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The Birthday Present
Barbara Vine.
Publisher: Shaye Areheart/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307451989.  Daedalus Item Code: 33315
 
Writing as Barbara Vine—author of The Minotaur, The Blood Doctor, and Anna's Book—Ruth Rendell here explores the inevitable unraveling of Ivor Tesham, a man whose political star ... (Read More)
 
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A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus
Susie Schick-Pierce, Jeannie Schick-Jacobowitz & Muffin Drake-Policastro. Wendy Wallin Malinow, illus.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402270857.  Daedalus Item Code: 42462
 
Oh no! It's Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is sick in bed. But there's still so much to do—halls to deck and reindeer to rein—and the only one there to keep things running is Mrs. Claus. Wrapped in a ... (Read More)
 
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Bite Me: A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mouthed Cookbook
Julie Albert & Lisa Gnat.
Publisher: Kyle Cathie.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781856269766.  Daedalus Item Code: 12641
 
Freewheeling and irreverent, this unusual cookbook by sisters Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat is dedicated to the idea that cooking and entertaining can be stress-free and fun. Illustrated with delicious, ... (Read More)
 
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Biting the Wax Tadpole: Confessions of a Language Fanatic
Elizabeth Little. Ayumi Piland, illus.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385527743.  Daedalus Item Code: 42306
 
When Chinese shopkeepers tried to transcribe Coca-Cola, one set of characters they chose was pronounced "ke-kou ke-la"; it sounded right, but it literally translated as "bite the wax tadpole." ... (Read More)
 
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Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau
Suzanne Stone Johnson & Robert Allison Johnson, eds. Lou Falkner Williams, intro.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41398
 
In 1866, distinguished Civil War veteran Major William Stone of the 19th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers arrived in South Carolina to serve in the newly formed Freedmen's Bureau, supporting ... (Read More)
 
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The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
William I. Hitchcock.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743273817.  Daedalus Item Code: 03287
 
This strikingly original, multinational history of liberation in World War II Europe brings to light the interactions of soldiers and civilians, the experiences of noncombatants, and the trauma of ... (Read More)
 
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Bitter Waters: America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead Sea
David Haward Bain.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203521.  Daedalus Item Code: 40918
 
The author of Empire Express and Sitting in Darkness, which received a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award, David Haward Bain here depicts an unusual episode in American exploration, ... (Read More)
 
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The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America
Richard Kluger.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307268891.  Daedalus Item Code: 32593
 
When appointed Washington’s first governor in 1853, Isaac Ingalls Stevens, an ambitious military man turned politician, had one goal—to persuade the Indians of the Puget Sound region to turn over ... (Read More)
 
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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—And Ourselves
Jane Gross.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307472403.  Daedalus Item Code: 29433
 
When Jane Gross—a longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elder care—suddenly became caretaker for her 85-year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that even she had never ... (Read More)
 
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The Black Country: A Novel of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad
Alex Grecian.
Publisher: Putnam.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399159336.  Daedalus Item Code: 43100
 
When members of a prominent family disappear from a coal-mining village—and a human eyeball is discovered in a bird's nest—the local constable sends for help from Scotland Yard's new Murder Squad, in ... (Read More)
 
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Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Carla L. Peterson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300162554.  Daedalus Item Code: 42091
 
While researching her genealogy, Carla Peterson delved into the lives of her 19th-century ancestors, uncovering the rich if underappreciated history of African American elites in New York City. ... (Read More)
 
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Black Stars: African American Inventors
Otha Richard Sullivan. Jim Haskins, general editor.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780471148043.  Daedalus Item Code: 42160
 
For more than three centuries, African American scientists and inventors have been coming up with ingenious ideas that have improved the quality of life for all Americans, as seen in this collection ... (Read More)
 
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