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Sisters of Fortune: America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad
Jehanne Wake.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451607611.  Daedalus Item Code: 23939
 
As gripping as any great historical novel, this is the true story of Marianne, Bess, Louisa, and Emily Caton, the exuberant American sisters who enthralled English Regency society. Descended from ... (Read More)
 
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Sites of Antiquity: From Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome, 50 Sites that Explain the Classical World
Charles Freeman.
Publisher: Somerset.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905131310.  Daedalus Item Code: 41483
 
Beautifully illustrated with color photos or maps on virtually every page, this book from the author of The Legacy of Ancient Egypt and The Horses of St Mark's not only tours such ... (Read More)
 
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Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer in the First World War
John Lewis-Stempel.
Publisher: Orion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244457.  Daedalus Item Code: 41313
 
The author of The Autobiography of the British Soldier and The Wild Life here tells the extraordinary story of Britain's junior officers in World War I, many of whom went straight from ... (Read More)
 
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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Christopher Clark.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061146664.  Daedalus Item Code: 49127
 
(Nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2013) On the morning of June 28, 1914, before Austrian Archduke Franz ... (Read More)
 
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Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott
Ellis Leon Yochelson.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873386807.  Daedalus Item Code: 34290
 
A highly respected figure in the history of geology and paleontology, Charles Doolittle Walcott (18501927) is perhaps most notable for his discovery of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, one of the ... (Read More)
 
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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity
Robert Tavernor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300143348.  Daedalus Item Code: 01792
 
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems that human beings have devised over two millennia. Tavernor urges ... (Read More)
 
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Snow-Storm in August: The Struggle for Freedom and Washington's Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307477484.  Daedalus Item Code: 38571
 
In 1835 the nation's capital simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves in the city for the first time. Among the enslaved was ... (Read More)
 
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Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors
Richard Holmes.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007225705.  Daedalus Item Code: 36163
 
From the redcoat who served Charles II to the modern, camouflage-clad guard at Camp Bastion, from battlefield to barrack-room, this is a sweeping social history of the British soldier told by one of ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
Clare Mulley.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250030320.  Daedalus Item Code: 39030
 
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her death certificate accurately indicated that she died from a stab wound to her ... (Read More)
 
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Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War
Andrew F. Smith.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312601812.  Daedalus Item Code: 33534
 
Did hunger defeat the Confederacy? In April 1861, Lincoln ordered a blockade of Southern ports used for the importation of food. In time, lack of provisions eroded the rebels' morale and led to ... (Read More)
 
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Matthew Henson: The Quest for the North Pole
Kathleen Olmstead.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402760600.  Daedalus Item Code: 41611
 
Matthew Henson was an essential part of polar explorer Robert Peary's team through numerous expeditions over 22 years; Peary himself said, "Henson must go with me. I cannot make it without him." Yet ... (Read More)
 
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A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 19141918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
Winston Groom.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802139986.  Daedalus Item Code: 49350
 
The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most dreaded battlefield in all of World War I, and probably of any war in history. It was said that you could smell the stench of death for miles before ... (Read More)
 
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