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Unsolved Mysteries of History: An Eye-Opening Investigation into the Most Baffling Events of All Time

ISBN: 978-0-471-44257-8
240 pages
August 2001
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* Who built Stonehenge?
* Why did the pharaohs build the pyramids?
* Did Richard III kill the princes in the tower?
* Could the Titanic have been saved?
* Did Hitler murder his niece?


PRAISE FOR UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF HISTORY

"Like a sleuth, Aron pieces together the possible answers . . . It's an engaging way to learn more about history and the new evidence that sheds light on long-standing theories." --Daily Press

"Aron has produced a fascinating and judicious description of historical mysteries from the Neanderthals to Gorbachev. His entertaining account of historical controversies will leave every reader the wiser about the past." --Jack F. Matlock Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union

"With unerring good sense and in well-paced prose, Paul Aron solves as best he can the major who-done-its, did-it-happens, and did-it-have-to-happens of world history. Unsolved Mysteries of History should keep readers engaged well into the night."-- Adam Potkay, author, A Passion for Happiness
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Were the Neandertals Our Ancestors?

Who Build Stonehenge?

Why Did the Pharaohs Build the Pyramids?

Who Was Theseus?

Was There Really a Trojan War?

Did Jesus Die on the Cross?

What Were the Nazca Lines?

Who Was King Arthur?

Why Did Mayan Civilization Collapse?

Who Built the Statues on Easter Island?

What Was Joan of Arc's "Sign"?

Who Invented Printing?

Did Richard III Kill the Princes in the Tower?

Did Columbus Intend to Discover America?

Did Martin Guerre Return?

Did Mary, Queen of Scots, Murder Her Husband?

Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays?

Was Captain Kidd a Pirate?

Was Mozart Poisoned?

Why Did Freud Abandon His Seduction Theory?

Could the Titanic Have Been Saved?

Did Any of the Romanovs Survive?

Did Hitler Murder His Niece?

Why Did Hess Fly to Scotland?

Was Gorbachev Part of the August Coup?

Index.
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PAUL ARON is also the author of Unsolved Mysteries of American History(Wiley). He has been an award-winning reporter for the Virginia Gazette, editorial director at Leo Douglas Publishers, executive editor at simon & Schuster, and editor at Anchor Press.
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