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This Incredible New Book Chronicles the Heroes and Villains of the Discovery of America and West Indies

I admit, I’ve never heard of Bartolomé de las Casas and I probably never would have if I didn’t pick up this book. He was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican friar. He was appointed as the resident Bishop of Chiapas, and the first officially appointed “Protector of the Indians”. If …

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If Middle Earth Races Were Actually Religious Orders

From the immortal spirits of Ainur, to the race of Woses, Middle Earth is richly peopled. Although each of the principle races, Elves, Hobbits, Men, Dwarves, Ents and Orcs interact heavily in Tolkien’s tales, the various peoples of Middle Earth have a distinctiveness to them. Where one race is earthy and concerned more with the roots of a garden …

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