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Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Tim Brady.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307590374.  Daedalus Item Code: 41067
 
Before General Patton could invade Morocco in Operation Torch, which would then enable the Allied invasion of Nazi Europe through Italy, he needed 500 tons of airplane fuel and 900 tons of bombs ... (Read More)
 
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Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War
P.M.H. Bell.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300148855.  Daedalus Item Code: 32727
 
The Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Stalingrad, D-Day, Hiroshima—these defining events of World War II exemplify both the heroic efforts and grievous costs of this greatest cataclysm of humanity. ... (Read More)
 
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Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War
James Mauro.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345512147.  Daedalus Item Code: 33206
 
A brief window between the Great Depression and World War II, the summer of 1939 was, for America, the last season of hope for peace and prosperity, perhaps best symbolized by the New York World's ... (Read More)
 
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The Twilight Years: The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars
Richard Overy.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021130.  Daedalus Item Code: 23420
 
The Wolfson Prize–winning author of The Dictators offers this remarkable analysis of how the fear of war shaped modern England. Britain had become a laboratory for modernity after World War ... (Read More)
 
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Shall I File That Under "P" for Pompous Twist Magnet
Anne Taintor.
Publisher: Anne Taintor.   Format: .
UPC: 823398018613.  Daedalus Item Code: 36107
 
While a self-satisfied joker with a cravat and pipe laughs it up, his slim brunette secretary wonders, "umm ... shall I file that under 'P' for 'pompous' or 'J' for 'jackass'?" The snarky, ironic wit ... (Read More)
 
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Two Caravans
Marina Lewycka.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026992.  Daedalus Item Code: 22340
 
(shortlisted for the 2008 Orwell Prize; Book Sense Pick) The author of the Orange and the Man Booker Prize–nominated A Short History of Tractors in the Ukraine returns with this ... (Read More)
 
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Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice
Janet Malcolm.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300125511.  Daedalus Item Code: 32362
 
"How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of ... (Read More)
 
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Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith
Michael Stipe.
Publisher: Akashic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781617750236.  Daedalus Item Code: 32931
 
A photographer, film producer, and activist, as well as the frontman for R.E.M., Michael Stipe had been a longtime fan of performer and songwriter Patti Smith when he finally introduced himself to ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate, Illustrated Beats Chronology
Robert Niemi.
Publisher: Soft Skull.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593764111.  Daedalus Item Code: 32402
 
Did you know that just a few weeks after the German 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad, Jack Kerouac reported to the Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Naval Training Station, served only eight days on ... (Read More)
 
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Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce's Masterpiece
Declan Kiberd.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070996.  Daedalus Item Code: 21117
 
A professor of Anglo-Irish literature at University College Dublin and Ireland's premier literary historian, Declan Kiberd offers this audacious new take on James Joyce's modernist masterpiece. ... (Read More)
 
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The Uncommon Life of Common Objects: Essays on Design and the Everyday
Akiko Busch. George Skelcher, illus.
Publisher: Metropolis Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781933045061.  Daedalus Item Code: 32355
 
What makes us love our things? Why do we attach sentiments to certain items? And how is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? In these 12 essays on common objects—a ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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