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Power at Sea: Three-Volume Set
Lisle A. Rose.
Publisher: Missouri.   Format: boxed set.
Daedalus Item Code: 61709
 
The 20th century was preeminently an age of warring states and collapsing empires, notes historian Lisle Rose in this three-volume, slipcased chronicle, tracing the emergence of sea power after the ... (Read More)
 
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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Alexis Madrigal.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820991.  Daedalus Item Code: 60504
 
Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830–1890
Peter Pagnamenta.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072396.  Daedalus Item Code: 61186
 
From the 1830s onward, a succession of well-born Britons headed west to the great American wilderness to find adventure and fulfillment, bringing along their dogs, sporting guns, valets, and all the ... (Read More)
 
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The President is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth
Matthew Algeo.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781569763506.  Daedalus Item Code: 61749
 
On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend's yacht, sailed into the calm blue waters of Long Island Sound, and seemingly disappeared for five days. What happened during those five ... (Read More)
 
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The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early 19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (Read More)
 
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Queen Anne: Patroness of the Arts
James Anderson Winn.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199372195.  Daedalus Item Code: 60949
 
The last of the Stuart line, Queen Anne (1665–1714) was a cultured monarch during a particularly fertile era for British art, music, and literature. As James Anderson Winn details in this biography, ... (Read More)
 
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Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family's Hard and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s
Maggie Smith-Bendell.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349123615.  Daedalus Item Code: 52416
 
Born on a Somerset pea field in 1941, the second of eight children in a Romani family, Maggie Smith-Bendell has lived through the years of greatest change in the travelling community's long history. ... (Read More)
 
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The Railway Man: A POW's Searing Account of War, Brutality, and Forgiveness
Eric Lomax.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393344073.  Daedalus Item Code: 62327
 
A remarkable memoir of forgiveness and courage—now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman—this is the memoir of Eric Lomax, captured by the Japanese in World War II and forced ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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Ramesses the Great
T.G.H. James.
Publisher: American University in Cairo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789774246494.  Daedalus Item Code: 51677
 
This oversized album is a gorgeous visual exploration of ancient Egypt's greatest pharaoh. User-Ma'at-Re Setpenre Ra-mes-su, better known to us as Ramesses II or Ramesses the Great, reigned for 67 ... (Read More)
 
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The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
Iris Chang.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465068364.  Daedalus Item Code: 62328
 
In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking, then the capital of the Republic of China. Within six weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers were ... (Read More)
 
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The Rare and the Beautiful: How the Garman Sisters Captured the Heart of Bohemian London
Cressida Connolly.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060936716.  Daedalus Item Code: 60585
 
Much like the Mitfords, the beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the 20th century, from Kathleen, who carried on a ... (Read More)
 
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