Mysteries in History: World History

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781420630480

Category: World history

Page: 146

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Challenge students to explore several important unexplained events that helped shape history. Students use primary source materials, posters, and simulations to find clues and to make informed decisions about these events. There are no right or wrong answers. These real-life mysteries encourage students to research, think, debate, and form conclusions.
Unsolved! History's Mysteries

Author: Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.

ISBN: 9781684449057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: History is full of unsolved crimes, mysterious disappearances, and strange sightings. Readers will discover some of the most well-known mysteries in history--including Amelia Earhart, Big Foot, and the Salem Witch Trials--in this fascinating nonfiction book. Featuring detailed images, intriguing facts, and informational text in conjunction with a glossary of terms and an index, readers will be enthralled from beginning to end!
History's Greatest Mysteries

Author: Bill Price

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835226

Category: History

Page: 259

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History's Greatest Mysteries delves into the grey areas to examine the imponderable and sometimes unlikely stories of actual events and real people. From the gruesome murders committed by Jack the Ripper to the whereabouts of Lord Lucan, and from the loss of an entire continent to the case of a missing racehorse, we take a canter through history in an effort to shed a little light on to questions which, in all honesty, are never going to yield definitive answers. Some of the stories related in the following pages are deadly serious, some rather less so. There are cases of determined individuals who have struggled against the odds in an attempt to unravel the truth, while in others people have not let the facts get in the way and have made up any old nonsense by way of an explanation.
A Visual History of the World's Enduring Mysteries

Author: Joan Soriano Campos

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499465792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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This intriguing book will fascinate any young reader with some of the most mysterious occurrences in history. The book looks at the enigmas of antiquity, those of the modern era, and lost civilizations. It then investigates further into mysteries such as the quest for the Holy Grail, the sacred shroud, the myth of King Arthur, the case of Jack the Ripper, the legend of El Dorado, and CIA secret operations, to name a few. With graphical timelines and stunning illustrations, readers will be captivated by this unique view into history.
Shadow Pasts

Author: William D. Rubinstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870043

Category: History

Page: 208

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For many intelligent people, the stuff of history does not consist of the kind of dry-as-dust investigations of diplomatic, economic, or political history that most university historians research and write about, but the famous topics of “history’s mysteries”- who was Jack the Ripper? Was there a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy? Did Richard III murder the Princes in the Tower? What are the mysteries of the ancient Pyramids? Not only have a great many books and articles been written on these and similar topics by so-called “amateur historians,” but they have generated societies, conferences, newsletters, and television programmes. Many people who are not academic historians take a keen interest in these topics, and have in some cases made themselves real experts on them, with interesting theories of their own. Despite all of this, however, these topics are virtually ignored by academic historians and can be treated with contempt. In Shadow Pasts, William D. Rubinstein a well-known and widely published history professor, examines seven of the most famous and interesting topics which have been discussed, debated, examined, and written about by “amateur historians. Each of these mysteries and the theories surrounding them are examined in detail, with Professor Rubinstein presenting his own original and sometimes surprising conclusions about what really happened.
Mysteries of History

Author: Robert Stewart


ISBN: 0792283260

Category: History

Page: 196

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Examines 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.
More Unsolved Mysteries of American History

Author: Paul Aron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471267058

Category: History

Page: 0

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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." -Booklist