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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: 51092
 
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 Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Necklace
Molly Caldwell Crosby.
Publisher: Berkley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780425253731.  Daedalus Item Code: 51245
 
In the summer of 1913, under the cover of London's perpetual smoggy dusk, two brilliant minds—a celebrated gentleman thief and a talented Scotland Yard detective—pit themselves against each other in ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Silence: 1918–1920 Living in the Shadow of the Great War
Juliet Nicolson.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719562570.  Daedalus Item Code: 43989
 
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 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 Swim
Gavin Mortimer.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802717498.  Daedalus Item Code: 31898
 
"In 1926, when Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel, the event was publicized around the world, and she was celebrated as an American hero in a series of public events, ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788–1800
Jay Winik.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060083144.  Daedalus Item Code: 30330
 
As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russia towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories ... (Read More)
 
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The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection
Robert J. Dalessandro & Erin R. Mahan.
Publisher: Whitman Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780794837402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42068
 
A gripping visual history of World War I that spans the full range of the conflict, this book by the U.S. Army's chief historian Robert Dalessandro and the Secretary of Defense's chief historian Erin ... (Read More)
 
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The Great War: July 1, 1916 The First Day of the Battle of the Somme: An Illustrated Panorama
Joe Sacco. Adam Hochschild, essay.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9780393088809.  Daedalus Item Code: 50581
 
From the cartoonist hailed as "the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman" (Economist) comes this monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I, presented as a ... (Read More)
 
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The Great War and Modern Memory
Paul Fussell. Jay Winter, intro.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199971954.  Daedalus Item Code: 49106
 
(Winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award) Named by the Modern Library as one of the 20th century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, this landmark 1970 study by ... (Read More)
 
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Gun: 100 Greatest Firearms
David E. Petzal & Phil Bourjaily.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616286118.  Daedalus Item Code: 50033
 
Based on the premise that firearms may be considered a weapon, a tool, a historical artifact, or an object of beauty, this overview of half a millennium of guns singles out 100 for special ... (Read More)
 
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Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America
Peter C. Mancall.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164220.  Daedalus Item Code: 32741
 
Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident. ... (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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