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Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
Frances Larson.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871404541.  Daedalus Item Code: 70236
 
From Madame Tussaud modeling the guillotined head of Robespierre to Damien Hirst photographing decapitated heads in city morgues, from Western collectors whose demand for shrunken heads spurred ... (Read More)
 
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The Seymours of Wolf Hall: A Tudor Family Story
David Loades.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781445634951.  Daedalus Item Code: 70395
 
This history by the biographer of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I tells of the epic rise and fall of the family at the heart of the Tudor court; although the Seymours of Wolf Hall arrived ... (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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Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr
Jeremy Scott.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541305.  Daedalus Item Code: 70154
 
In this follow-up to Dancing on Ice: A 1930s Arctic Adventure, Jeremy Scott gives us the career of Richard Byrd Jr., who very much wanted to be famous as the first man to fly over the North ... (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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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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Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album
Barbara Levine, curator.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568985572.  Daedalus Item Code: 62931
 
Today, the photo album is something we practically take for granted, and scrapbooking is a billion-dollar industry with its own television network, but it was not always so. George Eastman's 1900 ... (Read More)
 
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A Soldier's Story
Omar N. Bradley. A.J. Liebling, intro. Caleb Carr, series editor.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375754210.  Daedalus Item Code: 70352
 
D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Paris, the relentless drive through Germany toward Allied victory: Omar Bradley, the "GI General," was there for every major engagement in the ... (Read More)
 
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Soldiers of the Queen: Victorian Colonial Conflict in the Words of Those Who Fought
Stephen Manning.
Publisher: Spellmount.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752449845.  Daedalus Item Code: 64772
 
The reach of Victorian Britain's power across the queen's vast empire has always been impressive, but as this book shows, the feat was very nearly miraculous in light of the conditions under which ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb
Mike Rossiter.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755365647.  Daedalus Item Code: 54210
 
In "a gripping espionage story that might have been penned by the master of Cold War spy fiction, John le Carré" (Daily Express, London), the author of I Sank the Bismarck and Target ... (Read More)
 
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