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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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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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The Soldiers' Story: An Illustrated Edition: Vietnam in Their Own Words
Ron Steinman.
Publisher: Wellfleet Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781577151081.  Daedalus Item Code: 72004
 
Suggesting that the Vietnam War was too vast and chaotic for a standard history, Ron Steinman gathers candid reminiscences from 76 men—including Senator John McCain—who experienced the conflict ... (Read More)
 
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Somewhere in England: American Airmen in the Second World War
Jenny Cousins, ed. Roger Freeman, photog.
Publisher: Imperial War Museums.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781904897545.  Daedalus Item Code: 73188
 
During World War II, thousands of American airmen trained and fought alongside Britain's RAF against Hitler's Germany, a unique and meaningful collaboration between the longtime allies. English ... (Read More)
 
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The Spartan Army
J.F. Lazenby.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473828056.  Daedalus Item Code: 72917
 
For two centuries, the Spartan army was the most formidable war machine in Greece—perhaps even the entire ancient world—and here J.F. Lazenby draws upon the writings of Herodotus, Xenophon, and other ... (Read More)
 
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Spying for the Führer: Hitler's Espionage Machine
Christer Jörgensen.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785830870.  Daedalus Item Code: 64609
 
From the fledgling beginnings of the Nazi SA Stormtroopers in the 1930s, Nazi Germany developed an espionage machine to rival any in the world. The SD, Abwehr, and Gestapo all were German ... (Read More)
 
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
 
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
 
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