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The great pretenders : the true stories behind famous historical mysteries

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jan Bondeson applies his medical knowledge and logical thinking to some of the most famous unsolved cases of disputed identity in history, uncovering the true stories behind the myths.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Miscellanées
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Bondeson
ISBN: 0393019691 9780393019698
OCLC Number: 53253991
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The lost dauphin --
The mystery of Kaspar Hauser --
The Emperor and the Hermit --
Princess Olive, Hannah Lightfoot, and George Rex --
The Tichborne Claimant --
The Duke of Baker Street --
A world of mysteries.
Responsibility: Jan Bondeson.
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Was Kaspar Hauser really the missing crown prince of Baden? In this collection of entertaining stories of great unsolved mysteries of disputed identity, Jan Bondeson uses all the evidence at hand to  Read more...

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"[An] engrossing collection of famous unsolved mysteries of disputed identity such as the Tichborne Claimant and the lost dauphin." - Star Ratings, The Bookseller

 
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