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How Did it Really Happen?

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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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C.R. Sedore
This book is stuffed pack with information of fact behind important life events in history. I for one needed to brush up on history and this is great for a beginners book.

I found the JFK shooting section most interesting to be honest.

I would suggest this to anyone the enjoys history and reading up on mysterious events in the past.
David Bales
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
Highly interesting book by Reader's Digest detailing all of the great mysteries of the world, from the JFK assassination to the Vinland map.
Beth
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting look at the ways events might have really happened in history vs how they were reported to have happened.
Martin
Aug 29, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Christopher
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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?
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