Sunday, October 08, 2006
Book Report: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past by Reader's Digest Books (1991)
This book is part of the Quest for the Unknown set, and I guess its schtick is that it's supposed to center around the past. It does have chapters on ley lines, old temples and sacred places, and whatnot, but it also lumps in lesser past things like mediums and some recent disappearances. It's not exhaustive nor even detailed in the subjects it covers, preferring a very browsable format with small articles and lots of photographs and sidebars.

Still, if you're jonesing for a Reader's Digest compendium of paranormal and other things that make you go hmmmm, you're better off with Mysteries of the Unexplained, which relies more on copy, is longer, and includes source notes.

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