The Mask of Nostradamus
|Media type||Paperback (1993), Hardcover (1990)|
|LC Class||BF1815.N8 R35 1993|
The Mask of Nostradamus: The Prophecies of the World's Most Famous Seer is a 1990 book by magician and skeptic James Randi, published in paperback in 1993. Randi's biography looks past the "mask" of Nostradamus with a critical look at some of his alleged prophecies.
New Scientist wrote the book was a good biography exploring how people rewrite Nostradamus's predictions to give the illusion of fulfilled predictions. The Skeptic's Dictionary cites Randi as debunking Nostradamus' claimed predictions of Adolf Hitler.
John Blanton explains that in the book Randi described prophecy's believers willingness to bend the meanings of words in favor of their claims about Nostradamus.
The book received an average of 3.82 out of 5 stars at Goodreads, from 138 readers' ratings.
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- French edition by Editions Griot, 1994, as Le vrai visage de Nostradamus;
- Polish edition, 1994, as Nostradamus Bez Maski;
- Italian edition by Avverbi, 2001, as La maschera di Nostradamus;
- Chinese edition, 2001.
- Grossman, Wendi (10 November 1990). "Review: There are no prophets with honour". New Scientist (issue 1742). Retrieved 2007-01-31.
- Carroll, Robert (2007). "Nostradamus". The Skeptic's Dictionary. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
- Koontz, John (February 1998). "Nostradamus" (PDF). The Atheist. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
- Blanton, John (February 2003). "Nostradamus". North Texas Skeptics. Retrieved 2007-01-31.
- "The Mask of Nostradamus by James Randi". goodreads.com. Retrieved 9 December 2015.