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1001 Things That Everyone Should Know about World War II
Frank E. Vandiver.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780385364492.  Daedalus Item Code: 70871
 
From the rise of Hitler and Germany's military resurgence in the 1930s to Japan's surrender to the United States in 1945, this illustrated history presents 1,001 key facts about World War II, the ... (Read More)
 
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24 Hours at Agincourt: 25 October 1415—Voices from the Battlefield
Michael Jones.
Publisher: WH Allen.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753555453.  Daedalus Item Code: 70856
 
In 1415, King Henry V claimed the throne of France and landed an army in Normandy. Two months later, outside the small village of Agincourt in Picardy, he was preparing for certain defeat. On October ... (Read More)
 
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Abundance of Valor: Resistance, Survival, and Liberation: 1944–45
Will Irwin.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345501769.  Daedalus Item Code: 61698
 
The World War II operation known as Market Garden—made famous in the book and film A Bridge Too Far—was the largest airborne assault in history up to that time, a high-risk Allied invasion of ... (Read More)
 
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The Adventures of Sir Samuel White Baker: Victorian Hero
M.J. Trow.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848841789.  Daedalus Item Code: 71214
 
Sir Samuel White Baker (1821–93) is one of those larger-than-life heroes of the Victorian era—an explorer and naturalist who recorded many new species, as well as a big-game hunter, an able general, ... (Read More)
 
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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Hugh Aldersey-Williams.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847089007.  Daedalus Item Code: 71402
 
In this delightful jeu d'esprit, mixing biography and etymology, natural history and quixotic science, Hugh Aldersey-Williams delights in the rational intelligence of his hero Thomas Browne ... (Read More)
 
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The Age of Reason: 1600 to 1750
Christine Noble, series ed. Tony Allan, trans.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780276445163.  Daedalus Item Code: 52386
 
Following the intellectual revolution of the Renaissance, scientists and philosophers increasingly relied upon mathematics and observation as a means of understanding our world. With color ... (Read More)
 
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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
David Goldfield.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596917026.  Daedalus Item Code: 53174
 
The author of Still Fighting the Civil War and Black, White, and Southern, historian David Goldfield here explores what he argues is a hugely significant yet overlooked force driving ... (Read More)
 
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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679764410.  Daedalus Item Code: 70268
 
(Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Nonfiction) For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time ... (Read More)
 
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America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
Kevin Baker. Chris Dent, illus.
Publisher: Artisan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781579656942.  Daedalus Item Code: 69689
 
From the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to the oil rig, the modern airliner, the MRI machine, and the telephone, here are 76 of the most ... (Read More)
 
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Ancient American Art: In Detail
Colin McEwan.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674033153.  Daedalus Item Code: 40043
 
Gorgeously illustrated with items of jade, turquoise, featherwork, wood, stone, metalwork, ceramics, and textiles from Mexico and Central and South America—including lifelike Olmec figures in kaolin ... (Read More)
 
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Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day
Donald P. Ryan.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251485.  Daedalus Item Code: 71101
 
If ever a troublesome time warp should send you back to the 13th century BC, this is the only guide you'll need to navigate your way around the Egypt of Ramesses the Great. Sail up the Nile and visit ... (Read More)
 
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The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330531511.  Daedalus Item Code: 70484
 
In this book, published in the United States as The Discovery of Middle Earth, the author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France uncovers evidence of one ... (Read More)
 
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