More Unsolved Mysteries of American History: From Jamestown to Jimmy Hoffa by Paul Aron
Who killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Were POWs left behind in Vietnam? Did St. Brendan the Navigator discover America, centuries before Columbus? In this encore to Unsolved Mysteries of American History, Paul Aron sleuths out some of our nation’s most perplexing puzzles. Drawing on the latest research, he marshals the evidence on thirty enduring riddles, including:
Was Aaron Burr a traitor?
Did Lincoln provoke the attack on Fort Sumter?
Why didn’t the Allies bomb Auschwitz?
Who was Emily Dickinson’s “Master”—the man (or woman) who inspired her love poems?
Did Shoeless Joe Jackson throw the 1919 World Series?
Who was to blame for the Bay of Pigs fiasco?
What has J.D. Salinger written since he stopped publishing?
What caused Gulf War Syndrome?
For each mystery, Aron lays out the facts, deftly summarizing competing theories, and judiciously weighing the evidence. Complete with extensive suggestions for further reading, his book is a wonderful way to explore some of America’s most intriguing historical conundrums—and a tantalizing read from first page to last.