The Disappearance of Percy Fawcett

And Other Famous Vanishings
Product Number: EB00743622
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781631581823
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

Popular beliefs, significant facts, and plausible theories behind ten of the most mystifying disappearing acts in history. Adventurers, celebrities, political figures, unwitting victims and visionaries with one thing in common: they vanished into thin air. This collection features ten cases that became the stuff of tantalizing speculation and investigation, inspiring everyone from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Ian Fleming to Stephen King. Whatever happened to Percy Fawcett? In 1925 he ventured into the Amazon jungles searching for the mythical Lost City of Z and never re-emerged. Aviator Amelia Earhart? She embarked on her historic flight and didn't return. Like these two notable figures, there have been others just as enthralling: New York's Judge Crater who stepped into a taxi and was never seen again; travel writer Richard Halliburton, known for his headline-making stunts-and one in 1939 that made him legend; and Lionel Crabb, the British frogman whose fate became a Cold War mystery. Here too are the unsolved vanishings of Roger Tichborne, heir to a fortune and cause celebre of Victorian England; Philadelphia toddler Charley Ross who, in 1870, was the first kidnap victim to receive nationwide attention; activist and Columbia University professor, JesUs de Galindez; writer Ambrose Bierce; and Czar Alexander the First, shadowed to this day by rumors of a faked death. The most beguiling stories that a century of history has to offer-some being investigated to this day, some forgotten-they are all real-life mysteries still waiting to be solved.

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Author(s): Jane Clapp, Evan Andrews
Original Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017

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