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The Ancient Olympics
Nigel Spivey.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199602698.  Daedalus Item Code: 50926
 
A classical scholar and the presenter of the BBC/PBS series How Art Made the World, who himself set a school record for the hammer throw at an Oxford-Cambridge athletics match, Nigel Spivey ... (Read More)
 
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The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447229766.  Daedalus Item Code: 53107
 
In this book, published in the United States as The Discovery of Middle Earth, the author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France uncovers evidence of one ... (Read More)
 
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Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611457957.  Daedalus Item Code: 42947
 
Believed by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ, Ann Lee (1736–84) may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in Western history. From humble origins in ... (Read More)
 
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Antony and Cleopatra
Adrian Goldsworthy.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300165340.  Daedalus Item Code: 32728
 
The author of How Rome Fell, The Roman Army at War, and In the Name of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy here turns to the almost mythical political romance of Antony and Cleopatra. In ... (Read More)
 
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Aristocrats: Power, Grace & Decadence: Britain's Great Ruling Classes from 1066 to the Present
Lawrence James.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349119571.  Daedalus Item Code: 52413
 
Aristocracy means "rule by the best," and for 900 years the British aristocracy considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws, and guide the nation. It evolved from a medieval warrior ... (Read More)
 
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Around the World in 500 Days: The Circumnavigation of the Merchant Bark Charles Stewart, 1883–1884
Hattie Atwood Freeman. Curtis Dahl, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780913372906.  Daedalus Item Code: 52867
 
In an era when young women would have rarely undertaken such a trip, 17-year-old Hattie Atwood Freeman set sail on her father's ship for a merchant expedition that took her around the globe. First ... (Read More)
 
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 43850
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War
Norman Stone.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465020430.  Daedalus Item Code: 32941
 
For most of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was clearly winning, posits Norman Stone in this history. Communism was spreading throughout the world, dissidence was invariably crushed, and the USSR ... (Read More)
 
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The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius
Mike Jay.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300168914.  Daedalus Item Code: 32740
 
The Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, where experiments with various gasses were conducted at the end of the 18th century, was the first example of a modern medical research institution, under the ... (Read More)
 
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The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
Pat F. Garrett.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616088088.  Daedalus Item Code: 20580
 
Born in November 1859 as William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid—as he soon became known—started his criminal career at the age of 12 by stabbing a man in a bar fight. He then moved on to stealing horses, ... (Read More)
 
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