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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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:42

Author(s):
Seamus Heaney

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 invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He...Read more

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:41

Author(s):
Timothy J. Stephany

When the two primeval waters, the salt and fresh water, entered into marriage, and brought into being the first of the gods, thus the Babylonian Creation Epic begins its strange and incredible tale with the words ‘ENUMA ELISH’ meaning ‘...Read more

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:39

Author(s):
John Uri Lloyd

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...and had...Read more

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:37

Author(s):
H. L. J. Vanstiphout, Jerrold S. Cooper

Epics of Sumerian Kings presents for the first time both the authoritative Sumerian text and an elegant English translation of four key epics from the Sumerian literary canon. These epics, the earliest known in any language, revolve...Read more

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:35

Author(s):
K. Hollan Van Zandt

Who burned the Great Library of Alexandria?

When the Roman Empire collapses in the 5th century, the city of Alexandria, Egypt is plagued with unrest. Paganism is declared punishable by death and the populace splinters in religious...Read more

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 03:42

Author(s):
Joseph Lumpkin

Among the first seven scrolls discovered in the caves of Qumran at the Dead Sea is a scroll given the name, “The Book of Giants.” It is thought to have been based on the Book of Enoch, a pseudepigraphical Jewish work from the 3rd century...Read more

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 03:41

Author(s):
Whitley Strieber, Jeffrey J. Kripal

Two of today's maverick authors on anomalous experience present a perception-altering and intellectually thrilling analysis of why the paranormal is real, but radically different from what is conventionally
understood.

Whitley...Read more

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 03:40

Author(s):
Jonathan Cahn

Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to...Read more

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 03:37

Author(s):
Vincent Ongkowidjojo

Imagine yourself at the World Tree, Yggdrasil. You sit on one of its gigantic roots. Urd's Well is in sight and maybe you can see the Norns, the weavers of fate. The colours of a Rainbow touch the Well's shore. Your eyes follow the...Read more

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 02:55

Author(s):
Dean King

Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery...Read more

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 02:54

Author(s):
Laurence Bergreen

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist...Read more

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 02:53

Author(s):
Hank Wesselman

In 1996, a revered Hawaiian elder befriended an American anthropologist, and from their rare and intimate rapport, something miraculous emerged. Through the words and teachings of the kahuna wisdom-keeper Hale Makua, Dr. Hank Wesselman...Read more

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 16:00

Author(s):
Steven J. Charbonneau, Eugen K. Brunner

Eugen K. Brunner was a man of many tales, yet withheld many more secrets! Eugen seemed to possess the uncanny ability of knowing at what point in his stories to leave out details and information, to protect his secrets, himself, and his...Read more

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:58

Author(s):
Reviel Netz, William Noel

At a Christie’s auction in October 1998, a battered medieval manuscript sold for two million dollars to an anonymous bidder, who then turned it over to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore for further study. The manuscript was a...Read more

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:57

Author(s):
Jo Marchant

In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable...Read more

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:55

Author(s):
Robert P. Watson

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a...Read more

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:53

Author(s):
Nancy Marie Brown

In the early 1800s, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most...Read more

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 17:37

Author(s):
Robert Tignor, Jeremy Adelman, Peter Brown, Benjamin Elman, Stephen Kotkin, Gyan Prakash, Brent Shaw, Stephen Aron, Xinru Liu, Suzanne Marchand, Holly Pittman

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is organized around major world history stories and themes: the emergence of cities, the building of the Silk Road, the spread of major religions, the spread of the Black Death, the Age of Exploration,...Read more

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 17:35

Author(s):
Janet L. Abu-Lughod

In this important study, Abu-Lughod presents a groundbreaking reinterpretation of global economic evolution, arguing that the modern world economy had its roots not in the sixteenth century, as is widely supposed, but in the thirteenth...Read more

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 17:34

Author(s):
Peter Frankopan

The epic history of the crossroads of the world—the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization

It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to...Read more

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