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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.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 00:35

Author(s):
Sian. L. Tiley-Nel

The Mapungubwe Gold Collection curated by University of Pretoria is perhaps the most significant and astonishingly rare archaeological gold collections in South Africa. The Mapungubwe gold collection comprises of hundreds of gold...Read more

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 02:25

Author(s):
David Grant

A unique 'backstory' of Alexander and his successors: the biased historians, deceits, wars, generals, and the tale of the literature that preserved them. 'Babylon, mid-June 323 BCE, the gateway of the gods; prostrated in the Summer...Read more

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:52

Author(s):
Peter Heather

The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into...Read more

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:51

Author(s):
Julia Lovell

Legendarily 2,200 years old and 4,300 miles long, the Great Wall of China seems to make an overwhelmingly confident physical statement about the country it spans: about China’s age-old sense of itself being an advanced civilization...Read more

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:50

Author(s):
D'arcy O'connor

It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was...Read more

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:49

Author(s):
Alexander O. Exquemelin

A cross between genuine privateers, commissioned to defend a country's colonies and trade, and outright pirates, buccaneers were largely English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters among the Caribbean Islands and along...Read more

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:47

Author(s):
Bevis Longstreth

Bevis Longstreth's novel tells a story of love, adventure and the transcendent power of art at the dawning of civilization. Set in 5th Century BC, this human drama spans some 3,000 miles, from the ancient city of Sardis at the western...Read more

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 23, 2018 - 23:49

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

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

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