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  • Black Caesar's Clanby Albert Payson Terhune

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The original 'Black Caesar' was a legendary African pirate who made his fortune by repeatedly raiding cargo ships in the area around the Florida Keys. In this imaginative novel from popular American author Albert Payson Terhune, the fearsome pirate's descendents are determined to find his buried loot -- and to run off any interlopers who... more...

  • Aesop's Fablesby Aesop

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99

    Aesop was an Ancient Greek story-teller and slave, famed and cherished for his short fables that often involve personified animals. In the renowned collection of works that is Aesop's Fables , he weaves moral education and entertainment together into tales that have been enjoyed by many, many generations. A lot of the stories in Aesop's Fables,... more...

  • The Arabian Nightsby Andrew Lang

    The Floating Press 1898; US$ 3.99

    The Arabian Nights is the title which encompasses all of the Persian, Arabian and Indian folk tales which have made their way into western culture over hundreds of years. This collection was edited by Andrew Lang, and his selections were made with the purpose of making the tales more suitable and interesting to a general audience. more...

  • The Official Underground 2012 Doomsday Survival Handbookby W.H. Mumfrey

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    The End is Nigh! Nuclear holocaust, supervolcano, asteroid impact, mega tsunami, alien invasion, zombie outbreak? Will the world end with a whimper or a bang? W.H. Mumfrey covers it all. From doomsday predictions that have occurred throughout history, to how the Mayans might have really figured it out, to analysis of movies that offer tips on how... more...

  • Doomsday 2012by Catherine Zuckerman

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    On December 21, 2012 the world comes to an end according to proponents of the Maya Calendar doomsday club. The blockbuster 2008 movie ?2012? showed chaos and destruction of these end times. Predictions include a god coming to Earth, a magnetic polar reversal, the heating of the earth, widespread catastrophe, and utter destruction.   The Maya calendar... more...

  • Politically Correct Bedtime Storiesby James Garner

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 11.81

    In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times. These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime stories. Familiar exploits... more...

  • Tintin And The Secret Of Literatureby Tom McCarthy

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 12.51

    Hergé's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature?... more...

  • Seafaring Lore and Legendby Peter Jeans

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 15.95

    "A valuable and lively resource. Jeans sorts truth from fiction with a sure hand and does full justice to both." ?Peter Stanford, President Emeritus, National Maritime Historical Society ?A veritable sourcebook of nautical history, beliefs, and heritage. Every true mariner will get lost in this book.?? Boating Seafaring Lore and Legend is... more...

  • Cowby Hannah Velten

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    Hannah Velten plumbs the rich trove of myth, fact, and legend surrounding the seemingly-benign cow. more...

  • Myth Informationby J. Allen Varasdi

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    It's common knowledge that Eve gave Adam an apple. Everyone knows that George Washington was the first president of the United States. And when your mother told you not to go swimming right after you ate, you took it as a matter of life and death. But you've been myth-informed by legend, by history . . . even by your mother! The truth is: * Milk chocolate... more...