The Disappeared: The stories of 35 historical disappearances from the Mary Celeste to Jimmy Hoffa
The Disappeared The stories of 35 historical disappearances from the Mary Celeste to Jimmy Hoffa Author: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... more ». 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.« less
Book of 35 short summaries (1-8 pages) of famous disappearances-- everything from the Royal Princes in the Tower of London to Amelia Earhart, Agatha Christie's 10 day absence, Jimmy Hoffa, and Glenn Miller. The pages are filled with wonderful historic black and white photos and inset boxes containing quotes from the missing or their loved ones. Some lack info easily found on the internet today. There are other books much better researched on ship disappearances-- one to look up is "Ghost Ships".