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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
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