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 26, 2019 - 03:02

Eric H. Cline, Glynnis Fawkes

From the bestselling author of 1177 B.C., a comprehensive history of archaeology―from its amateur beginnings to the cutting-edge science it is today.

In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the...Read more

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 03:01

Kara Cooney

Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly, and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as...Read more

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 03:00

James J. O'Donnell

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional” religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine.

Pagans explores the rise...Read more

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 02:57

Alessandra Belloni

An experiential guide to the ancient healing rituals of the Black Madonna

• Reveals the practices and rites of the still-living cult of the Black Madonna in the remote villages of Southern Italy, including the healing rites of...Read more

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 02:55

John S. Harrel

The war of 337-363 (which the author dubs the ‘Nisibis War’), was an exception to the traditional Roman reliance on a strategic offensive to bring about a decisive battle. Instead, the Emperor Constantius II adopted a defensive strategy...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:51

Barry Cunliffe

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:49

Randall Sullivan

In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil...Read more

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 02:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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