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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
David Goldfield.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596917026.  Daedalus Item Code: 53174
The author of Still Fighting the Civil War and Black, White, and Southern, historian David Goldfield here explores what he argues is a hugely significant yet overlooked force driving ... (Read More)
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The American Far West in the 20th Century
Earl Pomeroy. Howard R. Lamar, foreword.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300158526.  Daedalus Item Code: 52782
Although the American West is often considered a somewhat mythical place that was utterly transformed by settlers at the turn of the 20th century, it has actually remained in flux, posits Earl ... (Read More)
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American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution
Walter R. Borneman.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316221023.  Daedalus Item Code: 54272
Although the American Revolution may seem like a foregone conclusion to us now, it was a time of great uncertainty, as a small band of guerilla fighters opposed the best army in the world. Taking a ... (Read More)
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Ancient American Art: In Detail
Colin McEwan.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674033153.  Daedalus Item Code: 40043
Gorgeously illustrated with items of jade, turquoise, featherwork, wood, stone, metalwork, ceramics, and textiles from Mexico and Central and South America—including lifelike Olmec figures in kaolin ... (Read More)
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Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day
Donald P. Ryan.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251485.  Daedalus Item Code: 52387
If ever a troublesome time warp should send you back to the 13th century BC, this is the only guide you'll need to navigate your way around the Egypt of Ramesses the Great. Sail up the Nile and visit ... (Read More)
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Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings
Robert Alter.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393082692.  Daedalus Item Code: 50421
Chronicling a golden age for ancient Israel and its subsequent decadence and defeat, the biblical books Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings are rendered into contemporary English by the PEN Center ... (Read More)
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Antony and Cleopatra
Adrian Goldsworthy.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300165340.  Daedalus Item Code: 32728
The author of How Rome Fell, The Roman Army at War, and In the Name of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy here turns to the almost mythical political romance of Antony and Cleopatra. In ... (Read More)
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Around the World in 500 Days: The Circumnavigation of the Merchant Bark Charles Stewart, 1883–1884
Hattie Atwood Freeman. Curtis Dahl, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780913372906.  Daedalus Item Code: 52867
In an era when young women would have rarely undertaken such a trip, 17-year-old Hattie Atwood Freeman set sail on her father's ship for a merchant expedition that took her around the globe. First ... (Read More)
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (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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The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius
Mike Jay.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300168914.  Daedalus Item Code: 32740
The Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, where experiments with various gasses were conducted at the end of the 18th century, was the first example of a modern medical research institution, under the ... (Read More)
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Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac
Anka Muhlstein. Adriana Hunter, trans.
Publisher: Armchair Traveller.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907973222.  Daedalus Item Code: 54621
"Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are," Honoré de Balzac once claimed. France's food was hardly noteworthy before the Revolution, and Balzac ... (Read More)
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