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A Postcard from Shakespeare's Avon
Jan Dobrzynski & Keith Turner.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750948487.  Daedalus Item Code: 30117
 
Flowing for nearly 100 miles through gently rolling countryside at the very heart of England, the Avon is one of the most quintessentially English rivers in the country. Visiting such places as ... (Read More)
 
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Pox: An American History
Michael Willrich.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202865.  Daedalus Item Code: 34164
 
How far should the government go to protect us from peril? And what happens when the interests of public health collide with religious beliefs and personal conscience? At the turn of the 20th ... (Read More)
 
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Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain
Neil R. Storey.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752452692.  Daedalus Item Code: 23165
 
Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this is an illustrated tour of the Victorian prison system and the daily experiences of those on both sides of the bars, including food, divine service, ... (Read More)
 
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The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom 1879–1960
Douglas Brinkley.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062005960.  Daedalus Item Code: 22322
 
This riveting history of some of America's most beautiful natural resources, by the author of the National Outdoor Book Award–winning The Wilderness Warrior, documents the heroic fight waged ... (Read More)
 
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A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa
Dominique Lapierre.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306818820.  Daedalus Item Code: 21889
 
In 1652 a group of Dutch Calvinist farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa with a mandate from the Dutch India Company simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (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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Roman Army: The British Museum Pocket Dictionary
Richard Abdy.
Publisher: British Museum Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780714131269.  Daedalus Item Code: 41437
 
The Roman army supported the largest and most enduring empire of the classical world through its military prowess. What was the secret of its success? British Museum curator Richard Abdy here ... (Read More)
 
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