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An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears
Daniel Blake Smith.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805089554.  Daedalus Item Code: 33068
 
After George Washington declared that Indian lands could no longer be taken without the "free consent" of native peoples, the Cherokees' embrace of Anglo culture was rapid, marked by the first Indian ... (Read More)
 
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The American Civil War: A Military History
John Keegan.
Publisher: Knopf/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307263438.  Daedalus Item Code: 38056
 
Here the late British historian John Keegan—former senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy and author of The First World War, The Face of Battle, and The ... (Read More)
 
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American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
David O. Stewart.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439157183.  Daedalus Item Code: 33650
 
In this vivid biography of an enigmatic founding father, David Stewart depicts Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring, perhaps deluded figure who shook the nascent United States. In 1805 ... (Read More)
 
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The American Future: A History
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780060539238.  Daedalus Item Code: 38254
 
In this perspective on the 2008 presidential campaign and its importance for reclaiming America's original ideals, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning historian Simon Schama looks at the ... (Read More)
 
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American Presidential China
Susan Gray Detweiler. David L. Barquist, introduction.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780876331927.  Daedalus Item Code: 32721
 
The china used by the First Families—at the White House and in their private residences—sheds a light on trends in taste, style, and modes of entertaining as they have evolved in the United States. ... (Read More)
 
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American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists
Christopher L. Webber.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981758.  Daedalus Item Code: 32178
 
An Episcopal priest, composer of hymns, and author of more than two dozen books, Christopher Webber here gives us the remarkable story of a forgotten hero in 19th-century New York City. James ... (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 Rome As It Was: Exploring the City of Rome in AD 300
Ray Laurence.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9780762770595.  Daedalus Item Code: 32551
 
The largest city on earth and the seat of the most powerful empire the world has ever known, Rome awaits the traveler at the turn of the 4th century as the one destination that must not be missed. ... (Read More)
 
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Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution
Benson Bobrick.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451626995.  Daedalus Item Code: 40107
 
Overwhelmed with debt following its victory in the French and Indian Wars, England began imposing harsh tariffs and taxes on the colonies in the 1760s. An independence movement grew in strength, ... (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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The Archaeology of Home: An Epic Set on a Thousand Square Feet of the Lower East Side
Katharine Greider.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586487126.  Daedalus Item Code: 32939
 
In January 2002, journalist Katharine Greider got a phone call as she was settling down with her sleeping children in her Manhattan co-op; the architect she'd hired to suggest fixes for the former ... (Read More)
 
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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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