Mike Dash is a renowned historian and best-selling author with a taste for the obscure. After working as publisher of Viz and Fortean Times for seven years, he is now a full-time writer, living in London. His books include Batavia’s Graveyard, Tulipomania and Borderlands, and he writes a weekly essay on hidden history for the Smithsonian blog
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The best books on Hidden History, recommended by Mike Dash
The best stories from history lie beyond the margins of textbooks, says Mike Dash. He tells us about five extraordinary tales from the past, from visions of the Virgin Mary to the golden age of American con artistry.