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Seeds, Sex and Civilization: How the Hidden Life of Plants Has Shaped Our World
Peter Thompson.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251706.  Daedalus Item Code: 51106
When speaking of the great builders of civilization, few people think first of rice, wheat, coffee, nuts, peas, beans, or olives. Yet man's relationship with such seeds has for millennia influenced ... (Read More)
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (Read More)
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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: 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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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Neil MacGregor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026340.  Daedalus Item Code: 54295
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 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 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 and 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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Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins
J.E. Lendon.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465015061.  Daedalus Item Code: 43887
Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status in the 5th century B.C. and the resulting indignation of authoritarian Sparta, J.E. Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the Ten ... (Read More)
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Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Leah Bendavid-Val.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426201738.  Daedalus Item Code: 53875
Married to a titan of the literary world in pre-revolutionary Russia, Sophia Tolstoy was a deeply religious and traditional woman as well as a rebellious and remarkably modern one. For 48 years she ... (Read More)
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