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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, September 23, 2016 - 15:58

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 17:32

John Haywood

From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings―a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom.

In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in...Read more

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 16:13

Julius D Staal

The New Patterns in the Sky, a modern classic in the literature of star lore, is a comprehensive collection of myths, legends, and historical notes about each of the 88 constellations and the sun, moon, Milky Way, and shooting stars....Read more

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 16:12

Robert D. Lesslie

Twenty-five years in the ER could become a résumé for despair, but for bestselling author Dr. Robert D. Lesslie it's a foundation for inspiring stories of everyday "angels"—friends, nurses, doctors, patients, even strangers who offer...Read more

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 16:10

Nick Redfern

The Men in Black were elevated to superstar status in 1997 in the hit movie of the same name. Although the Hollywood blockbuster was fiction, the real Men in Black have consistently attempted to silence the witnesses of UFO and...Read more

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 16:08

Donnie Eichar

In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident— unsettling and unexplained causes of death, a strange final...Read more

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 16:07

Colm A. Kelleher, George Knapp

The author of the controversial bestseller Brain Trust brings his scientific expertise to the chilling true story of unexplained phenomena on Utah's Skinwalker Ranch -- and challenges us with a new vision of reality.

For more than...Read more

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:56

Alan Butler, Janet Wolter, Scott F. Wolter

Explores how a secret cabal of influential families has shaped the United States according to the principles of sacred geometry and Goddess veneration

  • Exposes the esoteric influences behind the National Grange Order of
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:39

J. S. Gordon

A radical reinterpretation of Egypt’s ancient origins and its esoteric philosophy

  • Explains how the “spontaneous” appearance of Egyptian civilization 5,000 years ago represents the remnants of an ancient worldwide advanced
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:37

Michæl McLeod

Part history, part road trip, and part biography, this is the true story of a remarkable group of men whose obsession with Bigfoot turned the giant hominid into an American icon. Award-winning journalist Michael McLeod tells of Bigfoot's...Read more

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:35

A. Parthasarathy

"You make a living with intelligence. You make a life with INTELLECT" - A. Parthasarathy, Author Humanity has stopped thinking. The paucity of thought, reason and judgement has left the human intellect emaciated. Educational institutions...Read more

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 16:34

Delegates of the Constitutional Convention

The National Center for Constitutional Studies has printed a special edition copy of The Constitution of the United States that has been proofed word for word against the original Constitution housed in the Archives in Washington, D.C....Read more

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:21

R.L. Wing

The 5,000-year-old Chinese book of wisdom, presented in a unique work-book format designed to help truth-seekers find new meaning and enlightenment in its ancient lore.

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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 16:18

Paul Devereux

The land shimmers with sacred power. From prehistoric times on, our ancestors were aware of this. They sought healing, wisdom, and shamanic access to the spirit realm through interaction with the powerful forms of the natural world, and...Read more