harry Martinson. Bly determined then to start a literary magazine for poetry translation in the United States. The Fifties, The Sixties, and The Seventies, introduced many of these poets to the writers of his generation, and also published essays on American poets.” –

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Walking Swiftly: Writings in Honor of Robert Bly by Thomas R. Smith – Walking? Fine out where! “During this time, Bly lived on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and children. His first marriage was to award-winning short story novelist Carol Bly. They had four children, including Mary J. Bly, a Literature Professor at Fordham University and also a best-selling novelist. Bly and Carol divorced in 1979; he has been married to the former Ruth Ray since 1980. He has a stepdaughter from his marriage to Ruth Bly. A stepson from the marriage died in a pedestrian-train incident while he attended private college in Minnesota. Suicide was suspected but never confirmed.” –


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Belly Song and Other Poems by Etheridge Knight – A collection of kick-ass, stomp-down- Jail-house poems. Very Lucky, if U find one – F U do, U will be well rewarded. “Etheridge Knight (April 19, 1931 – March 10, 1991) was an African-American poet who became a notable poet in 1968 with his debut volume, Poems from Prison. The book recalls in verse his eight-year-long sentence after Etheridge was arrested for robbery in 1960. A prose version was published in Italian as Voce negre dal carcere, and in English as Black Voices from Prison (1970), which includes other prisoners’ writings. Knight was born to a poor family in rural Corinth, Mississippi, in which he was one of seven children. After attending school only until the completion of the ninth grade, Knight decided to drop out at the age of 14. At such a young age, he realized that without an education, his opportunities were limited. In his hometown, he could only find menial jobs such as shining shoes and spent much of his time at pool halls. This took an emotional toll on Knight. Desperate to relieve himself of the despair of reality, he slipped into drug addiction. In an attempt to find himself and a purpose in life, Knight decided to join the U.S. Army in 1947. Knight served as a medic in the Korean War until he was discharged from service in 1951, after suffering from a shrapnel wound.” –

Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution by Armando Choy – The world is grateful it still is – read why!

In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela by Richard Gott –

Coup Against Chavez in Venezuela: The Best International Reports of What Really Happened in April 2002 by Gregory (ed.) Wilpert – Get to know, why this man is more feared and hated then Fidel – and why the poor of the world love’s him too.

Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Lewis Roberts- Drink deeply of the water’s of the Haitian Revolution to quench a thirst for knowledge you never knew you had.

All I Know About Politics by Anonymous- Remembering always a curtain Lady!

The Story Behind Helen Keller by – The Greatest teacher ever known, educated the greatest women, the West has produced to date. This is a story for any, and all who aspire to be “teacher”!

The Story of My Life: With Her Letters (1887 – 1901) And a Supplementary Account of Her Education, Including Passages from the Reports and Letters of her Teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan by Helen Keller – Collection of Ms. Kellers correspondence that offers a glimpse into a heart and mind that knew no malice. When I saw, and heard Ms. Keller, she was in her 70’s, and I was 11. That emersion in the experience of her, serves me to this day.

Loss of Empire: Legal Lynching, Vigilantism, and African American Intellectualism in the 21st Century by L. V. Gaither – The author documents black participation in the public spectacle of lynching, as he weasels with the meaning of it in his own life. To understand how deeply scared our souls have been made to be. Read this book.

The Irritated Genie by Jacob H. Carruthers – When the Irritated Genie is invoked by the oppressed and the god-dam sick and tired – Haiti will be freed! This is not a book for the faint of heart or those who pretend to pray for freedom.

Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900 by William Ivy Hair – This brother, kicked-ass and took many with him, Robert Charles is a real roll model, for the people made in america, (pmia) unlike the candy-asses Rev. Chicken-bone tells sissy’s they should be like.

The Spook Who Sat by The Door by Sam Greenlee – Give this book to every pmia boy over 11 and every pmia man under 80!

Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Gravey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association by Tony Martin – What he had, we’ve let white Supremacy take – our sense of “Race Pride” and why “RACE FIRST”!

Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political, and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century by Amos Wilson – another warrior who was killed on the way to freedom – this book written for us, is why!

Chosen People of the Caucasus: Jewish Origins, Delusions, Deceptions and Historical Role in the Slave Trade, Genocide and Cultural Colonization by Michael Anderson Bradley – Neanderthal people are still with us – find-out who they are; and more.

Black Resistance/ White Law: A History of Constitutional Racism in America by Mary Frances Berry – Those who swear-by the U. S. Constitution will swear at it after reading Professor Berries 411.

1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies – A major crack in the BS, that’s white Supremacy History. They know it, do U?

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild – One of the Biggest Royal Bastards-ever: 20 million slaughtered in the Belgian Congo under his Rule. Read all about it, and understand why the killing of the people of Congo has not stopped!

Leaving Atlanta: A Novel by Tayari Jones – A surveyor of the government reign of terror – misunderstood as “The Atlanta Child Murders”. Read what it was like to have children you know class-mate and school mates murdered.

Getting It Together by – John Winters, did not believe in nonviolence, he showed me his M-79 Grenade Launcher, Fully Automatic M-16, and other weaponry to protect his home and family.
He had to purchase building and construction materials from the white- source, instead of the best source.
Joe W. Kirven, also shown with Governor Bill Clemens and the Black Republican Men’s Club.

This Little Light of Mine by Earl B. Lewis – She is the real and rightful heroin of the so call Civil Rights Movement. It was she that scared President Johnson so bad that he called a press conference to focus attention away from Mrs. Hammer, as she was addressing the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. In 6 months she led a revolt against the Southern Racist Dixie-rats and succeeded in organizing a third political party in the State of Mississippi. Had the liberals, Jews, and Labor Movement Northern Racist not betrayed them, The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party would have changed political reality in america. Read a genuine and courageous story and the truth that kicks Rosa Parks – to the back of the bus!

An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (Black and African-American Studies) Volume 1 by Gunnar Myrdal – My first Hardcover book (1038 pages) purchased for $16, at 17 years of age, on the sole recommendation and faith in Felton Lewis, PhD. This man knew I had an active mind, but with out facts, the history. It pays to invest time in young boys with active minds. This book is all you need to read today. BTW: Supreme Court Justice Theargood Marshal, was one of the researchers for this empirical work.

The Real Anita Hill by David Brock – Every thing you didn’t want to know about the friend turned into a back stabbing opportunistic assassin of her mentors good name and reputation. Hill aided and abetted the enemies of the people made in america, by castrating and publicly humiliating the man who would be the only seated justice stripped publicly of any moral authority before his confirmation.

Lincoln The Unknown by Dale Carnegie – Worth reading, specifically for those misguided souls that don’t understand to their chagrin, that Obama is very much like old (nigger hating) Abe.

The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee – A few good tips homemakers of today.