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The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries By Jan Bondeson

The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
by Jan Bondeson

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 ascertain the truth behind the history.

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The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries Summary


In this highly entertaining work, Jan Bondeson delves into the great unsolved cases of disputed identity. Did the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette die in the Temple Tower or was he one of the fellows claiming to be the dauphin after the Terror? Was Kaspar Hauser really the missing crown prince of Baden? When an eccentric duke built a tunnel complex beneath his estate, who is to say he didn't have a second life as a shopkeeper in London?

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The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
Jan Bondeson
Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
2004-02-01
320
0393019691
9780393019698
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