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.

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:36

Carmel McCaffrey, ‎ Leo Eaton

This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country...Read more

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:33

Diego de Landa

Friar Diego de Landa did all he could to wipe out Maya culture and civilization. In the famous auto-de-fe of July 1562 at Mani, as he tells us, he destroyed 5,000 "idols" and burned 27 hieroglyphic rolls. And yet paradoxically Landa's...Read more

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:29

Anthony Everitt

Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts...Read more

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:26

Thomas F. Madden

La Serenissima. Its breathtaking architecture, art, and opera ensure that Venice remains a perennially popular destination for tourists and armchair travelers alike. Yet most of the available books about this magical city are either...Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:07


This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical...Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:06


How did we develop from simple animals inhabiting small pockets of forest in Africa to the dominant species on Earth? Traveling back almost eight million years to our earliest primate relatives, Evolution: The Human Story charts the...Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:05

Valerie Hansen

The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome....Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:04

Dale Hansen

Tales are often told marking the Vikings as no more than simple horn-helmeted explorers, infamous to abuse, pillage and plunder all that stood in their way. However, many of us lack to see the parallels aligned with modern culture, and...Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:01

Brien Foerster

Perhaps the most intriguing of ancient Egypt's rulers, Akhenaten is in many ways also the most mysterious. Loved by those that followed him, and his wife Nefertiti, he was hated by the Amun priesthood, who before and during his childhood...Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:00

Jim Storr

‘King Arthur’s Wars’ describes one of the biggest archaeological finds of our times; yet there is nothing new to see. There are secrets hidden in plain sight. We speak English today, because the Anglo-Saxons took over most of post-Roman...Read more

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 23:59

Gareth Williams (Editor), ‎ Peter Pentz (Editor), ‎ Matthias Wemhoff (Editor), ‎ Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark (Foreword)

In the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings created a cultural network that spanned four continents: from the Caspian Sea to the North Atlantic and from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean. The Viking Age was a period of major...Read more

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 23:57

John R. Hale

The navy created by the people of Athens in ancient Greece was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world and the model for all other national navies to come. The Athenian navy built a civilization, empowered the world...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:12

Claude Stahl

History books often consist of boring facts and stories that can bore even the most enthusiastic reader. Not with this book; discover the history of the world anew and get a basic understanding of the times and developments of historical...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:10

J. Alec Motyer

Recipient of a Christianity Today 1994 Critics Choice Award! Among Old Testament prophetic books no other equals Isaiah's brilliance of style and metaphor, its arresting vision of the Holy One of Israel and its kaleidoscopic vision of...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:09

Hourly History

Making sense of our universe...It's an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:08

Roger Stalley

The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:07

Theodor Abt, ‎ Erik Hornung

WHY THE AMDUAT IS SIGNIFICANT Every evening the sun becomes old and weak and finally sets behind the Western horizon. Yet, it rises again in the morning, rejuvenated. How is that possible? How could the sun for the Ancient Egyptians the...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:06

Peter Lourie

Eight billion dollars’ worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young...Read more

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 03:04

Ron Miller, David Brin, ‎John Elliot

Aliens: Past, Present, Future is the first coloured, illustrated book to comprehensively chart humankind’s fascination with the concept of existence of life beyond Earth – from both the perspective of scientists and in popular culture....Read more

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:07

Judith Herrin

Byzantium. The name evokes grandeur and exoticism--gold, cunning, and complexity. In this unique book, Judith Herrin unveils the riches of a quite different civilization. Avoiding a standard chronological account of the Byzantine Empire'...Read more