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Re: The History Corner
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 01:35:26 PM »
I love history, though most of my known by heart knowledge rests in early American history, I am still quite facinated by most other history.  I like to watch the history channel for fun.  Some of my favourite history has to do with fairy tales.  I also love murder history.  One thing though that I was just thinking I'd like to hear about is bloody Mary.  I know a little but by far, I am sure, not as much as all of you amazing minds.

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Re: The History Corner
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 02:07:17 PM »
Warning!  I'm reading a new history book -- well, new to me, at least -- about the Amber Room.  There's a decent overview here, with some pictures, that are nice but I'm sure totally fail to capture the full effect of what that room must have been/must be like.  I'm sure the reconstruction is good, but the allure of the original is still strong -- there are thousands of people worldwide still searching for the original panels of the room, lost since World War II.

I first heard about the room when I was very small, and it still fascinates me -- it's a mystery right up there with Jack the Ripper's identity.  As to whether this particular book (Amber Room: The Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure, by Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy) is any good, that I can't say yet, as I'm just getting started; but so far it at least seems like the authors put a lot of effort into their research.

I first heard of this room in a fictional novel. But I found the thought of it just fascinating! I think I'll have to check out the book you're reading.