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The Tastemaker: Carl van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America
Edward White.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374201579.  Daedalus Item Code: 54557
 
One of the early 20th century's most influential cultural impresarios, Carl Van Vechten was a patron and dealmaker of the Harlem Renaissance, a photographer who captured the era's icons, and a ... (Read More)
 
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"The Blue Beast": Power & Passion in the Great War
Jonathan Walker.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752465975.  Daedalus Item Code: 53407
 
Tracing the intimate lives of three extraordinary women during the course of World War I in Britain, military historian Jonathan Walker illuminates how the "blue beast"—an Edwardian term for sexual ... (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: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316013857.  Daedalus Item Code: 21311
 
"[Harold] Evans extolls American moxie, that seemingly native mixture of initiative and luck that produced the Colt revolver, the FM radio, the Kodak camera, Mickey Mouse, and eBay. As a historian, ... (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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This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485–1746
Charles Carlton.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300197143.  Daedalus Item Code: 52771
 
Shakespeare was not exaggerating when he defined being a soldier as one of the seven ages of man. Over the early modern period, many millions of young men from the four corners of the present United ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Becket—Warrior, Priest, Rebel: A Nine-Hundred-Year-Old Story, Retold
John Guy.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069071.  Daedalus Item Code: 53572
 
From his middle-class early years to his appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, and from his exile in France to his assassination, the life of 12th-century martyr Thomas Becket is given a ... (Read More)
 
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Tigress of Forlì: The Life of Caterina Sforza
Elizabeth Lev.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908800176.  Daedalus Item Code: 54263
 
A strategist to match Machiavelli (with whom she had an affair), a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias, a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak, and a mother ... (Read More)
 
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England
Ian Mortimer.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143125631.  Daedalus Item Code: 49556
 
In this much-desired follow-up to The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England, Ian Mortimer takes us through the world of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I as though it will be our next vacation ... (Read More)
 
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Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains
Nancy B. Rosoff & Susan Kennedy Zeller, eds.
Publisher: Washington.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780295990774.  Daedalus Item Code: 60037
 
Ideally suited to a nomadic lifestyle on the Great Plains, the tipi was at the heart of many Native Americans' social, religious, and creative traditions. Drawing upon first-person narratives, this ... (Read More)
 
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Titanic Style: Dress and Fashion on the Voyage
Grace Evans.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620871997.  Daedalus Item Code: 52153
 
Illustrated with vintage advertisements and catalog photos throughout, this surprising perspective on the Titanic disaster views the ship as a microcosm of post-Edwardian society, seen through ... (Read More)
 
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To Marry an English Lord
Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761171959.  Daedalus Item Code: 54700
 
From the Gilded Age until World War I, more than 100 American heiresses—including a Vanderbilt, a LaRoche, a Pfizer, and a Whitney—swapped their fortunes for titles, marrying into British peerage. ... (Read More)
 
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