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Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden
David Plowden, photog.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079081.  Daedalus Item Code: 61187
 
A student of Aperture magazine founder Minor White, who once told him he possessed "the eye of a poet," David Plowden took his first photographs of railroads after receiving a Brownie box ... (Read More)
 
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show: The First 100 Years: 1913–2013
Brent Elliott.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711235786.  Daedalus Item Code: 54331
 
Held in Chelsea since 1913, the Royal Horticultural Society's annual five-day flower show is Britain's best known, and it attracts visitors from all over the world. Arranged chronologically, this ... (Read More)
 
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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
David Von Drehle.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805079708.  Daedalus Item Code: 51541
 
As 1862 dawned, the federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy, with its booming economy and expert military ... (Read More)
 
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Roads of Arabia: The Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia
Ute Franke & Joachim Gierlichs, eds.
Publisher: Wasmuth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9783803033567.  Daedalus Item Code: 61153
 
From a Neolithic arrowhead to a bronze camel crafted two millennia ago, and from a 10th-century basalt tombstone to a fabulously ornate curtain used to cover the Kaaba door, this exhibition catalogue ... (Read More)
 
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The Rogue Republic: How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History
William C. Davis.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151009251.  Daedalus Item Code: 34130
 
In 1810 the wilds of West Florida—today parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as Florida's panhandle—were populated by a mix of former British colonials, Spanish royalists, and ... (Read More)
 
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Roman Army: The British Museum Pocket Dictionary
Richard Abdy.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714131269.  Daedalus Item Code: 41437
 
The Roman army supported the largest and most enduring empire of the classical world through its military prowess. What was the secret of its success? British Museum curator Richard Abdy here ... (Read More)
 
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Roman Art
Michael Siebler. Norbert Wolf, ed.
Publisher: Taschen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9783822854549.  Daedalus Item Code: 50162
 
As ancient Rome defeated her enemies one by one, the Roman people were amazed by the artworks and treasures of the conquered peoples as they were paraded through the city in triumph and later ... (Read More)
 
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Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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Roosevelt and the Holocaust: How FDR Saved the Jews and Brought Hope to a Nation
Robert L. Beir, with Brian Josepher.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620876268.  Daedalus Item Code: 54008
 
A scholar of both Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Robert Beir first experienced anti-Semitism in 1932 at the age of 14; his own experiences were a microcosm for anti-Semitism among the majority ... (Read More)
 
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The Routemaster Pocket-Book: 1956: Ding! Ding! Fares Please
Matthew Jones, ed.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844861521.  Daedalus Item Code: 41609
 
Designed from the ground up in 1955, London's iconic red double-decker Routemaster bus became as much a symbol of the capital as Big Ben or Tower Bridge. This delightful pocket manual is an unusual ... (Read More)
 
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Sabres on the Steppes: Danger, Diplomacy and Adventure in the Great Game
John Ure. Toby Ward, illus.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849016674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60474
 
Victorian England produced a breed of international adventurers, some of the most daring of whom set out to help stem Russian military advances—the "Great Game" of imperial ambition in Central Asia. ... (Read More)
 
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
 
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
 
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