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A Brief Guide to Judaism: The History of the Jewish People from Abraham to the Present Day
Naftali Brawer.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762433896.  Daedalus Item Code: 32951
 
In this wide-ranging and accessible guide for the general reader, London rabbi Naftali Brawer outlines the major ideas and history of over 5,000 years of Jewish faith and thinking. Also a regular ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438549.  Daedalus Item Code: 32952
 
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 Guide to the Greek Myths
Stephen P. Kershaw.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295127.  Daedalus Item Code: 21978
 
From the origins of the gods through the homecomings of Odysseus and the Trojan heroes, from the greed of Midas and his golden touch to the reckless enthusiasm of Icarus flying too close to the sun, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages
Martyn Whittock.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845296858.  Daedalus Item Code: 21980
 
Between the 10th century and the Wars of the Roses in the mid-15th, England moved from the age of Saxon kings to the birth of the modern nation, while the consolidation of the crown and the feudal ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438518.  Daedalus Item Code: 32957
 
Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers—but who was the real Robin Hood? The story grew out ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337–1453
Desmond Seward.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841196787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33721
 
For more than a century England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that its kings had a right to the French throne—sacking towns and castles and winning glorious victories at Crecy, Poitiers, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors
Anthony Blond.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297190.  Daedalus Item Code: 32296
 
Few histories are, by their nature, as scurrilous and salacious as that of the early Roman emperors, and Anthony Blond undertakes this exposé of the lives of the Caesars with relish. Julius, usually ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Third Reich
Martyn Whittock.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849012997.  Daedalus Item Code: 21983
 
Beginning in the aftermath of World War I and the punitive Treaty of Versailles that made German recovery almost impossible, Martyn Whittock's history is an account of men who rose to the fore during ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Universe: From Ancient Babylon to the Big Bang
J.P. McEvoy.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762436224.  Daedalus Item Code: 32959
 
Since the dawn of humanity, people have gazed at the stars and attempted to define the heavens. Here astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy—also the author of Introducing Quantum Theory, Introducing ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Venice: A New History of the City and Its People
Elizabeth Horodowich.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762436903.  Daedalus Item Code: 32960
 
In this colorful history, a leading expert on Venice tells the story of the city from its ancient origins. Elizabeth Horodowich, also the author of Language and Statecraft in Early Modern ... (Read More)
 
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Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light
Jane Brox.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547520346.  Daedalus Item Code: 30583
 
"A superb history of how the availability of ever more artificial light has changed our world over the centuries, from stone lamps in prehistoric caves to contemporary light-emitting diodes (LEDs). ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disapperance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
Joao 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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