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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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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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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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State of the Union: New York & the Civil War
Harold Holzer, ed. Jeff Shaara, foreword.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823221400.  Daedalus Item Code: 64075
 
Originating in a 1999 symposium focusing on New York State during the Civil War, this anthology takes an in-depth look at the crucial—and sometimes conflicted—role that the state played in the war. ... (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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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 Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Or, The Murder at Road Hill House
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408824528.  Daedalus Item Code: 64350
 
(Winner of the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize) It is midnight, June 30, 1860, and all is quiet in the Kent family's elegant house in Wiltshire. The next morning, however, they wake to find that ... (Read More)
 
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Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
Walter Kempowski. Shaun Whiteside, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393248159.  Daedalus Item Code: 64023
 
Many historians have written about the final weeks of World War II, but Walter Kempowski has assembled here a unique compendium of excerpts from more than 1,000 letters, diary extracts, and ... (Read More)
 
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