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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Colin Wells.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599211220.  Daedalus Item Code: 70016
 
What if Thucydides had written smut instead of history? What began as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece stands today as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World
Thomas Crump.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845298975.  Daedalus Item Code: 63762
 
From the advent of the 18th century to the high-water mark of the Victorian era, the world was transformed by mechanized technology; inventors, businessmen, scientists, and explorers all played a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, 1314–1485
Peter Reid.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295349.  Daedalus Item Code: 63151
 
From 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors, a period that saw the unprecedented supremacy of the English armies over those of Scotland and France. The former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans?
Jonathan Clements.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845290764.  Daedalus Item Code: 70436
 
Between the 8th and 11th centuries, the Vikings surged from their Scandinavian homeland to trade, plunder, explore, and invade, from Newfoundland to Baghdad. They are alternately seen as great ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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Bright Ideas: 10 Colored Pencils

Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: .
ISBN: 9781452154374.  Daedalus Item Code: 69255
 
These vibrantly hued, well-made colored pencils are not just your run of the mill—they're meant to inspire. Brown, for example, is labeled "Chocolate Fondoodles" in embossed gold letters, while ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
João Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
 
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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