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Season of '42: Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War
Jack Cavanaugh.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616087401.  Daedalus Item Code: 34077
 
Big league baseball would seem to have been a hard sell in 1942; World War II was not going well in the Pacific and not much better in Europe. The country was in short supply of ships, planes, ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret History of MI6 1909–1949
Keith Jeffery.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202742.  Daedalus Item Code: 33764
 
Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (commonly known as MI6) was born a century ago amid fears of the rising power of other countries, especially Germany. The next 40 years saw MI6 taking an ... (Read More)
 
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Seizing Destiny: How America Grew from Sea to Shining Sea
Richard Kluger.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375413414.  Daedalus Item Code: 93773
 
As Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Kluger has it in this sweeping history, America's surge to dominion was equally admirable and appalling. The nation's pioneer generations were, to be sure, blessed ... (Read More)
 
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The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood
Ralph Nader.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062210647.  Daedalus Item Code: 33557
 
The activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history by The Atlantic, Ralph Nader looks back at his small-town ... (Read More)
 
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Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
Eleanor Herman.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060585440.  Daedalus Item Code: 41629
 
Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. As she did with Sex with ... (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 Church: A Parish for the World
Val Horsler, Martin Gorick & Paul Edmondson. Jonathan Bate, intro.
Publisher: Third Millenium.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906507336.  Daedalus Item Code: 34341
 
Known worldwide as the final resting place of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon's Trinity Church has a colorful history extending back centuries before the birth of the Bard. With color ... (Read More)
 
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Shots of War: 150 Years of Dramatic Photography from the Battlefield
Paul Brewer.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847323651.  Daedalus Item Code: 32921
 
For centuries, warfare was glorified and romanticized in paintings and art. This began to change with the invention of photography in the 1850s, and the public became acquainted with the true nature ... (Read More)
 
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Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Julia Fox.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345516046.  Daedalus Item Code: 41015
 
The author of Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford, Julia Fox here gives us a fascinating dual portrait of Katherine and Juana, the daughters of Spain's King Ferdinand and ... (Read More)
 
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Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad
Jehanne Wake.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451607611.  Daedalus Item Code: 23939
 
As gripping as any great historical novel, this is the true story of Marianne, Bess, Louisa, and Emily Caton, the exuberant American sisters who enthralled English Regency society. Descended from ... (Read More)
 
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Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War
John Lewis-Stempel.
Publisher: Orion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244457.  Daedalus Item Code: 41313
 
The author of The Autobiography of the British Soldier and The Wild Life here tells the extraordinary story of Britain's junior officers in World War I, many of whom went straight from ... (Read More)
 
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The Skolfields and Their Ships: "A Singleness of Purpose"
Ermine S. Reynolds & Kenneth R. Martin.
Publisher: Maine Maritime Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780937410127.  Daedalus Item Code: 40087
 
The Skolfields were a prominent shipbuilding family from Harpswell, Maine, whose enterprise demonstrated "a singleness of purpose," and whose ships sailed from the late 18th to the early 20th ... (Read More)
 
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