Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic: And Other Strange and Obscure History

Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic: And Other Strange and Obscure History

by Phil Mason


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A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes.

Here you’ll unearth a multitude of facts you never knew were true. You’ll learn some unbelievable things about some of the most prominent figures in history (Picasso was stillborn until his uncle revived him by blowing cigar smoke in his face!). You’ll discover facts about some of the most famous wars in history (Japan actually manufactured balloons carrying deadly diseases, which they attempted to send over the Pacific Ocean to the United States). Other strange facts include:

The career Fidel Castro almost chose over his leadership of Cuba
Where Eli Whitney got the idea for his invention of the cotton gin
What almost happened during the Wrights brothers’ first successful flight
Why certain literary works almost never saw the light of publication
What day should have really been designated Independence Day
The truth behind Winston Churchill’s daring escape from a Boer War prisoner-of-war camp
Franklin Roosevelt’s campaign cover-up
The behind-the-scene beliefs of Isaac Newton
And many more!

It is true that many things you hear should be taken with a pinch of salt; nothing proves this so much as Hitler’s Secret Jewish Psychic, where you will discover the outrageous secrets history has tried (and failed) to keep.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629147734
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Phil Mason has amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of cuttings and books chronicling the weird and the strange. His other books include How George Washington Fleeced the Nation and Napoleon’s Hemorrhoids. He lives in London, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Detours on the March of History 5

2 History's Heroes-Hits or Myths? 19

3 Politics-Fates and Fortunes 61

4 America-[Uh] Oh America! 123

5 History's Tricks-Accidents, Illnesses, and Assassinations 143

6 War-the Nasty Fog of Reality 161

7 Science-Inspiration, Invention, and New Discoveries 227

8 Reputations-the Unexpected 263

9 Chance Beginnings 285

10 Artistic Strokes [of Unvarnished Truths] 295

11 Royalty-Regal Façades 353

12 Business-Enterprise and Intuition 371

13 Crime-Missed Demeanors 383

14 'Unlucky, Sport!' 393

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