Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.

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Tripping through Time: The Fascinating History of the Magic Mushroom

The use of magic mushrooms is not just a modern-day phenomenon. In fact, evidence of the consumption of these hallucinogenic fungi may trace back as many as 11,000 years. But ancient peoples did not just consume the drug for recreational purposes. In many cultures, the mushrooms were considered the gateway to the spiritual realm.

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Exploring the Famous Legend of St. George and the Dragon

St. George is perhaps one of Christianity’s most famous saints, and is best-known as the patron saint of England. Apart from this well-known fact, St. George is also the patron saint of a number of other countries, including Portugal, Georgia, Lithuania, and Greece. The most popular tale regarding this saint is the one in which he slays a dragon. Thus, St. George is most commonly depicted as a knight mounted on a horse and in the process of spearing a dragon. This image has inspired many artists over the years, and has been portrayed on various coats of arms.

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