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Way back in 1967, a young man by the name of James Phillips was a freshman at the University of Dayton, where he checked out Proctor's History of the Crusades. An entire 49 years later, Phillips discovered he still had the book.

At that point, Phillips realized it may be time to return it, the full-title of which is History of the Crusades: Comprising the Rise, Progress, and Results of the Various Extraordinary European Expeditions for the Recovery of the Holy Land from the Saracens and Turks. Sounds like a book one would want to get rid of as fast as possible, but between a new life at college and then dropping out to join the Marines, Phillips completely forgot.