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Reader's Digest War Stories: Daring First-Hand Accounts of World War II from the Magazine Archives
Jock Stirrup, foreword. Jo Bourne, ed.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780201016.  Daedalus Item Code: 42865
 
Reproduced directly from the magazine's pages—including original photos and illustrations, short items to fill out a page, and several "Humor in Uniform" entries—this anthology collects 23 pieces ... (Read More)
 
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Recipes From an Edwardian Country House: A Stately English Home Shares Its Classic Tastes
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476730332.  Daedalus Item Code: 42981
 
The author of Britain's Good Granny guides and numerous gardening books (as well as the mother of television chef and organic local food advocate Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall), "Granny Jane" ... (Read More)
 
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Religion in America: A Comprehensive Guide to Faith, History, and Tradition
Harold Rabinowitz & Greg Tobin, ed. Jane I. Smith, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402743016.  Daedalus Item Code: 43302
 
In this outstanding illustrated encyclopedia to more than 30 religions, denominations, and belief systems in America, readers will find an introduction to each faith's basic tenets and structure. ... (Read More)
 
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Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November): The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks
Judy Parkinson.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843173199.  Daedalus Item Code: 42882
 
The author of the entertaining mnemonic review i before e (except after c), Judy Parkinson offers another contribution to the popular genre of school refresher books like I Used to Know ... (Read More)
 
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Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World
Michael Fullilove.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204357.  Daedalus Item Code: 43128
 
A former prime ministerial adviser in Australia, now the executive director of the Lowy Institute in Sydney and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Michael Fullilove ... (Read More)
 
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Reporting The Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News
Todd Andrlik.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402269677.  Daedalus Item Code: 43483
 
The Boston Massacre. Bunker Hill. Washington crossing the Delaware River. Although we tend to visualize the American Revolution in larger than life tableaux, this tumultuous period also consisted of ... (Read More)
 
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The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Janet Wallach.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385531979.  Daedalus Item Code: 43130
 
America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green was mocked for her Quaker ways, her unfashionable frugality, and other eccentricities. But as Janet Wallach reveals in this entertaining profile, those who ... (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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The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300–1800
William Monter.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300173277.  Daedalus Item Code: 42497
 
In this lively bit of distaff history, William Monter sketches Europe's increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution—despite the fact that ... (Read More)
 
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The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire
Anthony Everitt.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400066636.  Daedalus Item Code: 42435
 
The "decline and fall" of Rome has long fascinated historians and storytellers as a central drama of the ancient world. Here the author of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian and the ... (Read More)
 
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375756788.  Daedalus Item Code: 42904
 
(Winner of a 1980 Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award) From a prologue portraying Theodore Roosevelt at the apex of his international prestige—on New Year's Day 1907, after winning 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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