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The Tower of London: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
Nina Cosford, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406352474.  Daedalus Item Code: 64492
 
Overlooking the city for more than 900 years, the Tower of London has variously served as a fortress, royal palace, prison, and place of execution, as well as an arsenal, royal mint, jewel house, and ... (Read More)
 
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Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World—From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Tom Zoellner.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025282.  Daedalus Item Code: 63460
 
The author of the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award winner Uranium, Tom Zoellner also loves trains with a passion. In this revelatory, entertaining account, he chronicles how ... (Read More)
 
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Treasury of Roman Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in Latin and English
Richard A. Branyon, ed.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781803090.  Daedalus Item Code: 52181
 
"Suns when they sink can rise again, / But we, when our brief light has shone, / Must sleep through the long night ... // Nobody can do evil to us / By keeping count of our kisses." So wrote Catullus ... (Read More)
 
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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
Tim Butcher.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802123251.  Daedalus Item Code: 64253
 
While historians have increasingly debated the exact cause of World War I, there can be no doubt that by killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Gavrilo Princip started a cycle of events that would leave ... (Read More)
 
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Tudor Adventurers: An Arctic Voyage of Discovery: The Hunt for the Northeast Passage
James Evans.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605986111.  Daedalus Item Code: 60835
 
In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed northeast from London into uncharted waters, seeking a passage to Asia and its riches. Separated in a storm, young scientist Richard Chancellor and his crew ... (Read More)
 
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Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases from the Archives of the NYPD from 1831 to the Present
Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing & Robert Mladinich.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316391238.  Daedalus Item Code: 69445
 
Compulsively fascinating, this oversized album revisits the most notorious crimes in New York City's history. NYPD lieutenant Bernard Whalen, former detective Robert Mladinich, and New York crime ... (Read More)
 
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The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Douglas Anderson.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781421405230.  Daedalus Item Code: 63332
 
It seems only logical that Benjamin Franklin would be as radical and innovative when it came to crafting his autobiography as he was with his inventions and political thought, posits English ... (Read More)
 
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Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind
Philip Ball.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099499442.  Daedalus Item Code: 63663
 
In the 12th century, Christians in Europe began to design soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows; these were the first Gothic churches, and the crowning example was the ... (Read More)
 
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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance
Mark A. Snell, ed.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873389402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42667
 
This anthology of essays surveys how Americans have remembered, commemorated, and interpreted the history of World War I's AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) and its soldiers, shedding light on how ... (Read More)
 
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Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Fay, and the Vichy Dilemma
Barbara Will.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152631.  Daedalus Item Code: 61617
 
In 1941, Jewish-American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life, translating for American audiences the speeches of Marshal ... (Read More)
 
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780525426783.  Daedalus Item Code: 69368
 
The author of the National Book Award winner In The Heart of the Sea and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower here offers a surprising account of the middle years of the American ... (Read More)
 
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Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit
Mark Honigsbaum.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330491150.  Daedalus Item Code: 51401
 
In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... (Read More)
 
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