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Unsolved History: Investigating Mysteries of the Past

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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 N...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by University Press of Kentucky (first published October 1991)
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Larry Hostetler
I was expecting more famous historical mysteries. Ambrose Bierce's disappearance and the Shroud of Turin were well-known, while some of the others were local to Kentucky and unknown to me. While I enjoyed the Bierce part, the book handled too many obscure occurrences for my enjoyment. And the presentation debunking the South American figures was not news at all.

I think the subject matter could have been covered in half the pages, but in order to fill the book included expansive explanations and...more
Mary Bronson
I thought this was an interesting book. I liked most of the mysteries Joe Nickell looked at. Took me a bit longer to read because it was the kind I have to have slince to read so that I can understand it. But overall it was interesting and kinda of educational at the same time.
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