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Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945–1965
Michael Burleigh.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025459.  Daedalus Item Code: 61657
 
Here the Samuel Johnson Prize–winning author of The Third Reich presents a sweeping history of the Cold War's many "hot" wars in the 20 years following the end of World War II. As once-great ... (Read More)
 
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The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
Richard Kurin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205293.  Daedalus Item Code: 54297
 
The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest and most popular repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Richard Kurin, the SI's Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture ... (Read More)
 
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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 Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of One of Britain's Bravest Wartime Heroines
Clare Mulley.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201182.  Daedalus Item Code: 61281
 
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her death certificate accurately indicated that she died from a stab wound to her ... (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 Story of Maps: Putting the World in Perspective
Anne Rooney.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784048433.  Daedalus Item Code: 52631
 
Maps do much more than help us find our way, argues medieval literature scholar Anne Rooney; they also reflect our pre-occupations and prejudices, from Aztec images describing landscapes and cultural ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Spanish
Jean-Benoît Nadeau & Julie Barlow.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312656027.  Daedalus Item Code: 62063
 
Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language? From the Phoenicians' discovery of Spain to Cervantes penning Don ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the Unsinkable Titanic
Michael Wilkinson & Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242746.  Daedalus Item Code: 52853
 
While the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has been documented many times in books and films, this intriguing book tells the ship's story through the newspaper articles of the era—often containing ... (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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