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 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 - 20:40

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 - 20:36

Author(s):
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous...Read more

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 20:35

Author(s):
Jean Manco

Who are the Europeans and where did they come from? In recent years scientific advances have released a mass of data, turning cherished ideas upside down. The idea of migration in prehistory, so long out of favor, is back on the agenda....Read more

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 21:38

Author(s):
Gwendolyn Womack

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE MEMORY PAINTER COMES A SWEEPING AND SUSPENSEFUL TALE OF ROMANCE, FATE, AND FORTUNE.

Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts—...Read more

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 00:42

Author(s):
Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell

Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Vienna—its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall.

Surrounded by the...Read more

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 00:41

Author(s):
James Bradley

From the bestselling author of Flags of our Fathers, Flyboys, and The Imperial Cruise, a spellbinding history of turbulent U.S.-China relations from the 19th century to World War II and Mao's ascent.

In each of his books,...Read more

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 00:40

Author(s):
Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert

A revolutionary book that explains the most enigmatic and fascinating wonder of the ancient world: the Pyramids of Egypt.

In 1993, German robotics engineer Rudolf Gatenbrink discovered a sealed door within the Great Pyramid of...Read more

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 00:37

Author(s):
Charles River Editors

"The geometric ones could indicate the flow of water or be connected to rituals to summon water. The spiders, birds, and plants could be fertility symbols. Other possible explanations include: irrigation schemes or giant

...Read more

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