Ancient Rome in So Many Words
by Christopher Francese
The word histories in this book use language as a window into the culture of ancient Rome. The hidden stories behind common Latin words illustrate interesting aspects of Roman life, while more rare terms shed light on noteworthy facets of this ancient culture.
And I Am Afraid of My Dreams
by Wanda Poltawska
In February 1941, Wanda Półtawska was arrested by the Gestapo. She was nineteen years old. Charged with aiding and abetting the resistance movement—a heinous crime in Nazi-occupied Poland—she was sent to the notorious Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Originally written nearly fifty years ago, this powerful story is an enduring testament to the courage of the human spirit.
Estonian Tastes and Traditions
by Karin Annus Kärner
--Out of Stock--
This comprehensive cookbook contains more than 150 traditional and modern recipes all designed for the modern kitchen with readily available ingredients.
Folk Tales from Chile
by Brenda Hughes, illustrated by Dick de Wilde
Out of Print
These 15 tales give a taste of the variety of Chile’s rich folklore. The stories represent both the Old World that the Spanish soldiers and priests who colonized the region brought with them, and the native Indian culture of the original inhabitants of Chile. Despite the attempts of the Spanish to impose their language, rule of law, and Catholicism upon Chile, many of the native Indian tribes clung tenaciously to their own language, customs, and beliefs.
Folk Tales from Simla
by Alice Elizabeth Dracott
Originally published in 1906, Hippocrene Books is pleased to bring this unique collection of folk tales from Simla, once the summer capital of India under British rule, back into print. Collected by the author at the beginning of the twentieth century, these tales and legends from the villagers of the Himalayas introduce the reader to a world of enchantment and delight--with brave Rajahs, beautiful princesses, talking animals, lush jungles, virtuous Brahmins, and magicians and witches unlike any in other fairy tales. Eight illustrations by the author add to the charm of the collection.