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Amazing Tales from Times Gone By
Editors of Reader's Digest.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781921077876.  Daedalus Item Code: 33415
 
Why was Russia's first tsar, Ivan, known as "the Terrible?" Did Herod really order the murder of all infants in Bethlehem? Who was the woman so hideous that she inspired the term "ugly old bag?" How ... (Read More)
 
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Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers
Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717689.  Daedalus Item Code: 31864
 
Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, journalist and professional cynic Ambrose Bierce was also a maven of English usage, and in 1909 he gave us Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of ... (Read More)
 
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America Eats!: On the Road with the WPA: The Fish Fries, Box Supper Socials, and Chitlin Feasts That Define Real American Food
Pat Willard.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596913622.  Daedalus Item Code: 31865
 
"Who but Pat Willard (A Pie Everyday, Secrets of Saffron) could find a tasty morsel in the Library of Congress? The morsel in question is a WPA project in which a number of authors, ... (Read More)
 
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The American Barn
David Plowden, photog.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393025576.  Daedalus Item Code: 23876
 
Presented here in 140 haunting duotone images that could have been made at any time in the past century and a half, David Plowden gives us a remarkable portrait of the barn as an icon of our ... (Read More)
 
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An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears
Daniel Blake Smith.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805089554.  Daedalus Item Code: 33068
 
After George Washington declared that Indian lands could no longer be taken without the "free consent" of native peoples, the Cherokees' embrace of Anglo culture was rapid, marked by the first Indian ... (Read More)
 
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The American Civil War: A Military History
John Keegan.
Publisher: Knopf/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307263438.  Daedalus Item Code: 38056
 
Here the late British historian John Keegan—former senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy and author of The First World War, The Face of Battle, and The ... (Read More)
 
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American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
David O. Stewart.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439157183.  Daedalus Item Code: 33650
 
In this vivid biography of an enigmatic founding father, David Stewart depicts Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring, perhaps deluded figure who shook the nascent United States. In 1805 ... (Read More)
 
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The American Future: A History
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780060539238.  Daedalus Item Code: 38254
 
In this perspective on the 2008 presidential campaign and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideals, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning historian Simon Schama looks at the ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Children's Thesaurus
Paul Hellweg. The Editors of American Heritage.
Publisher: Houghton Library.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780547215990.  Daedalus Item Code: 33233
 
With more than 4,000 main entries and 36,000 synonyms, as well as thousands of example sentences, this easy-to-use thesaurus helps readers 8 to 12 make the best word choice to suit their meaning and ... (Read More)
 
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The American Heritage Student Thesaurus: Updated Edition
Paul Hellweg, Joyce LeBaron & Susannah LeBaron.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780618280292.  Daedalus Item Code: 34093
 
Designed for readers 12 to 16, the advanced vocabulary in this desk thesaurus—6,000 entries with more than 70,000 synonyms—is intended to meet the growing academic demands on students' writing ... (Read More)
 
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American Presidential China
Susan Gray Detweiler. David L. Barquist, introduction.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780876331927.  Daedalus Item Code: 32721
 
The china used by the First Families—at the White House and in their private residences—sheds a light on trends in taste, style, and modes of entertaining as they have evolved in the United States. ... (Read More)
 
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American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists
Christopher L. Webber.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981758.  Daedalus Item Code: 32178
 
An Episcopal priest, composer of hymns, and author of more than two dozen books, Christopher Webber here gives us the remarkable story of a forgotten hero in 19th-century New York City. James ... (Read More)
 
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