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Indian Scout Craft and Lore

by Charles A. Eastman

Autobiographical account of how Eastman became a young Indian scout reveals secrets of the Sioux: how to read footprints, hunt with a slingshot and bow and arrow, trap and fish, much more. 27 illustrations.


The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years

by M. I. Finley & H. W. Pleket

A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 261. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. 40 unnumbered plates...


Religion of the Ancient Egyptians

by Alfred Wiedemann

Highly readable, factual account of principal deities, myths, and doctrines, with particular emphasis on the Egyptian's dedication to recording their rich history and belief in an afterlife.


Reveries on the Art of War

by Maurice de Saxe & Thomas R. Phillips

The great 18th-century general provides fascinating insights into a changing world of military tactics, discussing numerous procedural innovations for training troops, forming battle lines, and advancing weapon...


Clotel or The President's Daughter

by William Wells Brown

The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.


Pirates of New Spain, 1575-1742

by Peter Gerhard

Captivating, well-documented study focuses on piracy among Spain's Pacific coast colonies, ranging from Panama to points north. Colorful narrative traces exploits of Elizabethan pirates, Dutch raiders, mercenary...


Patterns and Ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest

by Ira Moskowitz & John Collier

Classic text-and-picture record includes over 100 lithographs and drawings of dances, fiestas, processions, chants and daily life among Zuni, Navajo, Apache, other tribes.


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Annals of a Fortress: Twenty-Two Centuries of Siege Warfare

by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc & Benjamin Bucknall

Written by a famous architect and military engineer, this chronicle of 2,000 years in the life of a fictional castle combines a novel's excitement with the authenticity of a historical document.


Medieval Literature in Translation

by Charles W. Jones

Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, in masterful translations. "No better anthology...


The Civil War: A Book of Quotations

by Bob Blaisdell

More than 700 quotes — arranged chronologically and divided into sections on specific topics and events — provide a running narrative by the many who lived through or died in the Civil War. Notes.


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....


A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

by Isaac Husik

Enlightening study by noted scholar elucidates distinguishing characteristics of works of Moses Maimonides, Isaac Israeli, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daud, Hillel ben Samuel, Levi ben Gerson, many others.


Egyptian Temples

by Margaret A. Murray

More than 120 photographs and diagrams depict the magnificent ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, the great temples at Abu Simbel; and other extraordinary structures. 122 halftones and black-and-white line illustrations....


Domestic Manners of the Americans

by Frances Trollope

Witty, entertaining, and controversial account of American life and culture by a woman of rare intelligence and keen perception — with comments on clothing, food, speech, politics, manners, and customs.


Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....


Some Thoughts Concerning Education: (Including Of the Conduct of the Understanding)

by John Locke

Detailed and comprehensive, this 1693 manual by an English philosopher ranges from the ineffectiveness of physical punishment to the best methods of teaching foreign languages and table manners.


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...


Egyptian Tales and Legends: Ancient, Christian, Muslim

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of...


The Mexican Kickapoo Indians

by Felipe A. Latorre & Dolores L. Latorre

Fascinating anthropological study of a group of Kickapoo Indians who left their Wisconsin homeland for Mexico over a century ago. "...an excellent work..." — American Indian Quarterly. 26 illustrations. Map....