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
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 nineteenth-century leather satchel, a US 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
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