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Blood on the Water: William Monk, Book 20

The new historical thriller featuring William Monk from The New York Times best-selling author.

London, 1856: A deadly act of terror on the Thames leads William Monk into a treacherous world where the powerful seek to buy justice, and no one is safe. It is a time of progress, with the Empire's interests expanding and the Suez Canal nearing completion. Many people stand to gain - and to lose - as the world rapidly changes.

When a Thames pleasure boat is blown up with the loss of many lives, an Egyptian man is quickly sentenced to hang for the crime. But William Monk, head of the River Police, discovers the evidence was flawed. As he and his wife, Hester, investigate further, Monk begins to wonder if the wrong man was convicted. If justice itself has been tainted, exposing the true culprit will be far more hazardous....

Mythology: Folklore, Myths & Legends: The History of Gods, Men and the Mythologies of the World (Myths and Legends, Mythologies of the World Book 1)

When is a story more than just a story? When does it become a myth?

When it holds a piece of truth about our history, our morality, and the cosmos.

Throughout history, humankind has use stories to explain the unknown. From the cycle of the moon to the changing of the seasons, tales about supernatural beings and events have served to account for the purpose of the cosmos. But mythology isn't entirely fiction, these stories have been passed down for generations for a reason. They also hold a kernel of truth about our ancestors and our world.

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Take a peek at the stories on ancient Jewish scrolls that became the cornerstone of Jewish traditions, teachings, and laws.

Listen to ancient Egyptian tales of Ra, Isis, Osiris, and Horus and glimpse the core of Egyptian understanding of the cycles of nature.

See how the myths of the Norse and Vikings are tied to the growth of life and seafaring raids.

Glimpse the development of Christian faith and belief through the ancient stories of creation, floods, and Armageddon.

Learn how the Romans wove the tales of their people into lessons of morality, integrity, and politics.

Watch the Greeks capture their ideas and beliefs into narratives and poems of heroes, tragedy, and victory.



Start your journey through humankind's oldest tales with Folklore, Myths & Legends: The History of Gods, Men and the Mythologies of the World and learn how ancient humans understood and explained the questions of the universe.

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The 15 Most Important Events in World History

An excellent short look at the 15 biggest, most important, most significant, Earth-changing events in world history. These are the events that changed the course of history, that reversed the progress of civilizations, or exploded them onto the global stage. Illustrated to enhance the reading experience.

The Idea of Progress: An inguiry into its origin and growth

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was condu....

Hidden Figures Teaching Guide: Teaching Guide and Sample Chapter

We know that teachers are always looking for new and inspiring books to assign to their students. To help you decide if Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures is right for your classroom, we've created this special e-book that contains a teaching guide and sample chapters.

Hidden Figures has already been adopted as a common book on campuses across the country, and it has been assigned as required reading in high school and college courses on a variety of subjects--from history, math, and science to composition and women's studies.