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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Barbara A. Perry.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068955.  Daedalus Item Code: 71730
 
In this close portrait of a private woman who became a political legend, presidential historian Barbara Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the Kennedy dynasty, unearthing the ... (Read More)
 
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Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War
Carrie Brown.
Publisher: UPNE.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611685053.  Daedalus Item Code: 73321
 
Rosie the Riveter may have kept airplane assembly lines humming during World War II—but what about World War I? Who built all those wood and fabric biplanes? Who shaped and filled the millions of ... (Read More)
 
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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets—An Oral History
Svetlana Alexievich. Bela Shayevich, trans.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399588822.  Daedalus Item Code: 79077
 
(Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, as well as a best book of that year by the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Financial Times, and NPR) When the Swedish ... (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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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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Shadow Warfare: The History of America's Undeclared Wars
Larry Hancock, with Stuart Wexler.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619024731.  Daedalus Item Code: 72353
 
Covert operations have been ordered by every president and every administration since World War II, and have often relied on surrogate fighters, with American personnel involved only at a distance, ... (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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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 72263
 
(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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