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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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Edwardian Fashion
Daniel Milford-Cottam.
Publisher: Shire.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747814047.  Daedalus Item Code: 49075
 
In the early years of Edward VII's reign, fashionable European ladies wore delicately colored, flower-and-lace-trimmed trailing gowns over tight corsets, accessorized by elaborate hairstyles. But ... (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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Elsie & Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front
Diane Atkinson.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781605982571.  Daedalus Item Code: 40259
 
In 1914, two motorcycle enthusiasts—divorced mother Elsie Knocker and teenaged mechanic Mairi Chisholm—showed up in London to do their part for the war effort. Employed as ambulance drivers in ... (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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Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust
Ronald Florence.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670020720.  Daedalus Item Code: 30328
 
This gripping history of a little-known and desperate attempt to save Hungary's Jewish population in World War II tells how Joel Brand and the Jewish rescue committee in Budapest bargained with Adolf ... (Read More)
 
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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
S.C. Gwynne.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416591061.  Daedalus Item Code: 40794
 
This vivid historical account of the 40-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West describes the remarkable fighting force that kept Spanish, French, and ... (Read More)
 
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Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism
Brian Landers.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981062.  Daedalus Item Code: 21594
 
The American road to empire started when the first English settlers landed in Virginia, posits business and public policy advisor Brian Landers. Simultaneously, the first Russians crossed the Urals ... (Read More)
 
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Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812977646.  Daedalus Item Code: 31268
 
In 1521 Suleiman the Magnificent, ruling the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes—the opening shot in an epic struggle between ... (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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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: Five-Volume Set
Paul Finkelman, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: set.
ISBN: 9780195167795.  Daedalus Item Code: 40951
 
Focusing on the making of modern African American society, from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this five-volume encyclopedia traces ... (Read More)
 
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