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The Sea, The Sea
Xenophon. Rex Warner, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026312.  Daedalus Item Code: 32339
 
Born in Athens in the 5th century BC, devoted to Socrates and a supporter of Sparta, Xenophon produced an extraordinary eyewitness account of the attempt of a Greek mercenary army—the Ten Thousand—to ... (Read More)
 
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The Search for Ancient Greece
Roland & Francoise Etienne.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300206.  Daedalus Item Code: 33633
 
Abundantly illustrated, with period engravings and reproductions of art, archival photos, or color photos on virtually every page, this book chronicles the excitement of rediscovery as works from ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines
Cate Lineberry.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316220248.  Daedalus Item Code: 49618
 
(Edgar Award Finalist) When 26 American flight nurses and medics were sent to evacuate wounded and sick troops in November 1943, they didn't anticipate their transport plane crash-landing in ... (Read More)
 
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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029294.  Daedalus Item Code: 43885
 
In this 1979 follow-up to her wildly popular memoir Below Stairs—a primary inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey—Margaret Powell relates a true romantic story ... (Read More)
 
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Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household
Kate Hubbard.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062269911.  Daedalus Item Code: 43886
 
During her 63-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered a large retinue dedicated to her service. This unique history follows the lives of six members of Victoria's household, including her maid of honor, ... (Read More)
 
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The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood
Ralph Nader.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062210647.  Daedalus Item Code: 33557
 
The activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history by The Atlantic, Ralph Nader looks back at his small-town ... (Read More)
 
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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
J. Maarten Troost.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767915304.  Daedalus Item Code: 43519
 
Leaving behind his Western life for a South Seas island, travel writer Maarten Troost finds dolphin lagoons and stunning sunsets, and also relentless equatorial heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, ... (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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Shakespeare's Church: A Parish for the World
Val Horsler, Martin Gorick & Paul Edmondson. Jonathan Bate, intro.
Publisher: Third Millenium.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906507336.  Daedalus Item Code: 34341
 
Known worldwide as the final resting place of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon's Trinity Church has a colorful history extending back centuries before the birth of the Bard. With color ... (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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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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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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