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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Neil MacGregor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026340.  Daedalus Item Code: 63445
 
Though we feel as though we know the world of Hamlet or Macbeth through Shakespeare's vivid characters, we cannot understand them as his contemporaries did. In this brilliant work of historical ... (Read More)
 
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Ship of Ghosts
James D. Hornfischer.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553384505.  Daedalus Item Code: 70266
 
Renowned as FDR's favorite warship, the heavy cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
Owen Chase. Tim Cahill, foreword. Paul Lyons, intro.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784871260.  Daedalus Item Code: 70849
 
A superb companion to Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea (made into a gripping feature film in 2015)—and an outstanding evocation of the whaling life in its own right—this is the ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Range: Photography & the Great War
Inge Henneman, ed., with Maureen Magerman, Lyne Viskens, Tamar Cachet & Rein Deslé.
Publisher: FotoMuseum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9789491775543.  Daedalus Item Code: 61269
 
More than any war before it, photography and film played decisive roles in the media and governmental presentation of World War I. This highly visual history explores how a relatively new technology ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem and the Modernisation of the Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781854334.  Daedalus Item Code: 52314
 
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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A Short History of the First World War: Land, Sea & Air, 1914–1918
Gordon Kerr.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843440949.  Daedalus Item Code: 61315
 
The First World War was without parallel—the first true global conflict in which all of the earth's great powers participated. This book offers a compact history of this cataclysm, describing the ... (Read More)
 
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A Short History of the Middle East: From Ancient Empires to Islamic State
Gordon Kerr.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843446361.  Daedalus Item Code: 70514
 
Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike, notes popular historian Gordon Kerr. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam ... (Read More)
 
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Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr
Jeremy Scott.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541305.  Daedalus Item Code: 70154
 
In this follow-up to Dancing on Ice: A 1930s Arctic Adventure, Jeremy Scott gives us the career of Richard Byrd Jr., who very much wanted to be famous as the first man to fly over the North ... (Read More)
 
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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
Peter Frankopan.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101912379.  Daedalus Item Code: 79078
 
(Finalist for the 2016 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize) Though we consider ourselves the inheritors of a Greco-Roman tradition, argues historian Peter Frankopan, the modern "Western" world is in ... (Read More)
 
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Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945–1965
Michael Burleigh.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025459.  Daedalus Item Code: 61657
 
Here the Samuel Johnson Prize–winning author of The Third Reich presents a sweeping history of the Cold War's many "hot" wars in the 20 years following the end of World War II. As once-great ... (Read More)
 
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So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War–Era North
Lorien Foote & Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, eds.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823264483.  Daedalus Item Code: 64095
 
Did educated Americans believe that the Civil War exposed the failure of old ideas? Did it promote new strains of authoritarianism among thinkers or did it reinforce democratic individualism? And how ... (Read More)
 
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SOE's Balls of Steel: Operation Rubble, 147 Willing Volunteers and 25,000 Tons of Ball Bearings
Sophie Jackson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752487564.  Daedalus Item Code: 63077
 
In 1940 the Nazis hoped to cripple the British war effort by blockading five Norwegian cargo ships full of ball bearings, bulk steel, and machine tools for making arms and equipment. Britain asked a ... (Read More)
 
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