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  • booksreddit.com:The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found

    The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found

    1810

    Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site in the world, visited by more than two million people each year. Yet it is also one of the most puzzling, with an intriguing and sometimes violent history, from the sixth century BCE to the present day. Destroyed by Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ruins of Pompeii offer the best evidence we have of life in the Roman Empire. But the eruptions are only part of the story. In The Fires of Vesuvius, acclaimed historian Mary Beard makes sense of the remains. Sh…


  • booksreddit.com:Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

    Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

    1100

    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


  • booksreddit.com:Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    1034

    What was the Roman Empire’s reaction to the destruction of Pompeii?
    This book presents translations of a wide selection of written records which survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, giving a vivid impression of what life was like in the town. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii, its destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce and religion, plus early reports of its excavation. Information about the c… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    1034

    This book presents translations of a wide selection of written records which survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, giving a vivid impression of what life was like in the town. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii, its destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce and religion, plus early reports of its excavation. Information about the c…


  • booksreddit.com:Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization

    Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization

    695

    If the Black Plague originally came from China and spread along trade routes, why do we only hear about the carnage it caused in Europe? Was China not affected by the plague?
    It was a catastrophe without precedent in recorded history: for months on end, starting in A.D. 535, a strange, dusky haze robbed much of the earth of normal sunlight. Crops failed in Asia and the Middle East as global weather patterns radically altered. Bubonic plague, exploding out of Africa, wiped out entire populations in Europe. Flood and drought brought ancient cultures to the brink of collapse. In a matter of decades, the old order died and a new world—essentially the modern world as w… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization

    Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of Modern Civilization

    695

    It was a catastrophe without precedent in recorded history: for months on end, starting in A.D. 535, a strange, dusky haze robbed much of the earth of normal sunlight. Crops failed in Asia and the Middle East as global weather patterns radically altered. Bubonic plague, exploding out of Africa, wiped out entire populations in Europe. Flood and drought brought ancient cultures to the brink of collapse. In a matter of decades, the old order died and a new world—essentially the modern world as w…


  • booksreddit.com:The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

    The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

    690

    This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the histor…


  • booksreddit.com:The Complete Roman Army (The Complete Series)

    The Complete Roman Army (The Complete Series)

    648

    “An outstanding general study of the Roman military system. . . . The best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence.”―Historian The Roman army was one of the most successful fighting forces in history. Its organization and tactics were highly advanced and were unequaled until the modern era. Spectacular monuments to its perseverance and engineering skill are still visible today, most notably Hadrian’s Wall and the siegeworks around the fortress of Masada. This book is the first to…


  • booksreddit.com:The Titanic Book and Submersible Model

    The Titanic Book and Submersible Model

    637

    * Why did Titanic sink? * How do ships avoid icebergs now? * What made it so powerful? * How was the wreck found? * How was Titanic built?Think the movie Titanic made a splash? Well, wait until you see this precision-crafted, historically accurate, pre-painted, floatable plastic model that can also fill with water, break in two, and sink–just like the real thing! Packaged with a book that explores the remarkable feats of engineering that went into the ship’s construction as well as the engin…


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

    535

    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b…


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

    510

    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b…


  • booksreddit.com:Lust For Inca Gold: An Intriguing True Story of Exploration

    Lust For Inca Gold: An Intriguing True Story of Exploration, Discovery, Murder, Espionage & Treasure

    477

    LUST FOR INCA GOLD is a masterful blend of history, biography, legend and storytelling, providing a definitive account of the Llanganati Treasure Story. The narrative is related through firsthand accounts of the Spanish Conquistadores and famous explorers of the region; Richard Spruce, Captain Blacke, Jordan Stabler, Colonel Brooks, Captain Loch, Commander Dyott, Luciano Andrade, Rolf Blomberg and Eugene Brunner. New evidence is disclosed and misinformation, misdirection, myths and theories a…


  • booksreddit.com:The Making of England to 1399 (History of England

    The Making of England to 1399 (History of England, vol. 1)

    475

    This text, which is the first volume in the best-selling History of England series, tells how a small and insignificant outpost of the Roman empire evolved into a nation that has produced and disseminated so many significant ideas and institutions.


  • booksreddit.com:Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat

    Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat, Class Field Theory, and Complex Multiplication

    391

    An exciting approach to the history and mathematics of number theory “. . . the author’s style is totally lucid and very easy to read . . .the result is indeed a wonderful story.” —Mathematical Reviews Written in a unique and accessible style for readers of varied mathematical backgrounds, the Second Edition of Primes of the Form p = x2+ ny2 details the history behind how Pierre de Fermat’s work ultimately gave birth to quadratic reciprocity and the genus theory of quadratic forms. The book …


  • booksreddit.com:The Trojan War: A New History

    The Trojan War: A New History

    384

    The Trojan War is one of history’s most famous conflicts, a ten-year-long war waged over the beautiful Helen. For more than two thousand years this story has been a source of artistic inspiration. But is it true?In The Trojan War historian and classicist Barry Strauss explores the myth and the reality behind the war, from Homer’s accounts in The Iliad and The Odyssey to Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of ancient Troy in the late nineteenth century to more recent excavations that have yielded …


  • booksreddit.com:The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God

    The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God

    382

    How viable is Christianity as a belief system?
    A Miracle of Theism more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Behold a Pale Horse

    Behold a Pale Horse

    296

    I used to think it was conspiracy theory stuff, way too far out there to be real.
    Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the secret government, and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational, and powerful speaker whose intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His pr… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

    270

    Video proof the system is rigged: Donna Brazile emailed at least one debate question to Hillary's staff before her debate with Bernie Sanders. The question was asked almost verbatim by CNN the next night. They screwed Bernie and helped Crooked Hillary cheat in a debate! SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE!
    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b… more about book…