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Illinois: Mapping the Prairie State Through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress
Vincent Virga & Scotti McAuliff Cohn.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762760114.  Daedalus Item Code: 22924
 
French-Canadian fur trapper and explorer Louis Jolliet depicts the Great Lakes region as a land of endless forest in his 1674 map, which names Lake Michigan "Lac des Illinois." The history of the ... (Read More)
 
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In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson
Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brandt.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570036873.  Daedalus Item Code: 32801
 
Six years before the onset of the Civil War, two courageous figures—one a free white man and one an enslaved black woman—risked personal liberty to ensure each other's freedom in an explosive episode ... (Read More)
 
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Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia
Geroge W. Boudreau.
Publisher: Westholme/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594161438.  Daedalus Item Code: 40482
 
From its beginning as a haven for English Quakers in William Penn's colony, the city of Philadelphia prospered, becoming a leading port in the English Atlantic world. The city was grounded in ... (Read More)
 
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It Happened on Washington Square
Emily Kies Folpe.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801870880.  Daedalus Item Code: 34979
 
The heart of New York City's Greenwich Village—lined by elegant townhouses and anchored by Stanford White's iconic Washington Arch—Washington Square Park has been a vital public space for nearly two ... (Read More)
 
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Ivory's Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants
John Frederick Walker.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615233991.  Daedalus Item Code: 23473
 
Long before gold and gems were known and coveted, humans have desired ivory tusks, the "jewels of the elephant," for their beauty, rarity, and ability to be finely carved. The author who championed ... (Read More)
 
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J.A. Froude's The Reign of Mary Tudor
J.A. Froude. Eamon Duffy, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441186850.  Daedalus Item Code: 42578
 
"Great historical writing, perhaps all historical writing, holds a mirror up to two different worlds: the age it sets out to describe, and the age in which it is written," explains Eamon Duffy in his ... (Read More)
 
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Jack Corbett, Mariner
A.S. Hatch.
Publisher: Quantuck Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780971454828.  Daedalus Item Code: 31432
 
In 1849 the future financier Alfredrick Hatch was a delicate and slightly asthmatic youth, who was dispatched to sea by his physician father to "either cure him or kill him." He signed onto a ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143125723.  Daedalus Item Code: 49575
 
Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains among the most cherished of all novelists, incomparable in the wit, warmth, and insight with which she depicts her characters and life. Yet ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen's London
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 39170
 
This cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen, from the authors of Nelson's Trafalgar and The War for All the Oceans, explores the customs and culture of Austen's ... (Read More)
 
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Judgment Before Nuremberg: The Holocaust in the Ukraine and the First Nazi War Crimes Trial
Greg Dawson.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605982908.  Daedalus Item Code: 42735
 
The first trials for Nazi war crimes were not held in Nuremberg in 1945; they were in Kharkov, Ukraine, in December 1943—a year and a half before the end of World War II in Europe. Three Nazi ... (Read More)
 
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July 1914: Countdown to War
Sean McMeekin.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465060740.  Daedalus Item Code: 49136
 
Conventional wisdom holds that it was an ambitious and warlike German Empire that largely precipitated Europe's spiral into World War I, following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ... (Read More)
 
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Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Orlando Figes.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846144882.  Daedalus Item Code: 38483
 
Lev and Svetlana, lovers in Stalin's Soviet Union, were kept apart for 14 years—first by World War II, and then by the paranoid caprices of Stalin's Gulag, where Lev was sent for an imagined offense. ... (Read More)
 
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