Randall Sullivan

Who doesn’t love pirate stories? Adventure, freedom, exciting battles, chests of gold…  So it’s no surprise the mystery of Oak Island, located off the shores of Nova Scotia, have fascinated us for centuries.

In the late 1790s, a group of teens exploring the heavily wooded island found a …

Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

Robert Kurson

The idea of leaving  your day job and mundane life and heading out to sea to find pirate treasure can sound like a pipe dream. But there really are people whose business is to search for lost treasure. …

Alexander Langlands

For those of us who like working with our hands, there is nothing as satisfying as making a useful and beautiful object we can use for years. Cræft, being skilled at creating unique, hand-made items sourced from nature locally, has nearly disappeared. Once, being a craftsperson who could …

Molly Oldfield

In many ways, this is an excellent and intriguing book. Oldfield managed to gain access to sixty museums and was allowed to view objects never seen by the public.  Each entry covers one of these objects.  They range from the sad – Anne Frank’s friendship book, and sketches …

David Stephenson

Heavenly Vaults: From Romanesque to Gothic in European Architecture catalogs dozens of vaulted ceilings.  Each one, shot from a prone position below, is a masterpiece. The ability of humans with nothing but crude tools and sweat-labor to make some magnificent structures is mind-boggling.  We have wildly advanced tools, …

Archeology Magazine

A truly fantastic magazine. Articles range from current digs in Iran recently opened for the first time in 30 years, to an urban archeological dig being done through the floor of a room in a fully functioning motel. No one country or time period receives any special emphasis. …