Lost to the WestLost to the West
Lars Brownworth
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2010-06-01 | ISBN-13: 9780307407962

Lost EnlightenmentLost Enlightenment
S. Frederick Starr
In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, ...
Number of pages: 680 | Publication Date: 2015-06-02 | ISBN-13: 9780691165851

Lost to TimeLost to Time
Martin W. Sandler
Stories that history forgot… but readers will remember. “The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lo ...
Number of pages: 304 | Publication Date: 2014-10-07 | ISBN-13: 9781454913382

Jungle of StoneJungle of Stone
William Carlsen
New York Times Bestseller (Expeditions) • THE "MASTERFUL CHRONICLE"* OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE LEGENDARY LOST CIVILIZATION OF THE MAYA--AN "ADVENTURE TALE THAT MAKES INDIANA JONES LOOK TAME"*In 1839, rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid t ...
Number of pages: 544 | Publication Date: 2017-04-11 | ISBN-13: 9780062407405

A Long Walk to WaterA Long Walk to Water
Linda Sue Park
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" ...
Number of pages: 128 | Publication Date: 2011-10-04 | ISBN-13: 9780547577319

Lost in the Pacific, 1942Lost in the Pacific, 1942
Tod Olson
World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel.At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency land ...
Number of pages: 176 | Publication Date: 2016-10-25 | ISBN-13: 9780545928113

The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (Also IncludesThe Lost Keys of Freemasonry (Also Includes
Manly P. Hall
Here is Manly P. Hall's classic work on history's most secretive brotherhood- reset and collected with two additional celebrated Hall volumes on occult Masonry. Freemasonry is the subject of perennial fascination-recently the cover story of a national newsmagazine, the premise of the movie National Treasure, and the anticipated basis of a forthcom ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2006-08-17 | ISBN-13: 9781585425105

The Allure of BattleThe Allure of Battle
Cathal Nolan
History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning. But these legendary battles may or may not h ...
Number of pages: 728 | Publication Date: 2017-02-01 | ISBN-13: 9780195383782

Lost KingdomLost Kingdom
Julia Flynn Siler
"Only one American state was formally a sovereign monarchy. In this compelling narrative, the award-winning journalist Julia Flynn Siler chronicles how this Pacific kingdom, creation of a proud Polynesian people, was encountered, annexed, and absorbed." —Kevin Starr, historian, University of Southern CaliforniaAround 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians ...
Number of pages: 415 | Publication Date: 2013-01-08 | ISBN-13: 9780802120700

The Lost Road and Other Writings (The History of Middle-Earth Volume 5)The Lost Road and Other Writings (The History of Middle-Earth Volume 5)
Christopher Tolkien
The fifth volume of the History of Middle-earth, containing the early myths and legends which led to the writing of Tolkien's epic tale of war, The Silmarillion. At the end of 1937, J R R Tolkien reluctantly set aside his work on the myths and heroic legends of Valinor and Middle-earth and began The Lord of the Rings. This fifth volume of The Hist ...
Number of pages: 464 | Publication Date: 1993-08-18 | ISBN-13: 9780261102255

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