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by Douglas Evander Oswell


I must confess that I began Doug Oswell's The Unabomber and The Zodiac with anything but an open mind. Having co-authored a book on the Zodiac case myself, the idea that Zodiac and the Unabomber might be the same person initially struck me as far fetched. From the very first chapter, however, Oswell's carefully reasoned, meticulous analysis put major dents in my skepticism. He reveals an amazingly detailed knowledge of both of these very complex cases. His reasoning is quite measured inasmuch as he does not assert in any final way that Zodiac and the Unabomber are one and the same. His analysis does succeed in revealing many startling and though-provoking similarities between Zodiac and the Unabomber. And, I must confess, his writing includes keen insights into the psychology of the Zodiac that I missed in my own analysis. While I'm still not fully convinced that the Unabomber is the Zodiac, I do now see the common threads in their underlying psychodynamics and I am far more open to the possibility that the Unabomber may be the Zodiac. Oswell's book is extremely well written and thought out. I recommend it without hesitation.

— David Van Nuys, co-author of "This is the Zodiac Speaking": Into the Mind of a Serial Killer.


The definitive book on the amazing similarities between Theodore Kaczynski and the Zodiac has now been published and is available in standard book format.

Drawing on his research of the past ten years, author Douglas Evander Oswell has painstakingly assembled a collection of similarities so compelling that the reader will find himself inexorably drawn to one of two conclusions. He will conclude either that the story of the Unabomber and the Zodiac forms the most incredible case of parallel evolution in the realm of criminal lore, or that Ted Kaczynski was, in fact, the taunting killer who terrorized the state of California in 1969.

Based on official documentation, court records, newspaper articles, personal correspondences, and the evidence taken from Kaczynski's shack, The Unabomber and the Zodiac discloses a plethora of similarities that are calculated to strike its readers with a sense of wonderment and awe. Through a straightforward and logical presentation of the facts, they will marvel at the connection between two criminal cases that appear upon their faces as unique, each a fabled story in and of itself.

The text is divided into thirteen chapters, beginning with an analysis of the psychology and criminal motivations of each subject and progressing through the comparisons of criminal signature, publicity-seeking, proximity, physical descriptions, mathematical references, intellectual eclecticism, literary allusion, ciphers and meta-codes, compositional tone and style, and handwriting. In the interest of fairness, the author has devoted some space to presenting (and rebutting) the classical objections to a connection between the cases. These include the possibility of an alibi, disparities in physical descriptions, fingerprint analysis, and the lack of incriminating evidence among Kaczynski's personal effects. The book concludes with a summation of the similarities and a simple exercise that demonstrates the statistical probability of any person possessing all the qualities ascribed in common to both killers, calculated conservatively at one in nearly two billion.

The Unabomber and the Zodiac contains not only a fascinating analysis of the similarities between the killers, but an informative, serious and well-documented look at two historical cases whose names have become part of the American vernacular.