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The Great Escape
Paul Brickhill.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780304356874.  Daedalus Item Code: 63778
 
One of the most famous stories from World War II, dramatized in the film of the same name, this is the 1950 account of how more than 600 men in a German prisoner of war camp worked together to ... (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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Great Military Blunders: History's Worst Battlefield Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Geoffrey Regan.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781774748.  Daedalus Item Code: 63145
 
Down through the centuries military history has been marked as much by misjudgments and incompetence as by gallantry and glory. Such blunders have often ended in tragedy, from the Battle of ... (Read More)
 
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Great Naval Blunders: History's Worst Sea Battle Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Geoffrey Regan.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781774755.  Daedalus Item Code: 63144
 
Who was responsible for designing the Admiral Popov, a circular Russian ironclad that wouldn't steer straight? Why did Lord Anson set out to circumnavigate the world with a crew of Chelsea ... (Read More)
 
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Great Rivals in History: When Politics Gets Personal
Joseph Cummins.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607108658.  Daedalus Item Code: 62483
 
When two powerful political rivals lock horns in a clash of personality and ideals, they sometimes shape the fate of millions. Here the author of History's Great Untold Stories and Anything ... (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 Task Remaining Before Us: Reconstruction as America's Continuing Civil War
Paul A. Cimbala & Randall M. Miller, eds.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823232031.  Daedalus Item Code: 64058
 
The American Civil War did not necessarily end with Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox, suggests Paul Cimbala and Randall Miller in the preface to this anthology, positing instead that ... (Read More)
 
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Great War Britain: The First World War at Home
Lucinda Gosling.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752491882.  Daedalus Item Code: 54405
 
The declaration of war in August 1914 was to change British society irrevocably as the conflict came to dominate almost every aspect of civilian life over the next four years. Targeted at a ... (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 Hamilton Collection: The Wisdom and Writings of the Founding Father
Dan Tucker, ed.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316503679.  Daedalus Item Code: 69609
 
This collection of Alexander Hamilton's personal letters, official correspondence, and excerpts from key published writings (including the Federalist Papers) provides firsthand insight into this ... (Read More)
 
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