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The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection
Jerry Brotton.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330427098.  Daedalus Item Code: 43945
 
(Nominated for the 2006 Samuel Johnson Prize) Great Britain's Charles I (1600–49) showed an extravagance in amassing his art collection that scandalized Parliament and led to civil war, the ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Adams: A Life
Ira Stoll.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743299121.  Daedalus Item Code: 50644
 
In this stirring biography, Samuel Adams is brought into the first tier of founding fathers—a rank, argues Ira Stoll, that he has long deserved. With eloquence equal to that of Thomas Jefferson and ... (Read More)
 
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Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa
Kenneth S. Broun.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199740222.  Daedalus Item Code: 34488
 
When South Africa's apartheid government charged the late Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death; the support that he and his ... (Read More)
 
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
 
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
 
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Scott's Last Expedition
Steve Parker.
Publisher: Natural History Museum, London.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780565092870.  Daedalus Item Code: 42004
 
In November 1910, Robert Falcon Scott set off on the greatest quest of the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration—to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. The author of Peacocks, Penguins, and Other ... (Read More)
 
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The Sea, The Sea
Xenophon. Rex Warner, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026312.  Daedalus Item Code: 32339
 
Born in Athens in the 5th century BC, devoted to Socrates and a supporter of Sparta, Xenophon produced an extraordinary eyewitness account of the attempt of a Greek mercenary army—the Ten Thousand—to ... (Read More)
 
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The Search for Ancient Greece
Roland & Françoise Etienne.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300206.  Daedalus Item Code: 33633
 
Abundantly illustrated, with period engravings and reproductions of art, archival photos, or color photos on virtually every page, this book chronicles the excitement of rediscovery as works from ... (Read More)
 
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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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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 and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490967.  Daedalus Item Code: 50758
 
(Shortlisted for the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize; named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Modernisation of the Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781851272.  Daedalus Item Code: 42884
 
During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the would-be assassins included a bartender dreaming of becoming an admiral, a hunchback longing for ... (Read More)
 
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