October 21, 2013


Brad Meltzer will sign his latest book Friday October 25, 2013 at 7 PM at the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble on Northwest Highway. You can get more information at the Barnes and Noble Brad Meltzer Event Page. Seating begins at 6 PM and they are limited.

Video from Workman Publishing
The book highlights ten cases that the show DECODED investigated over two seasons. It also includes cool facsimiles of historical documents which is considered evidence in these cases.

It’s an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience through the addition of removable facsimile documents—the evidence! It’s a treasure trove for conspiracy buffs, a Griffin and Sabine for history lovers.

Adapted from Decoded, Meltzer’s hit show on the HISTORY network, History Decoded explores fascinating, unexplained questions. Is Fort Knox empty? Why was Hitler so intent on capturing the Roman “Spear of Destiny”? What’s the government hiding in Area 51? Where did the Confederacy’s $19 million in gold and silver go at the end of the Civil War? And did Lee Harvey Oswald really act alone? Meltzer sifts through the evidence; weighs competing theories; separates what we know to be true with what’s still—and perhaps forever—unproved or unprovable; and in the end, decodes the mystery, arriving at the most likely solution. Along the way we meet Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Nazi propagandists, and the real DB Cooper.

Bound in at the beginning of each story is a custom-designed envelope—a faux 19th-century leather satchel, a U.S. government classified file—containing facsimiles of relevant evidence: John Wilkes Booth’s alleged unsigned will, a map of the Vatican, Kennedy’s death certificate. The whole is a riveting, interactive adventure through the compelling world of mysteries and conspiracies.~Workman Publishing

If you haven’t heard of Meltzer’s show Decoded on the History network, then you are missing out on a great show. This show has Brad set up the premise for a historical mystery and then he sends three of his colleagues out to get information and try to solve the case. They’ve handled everything from America’s Stonehenge, and D. B. Cooper to secret presidential codes and whether John Wilkes Booth was really killed days after assassinating Lincoln.

Every now and then, a researcher stumbles upon a historical enigma, an unproven rumor, a story with a puzzling outcome. Such encounters are an irresistible challenge for bestselling author Brad Meltzer, who unravels many mysteries in Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.

Brad explores history’s most compelling and perplexing riddles. Luckily, he’s got a team of investigators to help him out with each mission: Buddy Levy, a professor and journalist who assumes there is always more than meets the eye, and Christine McKinley, a mechanical engineer who only believes in what can be proven. Together, they’ll sniff out every clue and leave no stone unturned as they seek to reveal the truth.

Brad and his crew will examine unanswered questions about the Declaration of Independence, Fort Knox, Billy the Kid, the Vatican and an ancient crucifixion relic, among other intriguing people, places and things. Their sleuthing takes them across the country and, for the first time, overseas.~www.history.com

I’d love to go but I’ve got a Fall Festival for my little girl and we can’t miss that. If any one goes, take photos and share, please!

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