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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, January 19, 2019 - 02:48

Author(s):
Ian Hughes

Patricians and Emperors offers concise comparative biographies of the individuals who wielded power in the final decades of the Western Roman Empire, from the assassination of Aetius in 454 to the death of Julius Nepos in 480.

The...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:47

Author(s):
Raoul McLaughlin

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:46

Author(s):
Brad Meltzer, Josh Mensch

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:46

Author(s):
Lindsay Powell, Steven Saylor

Marcus Agrippa personified the term 'right-hand man'. As Emperor Augustus' deputy, he waged wars, pacified provinces, beautified Rome, and played a crucial role in laying the foundations of the Pax Romana for the next two hundred years...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:44

Author(s):
John Guy

National Book Critics Circle Award finalist

“A triumph . . . a masterpiece full of fire and tragedy.” — Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana

In the first full-scale biography of Mary Stuart in more than thirty years, John Guy...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:08

Author(s):
Edward J. Watts

In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome exchanged freedom for autocracy. For centuries, even as Rome grew into the Mediterranean's premier...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:07

Author(s):
Samuel Noah Kramer

Sumerian Mythology Revised Edition Samuel Noah Kramer "A real addition to the body of world mythology."--American Anthropologist "No people has contributed more to the culture of mankind than the Sumerians, and yet it has been only in...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:06

Author(s):
David Frye

For over ten thousand years, much of humankind has lived inside walls behind walls behind still more walls. Walls have protected us and divided us, but have they also affected the way we think, work, and create?

In a brisk and...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:05

Author(s):
Tremper Longman III, John H. Walton, Stephen O. Moshier

"The flood continued forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth . . . and the ark floated on the face of the waters" (Gen 6:17-18 NRSV).   In our modern age the Genesis flood...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:03

Author(s):
Catherine Nixey

In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:02

Author(s):
Drunvalo Melchizedek

Every 13,000 years on Earth a sacred and secret event takes place that changes everything. Mother Earth's Kundalini energy emerges from its resting place in the planet's core and moves like a snake across the surface of our world. Once...Read more

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 02:00

Author(s):
Raoul McLaughlin

The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:54

Author(s):
Richard H. Wilkinson

A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt: their origins and their central role in the lives of the Egyptian people

Worshipped for over three-fifths of recorded history, Egypt’s gods and goddesses are among the most...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:53

Author(s):
Herodotus

“Unquestionably the best English translation of Herodotus to have appeared in the past half-century.” —The Times Literary Supplement

In Tom Holland’s vibrant translation, one of the great masterpieces of Western history springs to...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:50

Author(s):
E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was an English egyptologist, orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. Budge entered the British Museum in...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:49

Author(s):
Chris H. Hardy Ph.D.

Examines the Anunnaki gods’ evolving relationships with humanity, their power struggles, and the details of their nuclear war on Earth

  • Analyzes the crisis and rationale behind the Anunnaki decision to nuke 5 cities in the
  • ...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:47

Author(s):
Matthew Restall

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas

On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:46

Author(s):
Chris Scarre

A comprehensive and indispensable guide to world prehistory, now completely updated

The Human Past has established itself as a thorough and authoritative survey of human prehistory and the development of civilizations. Written...Read more

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:45

Author(s):
Gordon F. McEwan

A revealing portrait of the ancient Andean empire from its earliest development to its final capitulation to Pizarro.

Defying many of the supposed rules of civilization building and lacking the advantages of a written language,...Read more

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 03:30

Author(s):
Jesse L. Byock

One of the great books of world literature--an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance.

Based on Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology...Read more

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