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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

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Publisher Comments:

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 removable 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;

Review:

"Newcomers and longtime fans of Meltzer's popular TV show, Decoded (whereon he and a trio of experts investigate the veracity of various myths and legends), will relish this print companion, comprising summaries of 10 of the most intriguing topics pursued on the show, including the fate of John Wilkes Booth, UFOs in Area 51, Leonardo Da Vinci's apocalyptic predictions, the assassination of J.F.K., and more. Mirroring the series, each chapter begins with Meltzer (The Inner Circle) posing a provocative question (e.g., 'What if I told you that Fort Knox is empty?') before leading readers through his process of interviewing experts and analyzing ancient texts and other ephemera to determine the answer — if there is one. As viewers know, the majority of his inquiries don't have a definitive conclusion, but half the fun is getting there. Meltzer peppers each section with fascinating asides (an independent panel determined that all the shots that killed Kennedy came from the rear rather than from multiple angles) and trivia (Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier three months after the Roswell incident, something scientists had previously thought impossible) that is sure to keep readers enthralled and conspiracy theorists encouraged to continue to dig for the truth." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the HISTORY network. He is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and eight other bestselling novels including his newest, The Fifth Assassin. He is the author of the nonfiction bestsellers Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter as well. He and his wife live in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761177456
Author:
Meltzer, Brad
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Author:
Ferrell, Keith
Subject:
General History
Subject:
REFERENCE / Trivia
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - Paper Over Boards
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Newcomers and longtime fans of Meltzer's popular TV show, Decoded (whereon he and a trio of experts investigate the veracity of various myths and legends), will relish this print companion, comprising summaries of 10 of the most intriguing topics pursued on the show, including the fate of John Wilkes Booth, UFOs in Area 51, Leonardo Da Vinci's apocalyptic predictions, the assassination of J.F.K., and more. Mirroring the series, each chapter begins with Meltzer (The Inner Circle) posing a provocative question (e.g., 'What if I told you that Fort Knox is empty?') before leading readers through his process of interviewing experts and analyzing ancient texts and other ephemera to determine the answer — if there is one. As viewers know, the majority of his inquiries don't have a definitive conclusion, but half the fun is getting there. Meltzer peppers each section with fascinating asides (an independent panel determined that all the shots that killed Kennedy came from the rear rather than from multiple angles) and trivia (Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier three months after the Roswell incident, something scientists had previously thought impossible) that is sure to keep readers enthralled and conspiracy theorists encouraged to continue to dig for the truth." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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