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    Mark Booth taught philosophy and theology at Oriel College, Oxford and has worked in publishing for over twenty years. He is currently the publishing director at Random House Century Publishers. He lives in London.
    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 Hitler- Booth shows that history needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up.



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    ISBN 9781590201626
    Genre HISTORY / Social History
    Format Paperback
    Pages 575
    Publisher Date 2010-02-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Overlook Pr
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Booth, Mark
    Country of Origin United States

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