Unsolved History: Investigating Mysteries of the Past

Unsolved History: Investigating Mysteries of the Past

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by Joe Nickell
     
 

What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a

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Overview

What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nickell also uses newly uncovered evidence to further investigate the identity of the Nazi war criminal known as "Ivan the Terrible."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813191379
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
06/10/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
915,906
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : history and the investigative approach1
2Ancient riddles : the mystery of the Nazca lines6
3Biographical enigmas : Ambrose Bierce is missing18
4Hidden identity : unmasking a Nazi monster34
5Fakelore : Swift's lost silver mine51
6Questioned artifacts : D. Boone riddles69
7Suspect documents : Lincoln's Bixby letter90
8Lost texts : Cooke's "missing" edition106
9Obscured sources : Hawthorne's "veiled lady"118
10Scientific challenges : pseudoscience and the shroud132
11Afterword : some lessons learned145

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