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Selim Aga: A Slave's Odyssey
James McCarthy. James Robertson, foreword.
Publisher: Luath.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905222179.  Daedalus Item Code: 70106
 
Born around 1827, Selim Aga was eight years old when he was abducted from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, sold into slavery, and auctioned to the highest bidder 2,000 miles away in Egypt. He was killed ... (Read More)
 
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The Seymours of Wolf Hall: A Tudor Family Story
David Loades.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781445634951.  Daedalus Item Code: 70395
 
This history by the biographer of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I tells of the epic rise and fall of the family at the heart of the Tudor court; although the Seymours of Wolf Hall arrived ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Neil MacGregor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026340.  Daedalus Item Code: 63445
 
Though we feel as though we know the world of Hamlet or Macbeth through Shakespeare's vivid characters, we cannot understand them as his contemporaries did. In this brilliant work of historical ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
Owen Chase. Tim Cahill, foreword. Paul Lyons, intro.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784871260.  Daedalus Item Code: 70849
 
A superb companion to Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea (made into a gripping feature film in 2015)—and an outstanding evocation of the whaling life in its own right—this is the ... (Read More)
 
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Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr
Jeremy Scott.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541305.  Daedalus Item Code: 70154
 
In this follow-up to Dancing on Ice: A 1930s Arctic Adventure, Jeremy Scott gives us the career of Richard Byrd Jr., who very much wanted to be famous as the first man to fly over the North ... (Read More)
 
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The Sites of Ancient Greece
Georg Gerster, photog. Paul Cartledge, intro.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714860848.  Daedalus Item Code: 54401
 
Much as he did in The Past From Above, Georg Gerster uses aerial photography to create a new perspective on historical sites, and Greece boasts an impressive number of iconic structures and ... (Read More)
 
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Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945–1965
Michael Burleigh.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025459.  Daedalus Item Code: 61657
 
Here the Samuel Johnson Prize–winning author of The Third Reich presents a sweeping history of the Cold War's many "hot" wars in the 20 years following the end of World War II. As once-great ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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A Soldier's Story
Omar N. Bradley. A.J. Liebling, intro. Caleb Carr, series editor.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375754210.  Daedalus Item Code: 70352
 
D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory: Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb
Mike Rossiter.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755365647.  Daedalus Item Code: 54210
 
In "a gripping espionage story that might have been penned by the master of Cold War spy fiction, John le Carré" (Daily Express, London), the author of I Sank the Bismarck and Target ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy's Bedside Book: An Undercover Collection of Fiction, Memoir, and Tricks of the Trade from All-Time Masters of Espionage
Graham Greene & Hugh Greene, eds.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553385908.  Daedalus Item Code: 70354
 
For anyone who's ever wondered what it really takes to be a spy, former British intelligence agent Graham Greene (author of The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, and The End of the ... (Read More)
 
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Spying for the Führer: Hitler's Espionage Machine
Christer Jörgensen.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785830870.  Daedalus Item Code: 64609
 
From the fledgling beginnings of the Nazi SA Stormtroopers in the 1930s, Nazi Germany developed an espionage machine to rival any in the world. The SD, Abwehr, and Gestapo all were German ... (Read More)
 
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