History Decoded

History Decoded

Solving the Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

eBook - 2013
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It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of facsimile documents--the evidence! It's a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a Griffin and Sabine for history lovers.

Adapted from Decoded , Meltzer's hit show on the HISTORY network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman "Spear of Destiny"? What's the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy's $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories; separates what we know to be true with what's still--and perhaps forever--unproved or unprovab≤ and in the end, decodes the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the real DB Cooper.

A riveting adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.

Publisher: New York, NY : Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9780761178651
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Ferrell, Keith


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Jan 16, 2020

If you have never heard of any of these historical mysteries, this book gives basic introductions to them. There is no depth, as you can expect, as this book was designed to be a "teaser" on each mystery.

Fun, good for youngsters through high school. Maybe the topics will wet the appetites for more serious reading on recent historical events.

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