The Secret Life of Lady Liberty
Goddess in the New World
The goddess origins of the Statue of Liberty and her connections with the founding and the future of America
• Examines Lady Liberty’s ties to Native American spiritual traditions, the Earth Mother, Roman goddesses, Black Madonnas, and Mary Magdalene
• Reveals the sharp contrast between depicting “liberty
The Lost Treasure of the Knights Templar
Solving the Oak Island Mystery
Sora offers a compelling argument that the lost treasure of the Knights Templar is connected to the mysterious money pit on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, that has baffled treasure hunters for two centuries.
Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush
Small 8vo, 300pgs. Full-bound in olive cloth with lovely blindstamp design on front and rear covers, and a scenic illustration in gilt on the front cover. The spine has gilt-stamped designs, however only a hint of gilt is remaining. Head and tail of spine are worn and frayed, as well as the corners. The book is shaken, with dust soiling to text block, and interior pages have some foxing.
The Four Voyages
The award-winning author of Over the Edge of the World chronicles the lesser-known voyages of Columbus after his famous 1492 landfall in the Americas, explaining how they reflected Columbus's uncanny navigational skills before taking an extreme toll on his health and personal circumstances.
The Lost Empire of Atlantis
History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
Through an examination of new documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, archaeological artifacts, and cutting-edge DNA evidence, Menzies uncovers a trading empire that spanned from the Mediterranean, to the Great Lakes in North America, to Kerala in India. He explains the reality behind the legendary civilization described by Plato, as well as its violent disappearance.
North American F-86F Sabre
The Birth of a Modern Air Force
The XP-86F took to the skies for the first time in October 1947. Essentially, it was the result of incorporating swept wings into North American Aviation's design for the NA-140. This is a detailed look at the Sabre and its use by the Spanish Air Force over its lifetime.
Many Tender Ties : Women in Fur-trade So
In the Kingdom of Ice
The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
A Best Book of the Year
USA Today * Time Magazine * Washington Post * Miami Herald * Richmond Times Dispatch *Christian Science Monitor * Daily Beast * Minneapolis Star Tribune
On July 8, 1879, Captain George Washington De Long and his team of thirty-two men set sail from San Francisco on the USSJeanette.
Heading deep into uncharted Arctic waters, they carriedthe aspirations of a young country burning to be the first nation to reach the North Pole. Two years into the harrowing voyage, theJeannette's hull was breached by an impassable stretch of pack ice, forcing the crew to abandon ship amid torrents of rushing of water. Hours later, theship had sunk below the surface, marooning the men a thousand miles north of Siberia, where they faced a terrifying march with minimal supplies across the endless ice pack.
Enduring everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and labyrinths of ice, the crew battled madness and starvation as they struggled desperately to survive. With thrilling twists and turns, In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most brutal place on Earth.
Montreal Metropolis, 1880-1930
The World of William Notman
The Nineteenth Century Through a Master Lens
A giant of 19th-century Canadian photography, Notman with his sons and protegTs established a studio empire that spanned almost 60 years and encompassed 23 studios across the continent. Drawn from hundreds of thousands of images and printed in beautiful 300-line duotone, this selection of 174 images, with accompanying narrative, represents the extraordinary work of the studio as well as the changing face of North America. 9.25x12.5" Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.