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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
Richard Bernstein.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375414091.  Daedalus Item Code: 13680
 
In this rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West—a pervasive yet often ignored aspect of their long historical relationship—Richard Bernstein ... (Read More)
 
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Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750–1850
Maya Jasanoff.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007180110.  Daedalus Item Code: 31039
 
(Winner of the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and a Book of the Year in the Economist, the Guardian and the Sunday Times) The talented historian who also wrote 2011 Samuel Johnson ... (Read More)
 
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An Edible History of Humanity
Tom Standage.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802715883.  Daedalus Item Code: 31888
 
"[Tom] Standage's previous book, A History of the World in 6 Glasses, theorized that the titular six drinks were reflections of the eras in which they were created. In this new work, he ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth I and Her World
Susan Watkins. Mark Fiennes, photos.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500286951.  Daedalus Item Code: 31442
 
Illustrated with 154 color reproductions of art and page-filling photographs of castles and grounds, this book from the author of Jane Austen: In Style provides a close-up account of a ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England
Robert Hutchinson.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244570.  Daedalus Item Code: 38387
 
Francis Walsingham, principal secretary to Elizabeth I, was the first modern "spymaster," using methods that anticipated those of MI5 and MI6 and maintaining a network of spies across Europe, ... (Read More)
 
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Emergence of a Free Press
Leonard W. Levy.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566635608.  Daedalus Item Code: 33688
 
What did "freedom of the press" really mean to the framers of the First Amendment and their contemporaries? Pulitzer Prize–winning constitutional historian Leonard Levy scrupulously examines that ... (Read More)
 
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Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
Evan D.G. Fraser & Andrew Rimas.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582437934.  Daedalus Item Code: 38722
 
Using the colorful diaries of a 16th-century merchant as a narrative guide, this book vividly chronicles the fate of people and societies for the past 12,000 years through the foods they grew, ... (Read More)
 
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The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944–1945
Ian Kershaw.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203145.  Daedalus Item Code: 38246
 
The winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography for Making Friends with Hitler, as well as the Wolfson Literary Award and the inaugural British Academy Prize for his ... (Read More)
 
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Engineers of the Soul: In the Footsteps of Stalin's Writers
Frank Westerman.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099461647.  Daedalus Item Code: 40134
 
This is the story of two journeys—one literal, one imaginary—through contemporary Russia and through Soviet-era literature. Writers of renown, described by Stalin as "engineers of the soul," were ... (Read More)
 
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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
Christian Wolmar.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848871731.  Daedalus Item Code: 38321
 
A symbol of the Industrial Revolution and a cornerstone of modern commerce, the railroad has also been one of the most powerful weapons of modern war. As British transport writer and broadcaster ... (Read More)
 
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Escape From Germany: The Greatest POW Break-Out of the First World War
Neil Hanson.
Publisher: Corgi.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780552155496.  Daedalus Item Code: 41266
 
Surrounded by steel palisades and barbed-wire fences, patrolled by dogs and heavily armed guards, Germany's Holzminden prisoner-of-war camp was run by the brutal Kommandant Karl Niemeyer. The British ... (Read More)
 
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Escape from the Deep: The True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II
Alex Kershaw.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306817908.  Daedalus Item Code: 32972
 
The author of The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, and The Few, as well as the biographer of Jack London and Robert Capa, here gives us a harrowing survival story from World War ... (Read More)
 
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