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A Reforming People: Puritanism and the Transformation of Public Life in New England
David D. Hall.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679441175.  Daedalus Item Code: 33396
 
A professor of New England church history at Harvard Divinity School, David Hall challenges long-standing stereotypes of the Puritans as temperamentally authoritarian, and their leadership as ... (Read More)
 
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The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville, the World's Greatest Traveller
Giles Milton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312421298.  Daedalus Item Code: 34986
 
Before he gave us Nathaniel's Nutmeg and Big Chief Elizabeth, Giles Milton's first book was this sparkling travelogue in the legendary footsteps of Sir John Mandeville, the ... (Read More)
 
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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
David Von Drehle.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805079708.  Daedalus Item Code: 41685
 
As 1862 dawned, the federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy, with its booming economy and expert military ... (Read More)
 
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The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson
Kevin J. Hayes.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199895830.  Daedalus Item Code: 40957
 
Along with his much-studied roles as a statesman, founder, and architect, Thomas Jefferson was also an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer, who prided himself on his ... (Read More)
 
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Roald Amundsen
Tor Bomann-Larsen. Ingrid Christophersen, trans. Pen Hadow, foreword.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750943444.  Daedalus Item Code: 33575
 
On December 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just five weeks before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova ... (Read More)
 
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The Rogue Republic: How Would-Be Patriots Waged the Shortest Revolution in American History
William C. Davis.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151009251.  Daedalus Item Code: 34130
 
In 1810 the wilds of West Florida—today parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as Florida's panhandle—were populated by a mix of former British colonials, Spanish royalists, and ... (Read More)
 
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Roosevelt's Navy: The Education of a Warrior President, 1882–1920
James Tertius de Kay.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605982854.  Daedalus Item Code: 33806
 
Also the biographer of Commodore Stephen Decatur, James Tertius de Kay here gives us a rarely seen picture of Franklin Roosevelt as Woodrow Wilson's Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Evolving from ... (Read More)
 
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Russia: A 1000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East
Martin Sixsmith.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590207239.  Daedalus Item Code: 40924
 
Combining in-depth research with his own personal experiences, longtime BBC Moscow correspondent Martin Sixsmith tells Russia's full and fascinating story, from its foundation in the waning years of ... (Read More)
 
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
 
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
 
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The Sea, The Sea
Xenophon. Rex Warner, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141026312.  Daedalus Item Code: 32339
 
Born in Athens in the 5th century BC, devoted to Socrates and a supporter of Sparta, Xenophon produced an extraordinary eyewitness account of the attempt of a Greek mercenary army—the Ten Thousand—to ... (Read More)
 
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The Search for Ancient Greece
Roland & Francoise Etienne.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300206.  Daedalus Item Code: 33633
 
Abundantly illustrated, with period engravings and reproductions of art, archival photos, or color photos on virtually every page, this book chronicles the excitement of rediscovery as works from ... (Read More)
 
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Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture, and Artifact
David P. Silverman, ed.
Publisher: Dallas Museum of Art.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781931707367.  Daedalus Item Code: 40555
 
This book presents a spectacular collection of archaeological and artistic treasures of ancient Egypt, documented and acquired by various expeditions of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of ... (Read More)
 
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