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Lords of the Rim: China's Renaissance (The Dynasty Books Book 1)
Lords of the Rim: China's Renaissance (The Dynasty Books Book 1)

5.0 out of 5 stars Chock-full of fascinating details and insights derived from intense research ..., 17 Mar. 2015
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Chock-full of fascinating details and insights derived from intense research and quite a bit of personal experience, it's worth bearing with the at times very anecdotal tone.


A Short History of Byzantium
A Short History of Byzantium
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Mar. 2015
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Probably the best general history on the East Roman Empire ever-read the 3-volume version if you can!


The Normans in the South, 1016-1130 (The Normans in Sicily)
The Normans in the South, 1016-1130 (The Normans in Sicily)
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5.0 out of 5 stars JJN has an eye for detail, a way with ..., 17 Mar. 2015
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JJN has an eye for detail, a way with a phrase and a gift for drawing personalities out of a dry history that really brings it to life.


Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression
Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful!, 17 Mar. 2015
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Original, practical, passionate-as well as well thought out. Useful!


Fate and Destiny, the Two Agreements of the Soul- Newly Revised and Expanded Edition
Fate and Destiny, the Two Agreements of the Soul- Newly Revised and Expanded Edition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Mar. 2015
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Original, provocative and inspiring-although I admit to preferring to hear him than listen to him.


Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China
Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China

5.0 out of 5 stars Written with a wonderful eye for detail, 17 Mar. 2015
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Compelling and humane. Written with a wonderful eye for detail, tremendous depth, warmth and insight.


Gold Warriors by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave
Gold Warriors by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating, idiosyncratic and enraging breakdown of a dimly-known ..., 17 Mar. 2015
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A fascinating, idiosyncratic and enraging breakdown of a dimly-known but crucial area of WW2 and postwar history, the results and ramifications of which are more vital than ever. Outstanding journalism.
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The Essential Titus Burckhardt: Reflections on Sacred Art, Faiths, and Civilizations (Perennial Philosophy Series)
The Essential Titus Burckhardt: Reflections on Sacred Art, Faiths, and Civilizations (Perennial Philosophy Series)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 Mar. 2015
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Fascinating-and gorgeous just to look at.


From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only)
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only)
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully observed and surprising, 17 Mar. 2015
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Richly detailed, beautifully observed and surprising.


A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell Book 2)
A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell Book 2)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 17 Mar. 2015
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Facile & disppointing.


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