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The great pretenders : the true stories behind famous historical mysteries, Jan Bondeson

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The great pretenders : the true stories behind famous historical mysteries
Title
The great pretenders
Title remainder
the true stories behind famous historical mysteries
Statement of responsibility
Jan Bondeson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Did the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette die during his imprisonment in the Temple Tower, or was he one of the people claiming to be the Lost Dauphin after the Terror ended? What does DNA testing on the heart purported to belong to the Dauphin reveal? Was Kaspar Hauser, the mysterious boy who claimed to have spent his entire childhood in a subterranean dungeon, really the Crown Prince of Baden, or was he suffering from pseudologia fantastica, a pathological desire to deceive other people? And when an eccentric and reclusive duke built a complete set of tunnels and rooms beneath his country estate, who is to say that he also didn't have a second life as a shopkeeper with a separate family in London? In this work covering the most famous unsolved cases of disputed identity, Jan Bondeson uncovers all the evidence, then applies his medical knowledge and logical thinking to ascertain the true stories behind these fascinating histories."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Presents a collection of stories of suspect identity, including the legend of the "lost dauphin" of France and the missing prince of Daden, among other tales of famous people who may have lived alternate lives
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214395
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bondeson, Jan
Dewey number
001.95
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Orton, Arthur
  • Tichborne, Roger Charles
  • History
  • Impostors and imposture
  • History
  • Historiography
Target audience
adult
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the true stories behind famous historical mysteries
Label
The great pretenders : the true stories behind famous historical mysteries, Jan Bondeson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0410/2003022813.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. The Lost Dauphin -- 2. The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser -- 3. The Emperor and the Hermit -- 4. Princess Olive, Hannah Lightfoot, and George Rex -- 5. The Tichborne Claimant -- 6. The Duke of Baker Street -- 7. A World of Mysteries
Control code
000025056182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9780393019698
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The great pretenders : the true stories behind famous historical mysteries, Jan Bondeson
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0410/2003022813.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
1. The Lost Dauphin -- 2. The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser -- 3. The Emperor and the Hermit -- 4. Princess Olive, Hannah Lightfoot, and George Rex -- 5. The Tichborne Claimant -- 6. The Duke of Baker Street -- 7. A World of Mysteries
Control code
000025056182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9780393019698
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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