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The Story of Santa Claus
The Story of Santa Claus
Written by Joseph McCullough
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781472803429
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The Story of Santa Claus

Written by Joseph McCullough


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $14.95

Every December 24th millions of children eagerly await a visit from a large, bearded man in a red suit. But where did Santa come from and how did he evolve into today's Jolly Old Saint Nick?


Well before the legendary poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" shaped the modern vision of Santa... Read more >
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The Story of Santa Claus

Written by Joseph McCullough


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $11.99

Every December 24th millions of children eagerly await a visit from a large, bearded man in a red suit. But where did Santa come from and how did he evolve into today's Jolly Old Saint Nick?


Well before the legendary poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" shaped the modern vision of Santa... Read more >
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Remaking the World
Remaking the World
Written by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935623618
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Remaking the World
Myth, Mining, and Ritual Change Among the Duna of Papua New Guinea
Written by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern


Format: Trade Paperback, 219 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $44.95

Drawing on both their own fieldwork from 1991 to 1999 and older written sources, Stewart and Strathern explore how the Duna have remade their rituals and associated myths in response to the outside influences of government, Christianity, and large-scale economic development, specifically mining and oil prospecting. The authors provide in-depth ethnographic... Read more >
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Remaking the World
Myth, Mining, and Ritual Change Among the Duna of Papua New Guinea
Written by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern


Format: eBook, 219 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $44.95

Drawing on both their own fieldwork from 1991 to 1999 and older written sources, Stewart and Strathern explore how the Duna have remade their rituals and associated myths in response to the outside influences of government, Christianity, and large-scale economic development, specifically mining and oil prospecting. The authors provide in-depth ethnographic... Read more >
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Born on a Mountaintop
Born on a Mountaintop
Written by Bob Thompson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307720900
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Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Written by Bob Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.00

Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.  Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In Born on a Mountaintop, Bob Thompson combines the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced... Read more >
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Ka
Ka
Written by Roberto Calasso
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151665
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Ka
Stories of the Mind and Gods of India
Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $13.99

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. . . . No one will read it without reward."
--The Boston Globe

With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he... Read more >
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Suburban Legends
True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans
Written by Sam Stall


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $14.99

It's a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood
 
They told you the suburbs were a great place to live. They said nothing bad could ever happen here.
But they were wrong.
 
This collection of terrifying true stories exposes the dark side of life in the ’burbs—from corpses buried in backyards... Read more >
Born on a Mountaintop
Born on a Mountaintop
Written by Bob Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307720917
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Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Written by Bob Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.  Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In Born on a Mountaintop, Bob Thompson combines the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced... Read more >
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Just a Bite
A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead
Written by Istvan Pivarcsi


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $16.95

Mustering his extensive experience on the scene of the world's richest source of vampire lore, Transylvania, historian and author István Pivárcsi seeks to peel away the effects of popular culture and set the record straight, addressing essential questions in dozens of bite-size chapters: How did vampire legends emerge in the Balkans... Read more >
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Just a Bite
Just a Bite
Written by Istvan Pivarcsi
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ISBN: 9780982578148
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Just a Bite
A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead
Written by Istvan Pivarcsi


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $14.95

Mustering his extensive experience on the scene of the world's richest source of vampire lore, Transylvania, historian and author István Pivárcsi seeks to peel away the effects of popular culture and set the record straight, addressing essential questions in dozens of bite-size chapters: How did vampire legends emerge in the Balkans... Read more >
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826619
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

Written by Hunter S. Thompson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge,and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber. Read more >
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Imagining Atlantis
Imagining Atlantis
Written by Richard Ellis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307426321
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Imagining Atlantis

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $9.99

Ever since Plato created the legend of the lost island of Atlantis, it has maintained a uniquely strong grip on the human imagination. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people--from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau--to speculate on... Read more >
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The Maya End Times
A Spiritual Adventure to the Heart of the Maya Prophecies for 2012
Written by Patricia Mercier


Format: eBook, 244 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $8.99

According to the Maya Prophecies, the 5,000-year"Fourth Age" will come to it end in 2012. In a remarkable adventure which takes her all over Central South America and involves strange ceremonies at sacred pyramids, scaling an active volcano and chases with drug runners, Patricia Mercier attempts to discover whether 2012 will... Read more >
Deadly Powers
Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination
Written by Paul A. Trout
Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $14.99

In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival strategy for coping with the constant fear of being killed and eaten by predators. Beginning nearly two million years ago... Read more >
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Deadly Powers
Deadly Powers
Written by Paul A. Trout, Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616145019
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Deadly Powers
Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination
Written by Paul A. Trout
Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich


Format: Hardcover, 325 pages
On Sale: November 7, 2011
Price: $26.00

In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival strategy for coping with the constant fear of being killed and eaten by predators. Beginning nearly two million years ago... Read more >
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Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories
Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307948243
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Boogers, Witches, and Haints: Appalachian Ghost Stories
The Foxfire Americana Library (5)
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.


