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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity
Robert Tavernor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300143348.  Daedalus Item Code: 01792
 
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems that human beings have devised over two millennia. Tavernor urges ... (Read More)
 
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Snow Squall: The Last American Clipper Ship
Nicholas Dean.
Publisher: Tilbury House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780884482314.  Daedalus Item Code: 40089
 
In the mid-19th century American clipper ships were the "greyhounds of the sea," built for speed to bring back valuable cargoes like tea, spices, and silk from exotic seaports. None of those American ... (Read More)
 
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Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
Noah Charney.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586488000.  Daedalus Item Code: 32994
 
You may not have heard of it, but Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, also known as The Mystic Lamb for its oddly literal symbol of Christ, is on many art historians' lists of the ten most ... (Read More)
 
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The Tale of the Heike
Royall Tyler, trans.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025138.  Daedalus Item Code: 40872
 
A cornerstone of Japanese literature, this 14th-century epic tells the story of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans. Among the unforgettable characters are the ruthless warlord ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Lives in India: Biography, Autobiography, and Life History
David Arnold & Stuart Blackburn, eds.
Publisher: Indiana.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780253217271.  Daedalus Item Code: 31953
 
Life histories have a wide, if not universal, appeal, but what does it mean to narrate the story of a life—whether one's own or someone else's? Which lives are worth telling, and who should be ... (Read More)
 
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Thucydides: The Reinvention of History
Donald Kagan.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021291.  Daedalus Item Code: 21766
 
"Yale professor of classics [Donald] Kagan thoroughly examines Thucydides' life and work to successfully demonstrate that the Athenian historian was the first to utilize a truly professional (i.e., ... (Read More)
 
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Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town
John Welshman.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199595570.  Daedalus Item Code: 36339
 
In his classic account A Night to Remember, historian Walter Lord described the sinking of the Titanic as "the last night of a small town." Here the author of Churchill's ... (Read More)
 
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To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology
Marina Belozerskaya.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065541.  Daedalus Item Code: 11101
 
"Most medieval Europeans cared not a whit for the vestiges of antiquity. Back then, a stone arch was just a stone arch, regardless of its provenance, and in cities such as Siena and Rome thousands of ... (Read More)
 
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Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank's Family
Mirjam Pressler. Damion Searls, trans.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533393.  Daedalus Item Code: 40730
 
This history of Anne Frank and the family that shaped her was made possible by a treasure trove of thousands of letters, poems, drawings, postcards, and photographs recently discovered by her last ... (Read More)
 
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Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War
James Mauro.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345512147.  Daedalus Item Code: 33206
 
A brief window between the Great Depression and World War II, the summer of 1939 was, for America, the last season of hope for peace and prosperity, perhaps best symbolized by the New York World's ... (Read More)
 
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Unnaturally French: Foreign Citizens in the Old Regime and After
Peter Sahlins.
Publisher: Cornell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801488399.  Daedalus Item Code: 91913
 
Rather than date the establishment of modern political citizenship from the French Revolution of 1789, Peter Sahlins argues that the transformations began in the "citizenship revolution" of the 18th ... (Read More)
 
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A Visitor's Guide to the Colonial & Revolutionary South: Interesting Sites to Visit: Lodging, Dining, Things to Do
Patricia & Robert Foulke.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881506907.  Daedalus Item Code: 31425
 
From the earliest explorers' arrival in the South through the colonial era, the French and Indian War, and the Revolutionary War, up to the aftermath of the War of 1812, this guide traces our ... (Read More)
 
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