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America the Philosophical
Carlin Romano.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679434702.  Daedalus Item Code: 44150
 
A philosophy and humanities professor as well as critic-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education and literary critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Carlin Romano offers this bold, ... (Read More)
 
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America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War
Joseph Kelly.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590207192.  Daedalus Item Code: 52724
 
In 1863, Union forces surrounded the city of Charleston, and their blockade of the harbor would hold the city hostage for nearly two years. But more than that, argues Charleston-based literature ... (Read More)
 
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American Dreams: The United States Since 1945
H.W. Brands.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202629.  Daedalus Item Code: 36260
 
For a brief, bright moment in 1945, America stood at its apex, looking back on victory not only against the Axis powers but also against the Great Depression, and looking ahead to seemingly limitless ... (Read More)
 
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American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Karen Abbott.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812978513.  Daedalus Item Code: 51943
 
A strutting, bawdy, yet surprisingly erudite stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed to forget about the Great Depression. Karen Abbott, author of Sin ... (Read More)
 
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The American Civil War: 365 Days
The Library of Congress & Margaret E. Wagner. Gary W. Gallagher, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780810958470.  Daedalus Item Code: P7611
 
This thick brick of a book presents a tidal wave of Civil War imagery—much of it rarely seen—in color and black and white images, paired with lengthy captions.

"Introducing this calendar of Civil ... (Read More)

 
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Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900–1939
Virginia Nicholson.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060548469.  Daedalus Item Code: 49049
 
(A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2002) They ate garlic and didn't always bathe; they listened to Wagner and worshiped Diaghilev; they sent their children to coeducational ... (Read More)
 
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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City
Russell Shorto.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307743756.  Daedalus Item Code: 59755
 
The author of Descartes' Bones and The Island at the Center of the World as well as the former director of the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam, Russell Shorto traces the evolution of ... (Read More)
 
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Ancestral Realms of the Naxi: Quentin Roosevelt's China
Christine Mathieu & Cindy Ho, eds.
Publisher: Arnoldsche.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783897903432.  Daedalus Item Code: 50884
 
An ethnic minority native to Yunnan Province in southwest China, the Naxi people developed at the crossroads of Tibetan, Chinese, and southern Asian cultures, resulting in a rich mythology and ... (Read More)
 
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Arabia: In Search of the Golden Ages
Michael Hamilton Morgan.
Publisher: Earth Aware.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781601090553.  Daedalus Item Code: 31013
 
Although the Western vision of the Arab world is skewed by contemporary political news, Arabia is a land with a rich tradition of enlightenment, an ancient and vibrant society, and a past and present ... (Read More)
 
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The Arts of Kashmir
Pratapaditya Pal.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9788874394081.  Daedalus Item Code: 52708
 
Exploring Kashmir's rich artistic and intellectual ferment between the fourth and 19th centuries, this exhibition catalogue features more than 230 color reproductions of little-known Hindu, Buddhist, ... (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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A Balloon View of London 1851

Publisher: Old House.   Format: .
ISBN: 9781908402530.  Daedalus Item Code: 52532
 
Created in 1851, the year of London's Great Exhibition, this poster-sized color print presents a unique view of the capital at the height of its Victorian glory from the perspective of an aerial ... (Read More)
 
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