History is perhaps the least of the Liberal Arts to be read these days.
The public schools destroy History and replace it with politically
correct propaganda. Over the past 15 years I have enjoyed returning
to study history. Virtually any part of the world is of great interest.
I believe that history DOES repeat itself, and one way to learn about
my acre is to pick an area of the world which is unknown to me and study
it deeply. As a Bible believer, you should WANT to know what is going
on in the world around you. We hope to find the books which have not
been doctored be shrinks and scholars.
I will have a strong emphasis on Africa and the Middle East because of
my heritage. If you feel a book is need, especially in other areas
of the world, please send it by E-Mail.
Christian England-- Two Vol.-- David Edwards-- Pub. Eerdman--
Not Fundamental, but very good material. You might call
Eerdman's Publishing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and ask for the
Africa-- John Gunther-- Hard to find-- Amazon
will try-- A very good overview of Africa in the 1960s as many nations
were getting independence.
Blue Nile-- by Alan Moorhead-- Hard to fine-- Amazon
will try-- Considered a classic work. Find it!!!
White Nile-- Same author as "The Blue Nile"-- Same
classic work and hard to find
Richard Greenfield-- Hard to Find-- Very accurate and
French North Africa-- Jaques Berque-- Cannot find this
Kenyatta-- by Julian Friedman-- This is a basic textbook
type presentation, but it is a good place to start in learning of this powerful
and masterful African leader.
Mount Kenya-- by Jomo Kenyatta-- Pub. Random House (Paper)--
This is Jomo Kenyata as he was before corruption of power set
in. A very good book to show the pre-colonial mind and logic.
Asia-- John Gunther-- Gunther is always accurate and not
of Babylon : Sign of the End Times-- by Charles H. Dyer--
Tells of the Re-Building of Babylon by Saddam Hussein. A
much neglected modern account which opens the way for Jeremiah 50-51 to be
Rage : The Wrath of Militant Islam-- by Robin Wright-- Hard
to Find, but Amazon Will Try-- Tells the Story of Arab Hate for Western
Peoples. Very secular work but useful
Arab Mind-- by Raphael Patai-- Revised and back in print--
Ships in 24 hours--
The single Classic Most Useful Book in Understanding Arabs.
You MUST get this one.
of Abraham-- by Raphael Patai-- Hard to Find, but
Amazon will try-- Exceptional book discussing the heritage of both
Islam and Judaism. Fair minded to a fault. The two books by Patai
are the books which I would read first to learn about the Middle East and
the Arab mind with Israel as a backdrop.
Brothers-- by Elias Chacour-- Written by a Palestinian
Catholic Priest-- Very good for Revealing the Real World of Palestine
and Zionist Heritage. BUT, the author is not Born Again.
Abraham to Allenby-- G. Frederick Owen-- Eerdmans--
Not available at Amazon. Classic book to show the historic
flow from the ancient past to the near present. Learn what kind of
Englishmen once roamed the earth.
Holy Land-- by G. Frederick Owen-- Pub. Beacon Hill-- I
assume this is good since the author did so well with Abraham to
Sumerians-- by C. Leonard Woolley-- Something strange
here: I have the book, but Amazon says it is not yet published. So,
it appears to be in re-print. It is a great discussion of the Sumerians,
who were the people just after the Tower of Babel. You got NOTHING
on this culture in school, and for that reason, much of your perspective
is defective. GET THIS BOOK.
Question of Palestine-- Edward W. Said--
Pro-Palestinian views presented. If you refuse to read
the Arab point of view, you are anti-semetic, for Arabs descended from Shem
the Dervishes-- OM Burke-- The pinnacle of Islamic
mystical and perverted cult.
Sands-- Wilfred Thesiger-- Ever hear of "Mad dogs
and Englishmen...? This guy is one of them-- out in the noonday son
of the Empty Quarter. The Most Exciting Reading I have Found About
the Arabian Desert It is amazing to find this re-printed. Grab
a copy before they go away!!!
The Nile-- Emil Ludwig-- Pub. Viking Press-- Very thorough
historical treatment of the Nile area. Not available
at Amazon. Ask a used bookstore to do a search for you. It is
Arabists-- Robert Kaplan-- Pub. Free Press-- I
really enjoyed this book. It shows a side of the Middle East's recent
era which you did NOT get in school, not even in most universities. With
Patai's books, this third one you must get.
STATES OF AMERICA
What Hath God Wroght-- by William Grady-- 670 pages-- Pub.
Self-published-- This is about the only book I have yet to find
which is highly researched yet gives the true picture of American history.
Hundreds of stories are given which you were not allowed to hear in
school. Did you know that Washington had a regiment of Baptists from
Pennsylvania who carried 7 foot long rifles. They shot from the shoulder
WITHOUT the customary prop, and could hit a 7 inch square at 100 yards.
Not at Amazon.
John Stoddard's Lectures-- John Stoddard-- John Stoddard
lived just at the turn of the century and following. Movies of world
nations and events were not available then, so lecturers would travel, then
they would return to the USA and lecture, especially on the Chautauqua Circuit.
John Stoddard was the champion of world travel and flaming imagination.
His audiences were enormous. GET HIS LECTURE SERIES IN USE BOOKSTORES
OR ANY PLACE THEY TURN UP. There is no better way to see the turn of
the century world. Stoddard was not a born again Christian, but he
was salted and God fearing. He thumps the Pope also, which is refreshing.
You will have to ask a used bookstore to search for you. Clay
Bookstore in Clay, PA (See my bookstore page) had these several years ago.
Also, try Vaughn Baber at Bicentennial Bookstore in Kalamazoo (also
on the bookstore page).
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