Post date: Oct 25, 2015 2:14:22 PM


This is the tragic story of the lifelong secret love between an American woman (Edith Travis) and an aristocrat (Lord Fermoy). He would become the confidant of English Prime Ministers and royalty, and the grandfather of Dianna, Princess of Whales. Revealed through a series of letters, photographs, and keepsakes, their forbidden romance is recounted in detail through the eyes of a couple whose relationship remained a secret until this writing.

THE SISTINE SECRETS Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican (Benjamin Blech)

The shocking secrets of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel artwork are revealed in this piece of non-fiction. The book tries to remove centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance from one the of world’s most famous and beloved treasures. (Please note: If you choose to download this book onto an electronic reader, it is a difficult read due to the number of editing errors.)

THIEVES OF BAGDAD (by Matthew Bogdanos)

When American forces went into Baghdad, a rampaging army of looters stole or destroyed more than 5,000 priceless antiquities from the Iraqi National Museum. Colonel Matthew Bogdanos was charged with recovering the treasures, and Thieves of Baghdad is his first-person account of how the thefts occurred, where the antiquities wound up, and what he did to get them back. He also recounts the challenges he faced growing up in downtown New York and describes his roots in Greek and Middle Eastern classics.