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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 23, 2018 - 23:51

Author(s):
Christian and Barbara Joy O'Brien

First published in 1985 this remarkable book has stood both the test of time and peer review, to become a classic amongst specialists in the human origin subjects. As archaeological science has broadened its base, to cover many new and...Read more

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:23

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

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:22

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

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:21

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

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:19

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

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:19

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

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:54

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

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:49

Author(s):
Robert Bowie Johnson Jr.

The Greek gods look exactly like people because they are people, glorified ancestors in the way of Cain, boasting of their exaltation of humanity as the measure of all things in the post-Flood world. Despite Socrates’ testimony that Zeus...Read more

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:36

Author(s):
Carmel McCaffrey, ‎ Leo Eaton

This engaging book traces the history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country...Read more

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:33

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

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:29

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

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 21:26

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 3, 2018 - 00:07

Author(s):
019960844X

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical...Read more

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 00:06

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 3, 2018 - 00:05

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 3, 2018 - 00:04

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 3, 2018 - 00:01

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 3, 2018 - 00:00

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

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 23:59

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

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 23:57

Author(s):
John R. Hale

The navy created by the people of Athens in ancient Greece was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world and the model for all other national navies to come. The Athenian navy built a civilization, empowered the world...Read more

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