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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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Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Joyce E. Chaplin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416596202.  Daedalus Item Code: 64217
 
"All the voyagers who have ventured fearful into the vast unknown spaces of our planet have a patron saint: Harvard historian Joyce Chaplin. Did she, like them, really appreciate what she was getting ... (Read More)
 
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Safe Passage
Ida Cook. Anne Sebba, foreword.
Publisher: Harlequin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780263922592.  Daedalus Item Code: 72179
 
Originally published in 1950 as We Followed Our Stars, this memoir by Ida Cook tells the story of how two ordinary young English women—she and her sister Louise—kept to themselves, loved ... (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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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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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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The Sites of Ancient Greece
Georg Gerster, photog. Paul Cartledge, intro.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714860848.  Daedalus Item Code: 54401
 
Much as he did in The Past From Above, Georg Gerster uses aerial photography to create a new perspective on historical sites, and Greece boasts an impressive number of iconic structures and ... (Read More)
 
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