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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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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
David Brooks.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979374.  Daedalus Item Code: 52286
 
Through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica, New York Times columnist David Brooks takes them from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of ... (Read More)
 
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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Story
Trudi Kanter. Linda Grant, intro.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43997
 
In 1938, beautiful and charismatic Trudi Kanter—a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna—fell in love with businessman Walter Ehrlich. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world ... (Read More)
 
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Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins
J.E. Lendon.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465015061.  Daedalus Item Code: 43887
 
Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status in the 5th century B.C. and the resulting indignation of authoritarian Sparta, J.E. Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the Ten ... (Read More)
 
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Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy
Peter Stothard.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203231.  Daedalus Item Code: 40925
 
Spartacus is remembered as the Thracian gladiator who rose up from slavery in 73 BC and defeated every Roman army sent to destroy him. We tend to see his struggle as a fight for freedom, but it had ... (Read More)
 
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Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr & Alexander Vassiliev.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164381.  Daedalus Item Code: 50808
 
In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of intelligence operations against the United States; years later, living in Britain, he was able to ... (Read More)
 
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Spies & Spymasters of the Civil War: Revised Edition
Donald E. Markle.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 0781807611.  Daedalus Item Code: P8765
 
"The history of Civil War espionage is usually mentioned only in passing in general accounts of the war. Lying under a cloud of romanticism, its details have had to be ferreted out in specialized ... (Read More)
 
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