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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, February 22, 2020 - 17:03

Author(s):
Ian Tattersall

In his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on...Read more

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 17:01

Author(s):
Peter Connolly (Author), Hazel Dodge

In this superbly illustrated volume, Athens and Rome, the two greatest cities of antiquity, spring to life through the masterful pen of Peter Connolly. For the first time ever, all the evidence has been painstakingly pieced together to...Read more

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 16:59

Author(s):
Arthur Herman

Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use...Read more

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 16:06

Author(s):
Robert Jean Redfern

When we look at the incredible feats of engineering that our ancestors were able to achieve, it leaves us in awe. Not just because these structures are beautiful and shrouded in mystery, but because they were constructed on a scale we...Read more

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 16:05

Author(s):
Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically. Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs - such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and...Read more

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 16:05

Author(s):
Carlos M. N. Eire

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion

This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that...Read more

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 16:04

Author(s):
Geraldine Pinch

From stories of resurrected mummies and thousand-year-old curses to powerful pharaohs and the coveted treasures of the Great Pyramids, ancient Egypt has had an unfaltering grip on the modern imagination. Now, in Egyptian Mythology,...Read more

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 16:04

Author(s):
Miguel Leon-Portilla (Author), Lysander Kemp (Translator), J. Jorge Klor de Alva (Foreword)

For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel León-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the...Read more

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 15:00

Author(s):
Enrico Baccarini

A journey into the most ancient past of a land that has yet to reveal to all of humanity its stories and its wonders.

India is the country of dichotomies, a place that from the most remote past has preserved its history and its...Read more

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 01:16

Author(s):
Godfre Ray King, Guy Warren Ballard

"Unveiled Mysteries" describes an encounter between the author and St. Germain, an Ascended Master, virtually a God, who is able to manipulate the fabric of reality. The author, Guy Ballard, using the pen name "Godfré Ray King,"...Read more

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 01:16

Author(s):
Joyce A. Tyldesley

For over a decade, Nefertiti, wife of the heretic king Akhenaten, was the most influential woman in the Bronze Age world: a beautiful queen blessed by the sun god, adored by her family, and worshipped by her people.

Her image and...Read more

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 01:15

Author(s):
Graham Hancock

Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story...Read more

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 01:14

Author(s):
Charles Eliot

First Published in 1921, when the author was the British Ambassador in Tokyo, Hinduism and Buddhism provides

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 01:13

Author(s):
Van Buitenen

The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic...Read more

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 23:47

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, January 24, 2020 - 23:42

Author(s):
Rodney Stark

It always seems counterintuitive to moderns that warfare and religion can be consistent. Ideally, followers of the prince of peace are to avoid the sword and shield. Clearly, this has not always been the case. Frequently in the...Read more

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 23:42

Author(s):
Bee Wilson

Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious—or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think...Read more

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 23:39

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, January 24, 2020 - 23:37

Author(s):
Edred Thorsson

Runes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. In Futhark, American runologist Edred Thorsson introduces readers to the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, their definitions, and mystic properties...Read more

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 23:36

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

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