History Decoded

History Decoded : The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

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Everyone loves a good mystery. And the only thing people love more than a good mystery? A real mystery. History Decoded, based on the popular History Channel show Brad Meltzer's Decoded, explores history's ten greatest conspiracies. In each chapter, a famous historical mystery will be explored in depth - like 'Was Lincoln's Assassin Apprehended?' Unanswered Questions of the Kennedy Assassination, 'The Spear of Destiny', 'Lost Confederate Gold', UFO's' and 'Da Vinci' among others. Sometimes the mystery proves to be true, sometimes a hoax-and sometimes not quite provable. Each chapter is profusely illustrated in colour and includes an envelope containing removable facsimile documents (like John Wilkes Booth's alleged unsigned will!)-all keys to unravelling the mystery in question.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 205.74 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0761177450
  • 9780761177456
  • 364,862

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"Meltzer peppers each section with fascinating asides....and trivia...that is sure to keep readers enthralled and conspiracy theorists encouraged to continue to dig for the truth." - Publishers Weeklyshow more

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It's an irresistable combination: master storyteller Brad Meltzer, counting down the world's top ten most intriguing stories--the great conspiracies, from Leonardo da Vinci's stolen prophecy to the Kennedy assassination. Adapted from Metlzer's hit series on HISTORY(R), the book explores those fascinating, unexplained questions that nag at history buffs and conspiracy lovers: Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman "Spear of Destiny"? Where did all the Confederacy's gold go? What is the government hiding in Area 51? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Richly illustrated in full color--and every chapter has removable facsimile documents, so you can examine the evidence yourself.show more

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