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Folklore & Mythology

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  • Myths and Legends of the First World Warby James Hayward

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    During the First World War, a rich crop of legends sprouted from the battlefields and grew with such ferocity that many still excite controversy today. This book is the frist to examine the roots of those stories and reveal the truth. Some myths remain well-known. did an entire battalion of the Norfolk Regiment vanish without trace at Gallipoli in... more...

  • Fossil Legends of the First Americansby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 31.95

    The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did Native Americans make of these stone skeletons, and... more...

  • Mules and Menby Zora Neale Hurston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls... more...

  • Sailing Homeby Norman Fischer

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 25.00

    Homer's Odyssey has a timeless allure. It is an ancient story that is significant for every generation: the struggle of a homesick, battle-weary man longing to return to love and family. Odysseus's strivings to overcome divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons for people facing their own metaphorical... more...

  • Myths and Legends of the Second World Warby James Hayward

    The History Press 2013; US$ 17.49

    Was the aged prisoner who died in Spandau Prison a double? From tales of betrayal at Dieppe and Arnhem to Hitler's obsession with the occult and Nazi U-boat bases in Ireland, the author offers a refreshing and intriguing perspective on the myths, legends and folk memories of the Second World War. more...

  • Kilkenny Folk Talesby Anne Farrell

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Closer to the earth and ancient beliefs than many, the people who inhabit County Kildare have stories to tell of hidden places, heroic deeds and strange encounters. Some are based in traceable historical fact, while others are mythical or from a long established bardic tradition. The pathways through County Kilkenny have born the weight of many feet,... more...

  • Curious Myths of the Middle Agesby Sabine Baring-Gould

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Step back into the romance and primal conflict of the medieval period with this collection of fairy tales and folklore from the era. Equal parts charmingly quaint and bracingly brutal, this carefully curated volume is sure to engage and enthrall readers who are curious about the myth and folklore of the Middle Ages. more...

  • Mysterious New Mexicoby Benjamin Radford

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science?as well as good old-fashioned detective work?Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico?s greatest mysteries. more...

  • Animal Ghostsby Elliott O'Donnell

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    For thousands of years, humans have debated over whether the soul persists in some way after the physical body has ceased functioning. This fascinating volume extends the afterlife discussion to animals, bringing together many accounts of animal hauntings and different cultural beliefs about the souls and eternal lives of non-human creatures. more...

  • The Age of Fableby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's folk tales accessible to the lay reader. In this, Bulfinch's first published work, he explores ancient Greek and Roman folk tales and their interpretation... more...