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ISBN: 0813191378
Author: Joe Nickell
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; 1st Printing edition (June 10, 2005)
Pages: 192
Category: Historical Study & Educational Resources
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.2
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Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries.

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Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nickell also uses newly uncovered evidence to further investigate the identity of the Nazi war criminal known as ""Ivan the Terrible. 03 July 2019 (15:57).

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Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the .

Nickell also uses newly uncovered evidence to further investigate the identity of the Nazi war criminal known as ""Ivan the Terrible.

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky. Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

a b c d Unsolved History: Investigating Mysteries of the Past by Joe Nickell, The University Press of Kentucky . Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes Our Past, Cambridge University Press. Article in New York Times dated July 30, 1993.

a b c d Unsolved History: Investigating Mysteries of the Past by Joe Nickell, The University Press of Kentucky, 2005, ISBN 0813191378 (page 38). ^ Hitler's Last Courier by Armin D. Lehmann, Xlibris, 2001 .

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What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Joe Nickell demonstrates the techniques used in solving some of the world's most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's celebrated Bixby letter, the 1913 disappearance of writer and journalist Ambrose Bierce, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nickell also uses newly uncovered evidence to further investigate the identity of the Nazi war criminal known as ""Ivan the Terrible.""

Comments:

Kulabandis
I don't wish to question Nickell's conclusions, but the book is written so that descriptions of the investigations are not clear, which raise unanswered questions.
Olwado
Enjoyed the book and makes it interesting part of my day. Would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries and detective stories.
Kipabi
Unsolved History looks at a series of historical mysteries, from lost texts to establishing identities, from ancient riddles to suspect documents. The puropose of each of these drawn out examples is to show the readers the variety of ways an historical researcher can set about determining the truth. The book's strength is in the variety of cases examined and the quite different investigative means used. The author, Joe Nickell, uses a number of cases he was personally involved in, although without bogging the stories down with too much personal data. The focus always remains on the mystery at hand. It is a small book and an easy read but it should leave the reader with a greater interest in the mysteries of the past and the possible answers they may someday reveal.
Mushicage
Joe Nickell is just as productive as he is scientific, and that says a lot. A LOT.

To most people, Nickell is probably most known as paranormal investigator for CSICOP with his own column in the magazine Skeptical Inquirer, but Nickell has more than that up his paranormal sleeve. He has, among other things, worked as a private investigator and published several books dealing with investigation techniques and camera work (for instance, books with such titles as Camera Clues, Detecting Forgery, and Crime Science), in short, books that any careful investigator of both paranormal and "normal" mysteries ought to know about.

And Unsolved History is one of these books where Nickell offers advice to anyone interested in learning how to do a thorough investigation of mysteries that are more historical in nature than they are paranormal. Among the nine cases in the book, only two are well-known among students of the paranormal: the Nazca-lines in Peru and the Shroud of Turin. The other cases are pure historical mysteries, but that doesn't matter much. Nickell is as thorough as ever.

To the average Swedish reader, however, most cases are probably unknown, for example the mysteries regarding American adventurer Jonathan Boone, the alleged silver mines of Jonathan Swift, and the famous "Bixby letter" supposedly written by president Abraham Lincoln (which most Swedes actually have at least heard of, since it was featured in the blockbuster Saving Private Ryan). But then again, it doesn't really matter if you know about the cases beforehand or not, because Nickell always makes sure to supply enough background material. Some of the chapters tend to get a little tedious after a while, but that's made up by the extensive bibliography which has tons of books worth consulting for anyone interesting in doing their own investigations of the cases in the book (or other historical cases).
Ese
Joe Nickell's collection of historical investigations is fascinating, especially as he adds lots of interesting detail about the investigative process.

He tells us how he comes to his conclusions, & it's obvious he's very thorough. For example, he doesn't just say he believes the famous Turin Shroud to be a forgery, he details how he was able to obtain a similar effect through an artistic technique known as burnishing. This is important, as there is no point in claiming the item is faked if you can't prove how it was done. There are problems with this particular case however, as not all aspects of the image on the shroud are reproduced by the author.

Nickell is well suited for such work, being an expert in folklore & a trained private investigator, as well as a stage magician & an artist. He seems to consider all points of view before making up his mind, & operates correctly by coming up with a hypothesis after collecting all the facts, not by using those facts which fit with a preconceived idea.

My only complaint is that I would have liked the cases given to be longer, with more detail.

Well worth reading several times.

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