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The Scots: A Photohistory
Murray McKinnon & Richard Oram.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500290781.  Daedalus Item Code: 73747
 
In the decade following the 1839 introduction of Louis Daguerre's photographic process, Scotland embraced the new art. Scottish photographers captured a stunning visual record of their land and its ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret History of the Blitz: Chancers, Outcasts and Unsung Heroes—Life in the Shadows During Britain's Darkest Days
Joshua Levine.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471162312.  Daedalus Item Code: 70127
 
Any mention of the Blitz is likely to conjure up images of Londoners huddled in the Underground, or bravely upholding standards of daily life while the city was being reduced to rubble. Was there ... (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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Secrets of Making and Breaking Codes: A Hands-on Guide to Both Simple and Sophisticated Codes to Easily Help You Become a Codemaster
Hamilton Nickels.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629142067.  Daedalus Item Code: 73616
 
This is a practical manual for the basic mechanics of enciphering and deciphering communications. Code breaker Hamilton Nickels demystifies the field of cryptology, using plain, uncomplicated English ... (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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The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World
Brian M. Fagan, ed.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051306.  Daedalus Item Code: 73382
 
How and where did agriculture evolve? How did the wheel and cart change human life? What roles did cooking, food preservation, and fermentation play in the development of ancient cuisine? When did ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605987927.  Daedalus Item Code: 72759
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute lecturer Chris Laoutaris gives us a remarkable new ... (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: 73108
 
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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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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The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris
Jonathan Kirsch.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871407405.  Daedalus Item Code: 73038
 
On the morning of November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a desperate 17-year-old Jewish refugee, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Nazi diplomat Ernst vom Rath. Two days later vom Rath ... (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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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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