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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: 52564
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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The English Lakes: A History
Ian Thompson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408809587.  Daedalus Item Code: 52394
With its towering peaks and wide-open spaces, Great Britain's Lake District is one of the nation's favorite getaways, but this was not always the case, as the author of The Sun King's Garden ... (Read More)
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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & 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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Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress
Linda Barrett Osborne & Paolo Battaglia. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Mario B. Mignone & Antonio Canovi, intro.
Publisher: Anniversary Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788896408148.  Daedalus Item Code: 50879
The immigrant experience and cultural contribution of Italian Americans are celebrated here in a remarkable visual history, illustrated with 500 photographs, documents, and ephemera from the Library ... (Read More)
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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965
Juan Williams. Julian Bond, intro.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124740.  Daedalus Item Code: 38945
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine and the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people made up the American civil rights movement in its founding decade. Their stories ... (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: 52566
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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Family Album: Edwardian Life in the Lake Counties
John Satchell. Margaret Shaw, photog.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750910491.  Daedalus Item Code: 42645
This is a remarkable collection of some 200 photographs taken between 1900 and 1908 in Kendal and the Lake District in northwest England. The photographer, Margaret Shaw, was the daughter of an ... (Read More)
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Fashion Beyond Versailles: Consumption and Design in Seventeenth-Century France
Donna J. Bohanan.
Publisher: Louisiana State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780807145210.  Daedalus Item Code: 44470
Epicenters of style and innovation, Paris and Versailles dominate studies of consumerism in 17th-century France, while little scholarship exists on the material culture, fashion, and consumption ... (Read More)
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Fatal Colours: Towton, 1461...England's Most Brutal Battle
George Goodwin. David Starkey, intro.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248684.  Daedalus Item Code: 51170
When Henry V died in 1422, England's great warrior king was succeeded by his infant son, Henry VI. Historian George Goodwin chronicles Henry VI's disastrous reign and the savage First War of the ... (Read More)
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