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The Disappearance of Percy Fawcett and Other Famous Vanishings

by Jane Clapp & Evan Andrews Racehorse (March 14, 2017)

There is nothing more disconcerting than someone vanishing into thin air. Unanswered questions abound and the mysteries only tend to grow. The Disappearance of Percy Fawcett and Other Famous Vanishings attempts...


Mysterious Chicago

by Adam Selzer Skyhorse (October 25, 2016)

From Chicago historian Adam Selzer, expert on all of the Windy City's quirks and oddities, comes a compelling heavily researched anthology of the stories behind its most fascinating unsolved mysteries.

To create...


How to Buy an Elephant and 38 Other Things You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

by John Krausz Skyhorse (November 17, 2007)

While it's possible to go through life not knowing how to tie a dhoti or carve an endless wooden chain, you never know when unusual skills will come in handy. And that's the fun of this fabulously bizarre handbook,...


Did Thomas Crapper Really Invent the Toilet?

by Catherine O'Reilly Skyhorse (November 17, 2008)

Which came first, sliced bread or the toaster? When did most people begin wearing deodorant? Who invented the electric blanket? Catherine O'Reilly tackles questions such as these with a keen curiosity and well-honed...


Born in the USA

by Trevor Homer Skyhorse (June 23, 2009)

From Bubble Wrap to Bubblegum, from Men-on-the-Moon to Monopoly, from Kidney Transplants to Kool-Aid, to microwave ovens to M & M's, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for...


Curiosities of Literature

by John Sutherland Skyhorse (January 01, 2011)

When did cigarettes start making an appearance in English literature? Which author's heart was purportedly eaten by a cat? One of our best-known and best-loved literary critics turns his attention to the more...