Great Secrets of History (Hardback)


Gripping stories of truth and lies, deception and discovery. Uncover the hidden facts! Many of history's best stories are best-kept secrets - scandals hushed up, treasure stashed, treason plotted, forgeries passed off as originals, bodies disposed of, cities lost. Here they are exposed for all to see. Hide out in the catacombs of ancient Rome with the first Christians as they shelter from their persecutors. Visit the Chicago hotel equipped with dungeons, hidden passages and trapdoors designed to murder its guests. Discover how Greenpeace's flagship was sabotaged by French Special forces. Review top-secret documents, once limited to heads of state and undercover agents. Taking in escape tunnels and hiding places, secret societies and spy rings, this book blows the lid on the shadowy world of the distant and not-so-distant past that lies buried but not forgotten. * Features incredible stories that will change what we know - or thought we knew - about history, and the people who made it. * Includes topics such as conspiracies and lies, crime and corruption, buried treasure, politics and abuse of power. * Contains more than 100 fascinating historical photographs and rarely seen archival documents.

Product Details

  • Product code: BDJYS
  • ISBN: 9781922083036
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 20.7cm x 26.1cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 01/01/2012


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