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The Best Mythology Books Beyond the Greeks

Jordanna Max Brodsky is the author of the Olympus Bound trilogy, which follows the Greek goddess Artemis as she stalks the streets of modern Manhattan, and The Wolf in the Whale, a sweeping epic of the Norse and Inuit. Jordanna holds a degree in History and Literature from Harvard University, but she maintains that scholarship is no substitute for lived experience. Her research has taken her from the summit of Mount Olympus to the frozen tundra of Nunavut, and from the Viking ruins of Norway to Artemis’s temples in Turkey.

The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes (Translated By Jackson Crawford) Unikkaaqtuat: An Introduction to Inuit Myths and Legends The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt Gilgamesh (Translated By Stanley Lombardo) Oxford Companion to World Mythology

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The Best Books Inspired By Greek Mythology

Jordanna Max Brodsky is the author of the Olympus Bound trilogy and The Wolf in the Whale, a sweeping epic of the Norse and Inuit. Jordanna holds a degree in History and Literature from Harvard University, but she maintains that scholarship is no substitute for lived experience. Her research has taken her from the summit of Mount Olympus to the frozen tundra of Nunavut, and from the Viking ruins of Norway to Artemis’s temples in Turkey.

The Song of Achilles The King Must Die Mythos Metamorphoses (Translation By Allen Mandelbaum) Lovely War

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The Best Books For People On A Spiritual Search

In 2010, Sandra A. Miller began hunting for a chest of gold coins buried in New York City soil. In her late forties at the time, she was mired in the process of helping her ailing mother to die, her teenage children to fly, and her writing career to survive the beating it had taken in the Great Recession and beyond. Soon enough, Sandra realized she was not just hunting for a treasure chest full of gold, but rather a different kind of riches. She had lost herself and needed to find a spiritual path that would lead her back home.

The Alchemist Oneness Devotion The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation

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The Best Books On The American Revolution

I am an American historian and author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution and Without Precedent: Chief Justice Marshall and His Times. I teach constitutional law and history at the University of California Hastings Law School, where I am the Albert Abramson Professor. I have a new book on American history from the War of 1812 to the Civil War coming out in 2022.

Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 The Minutemen and Their World The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America A History of the American Revolution

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The Best Books About The Universe

I’ve been fascinated by the universe since childhood – ever since my parents took me to the countryside in rural Nova Scotia, where the stars shone with wondrous intensity. At first, I borrowed books about space and the universe from our local library for fun; now, as a full-time science writer, I read these books to stay informed about the latest ideas shaping our understanding of the cosmos. (I also read them in order to review them on BookLab, a podcast I host together with science writer Amanda Gefter.) I hope you enjoy the books on this list as much as I have!

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself The End of Everything: (astrophysically Speaking) Black Hole Survival Guide Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

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The Best Books On Contemporary Russia

David Satter is a leading commentator on Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is the author of five books on Russia and the creator of a documentary film on the fall of the U.S.S.R. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. He has been a fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, and an associate of the Henry Jackson Society in London.

The Moscow Bombings of September 1999: Examinations of Russian Terrorist Attacks at the Onset of Vladimir Putin's Rule 57 Hours: A Survivor's Account of the Moscow Hostage Drama Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism

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The Best Books Covering the Criminal Justice System in America

When writing about true crime it is important for me to write about the victim’s lives before, during, and even after the crime happened. Unlike the rest of us, after the trial ends, their life continues dealing with the after-effects including parole hearings for the murderer. I've written 12 true crime books and I am the host and producer of the popular true crime history radio show House of Mystery on NBC news talk radio network throughout the U.S. & Canada. I am autistic and I have a master’s degree in Music from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. 

In Cold Blood Mindhunter: Inside the Fbi's Elite Serial Crime Unit In the Name of the Children: An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators Killing Women: The True Story of Serial Killer Don Miller's Reign of Terror Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall

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The Best POW Escape Books Of World War 2

My father, Squadron Leader Peter Stevens MC, died in 1979, when I was 22 years old, before I'd had the chance to speak with him man-to-man about his war. I later began researching his wartime exploits, which would consume a good part of 18 years of my life. I initially had no intention of writing a book; I just wanted to find the original document that recommended him for the Military Cross. I finally located it in Britain's National Archives in 2006. Along the way, I discovered that my father had actually been born a German Jew (he had told his immediate family in Canada that he was British and Anglican), and that some 15-20 family members had been murdered in the Holocaust. Further research showed that Dad had been the ONLY German-Jewish bomber pilot in the RAF, and that he had been the object of a country-wide manhunt by the British Police as a possible enemy spy. 

Moonless Night: Wartime Diary of a Great Escaper A Gallant Company: The Men of the Great Escape Under the Wire: The Wartime Memoir of a Spitfire Pilot, Legendary Escape Artist and "Cooler King" Free As a Running Fox The Camera Became My Passport Home

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The Best Books For Making Pizza From Scratch

I am a cookbook author, editor, local food enthusiast, and the creator of the blog Thursday Night Pizza, where I share weekly recipes and de-snobbify the process of from-scratch pizza for home cooks of all skill levels. When I’m not in the kitchen or behind my computer, I enjoy gardening, working on house projects, tending to my Little Free Library, and roaming my city of Philadelphia with my husband and son.

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

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