Mysteries In History

Mysteries In History

by Paul D. Aron, The Spieler Agency Staff
     
 

This work is an engaging exploration of the process of historical research, following historians as they search for solutions to the greatest mysteries of all time.

• 75 chronologically arranged chapters, each treating a famous historical mystery

• Numerous illustrations and photographs that bring the subjects to life

• An annotated list of

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Overview

This work is an engaging exploration of the process of historical research, following historians as they search for solutions to the greatest mysteries of all time.

• 75 chronologically arranged chapters, each treating a famous historical mystery

• Numerous illustrations and photographs that bring the subjects to life

• An annotated list of further reading for each chapter, arranged chronologically to allow readers to follow the development of competing theories

• An engaging, accessible writing style that brings readers into the twists and turns of each case

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is more than a history text, however: it demonstrates how professional historians do detective work to resolve such mysteries even centuries later and provides reference keys to such investigations to encourage student investigation. An excellent key for teaching research tools." - California Bookwatch

"This work is recommended as a nonreference resource for high schools, colleges, and public libraries." - American Reference Books Annual

"Mysteries in History from Prehistory to the Present… is a nifty compilation of puzzles that just might jog jaded undergraduates into an appreciation for the complexities of the past. Aron summarizes the controversial aspects of 75 historical questions—such as when people first arrived in America, who King Arthur was, where Columbus landed, how Davy Crockett died, whether Hitler murdered his niece, why Rudolf Hess flew to Scotland, and what Reagan knew about Iran-Contra—and offers some annotated suggestions for further reading." - Association of College and Research Libraries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851098996
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Paul D. Aron is senior editor for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. His published works include Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot? and Unsolved Mysteries of American History.

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