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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 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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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—birthplace of the three principal monotheistic religions—is depicted here as a distinct cultural space characterized by hybridization, diversity, and cultural dynamism. Supporting ... (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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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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Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat
Jan Morris.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571194681.  Daedalus Item Code: 41297
 
This third book of Jan Morris's remarkable trilogy is the sequel to the 1968 book Pax Britannica (a portrait of the British Empire at its height during Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee, ... (Read More)
 
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The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern
Victor Davis Hanson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608191659.  Daedalus Item Code: 31891
 
"War," Victor Davis Hanson writes, "is an entirely human enterprise." Ideologies change, technologies develop, new strategies are invented, but human nature is constant across time and space, and the ... (Read More)
 
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FDR's Deadly Secret
Steven Lomazow & Eric Fettmann.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586489069.  Daedalus Item Code: 43411
 
"This is a superior addition to the diseases-of-famous-men genre. Journalist [Eric] Fettmann and neurologist [Steven] Lomazow assert that they've discovered the true cause of FDR's 1945 death, ... (Read More)
 
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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
Neil Sheehan.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679422846.  Daedalus Item Code: 21510
 
"As he did unforgettably in A Bright Shining Lie, [Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Neil] Sheehan here tells the story both of a warrior and of a war, in this case a cold one. The ... (Read More)
 
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Fighting Techniques of the Oriental World: Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics, AD 1200–1860
Michael E. Haskew, Christer Jorgensen, Chris McNab, Eric Niderost & Rob S. Rice.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312386962.  Daedalus Item Code: 03247
 
With line drawings, color reproductions, or three-dimensional battle maps on every two-page spread, this detailed, wide-ranging history examines warfare in Asia and the Pacific from the 13th-century ... (Read More)
 
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