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 unprovable; 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.

At the beginning of each story is a custom-designed envelope—a faux 19th-century leather satchel, a U.S. government classified file—containing facsimiles of relevant evidence: John Wilkes Booth’s alleged unsigned will, a map of the Vatican, Kennedy’s death certificate. The whole is a riveting, interactive adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.



Based on his hit TV show, Brad Meltzer’s bestselling History Decoded explores the ten greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. From Leonardo Da Vinci to Lee Harvey Oswald, Meltzer travels through history, providing stories and hands-on evidence to take readers deep into the world of conspiracies and unanswered questions.


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A book inspired by the History Network show of the same name explores fascinating, unexplained questions., including: 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? Did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? and much more.

Publisher: New York, NY : Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 2013
ISBN: 9780761178651
0761178651
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Ferrell, Keith

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