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The Art of War
Sun Tzu. Lionel Giles, trans. James Clavell, foreword.
Publisher: Hodder.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781444727364.  Daedalus Item Code: 41225
 
This book unravels the complexities of meaning found in the world's oldest existing military treatise, whose basic tenet is to know your enemy's strengths and weaknesses and turn them against him. In ... (Read More)
 
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Assault Crossing: The River Seine 1944
Ken Ford.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848845763.  Daedalus Item Code: 40505
 
The assault crossing of the River Seine by the British 43rd (Wessex) Division in August 1944 remains one of the most important operations of the closing stages of World War II, allowing General ... (Read More)
 
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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965–68
Taylor Branch.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684857138.  Daedalus Item Code: 32768
 
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Award) Concluding the trilogy that began with the Pulitzer Prize–winning Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch focuses here on the turbulent last four ... (Read More)
 
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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
Robert V. Remini.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465012886.  Daedalus Item Code: 36261
 
In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion, as tensions between slaveholders and abolitionists mounted. The debate over slavery grew more rancorous when an influx of new territory prompted ... (Read More)
 
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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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B is for Bangladesh
Urmi Rahman. Prodeepta Das, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781845079185.  Daedalus Item Code: 34348
 
From Dhaka to Tabla, and from Crocodile to Jamdani, this alphabetical guide profiles a young country with an ancient history and centuries of tradition. Vibrant color photographs show the resilient ... (Read More)
 
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Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuries of Sex, Adventure, Vice, Treachery, and Folly from Royal Britain
Michael Farquhar.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979046.  Daedalus Item Code: 33013
 
Whether nagged by scandals, betrayed by their spouses, or embarrassed by their children, the kings and queens of Great Britain have been many things, but they have never been dull. From ambitious ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Guy Walters.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719567742.  Daedalus Item Code: 40742
 
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers, and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, the games were a dress rehearsal for ... (Read More)
 
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Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East
David Hirst.
Publisher: Nation.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781568586571.  Daedalus Item Code: 32945
 
In this sweeping history of Lebanon from the end of Ottoman rule to the Hezbollah and Hamas wars of today, independent Middle East correspondent and historian David Hirst charts the interplay between ... (Read More)
 
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The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways
Earl Swift.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618812417.  Daedalus Item Code: 43247
 
Perhaps nothing changed the face of America more than President Eisenhower's interstate highway system; at once man-made wonders, economic pipelines, agents of sprawl, and uniquely American promises ... (Read More)
 
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Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau
Suzanne Stone Johnson & Robert Allison Johnson, eds. Lou Falkner Williams, intro.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41398
 
In 1866, distinguished Civil War veteran Major William Stone of the 19th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers arrived in South Carolina to serve in the newly formed Freedmen's Bureau, supporting ... (Read More)
 
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The Bolter: The Story of Idina Sackville, Who Ran Away to Become the Chief Seductress of Kenya's Scandalous "Happy Valley Set"
Frances Osborne.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307476425.  Daedalus Item Code: 49010
 
The 1920s and 30 were an age of bolters—women who broke the rules of English society and fled their marriages—and Lady Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her five marriages, ... (Read More)
 
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