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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 Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
Al Roker.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062364654.  Daedalus Item Code: 63285
The United States in 1900 was at the dawn of what would be called the "American Century," full of confidence and optimism. But on the afternoon of September 8th, a hurricane with 200-mile-per-hour ... (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 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: hardcover.
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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