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Tales from Tennessee Lawyers

by William Lynwood Montell

Lawyers have long been known as master storytellers, and those from Tennessee are certainly no exception. Veteran oral historian and folklorist William Lynwood Montell has collected tales from dozens of lawyers...


Death in the Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting...


The Myths of Mexico and Peru

by Lewis SPENCE

In 19th C. Europe it was not unusual to speak of the Americas as "continents without a history." The folly of this statement was extreme. For centuries prior to European occupation Central America was the seat...


The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions

by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and...


The Craftsman

by Richard Sennett

Defining craftsmanship far more broadly than ?skilled manual labor,? Richard Sennett maintains that the computer programmer, the doctor, the artist, and even the parent and citizen engage in a craftsman?s work....


My Dad Is a Bro

by The Editors of BroBible.com

DAD IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MAN IN A BRO’S LIFE.

He teaches you how to swing a baseball bat, grill a steak, and master a stick shift. Dad helps you laugh off a breakup, guides you on big decisions, and doesn’t...


The Hogmanay Companion

by Hugh Douglas & Keith Horrox

How many times have you wondered about the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term it? This book reveals all as Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of this festival through...


Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales

by Jack Zipes

This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays,...


Spookiest Stories Ever

by Roberta Brown

If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April night or the hot, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day puts fear into your heart. Or rustling November leaves, and the chill that sneaks into...


Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

by William Montell

A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book,...


African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers

by Mamokgethi Setati

This comprehensive text on African Mathematics addresses some of the problematic issues in the field, such as attitudes, curriculum development, educational change, academic achievement, standardized and other...


101 Amazing Mythical Beasts: ...and Legendary Creatures

by Jack Goldstein

Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam,...


McX: Scottish X Files

by Ron Halliday

What is going on in the Falkirk Triangle? Why are UFOs being reported in the skies all over Scotland? Are aliens abducting motorists on quiet country roads, while unknown creatures stalk the countryside and...


Recall: Anima & Animus Series

by T.A.J. Barca

Kat Mona and her boyfriend, Daniel, are struggling with their relationship of 12 years. All of this changes when Kat receives a message on her computer screen from a mysterious stanger, Malek, asking her if...


Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

by Edward Carpenter

An important thinker in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century period, English writer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was blessed with a seemingly insatiable intellectual curiosity. In this wide-ranging...


Russian Fairy Tales: A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folklore

by W. R. S. Ralston

For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection...


Welsh Cave Legends (Folklore History Series)

by John Rhys

This fascinating book looks at the myths and superstitions connected with the Welsh landscape. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and...


Yule, Beltane, and Halloween Festivals (Folklore History Series)

by James Napier

History and prehistoric investigations have shown quite clearly that prehistoric man worshipped the sun, the giver and vivifier of all life, as the supreme god. This book takes a fascinating look at the festivals...


Scottish Well Worship And Charm Stones (Folklore History Series)

by James M. Mackinlay

In glancing at the superstitions connected with Scottish lochs and springs, we are called upon to scan a chapter of our social history not yet closed. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back...


Aino Folklore - The People and Myths of Northern Japan

by Basil Hall Chamberlain

The Aino people of Japan are very little known and where treated as savages when discovered by western travellers. Their religion was rich and cultured and this book opens the eyes of the reader to a culture...