Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 01:39

Author(s):
Mark Edward Lewis, Timothy Brook

After the collapse of the Han dynasty in the third century CE, China divided along a north-south line. Mark Lewis traces the changes that both underlay and resulted from this split in a period that saw the geographic redefinition of...Read more

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 01:35

Author(s):
William F. Fitzhugh, Elisabeth Ward

Replete with color photographs, drawings, and maps of Viking sites, artifacts, and landscapes, this book celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspectives of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and...Read more

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 01:33

Author(s):
Colin Woodard

According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique historical roots. In American Nations he takes readers on a journey through the history of...Read more

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:30

Author(s):
Thomas R. Martin

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society,...Read more

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:29

Author(s):
Joan Aruz, Yelena Rakic, Sarah Graff

This comprehensive book explores the spectacular art of the first millennium B.C. from the Near East to Western Europe. This was the world of Odysseus, in which trade proliferated with Phoenician merchants; of King Midas, whose tomb was...Read more

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:27

Author(s):
Robert Bauval, Ahmed Osman

Exposes the many cycles of monument destruction and cultural suppression in Egypt from antiquity to the present day

• Details the vandalism of Egyptian antiquities and suppression of ancient knowledge under foreign rulers who...Read more

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:26

Author(s):
Douglas Preston

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of...Read more

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:24

Author(s):
Jim Willis

From Aaron (the first high priest of Israel) to Zoroastrianism (once the dominant religion in Persia), The Religion Book provides an encyclopedic look at the practices of yesterday and today. Christians, Buddhists, Wiccans and the rest...Read more

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:21

Author(s):
Harald S. Boehlke

"The Viking Serpent" or "The Norwegian Pentagram" as it was called before being translated reveals a hitherto unknown and occult side to the Viking- and early Middle Age in Norway. From approx. 935 CE heathen Viking Norway was introduced...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 21:12

Author(s):
Anthony Gottlieb

Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 21:07

Author(s):
Jim Marrs

Bestselling author Jim Marrs steps once again to the cutting-edge of research into conspiracies and hidden truths. In Our Occulted History, Marrs  goes beyond the revelations of his classic Alien Agenda and illustrates how human...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 21:04

Author(s):
Adrian Goldsworthy

A groundbreaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace from one of the leading historians of the ancient world

Best-selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana, the famous peace and...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 21:03

Author(s):
Mark Edward Lewis, Timothy Brook

In 221 bc the First Emperor of Qin unified the lands that would become the heart of a Chinese empire. Though forged by conquest, this vast domain depended for its political survival on a fundamental reshaping of Chinese culture. With...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 21:02

Author(s):
Alida Jay Boye, John O. Hunwick, Joseph Hunwick

The extraordinary manuscripts of Timbuktu: invaluable historical documents, objects of tremendous beauty, and a testament to a great center of learning and civilization.

For centuries, trading caravans made epic journeys...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 21:00

Author(s):
Anthony Gottlieb

Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. This landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of...Read more

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 19:51

Author(s):
Brian Hoggard

In this book, Brian Hoggard cleverly weaves archaeological fact and documented historical evidence together with folklore of both ancient and recent origin to provide an account of Bredon Hill. The hill is an isolated outlier of the...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 20:41

Author(s):
Miguel Leon-Portilla (Author), Lysander Kemp (Translator), J. Jorge Klor de Alva (Foreword)

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 20:40

Author(s):
Nathaniel Philbrick

How did America begin? That simple question launches the acclaimed author of Bunker Hill and Valiant Ambition on an extraordinary journey to understand the truth behind our most sacred national myth: the voyage of the Mayflower and the...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 20:39

Author(s):
Edgar Ridley

This book continues the author's examination of how symbols, with their resulting mythology and superstition, have affected man and civilization; how the Symptomatic Thought Process must be used as an alternative to symbolic thought; and...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 20:38

Author(s):
Loren Coleman

Bestselling author and noted cryptozoologist Loren Coleman set out on the ultimate mission: to uncover the fun and intriguing phenomena that exist right here in the United States. In Mysterious America, a fun and compulsively readable...Read more

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The Norimitsu Odachi.
The Norimitsu Odachi is a huge sword from Japan. It is so large, in fact, that it was said to have been wielded by a giant. Apart from the basic knowledge of it having been forged in the 15th century AD, measuring 3.77 meters (12.37 ft.) in length, and weighing as much as 14.5 kg (31.97 lbs.), this impressive sword is shrouded in mystery.

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