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The Secret War in Italy: Special Forces, Partisans and Covert Operations 1943–45
William Fowler.
Publisher: Ian Allan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711035287.  Daedalus Item Code: 52375
 
In this fine account of the war in Italy and the role of special forces there in the final years of World War II, William Fowler spotlights the last operational airborne combat drop of the war, ... (Read More)
 
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Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta
Thomas G. Dyer.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801868153.  Daedalus Item Code: 61710
 
Despite the unified front projected by the Confederacy, Union sympathizers remained in Atlanta for the duration of the American Civil War, posits Thomas Dyer. Drawing upon a little-known diary by ... (Read More)
 
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Selim Aga: A Slave's Odyssey
James McCarthy. James Robertson, foreword.
Publisher: Luath.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905222179.  Daedalus Item Code: 70106
 
Born around 1827, Selim Aga was eight years old when he was abducted from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, sold into slavery, and auctioned to the highest bidder 2,000 miles away in Egypt. He was killed ... (Read More)
 
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Selkirk's Island
Diana Souhami.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782060314.  Daedalus Item Code: 61314
 
(Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award) The author of Gertrude and Alice, Greta and Cecil, and The Trials of Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami here gives us a singular ... (Read More)
 
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Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
Frances Larson.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781631490996.  Daedalus Item Code: 59392
 
From Madame Tussaud modeling the guillotined head of Robespierre to Damien Hirst photographing decapitated heads in city morgues, from Western collectors whose demand for shrunken heads spurred ... (Read More)
 
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Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans
David Barrie.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007516568.  Daedalus Item Code: 70167
 
An 18th-century innovation, the sextant made it possible for sailors to better navigate and map the oceans, opening up new possibilities for explorers. Along with an account of how the sextant was ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare's Pub: A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of Its Oldest Pub—The George Inn
Pete Brown.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250033888.  Daedalus Item Code: 63444
 
The author of Man Walks into a Pub and the travel book Three Sheets to the Wind—London's Times Literary Supplement called him "the beer drinker's Bill Bryson"—Pete Brown here ... (Read More)
 
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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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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 Disease: Plagues, Poxes and Civilisations
Sean Martin.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843444190.  Daedalus Item Code: 63827
 
From the dawn of human history through the modern day, disease has claimed more lives than natural disasters and war combined, and yet it remains an ineradicable menace. In this fascinating anecdotal ... (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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