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The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities
Matthew White. Steven Pinker, foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61178
 
Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's compulsively readable and utterly original account, an epic examination of history's one hundred most violent man-made events, ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind—and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
Thomas Healy.
Publisher: Metropolitan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805094565.  Daedalus Item Code: 61239
 
In this gripping intellectual history from a former correspondent for the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas Healy reveals how justice Oliver Wendell Holmes became a free-speech advocate and established the ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes
Brian Dillon.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844882816.  Daedalus Item Code: 62167
 
In April 1916, shortly before the Battle of the Somme began in France, a fire started in a munitions works located in the Kentish marshes of England; the resulting series of explosions killed 108 ... (Read More)
 
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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248677.  Daedalus Item Code: 51173
 
If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death
John Kelly.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007150700.  Daedalus Item Code: 61068
 
Second only to World War II in terms of human disaster, the "Black Death" traveled across medieval Europe and in just over a thousand days (1347–51) killed a third of its population—25 million ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age
Juliet Nicolson.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802119445.  Daedalus Item Code: 32464
 
In this superb follow-up to her detailed snapshot of pre–World War I England, The Perfect Summer, Juliet Nicolson pieces together colorful personalities, historic moments, and intimate details ... (Read More)
 
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The Great War Unseen Archives: Rare and Unseen Photographs and Facsimile Reports—The Complete Story of the First World War
Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242333.  Daedalus Item Code: 61505
 
Illustrated with color battle maps, archival photos from London's Daily Mail, and reproductions of maps and articles published in the day, this visual chronicle of World War I depicts ... (Read More)
 
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Guide to Britain's Working Past
Anthony Burton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393325522.  Daedalus Item Code: 61193
 
From the handsome collection of locomotives at the National Railway Museum in York to the majestic Forth River bridges in Scotland, from the graceful windmills of Norfolk and Suffolk to the soaring ... (Read More)
 
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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945
Rick Atkinson.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349140094.  Daedalus Item Code: 61311
 
This is the brilliant conclusion to Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy, chronicling the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II. Having recounted how the American-led ... (Read More)
 
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Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World
Douglas Hunter.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596916807.  Daedalus Item Code: 31899
 
The year 2009 marked the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of the majestic river that bears his name. Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company to find a northeastern passage over ... (Read More)
 
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The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Jane Ridley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400062553.  Daedalus Item Code: 62055
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Best 100 Books of 2013 and a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year) Born Prince Albert Edward, and known to familiars as "Bertie," the ... (Read More)
 
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Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Edward P. Kohn.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465024292.  Daedalus Item Code: 54283
 
Theodore Roosevelt is remembered as America's "cowboy" president—a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly ... (Read More)
 
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