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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533379.  Daedalus Item Code: 41991
 
In 1835 the nation's capital simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves in the city for the first time. Among the enslaved was ... (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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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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Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Scott McGaugh.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611458398.  Daedalus Item Code: 60769
 
The author of Battlefield Angels, Scott McGaugh here profiles a remarkable if little-heralded figure of the Civil War, but one who would have been well-known to the doctors and nurses depicted ... (Read More)
 
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Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedom
Sam Pivnik.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029522.  Daedalus Item Code: 62064
 
The ultimate survivor, Sam Pivnik should have been killed 14 times over, but luck, strength, and a determination not to give up all played a part in his living to tell this extraordinary story. ... (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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