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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.

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 17:35

Author(s):
Frances Gies, Joseph Gies

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Evoking every aspect of city life...Read more

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 17:32

Author(s):
Bart D. Ehrman

A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from, and why do they endure?

What happens when we die? A...Read more

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 15:56

Author(s):
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

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 15:56

Author(s):
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 14, 2020 - 15:55

Author(s):
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 14, 2020 - 15:51

Author(s):
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

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 15:48

Author(s):
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 14, 2020 - 15:46

Author(s):
DK

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 7, 2020 - 15:32

Author(s):
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 7, 2020 - 15:31

Author(s):
Jesse Harasta, Charles River Editors

In 1911, American historian Hiram Bingham publicized the finding of what at the time was considered a “lost city” of the Inca. Though local inhabitants had known about it for century, Bingham documented and photographed the ruins of a...Read more

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 15:31

Author(s):
Adrian Gilbert, Alan Wilson, Baram Blackett

Lost in the mists of time and legend is the true history of Britain before the arrival of the Romans and after their departure. Using ancient historical records, this book asserts that Britain was never fully conquered by the Romans but...Read more

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 15:30

Author(s):
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

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 15:30

Author(s):
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

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:04

Author(s):
Kara Cooney

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.

Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would...Read more

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:02

Author(s):
David Grant Noble

This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma...Read more

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:02

Author(s):
Jack Weatherford

The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father’s...Read more

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:01

Author(s):
Robin Maxwell

In this "energetic" (Kirkus Reviews) re-creation of Anne Boleyn's tragic life -- and death -- Robin Maxwell offers a pitch-perfect version of a bawdy and exuberant time filled with lust, betrayal, love, and murder.

When the young...Read more

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 13:00

Author(s):
Thomas O. Mills

Has East always been East? If it was not, would ancient civilizations have left us clues where it was located in the past? Mills uses his knowledge of the Hopi Creation Story to explain Stonehenge, the Pyramids, the Mayan Temples, and...Read more

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 12:57

Author(s):
Pierluigi Tombetti

The mysteries of an unprecedented historical event and of the secret cult at its roots in an accurate and highly documented investigation: from the esoteric society from which Nazism was born to the SS search for the Grail, an exciting...Read more

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 17:03

Author(s):
Paul Bahn (Editor), Brian Fagan

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological...Read more

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