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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
 
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (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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Ships of the Civil War 1861–1865: An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the Confederacy
Kevin J. Dougherty.
Publisher: Amber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909160675.  Daedalus Item Code: 60365
 
Although noted for its land battles, the American Civil War's marine engagements announced a new kind of naval warfare, with the first-time use of ironclads, submarines, and torpedoes. Here 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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A Short History of the 20th Century
Geoffrey Blainey.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781566636872.  Daedalus Item Code: 52491
 
From the death of Queen Victoria through the September 11th attacks, the author of Sea of Dangers chronicles the century that—perhaps more than any other—is difficult to sum up in one volume; ... (Read More)
 
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544102767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60330
 
(Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction) Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and the National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, ... (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. Foreword the Dalai Lama.
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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The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
Richard Kurin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205293.  Daedalus Item Code: 54297
 
The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest and most popular repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Richard Kurin, the SI's Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture ... (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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Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533379.  Daedalus Item Code: 41991
 
In 1835 the nation's capital simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves in the city for the first time. Among the enslaved was ... (Read More)
 
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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Story
Trudi Kanter. Linda Grant, intro.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43997
 
In 1938, beautiful and charismatic Trudi Kanter—a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna—fell in love with businessman Walter Ehrlich. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world ... (Read More)
 
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