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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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A Vast and Open Plain: The Writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804–1806
Clay S. Jenkinson, ed. James P. Ronda, foreword.
Publisher: State Historical Society of North Dakota.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781891419287.  Daedalus Item Code: 64511
 
During their three-year odyssey to the west coast, the Lewis and Clark expedition spent 215 days in North Dakota, making this book a major document of the Corps of Discovery's historical mission. ... (Read More)
 
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The Venlo Incident: A Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot
S. Payne Best. Nigel Jones, intro.
Publisher: Frontline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848325692.  Daedalus Item Code: 52430
 
Originally published in 1950, this is the gripping account by Sigismund Payne Best, a captain in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, of a 1939 operation in the Netherlands. Best had been sent ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Gardener
Caroline Ikin.
Publisher: Shire.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747813279.  Daedalus Item Code: 63067
 
Over the course of the 19th century in Britain, gardening came to be considered a respectable profession. Training courses and apprenticeships prepared young gardeners for a trade in horticulture, ... (Read More)
 
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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
Paul Martin.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616149277.  Daedalus Item Code: 71076
 
From the drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his post at Ford's Theatre (and gave assassin John Wilkes Booth unchallenged access to President Lincoln) to the notorious Kansas quack who made ... (Read More)
 
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Wah-to-yah and the Taos Trail: The Classic History of the American Indians and the Taos Revolt
Lewis H. Garrard.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629147130.  Daedalus Item Code: 63996
 
The New York Review of Books once called this 1850 book "a minor classic of great charm, which has never had anything like the currency or critical recognition it deserves." Lewis Garrard was ... (Read More)
 
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War: A Short History
Jeremy Black.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441155412.  Daedalus Item Code: 61254
 
In this concise history of war, Jeremy Black ranges across five continents and all of human history, introducing readers to the major themes of warfare and providing astute insights and ... (Read More)
 
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War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857202253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42887
 
Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Best had no military training before the ... (Read More)
 
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War Since 1900: History, Strategy, Weaponry
Jeremy Black, ed.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251638.  Daedalus Item Code: 60476
 
This wide-ranging, heavily illustrated analysis of 20th-century warfare, with contributions from distinguished military historians from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, and France, ... (Read More)
 
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The Warrior's Life
Alfred de Vigny.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141392806.  Daedalus Item Code: 62131
 
At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a generation of French soldiers were haunted by defeat, among them the young poet Alfred de Vigny (1797–1863), an aristocrat dispossessed by the Revolution. Noted ... (Read More)
 
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Waterloo: Great Battles
Alan Forrest.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199663255.  Daedalus Item Code: 63910
 
Waterloo was the last battle waged by Napoleon, and the defeat that ended his imperial dreams. To those who fought—Dutch and Belgians, Prussians and Hanoverians, British and French—it was a murderous ... (Read More)
 
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