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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060753627.  Daedalus Item Code: 14178
 
The author of God's Secretaries here uses the battle of Trafalgar to examine ideas of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessary aspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the ... (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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Sex Lives of the Kings & Queens of England
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Prion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853758539.  Daedalus Item Code: 51747
 
Modern headlines of royal infidelity and divorce are certainly nothing new, notes Nigel Cawthorne; people have always been captivated by the sexual misbehavior of the royals, and there has been ... (Read More)
 
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Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva: Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage
John Witte Jr. & Robert M. Kingdon.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802848031.  Daedalus Item Code: 32218
 
You would not expect from his dour reputation that John Calvin transformed Western understanding of sex, marriage, and family life. And yet, in this fascinating, even sensational, volume John Witte ... (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: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
 
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (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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Shakespeare's London on Five Groats a Day: Courtiers and Cut-Throats, Playhouses and Alehouses—Your Guide to the City of Elizabeth
Richard Tames.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251508.  Daedalus Item Code: 51107
 
Written as though it were a companion for the contemporary tourist (or the time-traveling historian), this entertaining and attractive guide provides the detailed information you'll need to visit ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghaied in San Francisco
Bill Pickelhaupt. Kevin Starr, foreword.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780964731226.  Daedalus Item Code: 44015
 
From 1850 to 1910, the practice of shanghaiing—drugging and kidnapping men for conscripted labor on ships—was a disturbing and persistent trend in San Francisco. As Bill Pickelhaupt shows, the ... (Read More)
 
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Ships and Shipping in Medieval Manuscripts
Joe Flatman.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712349604.  Daedalus Item Code: 31075
 
The ship loomed large in the medieval world and mind; both upstream and downstream, inland and offshore, ships of every size and shape provided a vital means of travel, transport, and trade, linking ... (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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