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How Did it Really Happen?

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Find out the true story behind 150 of the world's most enduring myths, strange disappearances, mysterious deaths, nagging controversies and timeless questions. Knowing the facts about mysteries surrounding historic events and famous people will let you decide for yourself what really happened.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 10th 2001 by Readers Digest
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David Bales
Highly interesting book by Reader's Digest detailing all of the great mysteries of the world, from the JFK assassination to the Vinland map.
This book is huge (with information that is) but anyone who is fascinated by facts and history would LOVE it. The authors do a good job of intriguing the readers by questioning well known historical facts like Did Shakespeare really write those plays? or Was Marco Polo a fraud?
I really rate this book a 2.75. The first half was better written, with more articles that connected with the book's title and promise. Some of the articles in the second half of the book were flat and did not answer any mystery or lingering question. For instance, The Wright Brothers made their first flights at Kitty Hawk after many years of experimentation and engineering. That one read like long encyclopedia entry. Other articles did a good job of either debunking or allowing to remain open h ...more
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