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THE DANCE
by Richarad Paul Evans. Wonderful soft & warm color illustrations by Jonathan Linton. Condition: NEW 1999 Simon & Schuster for Young Readers hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket) , third printing. Content: A father loves watching his daughter dance--from her first recital where she was dressed as an ear of corn to the final dance she does just for him as he nears the end of his life. While the text is easy-to-read for early readers, the concept of the book may need some explanation. A read-aloud for a first reading would be appropriate, IMHO. Ages 4 - 8. Adults will also appreciate - especially fathers. [1 copy available]
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The Dance, Richard Paul Evans
The Dance, Richard Paul Evans

FAMOUS TRAVELLERS TO THE HOLY LAND: Their Personal Impressions and Reflections
compiled by Linda Osband. B&W maps (with a pull-out map) with B&W era drawings and photos. Introduction by Jan Morris. Condition: UNREAD, but perused on the shelf, 1989 Prion (London) hardcover & DJ (in myular jacket), asumed first impression. Light tanning to DJ edges. The DJ has been taped in place, most likely to protect the pull-out map. Content: This is a wonderful book - for both history and religon. From medieval times to the late 19th and early 20th century, the Holy Land was an ignored province of the Ottoman empire and a province of Syria. Suddenly in the 19th century, Western travellers began to make their way to "Palestine." Here are the famous travellers beginning in roughly 1951: J.T. Barclay, Gertrude Bell, James Silk Buckingham, Caroline of Brunswick, Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Robert Curzon, James Finn, William Holman Hunt, Charles Leonard Irby, Horation Herbert Kitchener, Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine, T.E. Lawrence, Edward Lear, John Macgregor, Sir Moses Montefiore, Laurence Oliphant, Edward Robinson, Prince rudolph of Austria, Lady Hester Stanhope, Arthur Penbryn Stanley, John Lloyd Stephens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry Baker Tristram, Mark Twain, Comte de Volney, Charles Warren, and Sir William Wilde. Fascinating read! [1 copy available]
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Famous Travellers to the Holy Land

THE MYTHOLOGY OF THE SECRET SOCIETIES
by J. M. Roberts. Condition: NEW 2008 Watkins (UK) Trade Paperback, first printing. Content: Reviewer: "Roberts has given us a valuable insight into the "spectre that haunted European politics in the 18th and early 19th centuries." This is not an history of secret societies, real and imagined. This is an history of the mythology that grew out of a belief that everything had a cause--therefore behind everything that happened in the world, there was someone causing it. John M. Roberts clearly demonstrates that much of the direction of 19th century politics was influenced, not by secret societies, but by a belief on the part of rulers in their existence and power. A fine read, well researched and footnoted. The wisdom in leaving out detailed bibiographical citations is questionable. The lack of a full index is also awkward. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Mythology of Secret Societies, Roberts

THE REAL HISTORY BEHIND THE TEMPLARS
by Sharan Newman. B&W illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 2007 Berkley Books Trade Paperback, first printing. Tiny edge wear bottom front cover. Content: The medieval historian who revealed The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code uncloaks the Templars. In the year 1119, these noblemen found their calling as protectors of the faithful on a dangerous pilgrimage to newly conquered Jerusalem. Now, historian Sharan Newman elucidates the mysteries and misconceptions of the Templars, from their true first founding and role in the Crusades to more modern intrigues, including: Were they devout knights or secret heretics?; Did they leave behind a fantastic treasure-hidden to this day?; How did they come to be associated with the Holy Grail?; Did they come to America before the time of Columbus?; Does the order still exist? [1 copy available]
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Real History Behind Templars

RITUAL OF THE WIND: North American Indian Ceremonies, Music, and Dance
by Jamake Highwater. Great B&W era photos of Native American ceremonies and culture with a few photos from late 20th century. Condition: NEW 1984 Metheun large soft cover, new & revised edition, no printing given. Content: This book offers a wide but intimate look at the cultures of the Indians of North America seen as a living presence in the land. It offers a good general introduction to Native American religion, rites of passage, and dances and ceremonies and includes rare photos and transcriptions of oral texts, provides an extensive calendar of Indian events, a selected bibliography, and an invaluable discography. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Ritual of the Wind

WARRIORS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: Joshua, King David, Nebuchadnezzar, Judas Maccabeus
by Mark Healy. Beautiful color plates by Richard Hook. B&W artifact photos with B&W drawings from history. Condition: UNREAD 1998 Brockhampton hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first thus. Content: Wonderfully illustrated book about the heroes of Jewish history and 1 not-so-heroic Biblical warrior. [1 copy available]
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Warriors of the Old Testament, Healy



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