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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths & Legends
Jon E. Lewis, ed.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780337876.  Daedalus Item Code: 43907
 
In this 2012 updating of Lewis Spence's 1914 Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon Lewis provides an extensive introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950
Colm Tóibín & Carmen Callil.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762442768.  Daedalus Item Code: 43405
 
In their entertaining list of what to read next, Irish PEN Award winner Colm Tóibín and publisher Carmen Callil make no distinction between literary and commercial writing; for them, there is only ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Bad Medicine: True Stories of Weird Medicine and Dangerous Doctors
Ian Schott & Robert Youngston.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762444373.  Daedalus Item Code: 43406
 
Locked away in the files of medicine are some extraordinary things that doctors have done in the name of healing or research—acts by turns incredible, wrong-headed, arrogant, ignorant, deliberately ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Britain, 1485–1660: The Tudor and Stuart Dynasties
Ronald Hutton.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297046.  Daedalus Item Code: 43908
 
Between the death of Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485 and the execution of Charles I, after the civil wars of 1642–48, England was ruled largely by two dynasties. The Tudors won the crown on the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Henry VIII: Reformer and Tyrant
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762436231.  Daedalus Item Code: 43864
 
The author of The Circumnavigators as well as biographies of Charlemagne, Hans Holbein, and Francis Walsingham, Derek Wilson mines recent discoveries to offer this fresh look at the life and ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the English Civil Wars: Roundheads, Cavaliers and the Execution of the King
John Miller.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845296834.  Daedalus Item Code: 42348
 
When Charles I embarked on civil war in August 1642, Great Britain was plunged into one of the most devastating conflicts in the nation's history—one that would result in the execution of the king ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the English Reformation: Religion, Politics and Fear: How England Was Transformed by the Tudors
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446261.  Daedalus Item Code: 43865
 
When Henry VIII turned against Rome over the issue of divorce, and adopted the Protestant religion, he changed the course of British history; by 1600, England had become a different nation in which ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Third Reich: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis
Martyn Whittock.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762441211.  Daedalus Item Code: 43408
 
Beginning in the aftermath of World War I and the punitive Treaty of Versailles that made German recovery almost impossible, Martyn Whittock's history is an account of men who rose to the fore during ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks
Dick Cavett. Jimmy Fallon, foreword.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805099775.  Daedalus Item Code: 49545
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Reminiscing about and reflecting on Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life, legendary talk show host Dick Cavett ... (Read More)
 
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Bright Young Things: Life in the Roaring Twenties
Alison Maloney.
Publisher: Virgin Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753540978.  Daedalus Item Code: 44406
 
"The flapper awoke from her lethargy of sub-deb-ism, bobbed her hair, put on her choicest pair of earrings and a great deal of audacity and rouge and went into battle," wrote Zelda Fitzgerald in ... (Read More)
 
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Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light
Jane Brox.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547520346.  Daedalus Item Code: 30583
 
"A superb history of how the availability of ever more artificial light has changed our world over the centuries, from stone lamps in prehistoric caves to contemporary light-emitting diodes (LEDs). ... (Read More)
 
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