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More unsolved mysteries of American history
Aron, Paul, 1956 September 15-
Publication Information:
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2004]

Physical Description:
vii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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E179 .A74 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Praise for Unsolved Mysteries of American History

"The facts are presented clearly and concisely, and the answers have been thoroughly researched using the most up-to-date sources."
-Newark Star Ledger

"Everything that would make a great detective story. It has intellectual twists and turns, alleyways and dead ends; it has politics, espionage, intrigue, murder, cowardice, greed, courage, battles, liars, and frauds."
- New Strait Times

"Stimulating and pleasurable, fair and objective . . . recommended for both the history buff and the fan of true-life mysteries."
-Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Unsolved Mysteries of History

"Draws intelligently and entertainingly on respected-and disputed-primary volumes. . . . Reading a chapter aloud to a group would almost guarantee a lively evening."
-Baltimore Sun

"Unerring good sense and . . . well-paced prose."
-Petersburg Monitor

"Solid speculation . . . full of clever advice."
-Associated Press

"Aron's latest offering proves again that history can be fun and as strange, at least, as fiction."

Author Notes

Paul Aron is an award-winning reporter for the Virginia Gazette

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
1 Did St. Brendan Discover America?p. 3
2 Why Did Cahokia Fall?p. 10
3 What Caused the "Starving Time"?p. 17
4 Who Was to Blame for the Boston Massacre?p. 24
5 Was Aaron Burr a Traitor?p. 32
6 Was There a "Corrupt Bargain"?p. 40
7 What Were Joseph Smith's Golden Plates?p. 47
8 Did Lincoln Provoke the Attack on Fort Sumter?p. 56
9 Who Was Emily Dickinson's "Master"?p. 64
10 Who Lost (and Who Found) the Lost Order?p. 72
11 Were the Dahlgren Papers Forged?p. 81
12 Did Jefferson Davis Plot Lincoln's Assassination?p. 88
13 Why Did Custer Attack?p. 97
14 Was Sitting Bull Murdered?p. 105
15 What Sank the Lusitania?p. 112
16 Did Shoeless Joe Throw the Series?p. 121
17 Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?p. 128
18 Was Alger Hiss a Spy?p. 136
19 What Has J. D. Salinger Written?p. 142
20 Who Was to Blame for the Bay of Pigs?p. 150
21 Who Won the Tet Offensive?p. 157
22 Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr.?p. 165
23 Who Was to Blame for Altamont?p. 172
24 Who Was Deep Throat?p. 178
25 Were POWs Left Behind in Vietnam?p. 184
26 Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?p. 192
27 Was Howard Hughes's Will a Forgery?p. 199
28 Did Reagan Plan an October Surprise?p. 206
29 What Caused Gulf War Syndrome?p. 212
30 Was O. J. Simpson Guilty?p. 218
Indexp. 226