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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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Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War
Joseph Wheelan.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306823602.  Daedalus Item Code: 60587
 
The author of Terrible Swift Sword and Jefferson's War, Joseph Wheelan here explores the dramatic developments that unfolded early in 1865, from the battles ending the Petersburg siege ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316277662.  Daedalus Item Code: 36238
 
The founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and the former editorial director of U.S. News and World Report and president of Random House, Harold Evans here looks at business ... (Read More)
 
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The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
William Rosen.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780670025893.  Daedalus Item Code: 63458
 
In May 1315, it started to rain, and for the seven disastrous years that followed, Europeans would be visited by a series of curses unseen since the book of Exodus: floods, ice, failures of crops and ... (Read More)
 
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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
Drew Gilpin Faust.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375703836.  Daedalus Item Code: 62298
 
(Winner of the Bancroft Prize and the American History Book Prize; finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; and one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of ... (Read More)
 
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This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485–1746
Charles Carlton.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300197143.  Daedalus Item Code: 52771
 
William Shakespeare was not exaggerating when he defined being a soldier as one of the seven ages of man. Over the early modern period, many millions of young men from the four corners of the present ... (Read More)
 
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A Time of War: A Northern Chronicle of the Civil War
Stuart Murray.
Publisher: Berkshire House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781581570113.  Daedalus Item Code: 61714
 
Also the author of Rudyard Kipling in Vermont, Washington's Farewell, and Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms, Stuart Murray here mines diaries, letters, newspaper and military ... (Read More)
 
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A Time to Dance, a Time to Die: The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518
John Waller.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848310537.  Daedalus Item Code: 62467
 
In July 1518 a mysterious and terrifying epidemic struck the city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women began dancing wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. They did not want to ... (Read More)
 
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