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The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection
Jerry Brotton.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330427098.  Daedalus Item Code: 43945
 
(Nominated for the 2006 Samuel Johnson Prize) Great Britain's Charles I (1600–49) showed an extravagance in amassing his art collection that scandalized Parliament and led to civil war, the ... (Read More)
 
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Laura Hillenbrand.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780449005613.  Daedalus Item Code: 42328
 
(Named one of the best books of 2001 by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, and BookSense; finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los ... (Read More)
 
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
 
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (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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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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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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The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC–1492 AD
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780060539184.  Daedalus Item Code: 53349
 
In this illustrated cultural history—a companion to the PBS–BBC series—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient ... (Read More)
 
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Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court
Jeff Shesol.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393338812.  Daedalus Item Code: 51038
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2010)Beginning in 1935, in a series of devastating decisions, the Supreme Court's conservative majority left much of Franklin Roosevelt's agenda in ... (Read More)
 
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Testament of Youth: Movie Tie-In Edition
Vera Brittain. Shirley Williams, preface.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143108382.  Daedalus Item Code: 59470
 
"Few young women could have been less forewarned and forearmed than I was against the war in general, and the Army Hospital Service in particular." In 1915 Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at ... (Read More)
 
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The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times
Susan E. Tifft & Alex S. Jones.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316836319.  Daedalus Item Code: 21313
 
(National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, a single family has controlled America's newspaper of record, setting the agenda not only for the ... (Read More)
 
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Laura Hillenbrand.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812987119.  Daedalus Item Code: 59113
 
He was a prankster, a free spirit, and a hell-raising kid on the streets of Torrance, California, in the 1930s, but Louie Zamperini found a purpose in running; his blazing performance at the 1936 ... (Read More)
 
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An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963
Robert Dallek.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316907927.  Daedalus Item Code: 52588
 
The life and career of the 35th president is given a "comprehensive, judicious, evenhanded, original" (LATimes) assessment in this bestselling 2003 biography by the author of Camelot's ... (Read More)
 
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