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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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Shakespeare's Pub: A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of Its Oldest Pub—The George Inn
Pete Brown.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250033888.  Daedalus Item Code: 63444
The author of Man Walks into a Pub and the travel book Three Sheets to the Wind—London's Times Literary Supplement called him "the beer drinker's Bill Bryson"—Pete Brown here ... (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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A Short History of Disease: Plagues, Poxes and Civilisations
Sean Martin.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843444190.  Daedalus Item Code: 63827
From the dawn of human history through the modern day, disease has claimed more lives than natural disasters and war combined, and yet it remains an ineradicable menace. In this fascinating anecdotal ... (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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Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History
Canyon Sam. The Dalai Lama, foreword.
Publisher: Washington.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780295989532.  Daedalus Item Code: 60020
A third-generation Chinese-American, Canyon Sam is a San Francisco writer, performance artist, and activist for an autonomous Tibet. Here, in a lyrical narrative of her 2007 journey to Tibet, she ... (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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The Spartacus War
Barry Strauss.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753826980.  Daedalus Item Code: 63828
Starting with a barracks escape of some 70 men, armed with kitchen knives, the revolt led by the Thracian gladiator Spartacus in 73 BC grew into a full-scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous ... (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 State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
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The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
George MacDonald Fraser.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781632204561.  Daedalus Item Code: 63991
From the 13th to the 16th centuries, outlaws ruled the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feuding and raiding, terror and reprisal were everyday events, and a way of life for the ... (Read More)
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