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Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Kostas Vlassopoulos.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380897.  Daedalus Item Code: 13728
 
Ancient Greece is famous as the civilization that "gave" the world democracy. Democracy has in modern times become the rallying cry of liberation from supposed totalitarianism and dictatorship. It is ... (Read More)
 
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A Postcard from Shakespeare's Avon
Jan Dobrzynski & Keith Turner.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750948487.  Daedalus Item Code: 30117
 
Flowing for nearly 100 miles through gently rolling countryside at the very heart of England, the Avon is one of the most quintessentially English rivers in the country. Visiting such places as ... (Read More)
 
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Pox: An American History
Michael Willrich.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202865.  Daedalus Item Code: 34164
 
How far should the government go to protect us from peril? And what happens when the interests of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience? At the turn of the 20th ... (Read More)
 
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The Pox and the Covenant: Mather, Franklin, and the Epidemic that Changed America's Destiny
Tony Williams.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402260933.  Daedalus Item Code: 40817
 
Early in the 18th century, many Puritans living in Boston believed that their city held a covenant with God; they would live uncorrupted lives, and God would spare them His divine wrath. But in April ... (Read More)
 
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Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937–1948
Madeleine Albright.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062030313.  Daedalus Item Code: 36299
 
Before future Secretary of State and U.N. ambassador Madeleine Albright turned 12, her life had already been shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia (the country where she was born), the Battle ... (Read More)
 
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Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain
Neil R. Storey.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752452692.  Daedalus Item Code: 23165
 
Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this is an illustrated tour of the Victorian prison system and the daily experiences of those on both sides of the bars, including food, divine service, ... (Read More)
 
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The Queens of Ancient Egypt
Rosanna Pirelli. Dorothea Arnold, intro.
Publisher: White Star Publishers.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9788854403345.  Daedalus Item Code: 12910
 
Presented in an oversized, slipcased edition with color photos (up to 20 x 14 inches) of tombs, art, jewelry, and artifacts, this is a fascinating exploration of the role and status of the female ... (Read More)
 
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The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom 1879–1960
Douglas Brinkley.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062005960.  Daedalus Item Code: 22322
 
This riveting history of some of America's most beautiful natural resources, by the author of the National Outdoor Book Award–winning The Wilderness Warrior, documents the heroic fight waged ... (Read More)
 
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A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa
Dominique Lapierre.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306818820.  Daedalus Item Code: 21889
 
In 1652 a group of Dutch Calvinist farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa with a mandate from the Dutch India Company simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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Reading Judas: The Controversial Message of the Ancient Gospel of Judas
Elaine Pagels & Karen L. King.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141030135.  Daedalus Item Code: 41421
 
National Book Award winner Elaine Pagels—author of The Gnostic Gospels—and ecclesiastical history professor Karen King here translate and explore the implications of the long lost Gospel of ... (Read More)
 
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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
Giles Milton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312421298.  Daedalus Item Code: 34986
 
Before he gave us Nathaniel's Nutmeg and Big Chief Elizabeth, Giles Milton's first book was this sparkling travelogue in the legendary footsteps of Sir John Mandeville, the ... (Read More)
 
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