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The History detectives explore Lincoln's letter, Parker's sax, and Mark Twain's watch : and many more mysteries of America's past

Author: Barbara Karg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The perfect companion to the hit public television series, including an episode guide, this book is filled with intriguing case files, pictures, how-to's, and checklists that bring mysteries to life and give you the practical advice and tips you need to solve your own historical puzzles. From genealogical research to patent and property searches to DNA analysis and more, it gives you the lowdown on all of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Genealogy Anecdotes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Karg
ISBN: 9780470190630 0470190639
OCLC Number: 182736385
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Snapshots in time --
Entertainment in the shadows --
Life imitates art --
An uncivil war --
If walls could talk --
American icons --
Child's play --
Whispers in the mist --
Dollars and sense --
Let freedom ring --
Family ties --
The quest for equality --
Armed and dangerous --
The treasure trove --
That's entertainment --
Skeletons in the closet --
Flight, fright, and perilous plights --
Signed, sealed, and delivered --
Dubious dwellings --
World at war --
Episode guide.
Other Titles: History detective.
Responsibility: Barb Karg.
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"The perfect companion to the hit public television series, including an episode guide, this book is filled with intriguing case files, pictures, how-to's, and checklists that bring mysteries to life and give you the practical advice and tips you need to solve your own historical puzzles. From genealogical research to patent and property searches to DNA analysis and more, it gives you the lowdown on all of the high-tech tools that can help get to the bottom of a case. Packed with fun and useful information for the whole family, it will deepen your appreciation for the way in which seemingly ordinary objects can connect you to important people and events from the past and give you the know-how to do some history detecting of your own."--BOOK JACKET.

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