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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Pegasus/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620909102.  Daedalus Item Code: 42289
 
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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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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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Christopher Clark.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061146664.  Daedalus Item Code: 49127
 
(Nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2013) On the morning of June 28, 1914, before Austrian Archduke Franz ... (Read More)
 
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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity
Robert Tavernor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300143348.  Daedalus Item Code: 01792
 
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems that human beings have devised over two millennia. Tavernor urges ... (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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Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy
Peter Stothard.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203231.  Daedalus Item Code: 40925
 
Spartacus is remembered as the Thracian gladiator who rose up from slavery in 73 BC and defeated every Roman army sent to destroy him. We tend to see his struggle as a fight for freedom, but it had ... (Read More)
 
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Spitfire: Icon of a Nation
Ivan Rendall.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781407230955.  Daedalus Item Code: 32539
 
When the Royal Air Force triumphed over the Luftwaffe in the skies over Britain in 1940—the battle in which Winston Churchill declared "Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so ... (Read More)
 
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