Rare & Antique Books & Manuscripts
J.P. Morgan's Personal Librarian, Belle Greene, Passed As White To Avoid Racism and Segregation.
Belle Greene, passing as White, became the personal librarian for J.P. Morgan. Born to Black parents in 1879, she reinvented herself to gain access to a white world as J.P. Morgan's Personal Librarian.
This Hazardous Book Can't Be Read by Anyone on The Planet, and Here's a Strong Reason Why
The purpose of books is to be read. Surprisingly, not all novels are readable. The book I'll be discussing in this post confounds scientists, perplexes regular people, and remains a big mystery since it's impossible to read. What exactly is it? This article will tell you all you need to know.
The Richard Burton Diaries:A Treasure Trove of Literature and Fascinating to the Extreme
Richard Burton is one of the greatest stars of the world and his diariess are very interesting to read.
The role of the woman in the revolution of human society is equal to the man in history. If the men is considered as the symbol of bravery and war then the woman is supposed to be the sign of peace. And damn to it, her habit of peace is construed as coward act and source of impoverishment.
Islamic Literature: Recipe for Rejuvenation as per 'the Perfumed Garden'
The Perfumed Garden an ancient Arabic manual gives interesting foods that act as an aphrodisac.
Life of Vatsyayana: the Author of the Kama Sutra
The Kama Sutra is recognized as one of the great works of erotic literature. The book was translated by Sir Richard Burton from the original Sanskrit. Despite the translation and the popularity of the book nothing much is known about the writer Vatsayana. He remains a shadowy figure
24 Mind-Blowing Quotes That Will Change Your Life
Among all humans in all ages, who didn't wish to find words of wisdom and enlightenment from loved ones or from great souls that ever lived on this planet, to help them when a Straw might be all what that they need to hold on to their lives, dreams, desires or goals.
Rise and the Fall of the Confederate Government, 1881, Jefferson Davis
Rise and the Fall of the Confederate Government, 1881. Jefferson Davis did a excellent history of what Confederate States had stood for in its struggle with the Union in the Civil War & the aftermath.
Trying to Make Sense of the Voynich Manuscript: A Brief History
The Voynich Manuscript anything but an easy read....that is if you can get through the first page. It's often listed as one of the most mysterious books ever written. Here is a brief story of it.