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Title:
Mysteries of history
Author:
Stewart, Robert, 1941-
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Edition:
A Marshall edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Examines part, but not all, of the evidence surrounding some of history's unsolved mysteries, from why the pyramids were built to whether or not there was a conspiracy to kill President John F. Kennedy.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 9.8 8.0 86914.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.7 8 Quiz: 35403 Guided reading level: W.
ISBN:
9780792262329
Format :
Book

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This intriguing book presents a collection of mysteries--from ancient times to the present--that have stumped historians and fostered ongoing debate. Colorful illustrations and engaging text encourage readers to become detectives. Full color.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-12. This large, well-illustrated volume presents 19 historical topics that have intrigued generations. In some cases, it's because there are no written records of what happened. In others, the available sources are incomplete, confusing, suspect, or contradictory, or they have inspired research, discussion, and interpretation by historians that is at variance with popular perception. Mysteries presented run the gamut from Stonehenge and Custer's Last Stand to the Lost Colony, the explosion of Hindenburg, and Napoleon's death. Well organized and well argued, the book doesn't simply offer the evidence for various points of view; it also draws reasonable conclusions on some of the issues. The beautifully reproduced color illustrations include photographs of sites as well as reproductions of period paintings, prints, and documents. Attractive enough for browsing, this volume is a good starting place for exploring any of the questions raised, and the extensive bibliography suggests books for further reading on each topic. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist