|Specifications||7" X 9"; 80 pages; Library Binding|
|Interest/Age Group||Grades 5+|
award–winning author Gary L.
|Special Features||Notes; Glossary; Guide to Further Reading; Web Sites; Bibliography; Index|
It’s been said that all of history is
a mystery, and that historians are detectives, sifting through the evidence,
trying to draw conclusions from it. But some mysteries defy solution. The more
closely they’re examined, the more complicated they seem. In
acclaimed children’s book author and playwright Gary L. Blackwood delves
into history’s most puzzling cases. Each title in the series keeps readers
on tenterhooks trying to figure out, from a wealth of fascinating clues and
theories, what really happened back then.
murder, at least suspected murder, is the theme. A
number of "cold cases" are reopened, from the deaths of Egypt’s
King Tutankhamen and England’s Princes in the Tower to the strange ends of
Mozart, Meriwether Lewis, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
examines seven calamities that have long puzzled
scholars, such as the demise of the dinosaurs; and the riddle of the
19th-century sailing ship whose crew unaccountably vanished.
Arthur, Robin Hood, the Amazons, and lots of lesser known but equally
interesting characters are encountered in
Legends or Lies?
book that goes beyond the myths to explore the actual historical figures and
events they are based on.
And, finally, readers will be asked to puzzle
out truth from fiction in
where the likes of Joan of Arc, Anastasia, and the Man
in the Iron Mask are examined
for their credibility.