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Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
Lucy Lethbridge.
Publisher: Norton/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393241099.  Daedalus Item Code: 53548
In this "ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life" (Salon.com), historian Lucy Lethbridge considers the evolution of the British domestic servant from the turn of the 20th century through ... (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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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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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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Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel, Nazi Agent
Hal Vaughan.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780701185008.  Daedalus Item Code: 62657
The author of Doctor to the Resistance and FDR's Twelve Apostles here uncovers the true story of fashion designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in occupied Paris during World War II. Hal ... (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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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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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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