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Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471125706.  Daedalus Item Code: 63159
 
The life of William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the history of London; as Catharine Arnold tells the story, the great dramatist and the great city came of age together at the turn of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Glorious Art of Peace: From the Iliad to Iraq
John Gittings.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199575763.  Daedalus Item Code: 50942
 
Human progress and prosperity depend on a peaceful environment, and people generally have always sought to live in peace, yet our perception of the past is too often dominated by a narrative ... (Read More)
 
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Go Spy the Land: Being the Adventures of IK8 of the British Secret Service
George Alexander Hill.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849546522.  Daedalus Item Code: 63301
 
Before espionage became a high-tech game of data mining and cyber hacking it was the realm of men like George Alexander Hill—IK8—in an era of swashbuckling agents, swordsticks, and secret ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World
Catherine Hofmann, Hélène Richard & Emmanuelle Vagnon.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781770852389.  Daedalus Item Code: 64602
 
First appearing in 13th-century Italy, portolan charts were parchment atlases prized by sailors as navigational aids, and were used to interest wealthy sponsors in empire-building. Shown here in more ... (Read More)
 
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Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
Charles Bracelen Flood.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820281.  Daedalus Item Code: 51779
 
Shortly after losing all of his wealth in an 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned that he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. To protect his family from financial hardship, a determined Grant ... (Read More)
 
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Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Nicola Shulman.
Publisher: Steerforth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586422073.  Daedalus Item Code: 38408
 
Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Sir Thomas Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities
Matthew White. Steven Pinker, foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61178
 
Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's compulsively readable and utterly original account, an epic examination of history's one hundred most violent man-made events, ... (Read More)
 
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Great Britain: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide
Charlotte Trounce, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406356236.  Daedalus Item Code: 64491
 
From Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to the Roman spa at Bath and the magnificent castle at Caernarfon, from the stones of the Giant's Causeway and the ancient circle of Stonehenge to the ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Escape
Paul Brickhill.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780304356874.  Daedalus Item Code: 63778
 
One of the most famous stories from World War II, dramatized in the film of the same name, this is the 1950 account of how more than 600 men in a German prisoner of war camp worked together to ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes
Brian Dillon.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844882816.  Daedalus Item Code: 62167
 
In April 1916, shortly before the Battle of the Somme began in France, a fire started in a munitions works located in the Kentish marshes of England; the resulting series of explosions killed 108 ... (Read More)
 
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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248677.  Daedalus Item Code: 51173
 
If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... (Read More)
 
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Great Military Blunders: History's Worst Battlefield Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Geoffrey Regan.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781774748.  Daedalus Item Code: 63145
 
Down through the centuries military history has been marked as much by misjudgments and incompetence as by gallantry and glory. Such blunders have often ended in tragedy, from the Battle of ... (Read More)
 
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