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The Bible: A History: The Making and Impact of the Bible
Stephen M. Miller & Robert V. Huber.
Publisher: Good Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781561484140.  Daedalus Item Code: 64507
 
From the time of oral tradition through the first written scriptures, and from the era of illuminated manuscripts through the Good Book's adaptation for motion pictures, the Bible has had a history ... (Read More)
 
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Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities
John W. Reps.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568981468.  Daedalus Item Code: 63865
 
As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the 19th century, itinerant artists followed, documenting these growing urban centers by drawing aerial perspectives, also known as ... (Read More)
 
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Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316224512.  Daedalus Item Code: 70601
 
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men—a crime that stunned France, since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone ... (Read More)
 
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The Boleyn Women: The Tudor Femmes Fatales Who Changed English History
Elizabeth Norton.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445640471.  Daedalus Item Code: 70383
 
Here the author of Catherine Parr and Anne Boleyn: In Her Own Words & the Words of Those Who Knew Her offers a history of eight generations of Boleyn women, who came from a family that ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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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 Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (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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