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Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
Rory MacLean.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250051868.  Daedalus Item Code: 71573
 
Berlin is all about volatility—a city that is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination, as Rory MacLean tells us in this remarkable and ... (Read More)
 
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Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities
John W. Reps.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568981468.  Daedalus Item Code: 63865
 
As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the 19th century, itinerant artists followed, documenting these growing urban centers by drawing aerial perspectives, also known as ... (Read More)
 
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Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316224512.  Daedalus Item Code: 70601
 
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men—a crime that stunned France, since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
David Clark.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472108135.  Daedalus Item Code: 63760
 
Britain's many battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning points in the country's history, and David Clark surveys more than 100 such sites in this entertaining and browsable guide, from a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Colin Wells.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599211220.  Daedalus Item Code: 70016
 
What if Thucydides had written smut instead of history? What began as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece stands today as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, 1314–1485
Peter Reid.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295349.  Daedalus Item Code: 63151
 
From 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors, a period that saw the unprecedented supremacy of the English armies over those of Scotland and France. The former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Roman Empire: Rise and Fall
Stephen P. Kershaw.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780330488.  Daedalus Item Code: 70435
 
In his lively and entertaining history, classics scholar Stephen Kershaw takes us from the establishment of the Roman Empire under Augustus in 27 BC to the fall of Rome in 476 AD, drawing on both ... (Read More)
 
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Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
Susie Hodge.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590769.  Daedalus Item Code: 51835
 
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most important castles, including their construction, strategic advantages, novel features, royal ... (Read More)
 
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