Great mysteries of the past: experts unravel fact and fallacy behind the headlines of history

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Reader's Digest Association, 1991 - History - 448 pages
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An entertaining collection of true stories about ordinary people and events that mark the milestones of history and affect our lives today. Great Mysteries of the Past features nearly 100 accounts arranged in seven thematic sections that raise provocative questions about the nature of history, and about human nature. 400 photos and illustrations.

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I regard this book with much fondness, as this was the first book from Reader's Digest that my mother bought for me when I was 11 years old in 1994. This book was a great influence to me in that it started my lifelong love for history, political science, and current affairs. As the Introduction in the book said, "Fact is stranger than fiction." 


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The End of a Romance 37 Bavarias Ludwig II lived a fantasy life

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