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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Roosevelt and the Holocaust: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation
Robert L. Beir, with Brian Josepher.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620876268.  Daedalus Item Code: 54008
 
A scholar of both Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Robert Beir first experienced anti-Semitism in 1932 at the age of 14; his own experiences were a microcosm for anti-Semitism among the majority ... (Read More)
 
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The Routemaster Pocket-Book: 1956: Ding! Ding! Fares Please
Matthew Jones, ed.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844861521.  Daedalus Item Code: 41609
 
Designed from the ground up in 1955, London's iconic red double-decker Routemaster bus became as much a symbol of the capital as Big Ben or Tower Bridge. This delightful pocket manual is an unusual ... (Read More)
 
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Sabres on the Steppes: Danger, Diplomacy and Adventure in the Great Game
John Ure. Toby Ward, illus.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849016674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60474
 
Victorian England produced a breed of international adventurers, some of the most daring of whom set out to help stem Russian military advances—the "Great Game" of imperial ambition in Central Asia. ... (Read More)
 
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
 
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret War in Italy: Special Forces, Partisans and Covert Operations 1943–45
William Fowler.
Publisher: Ian Allan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711035287.  Daedalus Item Code: 52375
 
In this fine account of the war in Italy and the role of special forces there in the final years of World War II, William Fowler spotlights the last operational airborne combat drop of the war, ... (Read More)
 
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Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta
Thomas G. Dyer.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801868153.  Daedalus Item Code: 61710
 
Despite the unified front projected by the Confederacy, Union sympathizers remained in Atlanta for the duration of the American Civil War, posits Thomas Dyer. Drawing upon a little-known diary by ... (Read More)
 
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Selkirk's Island
Diana Souhami.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782060314.  Daedalus Item Code: 61314
 
(Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award) The author of Gertrude and Alice, Greta and Cecil, and The Trials of Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami here gives us a singular ... (Read More)
 
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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029294.  Daedalus Item Code: 60509
 
In this 1979 follow-up to her wildly popular memoir Below Stairs—a primary inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey—Margaret Powell relates a true romantic story ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
E. Foley & B. Coates.
Publisher: Plume.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780147515360.  Daedalus Item Code: 61567
 
William Shakespeare was so prolific that even most scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course—and most of the rest of us haven't even a clue as to what a petard actually is. And so, for ... (Read More)
 
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The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812
George C. Daughan.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465019625.  Daedalus Item Code: 60510
 
A few months after the outbreak of the War of 1812, Captain David Porter set out in the USS Essex on a 17-month cruise to the South Seas, an odyssey related in swashbuckling detail by the ... (Read More)
 
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The Shipwreck Cannibals: Captain John Deane and the Boon Island Flesh Eating Scandal
Adam Nightingale.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752487236.  Daedalus Item Code: 60071
 
In August 1710, the British merchant ship Nottingham Galley sailed for New England until a storm shipwrecked the 14 crewmen on Boon Island, a barren stretch of rock off the coast of Maine. Two ... (Read More)
 
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