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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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Shooting Range: Photography & the Great War
Inge Henneman, ed., with Maureen Magerman, Lyne Viskens, Tamar Cachet & Rein Deslé.
Publisher: FotoMuseum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9789491775543.  Daedalus Item Code: 61269
 
More than any war before it, photography and film played decisive roles in the media and governmental presentation of World War I. This highly visual history explores how a relatively new technology ... (Read More)
 
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Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem and the Modernisation of the Monarchy
Paul Thomas Murphy.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781854334.  Daedalus Item Code: 52314
 
During Queen Victoria’s 64-year reign, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life; the would-be assassins included a bartender dreaming of becoming an admiral, a hunchback longing for ... (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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The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris
Colin Jones.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780198715818.  Daedalus Item Code: 73343
 
One might think that smiles have been universal and unchanged since the beginning of human history, but this is not the case; as Colin Jones explains here, the poor condition of most people's teeth ... (Read More)
 
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Snake Dance: Journeys Beneath a Nuclear Sky
Patrick Marnham.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099542247.  Daedalus Item Code: 73119
 
On a quest to discover how humankind could have orchestrated the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Patrick Marnham travels from the derelict nuclear reactor in Kinshasa, Congo, to the deserts of New ... (Read More)
 
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The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America
Jonathan Lyons.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608195725.  Daedalus Item Code: 72423
 
Decades before American colonists took up arms to secure their freedom from British rule, Benjamin Franklin began a revolution of a different sort, introducing the ideals of the European ... (Read More)
 
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Soldier of the Empire: The Note-Books of Captain Coignet
Bob Carruthers, ed.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781591505.  Daedalus Item Code: 70938
 
When he was conscripted as a grenadier in France's 96th line in 1799, Jean-Roch Coignet (1776–1865) could neither read nor write, yet he proved himself in battle, single-handedly capturing an ... (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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Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History
Bernard Bailyn.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101874479.  Daedalus Item Code: 71064
 
Twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, as well as a National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize, Bernard Bailyn here presents a collection of insightful essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition ... (Read More)
 
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