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Religion in America: A Comprehensive Guide to Faith, History, and Tradition
Harold Rabinowitz & Greg Tobin, eds. Jane I. Smith, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402743016.  Daedalus Item Code: 43302
 
In this outstanding illustrated encyclopedia of 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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Renaissance Secrets: Recipes and Formulas
Jo Wheeler.
Publisher: V&A Publications.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851775774.  Daedalus Item Code: 51548
 
From recipes for plague amulets and aphrodisiacs to formulas for lip balm and paint pigments, this book takes you into the secretive world of Renaissance trades—illustrated with intriguing objects ... (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: 50587
 
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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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
Colin Woodard.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447243939.  Daedalus Item Code: 50266
 
In the early 18th century a number of the great pirate captains—including Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy—joined forces and established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in ... (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: 51541
 
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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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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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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Robin Hood
J.C. Holt.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500289358.  Daedalus Item Code: 50240
 
The legend of Robin Hood began more than 600 years ago. The man, if he existed at all, lived much earlier. British history professor James Holt—author of the standard work on the Magna Carta—here ... (Read More)
 
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The Rocket Man: And Other Extraordinary Characters from the History of Flight
David Darling.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780742977.  Daedalus Item Code: 44416
 
This fascinating, personality-driven history of human flight begins with Jean-Pierre Blanchard and his wife Sophie—he a French cad who nonetheless made many important ballooning firsts at the turn of ... (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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