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Romantic Revolutionary: Simón Bolívar and the Struggle for Independence in Latin America
Robert Harvey.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849013543.  Daedalus Item Code: 43995
 
Born into privilege in 1783 Venezuela, Simón Bolívar was inspired by the principles of the Enlightenment to oppose Spain's brutal exploitation of South America. The indomitable Bolívar and his ... (Read More)
 
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Rommel's Desert Commanders: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941–42
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
Publisher: Stackpole.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811735100.  Daedalus Item Code: 41940
 
In Libya and Egypt in 1941 and 1942, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel achieved immortality as the Desert Fox, battling and usually defeating numerically superior enemies. In this history—which ... (Read More)
 
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Roosevelt's Navy: The Education of a Warrior President, 1882–1920
James Tertius de Kay.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605982854.  Daedalus Item Code: 33806
 
Also the biographer of Commodore Stephen Decatur, James Tertius de Kay here gives us a rarely seen picture of Franklin Roosevelt as Woodrow Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Evolving from ... (Read More)
 
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700230.  Daedalus Item Code: 49740
 
The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey Ward—whose biography of Franklin Roosevelt won ... (Read More)
 
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Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series
David Pietrusza.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465029389.  Daedalus Item Code: 51792
 
"If the name Arnold Rothstein is recognized today, it's as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series.... But the Black Sox scandal was only one item on Rothstein's resume. In this scrupulously sourced ... (Read More)
 
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Royal Artillery Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations: Historical and Modern
Philip Jobson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781862274761.  Daedalus Item Code: 30116
 
Since its creation in 1716, the Royal Artillery has been a cornerstone of the British Armed Forces and here Philip Jobson has collated the artillery lexicon that has accumulated since that day, and ... (Read More)
 
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Royal Romances: Titillating Tales of Passion and Power in the Palaces of Europe
Leslie Carroll.
Publisher: NAL.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780451238085.  Daedalus Item Code: 43883
 
Louis XIV defied God and law, permitting his married mistress Madame de Montespan to usurp the role of Queen of France. Grigory Potemkin was a worthy equal in Catherine the Great's bed as well as in ... (Read More)
 
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Seeds, Sex and Civilization: How the Hidden Life of Plants Has Shaped Our World
Peter Thompson.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251706.  Daedalus Item Code: 51106
 
When speaking of the great builders of civilization, few people think first of rice, wheat, coffee, nuts, peas, beans, or olives. Yet man's relationship with such seeds has for millennia influenced ... (Read More)
 
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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060753627.  Daedalus Item Code: 14178
 
The author of God's Secretaries here uses the battle of Trafalgar to examine ideas of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessary aspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the ... (Read More)
 
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Sex, Marriage, and Family in John Calvin's Geneva: Volume 1: Courtship, Engagement, and Marriage
John Witte Jr. & Robert M. Kingdon.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802848031.  Daedalus Item Code: 32218
 
You would not expect from his dour reputation that John Calvin transformed Western understanding of sex, marriage, and family life. And yet, in this fascinating, even sensational, volume John Witte ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
 
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghai: City Between Cultures
Marlo Scheder-Bieschin, photog.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783937406350.  Daedalus Item Code: 52024
 
A city between cultures, transformed from the Pearl of the Orient to New China's boomtown, Shanghai is a place where timeless culture and traditions exist side by side with the driving force of the ... (Read More)
 
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