William Powell Jr, The author of the Anarchist Cookbook is the son of a United Nations press officer and founder of the U.N.
The Anarchist Cookbook, first published in 1971, is a book that contains instructions for the manufacture of explosives, rudimentary telecommunications phreaking devices, and other items. The book also includes instructions for home manufacturing of illicit drugs, including LSD. It was written by William Powell at the apex of the counterculture era. His book has been reported to us to have been found in the possession of many alleged perpetrators of major "attacks".
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William Ralph Powell(Author of Anarchist Cookbook) was born on Long Island, in Roslyn, on Dec. 6, 1949. His father, William Charles Powell, was a press officer at the United Nations; his mother, the former Doreen Newman, ran a phobia clinic at a hospital in White Plains.
He (William Ralph Powell Jr. author of A.C.) left the country in 1979, bouncing around the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, working as a teacher and administrator in a series of State Department–backed private schools. He wrote more books, about pedagogy and professional development. And he gained a reputation for—wait for it—conflict resolution. He rose through the ranks to attain top positions in schools packed with children of the international elite in Dar es Salaam, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur.
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William Powell; Ex-Media Voice for U.N.
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