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Mysteries of History

December 10, 2010 by Reader's Connection

Central Library´s Sherry Utterback scrutinizes the past, taking notes in her detective notebook.

Just about everybody likes a good mystery, but do you know what is better than a good mystery book? A true mystery book, and the history of the world is shot (pardon the pun) full of ´em. In this list you can find mysteries from the streets of Indianapolis to the decline of Czarist Russia. So sit back, grab a couple, and enjoy a trip around the world and through time to meet memorable characters and visit a variety of locales. Who knows, you may be the one to solve one of history´s enduring mysteries!

 

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony in American History

The Mysterious Disappearance of the Roanoke Colony in American History by Zachary Kent

Roanoke: the Abandoned Colony

  

Roanoke: the Abandoned Colony by Karen Ohrdal Kupperman

 

 

  

Grand Dragon: D. C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana by M. William Lutholtz

 

D.C. Stephenson, Irvington 0492: The Demise of the Grand Dragon of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan Compiled and edited by H.R. Greenapple

 

 

Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie  

A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson

 

 A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson by Frances Welch

 

 

Discovery!: Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology

Discovery!: Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology Edited by Brian M. Fagan

 
Lost Histories: Exploring the World’s Most Famous Mysteries

 

 

Lost Histories: Exploring the World’s Most Famous Mysteries by Joel Levy 

 

 

Historic Indianapolis Crimes: Murder + Mystery in the Circle City

Historic Indianapolis Crimes: Murder + Mystery in the Circle City by Fred D. Cavinder 

 

Final Flight: The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra

 

 

Final Flight: The Mystery of a WWII Plane Crash and the Frozen Airmen in the High Sierra by Peter Stekel

 

 

Who Killed King Tut?: Using Modern Forensics to Solve a 3,300-Year-Old Mystery

Who Killed King Tut?: Using Modern Forensics to Solve a 3,300-Year-Old Mystery by Michael R. King and Gregory M. Cooper; with Don de NeviThe Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill a Child King: A Nonfiction Thriller

  

The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill a Child King: A Nonfiction Thriller by James Patterson and Martin Dugard

 

 

 

The Montefeltro Conspiracy: a Renaissance Mystery Decoded

The Montefeltro Conspiracy: a Renaissance Mystery Decoded by Marcello Simonetta

 

 

 

Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas Edited by Richard L. Burger and Lucy C. Salazar

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  1. Susan Wever says:

    Sherry, the fate of the Romanovs and the real identity of Anna Anderson have always interested me. Other true life mysteries that captured my attention when I was a kid were the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and the guilt or innocence of Lizzie Borden. The library has lots of books with lots of theories about what really happened to both of these women!

    The mystery that has most recently fascinated me is the disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine while attempting to be the first Westerners to climb Mt. Everest in 1924. What happened to them? Did they make it to the summit before their accident? In 1999 expeditions were launched in attempts to answer these questions. If you want to learn more, I recommend Last Climb: the Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory by David Brashears and Jochen Hemmleb’s Ghosts of Everest and Detectives on Everest.

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