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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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Some Talk of Alexander: A Journey Through Space and Time in the Greek World
Frederic Raphael.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500512883.  Daedalus Item Code: 36211
 
In this blend of sex, politics, history, and mythology, Academy Award–winning screenwriter Frederic Raphael offers a vivid, wide-ranging, often surprising take on the classical world, infused with ... (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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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, 1914–1918: 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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Storm of Steel
Ernst Junger. Michael Hofmann, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780142437902.  Daedalus Item Code: 49334
 
Enlisting at the age of 19 on the day that Germany declared war in 1914 and serving to its end, Ernst Jünger produced this astonishing memoir in 1920, illuminating the horrors and also the compelling ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Che Guevara
Lucia Alvarez de Toledo.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849160407.  Daedalus Item Code: 38476
 
Focusing on the man rather than the cultural icon, and including interviews with Che Guevara's family and those who knew him intimately, this accessible biography shows how an idealistic medical ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the SS: Hitler's Infamous Legions of Death
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848588417.  Daedalus Item Code: 40388
 
With chapters on Heinrich Himmler, the "Night of the Long Knives," the Waffen SS, the Holocaust, the Nuremberg trials, and ODESSA, the organization of former SS members, Nigel Cawthorne provides a ... (Read More)
 
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The Strange Laws Of Old England
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Piatkus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749954154.  Daedalus Item Code: 38308
 
Did you know that it's against the law for couples to check into a London hotel under assumed names for the purpose of a romantic tryst? Or that by order of Edward II, all whales washed up on the ... (Read More)
 
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Surviving the Skies: A Night Bomber Pilot in the Great War
Joe Bamford.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752476841.  Daedalus Item Code: 40062
 
Captain Stephen Wynn Vickers joined the Cheshire Regiment at the outset of World War I, but after being badly wounded, he was reassigned to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps). While other young pilots were ... (Read More)
 
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