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Encounters with China: Merchants, Missionaries and Mandarins
Trea Wiltshire.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283706.  Daedalus Item Code: 43747
 
Chronicling the turbulent century between the opening of China to foreign merchants and missionaries in the 1840s, and the country's self-imposed retreat into isolation following the inauguration of ... (Read More)
 
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The Everything Da Vinci Book: Explore the Life and Times of the Ultimate Renaissance Man
Cynthia Phillips & Shana Priwer.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781598691016.  Daedalus Item Code: 51927
 
Nearly 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci embodies the concept of the "Renaissance man" more fully than any other individual. This fast-paced, informal biography tells the often-surprising ... (Read More)
 
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The Faces of World War II: The Second World War in Words and Pictures
Max Hastings.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844037131.  Daedalus Item Code: 52214
 
A fine companion to both Faces of World War I and his many sterling histories of World War II, this photo album by Somerset Maugham Award winner Max Hastings chronicles the conflict in Europe ... (Read More)
 
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Fighting for Life
S. Josephine Baker. Helen Epstein, intro.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590177068.  Daedalus Item Code: 52223
 
In the 1890s, New York's Lower East Side was the most densely populated square mile on Earth, and one third of its children died of such scourges as typhus and smallpox before their fifth birthday. ... (Read More)
 
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Firenze: La Città e la Musica (English/German/Italian Languages)
Max Galli, photog.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783940004284.  Daedalus Item Code: 52010
 
Firenze—Florence—is the ancient heart of Tuscany, the birthplace of Dante and Petrarch, the home of the Strozzi and the Medici. Max Galli gives us large and sumptuous photographs that reveal both the ... (Read More)
 
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Frederick the Great
Nancy Mitford. Liesl Schillinger, intro.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590176238.  Daedalus Item Code: 52224
 
Prussia's King Frederick II (1712–86) is today best remembered for successfully defending his tiny country against France, Austria, and Russia during the Seven Years' War. But in his youth, the ... (Read More)
 
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Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862–1867
William A. Dobak.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616088392.  Daedalus Item Code: 52129
 
During the Civil War, the federal government accepted more than 180,000 black men as soldiers. Known collectively as the United States Colored Troops and organized in segregated regiments led by ... (Read More)
 
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George Washington's Surprise Attack: A New Look at the Battle That Decided the Fate of America
Phillip Thomas Tucker.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781628736526.  Daedalus Item Code: 52130
 
That George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776 and caught the hungover Hessians at Trenton completely unprepared is one of the most iconic episodes of early American ... (Read More)
 
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The Great American Railroad War: How Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris Took On the Notorious Central Pacific Railroad
Dennis Drabelle.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312667597.  Daedalus Item Code: 52253
 
In the late 19th century, the Central Pacific Railroad became synonymous with monopolization and bribery; when its government loans came due, the company's last surviving founder managed to avoid ... (Read More)
 
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History's Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them: Illustrated Edition
Stephen Weir.
Publisher: New Burlington.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845663582.  Daedalus Item Code: 52196
 
Illustrated with color maps, photos, and reproductions of art throughout, this entertaining catalogue of errors highlights 50 of history's biggest blunders. Opening with a lighthearted account of ... (Read More)
 
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Hitler's Savage Canary: A History of the Danish Resistance in World War II
David Lampe. Birger Riis-Jørgensen, foreword.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781628723717.  Daedalus Item Code: 52134
 
After Denmark quickly surrendered to Germany in April 1940, Winston Churchill predicted that the nation would become the führer's "tame canary." Isolated from the Allies, the Danes nonetheless ... (Read More)
 
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Hitler's Secret Jewish Psychic: And Other Strange and Obscure History
Phil Mason.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629147734.  Daedalus Item Code: 52135
 
In this treasury of anecdotes about small, everyday events that have had enormous consequences for history and culture, Phil Mason gives us everything from the birth of Picasso, who would not breathe ... (Read More)
 
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