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The Borgias
Christopher Hibbert.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849019941.  Daedalus Item Code: 62364
 
The Borgias are synonymous with the corruption and ambition of Renaissance Italy, and here the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City spins ... (Read More)
 
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Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Survival
Wendy Holden.
Publisher: Sphere.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780751557381.  Daedalus Item Code: 61308
 
Among the uncounted thousands of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka were strangers to each other, yet they shared a secret: each was newly pregnant, and ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
David Clark.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472108135.  Daedalus Item Code: 63760
 
Britain's many battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning points in the country's history, and David Clark surveys more than 100 such sites in this entertaining and browsable guide, from a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Colin Wells.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599211220.  Daedalus Item Code: 70016
 
What if Thucydides had written smut instead of history? What began as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece stands today as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World
Thomas Crump.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845298975.  Daedalus Item Code: 63762
 
From the advent of the 18th century to the high-water mark of the Victorian era, the world was transformed by mechanized technology; inventors, businessmen, scientists, and explorers all played a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, 1314–1485
Peter Reid.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295349.  Daedalus Item Code: 63151
 
From 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors, a period that saw the unprecedented supremacy of the English armies over those of Scotland and France. The former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Tea: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Favourite Drink
Roy Moxham.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297473.  Daedalus Item Code: 63152
 
From the plantation to the breakfast table, from its discovery in ancient China to the present day, this is a stimulating history of the world's obsession with tea. Roy Moxham first became fascinated ... (Read More)
 
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Bright Young Things: A Modern Guide to the Roaring Twenties
Alison Maloney.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780385345255.  Daedalus Item Code: 60482
 
"The flapper awoke from her lethargy of sub-deb-ism, bobbed her hair, put on her choicest pair of earrings and a great deal of audacity and rouge and went into battle," wrote Zelda Fitzgerald in ... (Read More)
 
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Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
Susie Hodge.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590769.  Daedalus Item Code: 51835
 
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most important castles, including their construction, strategic advantages, novel features, royal ... (Read More)
 
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Britain's Coastline
Jerome Monahan.
Publisher: Myriad Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847460134.  Daedalus Item Code: 62924
 
In hundreds of vivid photos this album tours the endlessly varied coastline of Great Britain, from the dockyards of the southeast through the rural tranquility of Dorset and the rugged coves of ... (Read More)
 
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Brothers: What the van Goghs, Booths, Marxes, Kelloggs—& Colts—Tell Us About How Siblings Shape Our Lives and History
George Howe Colt.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416547785.  Daedalus Item Code: 62635
 
Edwin Booth became a great actor on the 19th-century stage, while his younger brother John grew up to assassinate a president. Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the support of his ... (Read More)
 
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