FRONT COVER: "The original and greatest compilation of 1,001 attested phenomena that science cannot answer and deliberately ignores."
INSIDE: "One of the most startling, unconventional books ever written! The Book of the Damned
Few books ever published have stirred such violent controversy as THE BOOK OF THE DAMNED. Its slashing attack on the blind dogmatism of science has excited the wrath of and evoked fervent support from some of the world's first-rate minds. Its record of the astonishing, strange events that have occurred in the world on which science is strangely silent, have provided entertainment and excitement for many thousands of readers.
Of its brilliant, unorthodox author, Charles Fort, Ben Hecht has written:
Charles Fort has made a terrible onslaught upon the accumulated lunacy of fifty centuries . . . . He has delighted me beyond all men who have written books in this world. . . . He has shot the scientific basis of modern wisdom full of large, ugly holes."