Banned Books Week - September 24 - 30

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mailbox Monday

MM is a weekly event hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Slim pickens in the old mailbox this week!

In the Mail:

Won:

Won a book of my choice from Book Depository in Jen's (Jen's Book Talk) 100 follower giveaway.


People of the Raven--W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Award-winning archaeologists Michael and Kathleen Gear spin a vivid and captivating tale around one of the most controversial archaeological discoveries in the world: the Kennewick Man-a Caucasoid male mummy dating back more than 9,000 years, found in the Pacific Northwest on the banks of the Columbia River!A white man in North America more than 9,000 years ago? What was he doing there?With the terrifying grandeur of melting glaciers as a backdrop, People of the Raven reveals animals and humans struggling for survival amidst massive environmental change. Mammoths, mastodons, and giant lions have become extinct, and Rain Bear, the chief of Sandy Point Village, knows his struggling Raven People may be next.


Bought:

From BOMC2. (I've been watching the new Spartacus series on STARZ...excellent...so when I saw this, I had to get it!)

The Spartacus War--Barry Strauss

The Spartacus War is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a gladiator named Spartacus incited a rebellion that threatened Rome itself. With his fellow gladiators, Spartacus built an army of 60,000 soldiers and controlled the southern Italian countryside. A charismatic leader, he used religion to win support. An ex-soldier in the Roman army, Spartacus excelled in combat. He defeated nine Roman armies and kept Rome at bay for two years before he was defeated. After his final battle, 6,000 of his followers were captured and crucified along Rome's main southern highway.

The Spartacus War is the dramatic and factual account of one of history's great rebellions. Spartacus was beaten by a Roman general, Crassus, who had learned how to defeat an insurgency. But the rebels were partly to blame for their failure. Their army was large and often undisciplined; the many ethnic groups within it frequently quarreled over leadership. No single leader, not even Spartacus, could keep them all in line. And when faced with a choice between escaping to freedom and looting, the rebels chose wealth over liberty, risking an eventual confrontation with Rome's most powerful forces.

The result of years of research, The Spartacus War is based not only on written documents but also on archaeological evidence, historical reconstruction, and the author's extensive travels in the Italian countryside that Spartacus once conquered.


I'm going to the Goodwill half price sale Saturday so next Monday will probably be a more abundant MM! *fingers crossed*

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  1. Love the books, can't wait to see what you think of them.

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  2. Hubby and I have been watching Spartacus also..interesting and gruesome..but that is wht way it was way backthen... have fun at the book sale, wish they had those here where I live...

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  3. YAY! MORE books! lol Love the People of the Ravens cover!

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  4. Congrats on you win. Looks like a few good books. :)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to read either one of them!

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