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The Disappeared Ian Crofton

The Disappeared By Ian Crofton

The Disappeared by Ian Crofton

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50 unsettling tales of unexplained disappearance.

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The Disappeared by Ian Crofton

The eerie roll-call of those who have disappeared mysteriously and apparently without trace sounds a troubling but strangely compulsive descant alongside the main themes and stories of human history. From the crew of the Mary Celeste to Lord Lucan, and from Ambrose Bierce to Jimmy Hoffa, history is littered with cases of perplexing disappearance. Beyond the wilder excesses of paranormal speculation and theories of alien abduction, their stories offer the inquisitive reader both the thrill of uncertainty and the excitement of informed guesswork as to the truth behind what appear to be utterly impenetrable mysteries.

About Ian Crofton

Ian Crofton's authorial credits include Brewer's Britain and Ireland, the 2nd edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable and Brewer's Cabinet of Curiosities. For Quercus he has written The Kings and Queens of England (2007). He lives in North London with his family.

Table of Contents

Introduction. The Riddle of the Sands - The Lost Army of Cambyses (523 BC). Give Me Back My Legions - Disaster in the Teutoburger Wald (AD 9). The Prisoner of Rouen - Arthur, Duke of Brittany (1203). When the Waters Failed to Part - The Children's Crusade (1212). The Vagabond Poet - Francois Villon (1463?). The Princes in the Tower - King Edward V and Richard, Duke of York (1483). To Sail Beyond the Sunset - John Cabot (1498). The Lost Colony - The Vanished Settlers of Roanoke Island (1587). The Man Who Cuckolded King George - Count Phillip Christoph von Konigsmarck (1694). Le Comte Slips off La Carte - Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de la Perouse (1788). One of Our Diplomats is Missing - Benjamin Bathurst (1809). Icebound in the Arctic - Franklin's Last Expedition (1845-51?). Into the Heart of the Red Continent - Ludwig Leichhardt (1848). Ghost Ship - the Mary Celeste (1872). Black Bart - The Outlaw Charles E. Boles (1888). Three Men Dead - The Keepers of the Flannan Isles (1900). The Man Who Knew Too Much? - Rudolph Diesel (1913). The Devil's Lexicographer - Ambrose Bierce (1913). No Known Grave - The Dead of the Menin Gate (1914-18). Lost Between Earth and Heaven - George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine (1924). The Quest for Z - Colonel Percy Fawcett (1925). Mrs Christie's Ten-Day Absence - Agatha Christie (1926). Gas Is Running Low - Amelia Earhart (1937). The Liquidation of Love - Rose Cohen (1937). Amy, Wonderful Amy - Amy Johnson (1941). Nacht und Nebel - Noor Inayat Khan (1943). The Romantic Airman - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1944). Major Miller is Missing - Glenn Miller (1944). Righteous Gentile - Raoul Wallenberg (1945). My Enemy's Enemy - Subhas Chandra Bose (1945). The Case of the Headless Frogman - Lionel 'Buster' Crabb (1956). A Victim of the Undertow - Harold Holt (1967). The Brute of Belgravia - Lord Lucan (1974). Street-Fighting Man - Jimmy Hoffa (1975). Los Desaparecidos - The Victims of Argentina's Dirty War (1976-83). Index. Captions. Acknowledgements and Picture Credits.

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The Disappeared by Ian Crofton
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