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Seeds, Sex and Civilization: How the Hidden Life of Plants Has Shaped Our World
Peter Thompson.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251706.  Daedalus Item Code: 51106
 
When speaking of the great builders of civilization, few people think first of rice, wheat, coffee, nuts, peas, beans, or olives. Yet man's relationship with such seeds has for millennia influenced ... (Read More)
 
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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060753627.  Daedalus Item Code: 14178
 
The author of God's Secretaries here uses the battle of Trafalgar to examine ideas of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessary aspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the ... (Read More)
 
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Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva: Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage
John Witte Jr. & Robert M. Kingdon.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802848031.  Daedalus Item Code: 32218
 
You would not expect from his dour reputation that John Calvin transformed Western understanding of sex, marriage, and family life. And yet, in this fascinating, even sensational, volume John Witte ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
 
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghai: City Between Cultures
Marlo Scheder-Bieschin, photog.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783937406350.  Daedalus Item Code: 52024
 
A city between cultures, transformed from the Pearl of the Orient to New China's boomtown, Shanghai is a place where timeless culture and traditions exist side by side with the driving force of the ... (Read More)
 
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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 42512
 
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (Read More)
 
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The Skolfields and Their Ships: "A Singleness of Purpose"
Ermine S. Reynolds & Kenneth R. Martin.
Publisher: Maine Maritime Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780937410127.  Daedalus Item Code: 40087
 
The Skolfields were a prominent shipbuilding family from Harpswell, Maine, whose enterprise demonstrated "a singleness of purpose," and whose ships sailed from the late 18th to the early 20th ... (Read More)
 
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The Spanish Armada: The Great Enterprise Against England 1588
Angus Konstam.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846034961.  Daedalus Item Code: 32702
 
In 1588, King Philip II attempted to invade England by sailing a vast Armada up the English Channel. His plan was to meet the Spanish army off the coast of France and then ferry them across to ... (Read More)
 
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Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy
Peter Stothard.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203231.  Daedalus Item Code: 40925
 
Spartacus is remembered as the Thracian gladiator who rose up from slavery in 73 BC and defeated every Roman army sent to destroy him. We tend to see his struggle as a fight for freedom, but it had ... (Read More)
 
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Spies of the First World War: Under Cover for King and Kaiser
James Morton.
Publisher: National Archives.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905615469.  Daedalus Item Code: 51108
 
Beginning with the spy panic in pre-war Britain that prompted the creation of the fledgling MI5 and MI6 in a common set of rooms, this book tells how modern spycraft evolved during World War I, from ... (Read More)
 
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A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
Winston Groom.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802139986.  Daedalus Item Code: 49350
 
The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most dreaded battlefield in all of World War I, and probably of any war in history. It was said that you could smell the stench of death for miles before ... (Read More)
 
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Stupid Wars: A Citizen's Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions & Ridiculous Revolutions
Ed Strosser & Michael Prince.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061258473.  Daedalus Item Code: 51270
 
Be prepared to laugh out loud—and gasp in horror—at the painfully idiotic warfare strategies, alliances, and decisions profiled here by best friends and history buffs Ed Strosser and Michael Prince. ... (Read More)
 
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