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Pagan Spain
Richard Wright.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061450198.  Daedalus Item Code: 23401
 
A master chronicler of the African-American experience, Richard Wright brilliantly expanded his literary horizons with Pagan Spain, originally published in 1957. Francisco Franco's Spain in ... (Read More)
 
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Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910
Jeffrey H. Jackson.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230108042.  Daedalus Item Code: 31995
 
In the winter of 1910, the river that normally brings life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction. Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created conditions that soon ... (Read More)
 
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The Parthenon Sculptures
Ian Jenkins. Ivor Kerslake & Dudley Hubbard, photos.
Publisher: Harvard.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674026926.  Daedalus Item Code: 40052
 
The senior curator of Greek and Roman antiquities in the British Museum, Ian Jenkins here surveys the Museum's Parthenon sculptures as prime examples of classical Greek art, as well as how they have ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Philip Taubman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061744006.  Daedalus Item Code: 33194
 
Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... (Read More)
 
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Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn's Holy Experiment
Kevin Kenny.
Publisher: Oxford/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616641832.  Daedalus Item Code: 38126
 
In 1682, Quaker William Penn established the "holy experiment"—the colony of Pennsylvania, where white settlers and Native Americans could co-exist peacefully. Penn's sons shared none of his ... (Read More)
 
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Perilous Glory: The Rise of Western Military Power
John France.
Publisher: Yale/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300120745.  Daedalus Item Code: 33297
 
Ranging from the wars of the ancient Greeks through recent conflicts in the Middle East, John France suggests that the methods and conduct of war changed relatively little until the 19th century. ... (Read More)
 
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The Perils of Peace: America's Struggle for Survival After Yorktown
Thomas Fleming.
Publisher: Smithsonian/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061139109.  Daedalus Item Code: 10507
 
On October 19, 1781, Great Britain's best army surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, yet the future of the 13 former colonies was far from clear. George III had no intention of relinquishing ... (Read More)
 
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Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
James R. Gilmore.
Publisher: Stackpole.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811702614.  Daedalus Item Code: 41710
 
Long out of print—and for years found only in rare bookshops—James Gilmore's 1898 portrait of Abraham Lincoln is available again with this reprint edition. Gilmore (1822–1903), who wrote for the ... (Read More)
 
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Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
Norman Moss.
Publisher: Overlook/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590201022.  Daedalus Item Code: 12968
 
After the devastation of World War II and the realization that the damage to Europe was irreparable, the balance of world power shifted across the Atlantic from Europe to the United States. Historian ... (Read More)
 
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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
David Cordingly.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068159.  Daedalus Item Code: 41012
 
A dauntless adventurer who lost his fortune as often as his temper, Captain Woodes Rogers was sent into the thick of the action during Britain's war with Spain, when he was hired to lead a 1708 ... (Read More)
 
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Pistols at Dawn: A History of Dueling
Richard Hopton.
Publisher: Piatkus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749929961.  Daedalus Item Code: 38472
 
Dueling is embedded in our collective consciousness; through numerous films and books, it evokes a code of manners among gentlemen, defending their honor with rapiers or pistols in the early morning ... (Read More)
 
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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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