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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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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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Tank Men: The Human Story of Tanks at War
Robert Kershaw.
Publisher: Hodder.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781444714838.  Daedalus Item Code: 64351
 
Tanks are now such an established part of military operations that it is difficult to imagine what land warfare was like without them, and so here the author of Never Surrender and A Street ... (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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The Templar Pirates: The Secret Alliance to Build the New Jerusalem
Ernesto Frers. Ariel Godwin, trans.
Publisher: Destiny Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594771460.  Daedalus Item Code: 64266
 
When the Vatican condemned the Order of the Temple in 1312, many of those who escaped took to the sea, longing for revenge on the Church. As Ernesto Frers reveals in this revisionist history, Templar ... (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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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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