I was hoping to have this ready for Ron's birthday, but it took a little longer to prepare than I anticipated.
Anyway, here it is. A nice new pdf version of Bent Corydon's "L. Ron Hubbard - Messiah Or Madman?"
Please mirror this and share it as far and wide as possible - and quickly, as these things often get deleted fast.http://www.multiupload.com/A8NAK37T70
N.B. This is basically from the widely known text version, but I have reformatted it and made a nice cover similar to the original. It is much easier to read and distribute. I proof-read and corrected bad OCR as best as I could. If anyone finds any glaring errors, please report back to this thread and I will collect them up and periodically do fixes. The photographic plates mentioned in the text are not included, so if anyone has access to these please share !
In reading thru this book again, I am impressed by how thorough it is and it really explains things very well - including the current management practices. Things really have NOT changed since Ron's days. I highly recommend that everyone reads this again.
The Real No User.
Happy Birthday Ron ! . . . . I'm glad you're dead.
That's wonderful. Great work.
There's a much updated and expanded version, with a lot of the "rush to print" typos corrected, and a new Index. This is the hardbound 464 page 1996 edition (red cover.)
Before that is a paperback 1992 edition, and this has new material also, but that was also - for legal reasons - also rushed to print, and has - in the new material - some rough edges.
So, if you can find a way to locate the 1996 464 page (with Index) edition and get that on the Net, that would be the ultimate achievement.
I know Mark Bunker has a copy of the third edition, as he holds it up in the Clearwater Police video when he's discussing Dennis Clarke and the CCHR. So there are copies out there.
Tory might have a copy too.
Anyway, great job!
P.S. Four typos in the 1st edition that come to mind are the use of the original spelling of John Sanborn's (Sanborne) name. The correct spelling is the modernized "Sanborn."
Also, Stewart LaMont (an author) was typo-ed as "Stewar*d* LaMont," and should be corrected to "Stewart."
And Richard Semon is typoed as "Simon" and should be "Semon." (The Mneme).
And, minor typo - in the first chapter, "spirit *of* thetan" should be "spirit *or* thetan."