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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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The Poppy: A Cultural History from Ancient Egypt to Flanders Fields to Afghanistan
Nicholas J. Saunders.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851687053.  Daedalus Item Code: 43738
 
Since the trench warfare of World War I, the poppy—sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, and immortalized in John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields"—has become an international symbol ... (Read More)
 
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The Pride of Place: Local Memories and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century France
Stephane Gerson.
Publisher: Cornell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801488733.  Daedalus Item Code: 91904
 
Nineteenth-century France grew fascinated with the local past. Thousands of citizens embraced local archaeology, penned historical vignettes and monographs, staged historical pageants, and created ... (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 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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Random Acts of Politeness: Eccentric, Quirky and Occasionally Suicidal Examples of Selflessness and Courtesy
Andrew Taylor.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752459776.  Daedalus Item Code: 43021
 
In his uplifting tribute to the finest qualities of humankind, filled with amusing, occasionally astounding examples of kind and selfless acts from the worlds of sports, fashion, military, and daily ... (Read More)
 
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Reader's Digest War Stories: Daring First-Hand Accounts of World War II from the Magazine Archives
Jock Stirrup, foreword. Jo Bourne, ed.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780201016.  Daedalus Item Code: 42865
 
Reproduced directly from the magazine's pages—including original photos and illustrations, short items to fill out a page, and several "Humor in Uniform" entries—this anthology collects 23 pieces ... (Read More)
 
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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003638.  Daedalus Item Code: 49564
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) In his third History of England, following Foundation and Tudors, two-time Whitbread Award winner and Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd ... (Read More)
 
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Recipes From an Edwardian Country House: A Stately English Home Shares Its Classic Tastes
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476730332.  Daedalus Item Code: 42981
 
The author of Britain's Good Granny guides and numerous gardening books (as well as the mother of television chef and organic local food advocate Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall), "Granny Jane" ... (Read More)
 
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Religion in America: A Comprehensive Guide to Faith, History, and Tradition
Harold Rabinowitz & Greg Tobin, eds. Jane I. Smith, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402743016.  Daedalus Item Code: 43302
 
In this outstanding illustrated encyclopedia of more than 30 religions, denominations, and belief systems in America, readers will find an introduction to each faith's basic tenets and structure. ... (Read More)
 
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