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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy: How Manners Shaped the World
Bethanne Patrick.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426208133.  Daedalus Item Code: 41934
 
Did you know that the tradition of offering a toast before drinking alcohol actually does take its roots from burned bread, or that finer restaurants in 1950s America usually offered two ... (Read More)
 
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Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War
Melvin Claxton & Mark Puls.
Publisher: Wiley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780471468233.  Daedalus Item Code: 42085
 
Of the nearly 200,000 African Americans who served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, 16 received the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery, and 14 of these were earned in a single ... (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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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan
Jason Elliot.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312622053.  Daedalus Item Code: 33138
 
Before his superb Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran, Jason Elliot gave us this remarkable debut, describing two trips he made to Afghanistan—as an idealistic teenager hoping to join the ... (Read More)
 
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The Unfaithful Queen: A Novel of Henry VIII's Fifth Wife
Carolly Erickson.
Publisher: St. Martin's/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596910.  Daedalus Item Code: 42170
 
During the turbulent late reign of Henry VIII, high-spirited Catherine Howard catches the king's eye—but not before she has been the sensual plaything of at least three other men, in this novel by ... (Read More)
 
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Unholy Awakening
Michael Gregorio.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312625023.  Daedalus Item Code: 20635
 
A woman's body has been found at the bottom of a well, in this fourth historical mystery starring Hanno Stiffeniis, a magistrate in Napoleonic Prussia—but what is most startling is her death wound: ... (Read More)
 
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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance
Mark A. Snell, ed.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873389402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42667
 
This anthology of essays surveys how Americans have remembered, commemorated, and interpreted the history of World War I's AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) and its soldiers, shedding light on how ... (Read More)
 
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Unlearning the Basics: A New Way of Understanding Yourself and the World
Rishi Sativihari. Mu Soeng, foreword.
Publisher: Wisdom.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780861715725.  Daedalus Item Code: 23314
 
In fresh and engaging language, with visualization diagrams and illustrations, this book challenges many commonsense understandings of who we are, what the mind is, and the relationship of the self ... (Read More)
 
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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247946.  Daedalus Item Code: 34134
 
"Most memoirs begin with a birth, but [Donald] Hall's starts with another sort of becoming: 'At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which is what I have done.' Soon Hall moves from ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria & Albert Museum Flocked Boxed Notecards: 8 Notecards with Envelopes

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: notecards.
Daedalus Item Code: 46623
 
Based on 20th-century floral textiles in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, these unusual greeting cards feature velvety flocked details. The 4 1/4 x 6–inch cards are ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria & Albert Museum Patchword Boxed Notecards: 8 Die-cut Cards with Envelopes

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: notecards.
Daedalus Item Code: 46624
 
These unusual correspondence cards are flat like postcards, yet with charming pinked edges that require them to be mailed in an envelope. The eight subjects—2 each of 4 designs—are based on swatches ... (Read More)
 
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