A Tetralogy of Enduring American Mysteries

American Stonehenge to Roanoke Island, David Ritchey offers historical and personal insight.

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Just about everyone loves a good mystery. Mysteries set the stage for endless hours of inquiry, rumination, and speculation. Countless mysteries are available to us and, if we choose, we can become quite engrossed in trying to figure out some of them. This book provides four such mysteries for your perusal: (1) America’s Stonehenge—a site in New Hampshire with numerous stone structures and astronomical alignments, its origins being uncertain; (2) Cahokia Mounds—a vast complex in Illinois containing many large earthen mounds about which people have discussed the questions of “When, Who, and Why” for centuries; (3) Roanoke Island—an English colony in (then) Virginia that was founded in the late 1500s and disappeared shortly thereafter with no definitive explanation as to what happened, and (4) Newport Tower—a stone tower in Rhode Island, the origins of which continue to be actively debated.


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About the Author

After being educated in economics at Yale University, David Ritchey served five years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, including a year in Vietnam. Back in civilian life, he initially became a businessman as he had been trained but, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he dropped out, got a divorce, moved to a remote old stone farmhouse... Read More