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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Slavomir Rawicz.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845296445.  Daedalus Item Code: 64336
 
First published in 1956, this is the incredible account of Slavomir Rawicz, a young Polish cavalry officer, arrested by the Soviet secret police in 1939 after the Red Army and the Nazis invaded ... (Read More)
 
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Lost Ireland: 1860–1960
William Derham.
Publisher: Hyde Park.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780993068584.  Daedalus Item Code: 61232
 
From war and insurrection to prosperity and development, sweeping changes have revised much of Ireland's landscape, notes William Derham; a great swath of the country's built past no longer survives, ... (Read More)
 
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Lost London 1870–1945
Philip Davies.
Publisher: Transatlantic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780955794988.  Daedalus Item Code: 54182
 
Gloriously illustrated with more than 500 photographs of London (up to 19 × 11½ inches) from the Archives of English Heritage, this large album reveals Elizabethan, Georgian, and Victorian London ... (Read More)
 
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Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas
Arthur Drooker. Pico Iyer, foreword.
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851497584.  Daedalus Item Code: 60374
 
Having previously captured the strange beauty of decaying stateside sites in American Ruins, Arthur Drooker here turns his infrared camera upon ancient locales in Central and South America. ... (Read More)
 
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Louder Than Words: Ways of Seeing Women Workers in Eighteenth-Century France
Geraldine Sheridan.
Publisher: Texas Tech.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780896726222.  Daedalus Item Code: 44004
 
In an era when trade guilds in France largely excluded women as members in their own right, the images depicted in Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie and other contemporary French sources reveal ... (Read More)
 
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Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Eccentricity of Tyrants
Tom Ambrose.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720614473.  Daedalus Item Code: 62998
 
From Roman emperor Nero to Syrian president Assad, from Ivan the Terrible to Muammar Gaddafi, this book considers what has driven some of the most tyrannical and fanatical figures in history. Through ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Michael Blanding.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408177.  Daedalus Item Code: 63726
 
(Winner of the 2015 New England Society Book Award for History and Biography) Affable and deeply knowledgeable, E. Forbes Smiley III was well-liked and well-trusted in the reading rooms and ... (Read More)
 
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The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater after Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863–February 1864
Bradley M. Gottfried.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611211528.  Daedalus Item Code: 62147
 
Superbly illustrated with 87 color battle maps, this Civil War history explores the critical though rarely considered months following the Battle of Gettysburg, during which both the Army of Northern ... (Read More)
 
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The Martial Arts of Ancent Greece: Modern Fighting Techniques from the Age of Alexander
Kostas Dervenis & Nektarios Lykiardopoulos.
Publisher: Destiny Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594771927.  Daedalus Item Code: 64264
 
Much as we tend to associate the martial arts with East Asia, Greece has its own tradition of personal combat whose history extends back thousands of years to the time of Alexander the Great and even ... (Read More)
 
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Medical Meddlers, Mediums and Magicians: The Victorian Age of Credulity
Keith Souter. Laura Matine, illus.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752461151.  Daedalus Item Code: 52436
 
The Victorian thirst for knowledge drove them to explore unchartered corners of the world, pursue scientific explanation and discovery, and create engineering and architectural marvels. Yet this ... (Read More)
 
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