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Secret History of the World (Reprint) (Paperback) (Mark Booth)
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The amazing surprise New York Times bestseller, filled with "breathtaking glimpses into worlds that heretofore have been little explored" (Foreward) They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history-or what we come to know as history-has been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? In this groundbreaking and now famous work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling tour of our world's secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premise-that everything we've known about our world's past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are true-Booth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to ******- Booth shows that history needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up.
An intellectual tour of the world's lesser-known histories is a collection of alternate views that are drawn from a premise that "history" has been recorded from the corrupted perspectives of its victors, in a provocative chronicle that covers a variety of topics and disciplines from the past three millennia. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 575
Publisher: Overlook Pr
Author: Mark Booth
Street Date: February 23, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-1274