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The Spartacus War
Barry Strauss.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753826980.  Daedalus Item Code: 63828
Starting with a barracks escape of some 70 men, armed with kitchen knives, the revolt led by the Thracian gladiator Spartacus in 73 BC grew into a full-scale rebellion against Rome, the most famous ... (Read More)
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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb
Mike Rossiter.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755365647.  Daedalus Item Code: 54210
In "a gripping espionage story that might have been penned by the master of Cold War spy fiction, John le Carré" (Daily Express, London), the author of I Sank the Bismarck and Target ... (Read More)
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
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The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
George MacDonald Fraser.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781632204561.  Daedalus Item Code: 63991
From the 13th to the 16th centuries, outlaws ruled the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feuding and raiding, terror and reprisal were everyday events, and a way of life for the ... (Read More)
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Steeped in History: The Art of Tea
Beatrice Hohenegger, ed.
Publisher: Fowler Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780977834419.  Daedalus Item Code: 60025
After water, tea is the most frequently consumed beverage in the world, and has played a central role in everything from the ritual pursuit of enlightenment in Japan to political protests in Colonial ... (Read More)
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The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
Al Roker.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062364654.  Daedalus Item Code: 63285
The United States in 1900 was at the dawn of what would be called the "American Century," full of confidence and optimism. But on the afternoon of September 8th, a hurricane with 200-mile-per-hour ... (Read More)
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Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers
James B. Donovan. Jason Matthews, foreword.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781501118784.  Daedalus Item Code: 61854
On the morning of February 10, 1962, James B. Donovan began his walk down Glienicke Bridge, which then linked West Berlin to East Berlin. With him walked master spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, for years ... (Read More)
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The Struggle for Sea Power: A Naval History of American Independence
Sam Willis.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848878464.  Daedalus Item Code: 62971
How did 13 isolated American colonies without a regular navy or army win their independence from Britain, the greatest naval and military power on earth? Maritime historian and broadcaster Sam Willis ... (Read More)
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The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of Empires
Leo G. Perdue.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802862457.  Daedalus Item Code: 60453
The frequent disregard of historical and social contexts by many scholars of wisdom often leads to the distortion of this literature, posits biblical scholar Leo Perdue, which transforms the relevant ... (Read More)
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A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France
James R. Farr.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822334712.  Daedalus Item Code: 51280
As scandalous as any modern-day celebrity murder trial, the "Giroux affair" was a maelstrom of intrigue. In 1638 Philippe Giroux, a judge in the highest royal court of Burgundy, allegedly murdered ... (Read More)
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Tell It With Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial
Sarah Greenough & Nancy K. Anderson. Lindsay Harris & Reneé Ater, contributors. Richard J. Powell, foreword.
Publisher: Yale/National Gallery of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300197730.  Daedalus Item Code: 62714
On July 18, 1863, six months after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the African American troops of the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry stormed Fort Wagner in South ... (Read More)
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Testament of Youth: Movie Tie-In Edition
Vera Brittain. Shirley Williams, preface.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143108382.  Daedalus Item Code: 63456
"Few young women could have been less forewarned and forearmed than I was against the war in general, and the Army Hospital Service in particular." In 1915 Vera Brittain abandoned her studies at ... (Read More)
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