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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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England: A Concise History
F.E. Halliday.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500271827.  Daedalus Item Code: 41264
 
Heavily illustrated with black and white images on nearly every two-page spread, this visual history of England emphasizes the evolution of democratic institutions and the creation of a social order ... (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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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 harbor carrying more than 4500 Holocaust survivors, having been rammed and boarded by ... (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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A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean, 1200–1700
Adnan A. Husain & K.E. Fleming, eds.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851684960.  Daedalus Item Code: 32798
 
The Mediterranean, the birthplace of the three principal monotheistic religions, is depicted here as a distinct cultural space characterized by hybridization, diversity, and cultural dynamism. ... (Read More)
 
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The Fall of the House of Walworth: A Tale of Madness and Murder in Gilded Age America
Geoffrey O'Brien.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805081152.  Daedalus Item Code: 32746
 
A poet and cultural historian as well as the editor in chief for the Library of America, Geoffrey O'Brien crafts an unforgettable true story of greed, corruption, and madness that came to light in ... (Read More)
 
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The Famous Nini: A Mostly True Story of How a Plain White Cat Became a Star
Mary Nethery. John Manders, illus.
Publisher: Clarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618977697.  Daedalus Item Code: 34210
 
In Venice, more than a hundred years ago, there was a white cat in the Piazza San Marco who befriended the owner of a tiny caffè. The cat was named Nini, and for some reason—no one really knows ... (Read More)
 
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