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Voltaire's Calligrapher
Pablo De Santis. Lisa Carter, trans.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061479885.  Daedalus Item Code: 30358
 
This full-steam-ahead vision of the progressive Enlightenment mind battling the corrupt remnants of the Dark Ages in 18th-century France comes from Argentinean journalist and comic-strip creator ... (Read More)
 
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Wainwright: The Podcasts: Everything You Need for Eight Great Days Out on the Fells
Alfred Wainwright. Chris Jesty, ed. Eric Robson, intro. Nik Wood-Jones, narr.
Publisher: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar.   Format: paperback & CD.
ISBN: 9780711229846.  Daedalus Item Code: 38315
 
In Britain the name of Alfred Wainwright is synonymous with walks along the fells—the ridges, hills, and plateaus—of the Lake District, and his hand-drawn, handwritten guides have been classics for ... (Read More)
 
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Waiting for Sunrise
William Boyd.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061876769.  Daedalus Item Code: 33207
 
The winner of numerous literary awards—including the Whitbread Award, Somerset Maugham Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Costa Book Award—for such ... (Read More)
 
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Waking Dragons
Jane Yolen. Derek Anderson, illus.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781481417297.  Daedalus Item Code: 42477
 
A delightful fantasy by Jane Yolen, reminiscent of her How Do Dinosaur books, this simple rhyming story follows the morning routine of a young knight responsible for a family of young dragons. ... (Read More)
 
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Walker's Britain in a Box: Original Walks Across the Region on Pocketable Cards

Publisher: Interlink.   Format: box.
ISBN: 9781566568999.  Daedalus Item Code: 34474
 
Here you'll find 60 walking tours of England, Wales, and Scotland, ranging from "the Lizard" on the Cornish coast, the southernmost point of Great Britain, to the Caves of Inchnadamph in the ... (Read More)
 
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Walker's Provence in a Box: Original Walks Across the Region on Pocketable Cards

Publisher: Interlink.   Format: box.
ISBN: 9781566568975.  Daedalus Item Code: 34473
 
There are 35 half-day and full-day walking tours of Provence in this set, from a circuit around a nature reserve in the Camargue to a stroll along the villa-lined streets of the Cap d'Antibes, and a ... (Read More)
 
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The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA
Jeff Wheelwright.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081916.  Daedalus Item Code: 38076
 
When a vibrant young Hispanic woman named Shonnie Medina inherits a breast-cancer mutation that is characteristic of Jews, it sparks a doctor's fascinating investigation of cultural history and the ... (Read More)
 
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War in the Pacific 1941–1945
Richard Overy. Dale Dye, foreword.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781849083942.  Daedalus Item Code: 40488
 
Taking a "you-are-there" approach to the war in the Pacific, this slipcased, visual history by the author of The Twilight Years and 1939: Countdown to War is brought to life by the ... (Read More)
 
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The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
Evan Thomas.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316004091.  Daedalus Item Code: 23354
 
On February 15th, 1898, the USS Maine mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. ... (Read More)
 
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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
Susan Richards Shreve.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547053837.  Daedalus Item Code: 10281
 
Just after her 11th birthday, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. The polio haven, famously founded by FDR, was "a perfect setting in time and place and ... (Read More)
 
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Warning Shadows: Home Alone with Classic Cinema
Gary Giddins.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393337921.  Daedalus Item Code: 23898
 
Exploring the evolution of film from the first moving pictures and peepshows to the digital era of DVDs and streaming video, cultural critic Gary Giddins considers how technologies have changed our ... (Read More)
 
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Washington: The Indispensable Man: The Illustrated Edition
James Thomas Flexner.
Publisher: Sterling/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781454904847.  Daedalus Item Code: 42214
 
Historian James Thomas Flexner won both a National Book Award and a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his four-volume biography of George Washington, in which the author moved beyond what he termed ... (Read More)
 
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