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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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Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily, 1943
Carlo D'Este.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060576509.  Daedalus Item Code: 52556
 
The retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who gave us Decision at Normandy and sterling biographies of Patton, Eisenhower, and Churchill, Carlo D'Este here offers a full-scale treatment of a ... (Read More)
 
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Black Hearts in Battersea
Joan Aiken.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099573661.  Daedalus Item Code: 53275
 
Simon arrives in London to meet an old friend and to pursue the study of painting, in this follow-up to The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Instead he finds himself unwittingly in the middle of a ... (Read More)
 
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Blitz Kids: The Children's War Against Hitler
Sean Longden.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849013628.  Daedalus Item Code: 51163
 
From the personal story of a young merchant seaman who was sunk three times before he turned 17 to that of a Girl Guide who was awarded the George Medal for saving a family during the Blitz—and ... (Read More)
 
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Blood and Beauty: The Borgias: Driven by Power, Defined by Blood
Sarah Dunant.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844087457.  Daedalus Item Code: 43987
 
The author of such popular Italian Renaissance novels as The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, and Sacred Hearts here turns her exceptional talent for breathing ... (Read More)
 
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The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
Michael Neiberg.
Publisher: Basic/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465023998.  Daedalus Item Code: 44547
 
As the Allies struggled inland from Normandy in August 1944, the fate of Paris hung in the hands of a motley assortment of Resistance cells, Free French operatives, Allied generals, and governmental ... (Read More)
 
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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
James Donovan.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316053747.  Daedalus Item Code: 51237
 
On February 23, 1836, an army led by Mexican dictator Santa Anna laid siege to a makeshift garrison of some 200 Texas settlers—among them, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—who ... (Read More)
 
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Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980882.  Daedalus Item Code: 51950
 
Before James Beard Award–winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton opened Prune in New York's East Village, she spent 20 hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. In this memoir ... (Read More)
 
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Blood on Snow
Jo Nesbø. Neil Smith, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385354196.  Daedalus Item Code: 59422
 
(First Edition, signed by the author) From the Glass Key Award–winning author of the Harry Hole novels comes this fast-moving, darkly lyrical stand-alone novel, and at its center is a ... (Read More)
 
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Blue Q Da Vinci Shoulder Tote: 15 x 11 x 6 inches, with zipper closure
Louise Fili, illus.
Publisher: Blue Q.   Format: tote bag.
UPC: 092657016671.  Daedalus Item Code: 46725
 
New York City graphic design legend Louise Fili puts her spin on Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci with this dramatically decorated tote. It's roomy, it's beautiful, it's washable, it's ... (Read More)
 
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Blue Q Hot Rocks Messenger Bag: 11 x 12 x 3 inches with magnetic flap
Rex Ray, illus.
Publisher: Blue Q.   Format: tote bag.
UPC: 092657020807.  Daedalus Item Code: 46716
 
Artist and poster designer Rex Ray decorates this otherwise low-key bag with a blaze of warm oranges and reds in abstract stone shapes. Surprisingly roomy—it swallows up manila file folders—yet slim ... (Read More)
 
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