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The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers

by Marine Research Society

Rare volume recounts lives and cold-blooded exploits of Black Beard, Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Anne Bonney, and other maritime marauders. 77 atmospheric wood engravings.


Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion: Including the 1831 "Confessions"

by Herbert Aptheker

First full-length study of the bloodiest slave uprising in U.S. history explores the nature of Southern society in the early 19th century and the conditions that led to the rebellion.


Say It in Swahili

by Dover

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations.


Picture History of the Andrea Doria

by William H., Jr. Miller

Scores of rare photographs recall one of the most luxuriously outfitted ships of the 20th century. 183 black-and-white photographs show views of lounges and staterooms, shots of the ship in port, more.


Architectura Navalis Mercatoria: The Classic of Eighteenth-Century Naval Architecture

by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman

First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings documents merchant and naval ships from various countries. 70 illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities,...


Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity

by S. E. Cupp

"The press has become a tool of oppression—politicized, self–aware, self–motivated, and power–hungry. . . . In short, these people can no longer be trusted."  —From S. E. Cupp’s Losing Our Religion It’s...


The Great Anarchists: Ideas and Teachings of Seven Major Thinkers

by Paul Eltzbacher & Steven T. Byington

This classic comparative study examines the thoughts of 7 major writers — Godwin, Proudhon, Stirner, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Tucker, and Tolstoy — on the subject of anarchy, using their own words.


Vampires and Vampirism

by Montague Summers

Study examines vampire lore in fantastic detail, addressing such issues as how vampires came into existence, vampirish behavior, vampire-like ancient myths, and vampires in modern literature.


The Vampire in Lore and Legend

by Montague Summers

Riveting study of vampirism in Europe — from vampires in Greek and Roman lore to their presence in Saxon England, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and even modern Greece.


The Autobiography of Margaret Sanger

by Margaret Sanger

Sanger was a pioneer in establishing birth control as a basic human right and a founder of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Her autobiography is a classic of women's studies.


The Woman's Bible: A Classic Feminist Perspective

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Book-by-book examination of the Bible by pioneer in women's rights movement places events in their historical context, interprets passages as allegory and fact, and compares them with myths of other cultures....


The Horse in Magic and Myth

by M. Oldfield Howey

Rich compilation of legend and lore from mythology, Bible, folklore, literature, other sources. Tales of headless horses, fairy horses, seahorses, plus associations with gods and patron saints, metempsychosis,...


The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

by Émile Durkheim & Joseph Ward Swain

A founder of modern sociology examines animism, naturism, totemism, myth, and ritual in this 1912 classic, which traces the source of religion and morality to a collective consciousness.


Great Myths of the World

by Padraic Colum

A collection of tales from ancient myth and legend. Isis and Osiris, Gilgamesh, Hercules, Pandora, Quetzalcoatl, and other larger-than-life figures populate these pages in a wonderful treasury for all ages.


Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Twenty folk tales represent hundreds of years of the collective Irish imagination. Vivid descriptions of battles with giants, humans imprisoned in animals' bodies, heroes with incredible strength, and more.


The Gods of Greece and Rome

by Talfourd Ely

The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.


The Forest in Folklore and Mythology

by Alexander Porteous

Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, much more.


Myths of the Norsemen: From the Eddas and Sagas

by H. A. Guerber

Reliable versions of age-old Germanic and Scandinavian myths that have helped shape Western culture. Creation of world, deeds of gods and heroes such as Odin and Thor, machinations of Loki, more.


Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai

by A. B. Mitford

Grisly accounts of revenge and knightly exploits, a fascinating eyewitness account of a hara-kiri ceremony, tales of vampires and samurai, Buddhist sermons, and the plots of four No plays. 38 illustrations.


Maori Tattooing

by H. G. Robley

Maori tattooing (moko) communicates the bearer's genealogy, tribal affiliation, and spirituality. This definitive study discusses the distinctions between men and women's moko, patterns and designs, and moko...