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The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days that Shook the Nation
John Lockwood & Charles Lockwood.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199931187.  Daedalus Item Code: 60958
 
On April 14, 1861, the day Fort Sumter fell to Confederate forces, Washington, D.C.—surrounded by slave states and minimally defended—was ripe for invasion. Drawing upon rarely seen primary ... (Read More)
 
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The Sites of Ancient Greece
Georg Gerster, photog. Paul Cartledge, intro.
Publisher: Phaidon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714860848.  Daedalus Item Code: 54401
 
Much as he did in The Past From Above, Georg Gerster uses aerial photography to create a new perspective on historical sites, and Greece boasts an impressive number of iconic structures and ... (Read More)
 
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Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History
Canyon Sam. The Dalai Lama, foreword.
Publisher: Washington.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780295989532.  Daedalus Item Code: 60020
 
A third-generation Chinese-American, Canyon Sam is a San Francisco writer, performance artist, and activist for an autonomous Tibet. Here, in a lyrical narrative of her 2007 journey to Tibet, she ... (Read More)
 
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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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