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Common People: The History of an English Family
Alison Light.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490387.  Daedalus Item Code: 54339
 
(Finalist for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize) What is it that we are after when we go in search of our ancestors? Beginning with her grandparents, educator and BBC broadcaster Alison Light—also ... (Read More)
 
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Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
T.J. Stiles.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307592644.  Daedalus Item Code: 59362
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) From the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, this new biography of ... (Read More)
 
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Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750–1850
Maya Jasanoff.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007180110.  Daedalus Item Code: 31039
 
(Winner of the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and Named a Book of the Year by the Economist, the Guardian and the Sunday Times) The talented historian who also wrote 2011 Samuel ... (Read More)
 
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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Civil War
James M. McPherson.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143127758.  Daedalus Item Code: 59825
 
(A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2014) History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis; in his own time and in later generations he has been variously deemed an incompetent ... (Read More)
 
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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375713965.  Daedalus Item Code: 69015
 
(Winner of the 2015 Bancroft Prize, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a New York Times Best Book of 2015) Cotton is so ubiquitous in the world as to be all but unnoticed in daily ... (Read More)
 
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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345534521.  Daedalus Item Code: 60801
 
(Number 1 New York Times Bestseller) When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale—a mansion that had been unoccupied for nearly 60 years—he ... (Read More)
 
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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (Three-Volume Set): Before and During the Holocaust
Shmuel Spector & Geoffrey Wigoder, eds. Elie Wiesel, foreword.
Publisher: New York University.   Format: 3 set.
ISBN: 9780814793565.  Daedalus Item Code: 52113
 
(Winner of the 2001 National Jewish Book Award for Reference and named the Best Reference Book of 2001 by the Association of Jewish Libraries and Library Journal) Today throughout much ... (Read More)
 
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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965
Juan Williams. Julian Bond, intro.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124740.  Daedalus Item Code: 38945
 
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine and the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people made up the American civil rights movement in its founding decade. Their stories ... (Read More)
 
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Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
Maurice Isserman & Stewart Weaver.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164206.  Daedalus Item Code: 52779
 
(Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography) The first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay is a familiar saga, though the tales ... (Read More)
 
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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air
Richard Holmes.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307379665.  Daedalus Item Code: 60489
 
(One of Time Magazine's Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2013) "The dream of flight is to see the world differently," posits the National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of The ... (Read More)
 
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The First World War in Photographs
Richard Holmes.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch/IWM.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780233004198.  Daedalus Item Code: 60012
 
From the mud of Flanders to the beaches of Gallipoli, all of the major battles, theaters of operations, and nationalities of the Great War are commemorated in this chronological survey. These black ... (Read More)
 
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Genuine and Fake: Coins, Banknotes, and Electronic Money
Bruno Buratti, Gerardo Severino, & Fiorenzo Catalli.
Publisher: Libreria Dello Stato.   Format: Slipcased, pap.
ISBN: 9788824010429.  Daedalus Item Code: 33642
 
A practical spotter's guide to counterfeits in Italian coins, banknotes, and electronic money, this large slipcased volume is rather more valuable to most of us as a visual chronicle of some of the ... (Read More)
 
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