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, December 29, 2018 - 02:53


“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

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

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
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Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 02:47

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 03:29

Samuel Noah Kramer

The Sumerians, the pragmatic and gifted people who preceded the Semites in the land first known as Sumer and later as Babylonia, created what was probably the first high civilization in the history of man, spanning the fifth to the...Read more

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 03:29

Seamus Heaney

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award.

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly...Read more

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 03:25

Dr. David Elton Graves

Each year archaeologists discover many new finds at sites throughout the lands of the Bible, but few of them make the news headlines. Revisionist scholars often seek to undermine and downplay the relevance of many of the discoveries,...Read more

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 03:25

Richard Tarnas

From a philosopher whose magisterial history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith comes a brilliant new book that traces the connection between cosmic cycles and archetypal patterns of human experience....Read more

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 03:24

Joseph F. Kelly

When was Christmas first celebrated? How did December 25 become the official date for Christmas? How did the Bible's "magi from the East" become three kings named Melchior, Caspar, and Balthasar who rode camels from three different...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 03:43

Jim Willis

Black Holes. Dark Energy. Dark Matter. Entanglement Theory. Quantum Physics. Modern science estimates dark energy permeates roughly 68% of the universe. Dark matter makes up another 27%, leaving the "normal" matter visible to humans at...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 02:49

Dr. Robert H. Ruby M.D.

The Native peoples of the Pacific Northwest inhabit a vast region extending from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from California to British Columbia. For more than two decades, A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 02:46

Bettina Bergmann

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in a.d. 79, burying much of the region around the Bay of Naples in lava, one of the extraordinary Roman villas thereby preserved was that of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale. Its discovery in 1899 revealed...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 02:44

Charles River Editors

Africa may have given rise to the first human beings, and Egypt probably gave rise to the first great civilizations, which continue to fascinate modern societies across the globe nearly 5,000 years later. From the Library and Lighthouse...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 02:41

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader?

In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 02:40

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, December 1, 2018 - 02:38

Frank McLynn

A definitive and sweeping account of the life and times of the world's greatest conqueror--Genghis Khan--and the rise of the Mongol empire in the 13th century

Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background...Read more

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 02:36

Roger Crowley

Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today.

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire....Read more