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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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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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Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing
Roland Huntford.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847252364.  Daedalus Item Code: 43244
 
Beginning with the use of the ski as a survival tool in the Ice Age of 20,000 years ago, the author of The Last Place on Earth chronicles the long evolution of skiing. Combing ancient Greek, ... (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 Book of Words Students Should Know
Robert W. Bly & Burton Jay Nadler.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440510571.  Daedalus Item Code: 42741
 
An indispensable accessory for the autodidact, this petite yet compendious dictionary is packed with hundreds of 50-cent words guaranteed to make you sound smarter—or at the very least, better ... (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
Laura Hillenbrand.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812974492.  Daedalus Item Code: 49384
 
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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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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