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And the Pursuit of Happiness
Maira Kalman.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122036.  Daedalus Item Code: 43097
 
Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, New Yorker illustrator Maira Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., and began a year-long series investigating American democracy and its workings. ... (Read More)
 
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Angel in the Forest: A Fairy Tale of Two Utopias
Marguerite Young.
Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781564780546.  Daedalus Item Code: 33931
 
The rise and fall of two utopian societies in 19th-century Indiana form the basis of this 1945 history by the author of Miss Macintosh, My Darling. Father George Rapp's celibate community ... (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 the Map: A Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments
Dennis Reinhartz. John Noble Wilford, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402765926.  Daedalus Item Code: 43164
 
This lavishly illustrated history of the "golden age of hand-drawn cartography"—from the 16th through the 19th centuries—explores not only embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the ... (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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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965–68
Taylor Branch.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684857138.  Daedalus Item Code: 32768
 
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Award) Concluding the trilogy that began with the Pulitzer Prize–winning Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch focuses here on the turbulent last four ... (Read More)
 
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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
Robert V. Remini.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465012886.  Daedalus Item Code: 36261
 
In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion, as tensions between slaveholders and abolitionists mounted. The debate over slavery grew more rancorous when an influx of new territory prompted ... (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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Atlantic Cousins: Benjamin Franklin and His Visionary Friends
Jack Fruchtman Jr.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781560259626.  Daedalus Item Code: 32942
 
Ben Franklin was at the heart of the Enlightenment, living for extended periods in America, England, and France, and named some of the greatest minds of that time as his friends. Through engaging ... (Read More)
 
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B is for Bangladesh
Urmi Rahman. Prodeepta Das, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781845079185.  Daedalus Item Code: 34348
 
From Dhaka to Tabla, and from Crocodile to Jamdani, this alphabetical guide profiles a young country with an ancient history and centuries of tradition. Vibrant color photographs show the resilient ... (Read More)
 
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Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong
Emma Marriott.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843176176.  Daedalus Item Code: 42719
 
Those who cannot remember the past may be condemned to repeat it, but what if the past we think we remember is wrong? Was the defeat of the Spanish Armada a great English victory and the founding of ... (Read More)
 
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The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War
Peter Englund.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307593863.  Daedalus Item Code: 38416
 
In a multifaceted oral history that comes together "with the cumulative force of a major epic novel" (Scotsman), Swedish historian Peter Englund follows 20 people—soldiers and sailors, nurses ... (Read More)
 
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