Format: eBook, 131 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $2.99

A collection of spine-tingling Appalachian ghost stories and tall tales passed down from generation to generation.  Whether they tell of faucets that drip blood, monster catfish that lurk at the bottom of quarries, or strange lights on the mountaintop, these stories will make you--like the people who are sharing them--question what... Read more >
Undines
Lessons from the Realm of the Water Spirits
Written by William R. Mistele


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $18.95

Undines—from the Latin root unda, which means “wave”— are water elementals, or spirits of the water world. Like their fellow elementals—salamanders (fire), sylphs (air), and gnomes (earth)—undines are united with, and personify, their element. First mentioned in the alchemical works of medieval botanist Paracelsus, undines appear throughout European folklore. Who are... Read more >
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Vampire Forensics
Vampire Forensics
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426207303
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Vampire Forensics
Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
Written by Mark Collins Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $14.95

A round-the-world investigation of the vampire myth, including a recently discovered "vampire skeleton," brings historic and scientific context to our enduring interest in vampires. Legend and lore are examined through the lens of history, archaeology, anthropology, and forensic science in this delightfully written book by Mark Jenkins, now in paperback. It's... Read more >
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Flights of Fancy
Flights of Fancy
Written by Peter Tate
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307783974
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Flights of Fancy
Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition
Written by Peter Tate


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find:

Cranes
“Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.”
Russian proverb

Magpies
“One for sorrow, two for joy…”
Traditional English rhyme

Owls
“The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.”
Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III

Peacocks
“The peacock... Read more >
Foxfire 9
Foxfire 9
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc., Edited by Eliot Wigginton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307757371
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Foxfire 9

Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Edited by Eliot Wigginton


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $16.99

Foxfire highlights the  twentieth year of the Foxfire high school program with a  new volume as fascinating as its predecessors.  Included are general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a  praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, haint  tales, quilting, home cures, and the log cabin  revisited.


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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Foxfire 11
Foxfire 11
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc., Edited by Kaye Carver Collins and Lacy Hunter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307567567
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Foxfire 11

Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Edited by Kaye Carver Collins and Lacy Hunter


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $12.99

With this newest volume in the Foxfire series comes a wealth of the kind of folk wisdom and values of simple living that have made these volumes beloved bestsellers for the last three decades, with more than two million copies in print.

In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Eliot... Read more >
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The Sorcerer's Companion
The Sorcerer's Companion
Written by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307885135
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The Sorcerer's Companion
A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition
Written by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $16.99

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series.

Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?

Millions of readers... Read more >
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The Sorcerer's Companion
The Sorcerer's Companion
Written by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek
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ISBN: 9780307885142
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The Sorcerer's Companion
A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter, Third Edition
Written by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $14.99

The New York Times bestseller, now fully updated to include the complete seven-volume series.

Who was the real Nicholas Flamel? How did the Sorcerer’s Stone get its power? Did J. K. Rowling dream up the terrifying basilisk, the seductive veela, or the vicious grindylow? And if she didn’t, who did?

Millions of readers...

Read more >
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13 B'aktun
13 B'aktun
Written by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez, Translated by Robert Sitler, Foreword by Robert Sitler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556438967
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13 B'aktun
Mayan Visions of 2012 and Beyond
Written by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez
Translated by Robert Sitler
Foreword by Robert Sitler


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $15.95

As 2012 looms with its promise of radical cultural and spiritual change, humankind is increasingly seeking strategies to survive and thrive. In 13 B’aktun, Gaspar Pedro González turns to the traditional Mayan belief system to navigate this uncertain future. The term 13 B’aktun refers to the thirteenth cycle of 144,000 days... Read more >
Suburban Knights
Suburban Knights
Photographed by E.F. Kitchen, Introduction by Leo Braudy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875360
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Suburban Knights
A Return to the Middle Ages
Photographed by E.F. Kitchen
Introduction by Leo Braudy


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2010
Price: $35.00

“I’ll be honest, I see a lot of people join because their real life sucks. You can come here and be anybody.” 
—Lord Duncan the Monster

Whether they’re bored office stiffs, housewives, or disgruntled war vets, the armor-clad members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) like to get beat up the... Read more >
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