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History Decoded

The 10 Greatest Conspiracies Of All Time

By Brad author Meltzer

It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of removable facsimile documents—the evidence! It's a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a Griffin and Sabine for history lovers.

Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer’s hit show on the HISTORY network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman “Spear of Destiny”? What’s the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy’s $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories;  separates what we know to be true with what’s still—and perhaps forever—unproved or unprovable; and in the end, decodes the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the real DB Cooper.

Bound in at the beginning of each story is a custom-designed envelope—a faux 19th-century leather satchel, a U.S. government classified file—containing facsimiles of relevant evidence: John Wilkes Booth’s alleged unsigned will, a map of the Vatican, Kennedy’s death certificate. The whole is a riveting, interactive adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.

Format

Two Dimensional Nonprojected Graphic

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 364.1 Mel, Nonfiction
1 available at Eastover
  • HISTORY Mel, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780761177456


Format: Two Dimensional Nonprojected Graphic
Author: Meltzer, Brad author
Summary: A book inspired by the History Network show explores unexplained mysteries, including what the government is hiding in Area 51, and what happened to the Confederacy's nineteen million dollars in gold and silver at the end of the Civil War.
Title: History decoded : the 10 greatest conspiracies of all time / #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer ; with Keith Ferrell.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Workman Publishing Company, Inc., [2013]
Subject: Conspiracies -- History.
Isbn: 9780761177456 0761177450
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 364.1 Mel
Oclc: 836261483
Upc:
Bib Id: 457700

Format: Two Dimensional Nonprojected Graphic
Author: Meltzer, Brad author.
Summary: A book inspired by the History Network show explores unexplained mysteries, including what the government is hiding in Area 51, and what happened to the Confederacy's nineteen million dollars in gold and silver at the end of the Civil War.
Title: History decoded : the 10 greatest conspiracies of all time / #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer ; with Keith Ferrell.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Workman Publishing Company, Inc., [2013]
Description: vii, 152 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm
Subjects: Conspiracies -- History.
Other Author: Ferrell, Keith author.
Other Title: Decoded (Television program)
Notes: "Includes 30 removable facsimile documents"--Cover.
Contents: John Wilkes Booth : was Lincoln's assassin apprehended? -- Confederate gold : stolen treasure or hidden wealth of a new Confederacy? -- The Georgiai Guidestones : America's Stonehenge -- DB Cooper : American outlaw -- The White House : where is the cornerstone of democracy? -- The spear of destiny : history's most sacred relic -- The real Da Vinci code : did Leonardo predict an apocalypse? -- Is there any gold in Fort Knox? -- UFOs : inside Roswell and Area 51 -- The Kennedy assassination : the truth is out there.
LCCN: 2013010713
ISBN: 9780761177456
ISBN: 0761177450
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 364.1 Mel