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I plan to use this thread to post books and the like that interest me. As far as I can tell, this is going to be in the 'blogger section of FR. If it hasn't turned out that way, don't write in, okay?

This book is a great big load of crap. Among other things, the author claims that Thucydides was medieval, that King Arthur was Russian, and that none of the historical medieval British kings existed per se. IOW, he's an a-hole.


George W. Bush will win reelection by a margin of at least ten per cent.

1 posted on 07/11/2004 9:34:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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I had a coupon that would expire on the 31st, so I swung in, and found this. Looks like the first 100 or so pages are actually Wilson's unsubstantiated speculation as seen in the title, the rest a regurgitation of stuff like "The Hiram Key". IOW, this should be good for a few laughs at least. :')

Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History Atlantis
and the
Kingdom of the Neanderthals:
100,000 Years of Lost History

by Colin Wilson


138 posted on 01/27/2007 10:07:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("In theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, they're not." -- John Rummel)
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To: Berosus
John Bimson one of the authors:

The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
edited by Bill Manley
Contributions by
Manfred Bietak, John J. Bimson,
Mark Collier, Aidan Dodson,
Elizabeth Goring, Dominic Montserrat,
Ludwig D. Morenz, Robert G. Morkot,
Paul Nicholson, David O'Connor,
and Jose-Ramon Perez-Accino
(Thames and Hudson page)


143 posted on 04/06/2007 7:16:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 2, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Molecular Clocks
by Arthur Robinson

from February 2001 topic A Scientist Finds Independence
Molecular Clocks Arthur Robinson
Google

144 posted on 04/20/2007 10:36:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 18, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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this emerged in a Google search for something else:

Dead Cosmonauts, Forever Adrift In The Icy Cold Depths Of Space?
(Fun for The Whole Family!)
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Keywords: COMMIES IN SPAAAAACE!
Source: The “Lost Cosmonauts” Website
Posted on 06/23/2000 18:19:06 PDT by Jhoffa_
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a39540c8a276f.htm


145 posted on 05/11/2007 9:50:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 11, 2007.)
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Your Birthdate: May 23
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146 posted on 07/03/2007 11:48:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated July 3, 2007.)
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Last week I found a previously forgotten gift card for Waldenbooks, almost $15 worth, got this:

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science The Politically Incorrect
Guide to Science

by Tom Bethell

Best Buy RewardZone had sent me a $5 off coupon which expires on the 21st. Up early for the change -- and out of the house, who'd have guessed? -- I wandered the east side of town for a while and came up with this title, $5 off:

The History Channel Presents Engineering an Empire The History Channel Presents
Engineering an Empire

narrated by Peter Weller

I've never seen any of these, don't get cable or satellite, and actually seldom watch broadcast TV (I get zero stations here for some reason). This looks like its up my alley, and I've got to pick up new documentaries every once in a while just to keep my mind sharp and my debt high. Motivates me to go to work every day. ;') After I watch this a few times I plan to review it.

I've got a gift certificate for a local shop, that will probably be a CD, or more than one if I get something used.
147 posted on 07/12/2007 10:21:56 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, July 12, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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B 29 (When) Did it Happen?
by John Bimson
In The Lost Testament, Rohl raises the date for the end of the Late Bronze Age to c. 886 BC (p. 452), which may seem to resolve the Samaria problem. However, while it would (at a pinch) explain Samaria's Iron Age I pottery, it is inconsistent with Rohl's own Egyptian dates. There is good evidence for placing the Late Bronze-Iron Age transition in the reign of Ramesses III, for whom Rohl gives dates of 863-832 BC (Lost Testament, p. 454). In Rohl's revised Egyptian chronology, the Late Bronze Age should therefore end around 850 BC. This is not early enough to solve the Samaria problem. Rohl has argued (in personal communications) that some Iron Age I pottery forms may have come into use before the end of the Late Bronze Age. This is reasonable, and could explain the Iron Age I pottery at Samaria. However, it does not explain why Late Bronze Age forms are absent there... Both James et al. and Rohl argue that the 21st and 22nd Dynasties should be overlapped because: (i) there is an unexplained gap in the burials of Apis bulls (an important cult at Memphis) from the end of the 20th Dynasty until the early 22nd Dynasty; (ii) a cache of mummies whose burial is dated to the reign of Siamun, penultimate king of the 21st Dynasty, included the mummy of an official who died early in the following (22nd) Dynasty; (iii) at Tanis the tomb of Osorkon II (22nd Dynasty) appears to have been built before that of Psussenes I (21st Dynasty)... As noted in chapter 4, the Assyrian practice of keeping eponym lists means that Assyrian chronology is accurate to within a year back to 911 BC. Actually Assyriologists would say it has been reconstructed with reasonable accuracy back to at least 1400 BC. Although eponym lists are fragmentary before 911 BC, the Assyrian King List (extant in five copies) is held to provide a reliable framework from the 8th century BC back to the middle of the second millennium.
Bimson is now more at home with James et al -- but James et al have made a blanket condemnation of the Assyrian king lists, claiming that three or more dynastic lists from a similar number of independent Assyrian states existing in parallel have been blended to create the unified list. This would be analogous to the Babylonian king lists, which definitely do show a series of dynasties where a number of parallel city-state dynasties are now known to have existed.
148 posted on 08/27/2007 12:34:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Sunday, August 26, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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I’ve finishing up a book on the Phoenicians (about to get in the tub and read much if not all of what is left to go). Got the following tonight, all from the “recent arrivals” shelves:

1434:
The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance
by Gavin Menzies

Lost Battles:
Reconstructing the Great Clashes of the Ancient World
by Philip Sabin

Rome and Environs:
An Archaeological Guide
by Filipo Coarelli

Assassin’s Accomplice:
Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln
by Kate Clifford Larson

Mistress of the Vatican:
The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini, The Secret Female Pope
by Eleanor Hermon


153 posted on 01/06/2009 4:47:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/___________First 2009 Profile update Tuesday, January 6, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ancient Mariners by Lionel Casson

is still the best! :)


185 posted on 01/07/2009 5:11:49 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Live your principles. Don't just type them here.)
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this came in email:

regarding books on “tape”, that is, audiobooks — http://librivox.org/

[snip] LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer... Would you like to record chapters of books in the public domain? It’s easy to volunteer. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice... LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books. [end]


190 posted on 03/16/2009 4:31:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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