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Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson
Alan Pell Crawford.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812969467.  Daedalus Item Code: 43525
 
This book offers an unprecedented look behind the public image of Thomas Jefferson by visiting him in his final years, from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his ... (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 Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World
William Lee Miller.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595645.  Daedalus Item Code: 41997
 
President Harry Truman and his successor Dwight Eisenhower were both Midwesterners, alike in many ways—and sharply differed in others. This book from the author of Arguing About Slavery and ... (Read More)
 
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Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs and Curses from Around the World
Robert Vanderplank.
Publisher: Boxtree.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464482.  Daedalus Item Code: 43949
 
They're the words you won't learn in any regular language class. Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate Book of Business and Legal Words You Should Know
H. Dean McKay, P.T. Shank, Corey Sandler & Janice Keefe.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440510588.  Daedalus Item Code: 42740
 
Don't be out-jargoned at your next brainstorming session, contract signing, or consultant review—this A-to-Z guide defines hundreds of business buzzwords, legal terms, financial concepts, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate Jewish Cartoon Book
Neil Kerber.
Publisher: JR Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906779559.  Daedalus Item Code: 44401
 
Obviously unable to get a real job (like being a doctor, so his mother could maybe hold her head up talking with the Pearlsteins), Neil Kerber instead mines the rich veins of humor found in the ... (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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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Laura Hillenbrand.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812987119.  Daedalus Item Code: 59113
 
He was a prankster, a free spirit, and a hell-raising kid on the streets of Torrance, California, in the 1930s, but Louie Zamperini found a purpose in running; his blazing performance at the 1936 ... (Read More)
 
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An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula—and More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature
Jamie Cox Roberston.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440504174.  Daedalus Item Code: 42472
 
"One is not born a woman, one becomes one," wrote Simone de Beauvoir, and here the founding editor of Southern Literary Review and author of A Literary Paris introduces us to 25 of the ... (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 My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060926649.  Daedalus Item Code: 42990
 
"I was born with skins too few. Or they were scrubbed off me by ... robust and efficient hands." The experiences absorbed through these "skins too few" are evoked in this first memoir by Nobel ... (Read More)
 
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