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Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warrior
John Man.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062222022.  Daedalus Item Code: 42987
 
Ninjas today are the stuff of legend—stock assassins appearing in comics, movies, and games—but they are based on real warriors of medieval Japan. Employed as spies and saboteurs, their ability to ... (Read More)
 
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Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Dorothy Wickenden.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439176597.  Daedalus Item Code: 43462
 
In the summer of 1916, Smith College graduates and best friends Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood left their Auburn, New York, hometown to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, taking teaching ... (Read More)
 
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Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II
Brendan I. Koerner.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143115335.  Daedalus Item Code: 36293
 
Herman Perry, traumatized by the hardships of the Indo-Burmese jungle in World War II and also by the blatant racism of his white commanding officers, found solace in opium and marijuana. On one ... (Read More)
 
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Nueva York 1613–1945
Edward J. Sullivan, ed.
Publisher: New York Historical Society.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781857596397.  Daedalus Item Code: 30850
 
The population of New York City is now nearly one-third Hispanic, marking a demographic transformation that will have a huge impact on the city's culture, daily life, and its future, notes art ... (Read More)
 
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Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning
Kathleen Burk.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871139719.  Daedalus Item Code: 13919
 
(Winner of the Henry Adams Prize) America's close bond with Great Britain seems inevitable, given our shared language and heritage. But as Berkeley- and Oxford-educated historian Kathleen Burk ... (Read More)
 
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On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592407798.  Daedalus Item Code: 43120
 
The author of Mauve and Just My Type, Simon Garfield returns with a delightfully enlightening and entertaining treatise sure to put cartography on the literary map. Where would we be ... (Read More)
 
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Once Upon a Secret: My Hidden Affair with JFK
Mimi Alford.
Publisher: Hutchinson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780091931759.  Daedalus Item Code: 34387
 
In the summer of 1962, 19-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. Within days she was introduced to President Kennedy himself, and ... (Read More)
 
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One Bloody Thing After Another: The World's Gruesome History
Jacob F. Field.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843178842.  Daedalus Item Code: 43076
 
You think life is scary and unpredictable these days? This book will make you glad you didn't live anywhere near 15th-century Wallachia, where Prince Vlad III would be only too eager to impale you ... (Read More)
 
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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
Frederick Lewis Allen.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060956653.  Daedalus Item Code: 49029
 
Prohibition, Al Capone, the scandals of the Harding administration, jazz singers, seismic shifts in manners and morals, all capped off by Black Tuesday—these are just a few facets of the tumultuous ... (Read More)
 
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Open Letters: Selected Prose 1965–1990
Vaclav Havel. Paul Wilson, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571165216.  Daedalus Item Code: 32680
 
Spanning Václav Havel's career as a controversial playwright, political prisoner, and president of Czechoslovakia, this anthology of his nonfiction comprises a de facto autobiography. Included here ... (Read More)
 
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Operation Fortitude: The Story of the Spy Operation that Saved D-Day
Joshua Levine.
Publisher: Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007313532.  Daedalus Item Code: 38487
 
In addition to the enormous amount of planning and training that went into the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, the success of D-Day was due in large part to an ingenious and complex web ... (Read More)
 
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Osceola and the Great Seminole War: A Struggle for Justice and Freedom
Thom Hatch.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312355913.  Daedalus Item Code: 42768
 
The author of Black Kettle, the 2005 biography of a Cheyenne chief that earned the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, Thom Hatch here profiles Osceola, a Seminole leader who was ... (Read More)
 
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