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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 and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490967.  Daedalus Item Code: 50758
 
(Shortlisted for the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize; named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghai: Gateway to the Celestial Empire, 1860–1949
Stella Dong.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283638.  Daedalus Item Code: 43750
 
From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th, Shanghai was the place where the East met the West in China—the only modern metropolis in Asia and a sprawling commercial crossroads with Chinese, French, ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghai Posters: The Power of Advertising
Anna Hestler.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283959.  Daedalus Item Code: 43751
 
The mélange of Chinese and Western commercial interests in early 20th-century Shanghai produced a unique form of advertisement, the "beautiful lady" calendar poster, derived from traditional Chinese ... (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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Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends
Tom Segev.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385519465.  Daedalus Item Code: 50616
 
"Bringing war criminals to justice makes for endless controversy, according to this thoughtful, knotty biography of the Jewish icon and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. Israeli historian and newspaper ... (Read More)
 
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Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman—from World War to Cold War
Michael Dobbs.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307271655.  Daedalus Item Code: 43013
 
Completing his Cold War history trilogy, following Down with Big Brother (a runner-up for a 1997 PEN Award for Nonfiction) and One Minute to Midnight (a finalist for the 2008 Los ... (Read More)
 
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The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780221830.  Daedalus Item Code: 40385
 
A winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize for such works as Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette, Antonia Fraser first presented this remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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The Skolfields and Their Ships: "A Singleness of Purpose"
Ermine S. Reynolds & Kenneth R. Martin.
Publisher: Maine Maritime Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780937410127.  Daedalus Item Code: 40087
 
The Skolfields were a prominent shipbuilding family from Harpswell, Maine, whose enterprise demonstrated "a singleness of purpose," and whose ships sailed from the late 18th to the early 20th ... (Read More)
 
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