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Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences
Peter N. Gregory & Susanne Mrozik, eds.
Publisher: Wisdom.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780861715398.  Daedalus Item Code: 36510
 
The Buddhist women's movement represents some 300 million women worldwide, and an increasing number of American women are embracing the discipline, both as a tonic to the frantic pace of modern life ... (Read More)
 
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The Women's Institute Book of Country Crafts: A Collection of Traditional Skills

Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753722480.  Daedalus Item Code: 38318
 
Illustrated throughout with clear, step-by-step drawings, this practical introduction to traditional and popular country crafts from Britain's National Federation of Women's Institutes includes ... (Read More)
 
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Wonders of the Indian Wilderness
Erach Bharucha.
Publisher: Abbeville.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9780789209993.  Daedalus Item Code: 34408
 
The veneration of nature is an integral part of Indian culture, yet the country's wilderness is rapidly disappearing—only small fragments of it now remain. This huge, abundantly illustrated book is a ... (Read More)
 
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Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language
Ina Lipkowitz.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312662189.  Daedalus Item Code: 36315
 
You may be what you eat, but you're also what you speak, notes Ina Lipkowitz. Here she explores the stories behind five of our most basic food words—apples, leeks, milk, bread, and meat—and how these ... (Read More)
 
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The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594489990.  Daedalus Item Code: 22849
 
To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation of chosen people, blessed by God, says Sarah Vowell, the author of Assassination Vacation and a former contributing editor to public ... (Read More)
 
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Working with Bernstein: A Memoir
Jack Gottlieb.
Publisher: Amadeus Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781574671865.  Daedalus Item Code: 36362
 
Composer Jack Gottlieb has been described as Leonard Bernstein's amanuensis, and the preeminent Bernstein scholar. This memoir, by a man who knew the maestro personally and worked closely with him ... (Read More)
 
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Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams
M.L. Liebler, ed. Ed Hamper, foreword.
Publisher: Coffee House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566892483.  Daedalus Item Code: 33647
 
Poets, rock stars, filmmakers, activists, novelists, and historians lend their voices to this lyrical collection of pieces about the daily grind, about living while barely making one, about farmers, ... (Read More)
 
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World at War: World War 1914–1939
Duncan Hill, ed.
Publisher: Transatlantic Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907176678.  Daedalus Item Code: 23634
 
"The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." So said British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Gray on the eve of the Great War in 1914. The Bolsheviks ... (Read More)
 
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The World Before Her
Deborah Weisgall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618746576.  Daedalus Item Code: 12212
 
Better known to the literary world as George Eliot, Marian Evans journeys to 1880 Venice to start again, hoping her new marriage to the much younger John Cross will absolve her of her 25-year affair ... (Read More)
 
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World War II: The Unseen Visual History
The Caen Memorial. Christopher Caines, trans.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781595586810.  Daedalus Item Code: 34942
 
This stirring account of World War II draws on a rich trove of historical images and artifacts collected in Caen, France, one of many cities devastated by that pivotal conflict. In the form of a ... (Read More)
 
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World War II Secret Operations Handbook: S.O.E., O.S.S. & Maquis Guide to Sabotaging the Nazi War Machine
Stephen Hart & Chris Mann.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762779864.  Daedalus Item Code: 32556
 
The combat skills and tricks used by the Allied military, special forces, and resistance fighters in World War II are demonstrated in this manual, including how to work as a sniper, blow up bridges, ... (Read More)
 
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The World's Greatest Lion: A True Story of Survival
Ralph Helfer. Ted Lewin, illus.
Publisher: Philomel.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399254178.  Daedalus Item Code: 40479
 
Animal behaviorist Ralph Helfer, who for decades provided wild animals for Hollywood productions ranging from Daktari to the roaring MGM logo, here tells the story of an orphaned lion cub in ... (Read More)
 
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