In THE MASK OF NOSTRADAMUS we find James Randi's debunking skills to be at their best. While maintaining an impressive level of scholarship -- one could easily accept this book as a doctoral dissertation in the humanities -- Randi has written a book that is a delight to read. Witty and droll, this expose of the would-be prophet Michael Nostradamus is a delight to read.
While displaying justifiable sympathy for Nostradamus the man, Randi objectively focuses his critical skills upon an examination of the most famous Nostradamus "prophecies" alleged to have been fulfilled in the course of history. Did he REALLY foretell the "Great Fire of London," the flight and capture of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and the career of Adolf Hitler?
Get the facts about Nostradamus -- and learn some odd, old-fashioned French while you're at it!
Paperback. 244 pp.