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Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
Paul Kennedy.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400067619.  Daedalus Item Code: 43931
 
The author of The Parliament of Man and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers here provides a nuts-and-bolts account of how solving specific problems led to improving strategic factors ... (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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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
Steve Fraser.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780066620497.  Daedalus Item Code: 33791
 
Americans have had a love-hate relationship with the stock market for 200 years; long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, Wall Street eventually came to be seen as a pathway to immense ... (Read More)
 
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Exodus 1947: The Ship That Launched a Nation
Ruth Gruber. Blanche Wisen Cook, preface.
Publisher: Union Square.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402752285.  Daedalus Item Code: 41593
 
On July 18, 1947, American journalist Ruth Gruber stood on a wharf in Haifa as the Exodus 1947 limped into the harbor carrying more than 4500 Holocaust survivors, having been rammed and ... (Read More)
 
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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration
Fergus Fleming & Annabel Merullo, eds. Michael Palin, intro.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585677665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41268
 
In the 18th century, exploration entered a new phase; the greatest explorers were motivated more by scientific inquiry than by commercial interest, and they set out to make a full record of ... (Read More)
 
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Eyewitness to the Civil War: The Complete History from Secession to Reconstruction
Neil Kagan, ed. Stephen G. Hyslop, text. Harris J. Andrews, intro.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781435150461.  Daedalus Item Code: 44153
 
Wonderfully illustrated with more than 440 photos, reproductions of art, period maps, ephemera, and artifacts—many rarely seen or never before published—this is a vivid and close-up history of our ... (Read More)
 
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The Faces of World War II: The Second World War in Words and Pictures
Max Hastings.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844037131.  Daedalus Item Code: 44038
 
A fine companion to both Faces of World War I and his many sterling histories of World War II, this photo album by Somerset Maugham Award winner Max Hastings chronicles the conflict in Europe ... (Read More)
 
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The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century
Joel F. Harrington.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780809049929.  Daedalus Item Code: 44238
 
Based on the rarely seen journal of a professional executioner in early 16th-century Nuremberg, this fascinating history from the Roland H. Bainton Prize–winning author of The Unwanted Child ... (Read More)
 
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The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Bruce Levine.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400067039.  Daedalus Item Code: 43867
 
In 1860 the American South was a wealthy, imposing region where a small minority had amassed great political power and enormous fortunes through a system of forced labor. By the end of 1865, millions ... (Read More)
 
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Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr
Nancy Isenberg.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143113713.  Daedalus Item Code: 44333
 
Arguing that Aaron Burr's legacy was thoroughly tarred by his political enemies, the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America here paints a portrait of a man who truly deserves to ... (Read More)
 
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