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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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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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The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6: Life and Death in the British Secret Service
Gordon Corera.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781605985282.  Daedalus Item Code: 60828
 
From its inception in 1909 to the present day, Britain's intelligence agency MI6 has been cloaked in secrecy and shrouded in myth, and our understanding of what it means to be a spy has been largely ... (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: 61052
 
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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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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The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story
Lily Koppel.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780755362622.  Daedalus Item Code: 61307
 
As the Mercury Seven astronauts were each launched into space, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives, transformed overnight from military spouses into American royalty. ... (Read More)
 
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The Atlas of Military History: An Around-the-World Survey of Warfare Through the Ages
Amanda Lomazoff, with Aaron Ralby.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781607105671.  Daedalus Item Code: 61799
 
The history of humanity, from its earliest beginnings thousands of years ago, is often the story of our conflicts. This oversized and abundantly illustrated atlas offers a dramatic overview 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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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
Stephen E. Ambrose.
Publisher: Pocket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847397591.  Daedalus Item Code: 61043
 
This tribute to the men of Easy Company (the inspiration for the HBO miniseries of the same name) follows a crack rifle unit of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division from their rigorous training ... (Read More)
 
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The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air Battle of World War II
Richard Hough & Denis Richards.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393307344.  Daedalus Item Code: 61191
 
This is a fine, sharply focused account of the three-month air battle between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe over Britain in 1940, balancing a historical background with dramatic tellings of ... (Read More)
 
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Battles that Changed History: Key Battles that Decided the Fate of Nations
Michael Spilling, ed.
Publisher: Amber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906626808.  Daedalus Item Code: 52191
 
From the Battle of Alesia (52 BC), where Gaius Julius Caesar's Roman forces besieged and defeated Vercingetorix's larger Gaulish army, to Agincourt (1415), where France's heavily armored knights were ... (Read More)
 
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