HistoryCrank science and history are interesting, especially when the author may actually be right.  Such is the case with Anatoly Fomenko’s series of books (first 2 of 7 published in English) entitled History:  Fiction or Science?  (Amazon link).  Fomenko, a renowned mathemetician, has spent years researching and doing statistical and historical analysis of our written histories, and his conslusions are pretty wild.

Learn how and why Ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt were invented and crafted during Renaissance. Discover the Old Testament as a veiled rendition of events of Middle Ages written centuries after the New Testament. Perceive the Crusaders as contemporaries of The Crucifixion punishing the tormentors of the Messiah. What if Jesus Christ was born in 1053 and crucified in 1086 AD?"