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The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I & 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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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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The Secret War in Italy: Special Forces, Partisans and Covert Operations 1943–45
William Fowler.
Publisher: Ian Allan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711035287.  Daedalus Item Code: 52375
In this fine account of the war in Italy and the role of special forces there in the final years of World War II, William Fowler spotlights the last operational airborne combat drop of the war, ... (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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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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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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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 42512
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (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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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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