"'History Decoded' explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is
empty? Why was Fort Knox 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 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 Lee Harvey
Oswald . DB
This is a wonderful book--fascinating and beautifully produced. I couldn't put it down. The photos and drawings, as well as the removable facsimile documents, add richness and texture. Counting down from the mysteries surrounding the Lincoln assassination, to the search for Confederate gold, to the existence of UFOs, Meltzer questions our beliefs in some of the most intriguing history mysteries of our time and presents evidence that just might change our minds about the outcomes of some of the most notorious events in history. The conspiracy theories associated with all ten events in the book will have your mind spinning.
If you are a devote' of Meltzer's Decoded television series on the History channel, you will love this book. Even if you have never seen the programs, the book would make a great Christmas present for any history buff from age eight to eighty.
History Decoded was co-authored by Keith Ferrell, author of more than a dozen books, thousands of magazine and encyclopedia articles, and former editor of Omni magazine.
History Decoded was published by Workman Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7611-7745-6.
*from Brad Meltzer's website http://bradmeltzer.com/book/history-decoded/