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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story Rediscovered
Trudi Kanter. Linda Grant, intro.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688306.  Daedalus Item Code: 38269
 
In 1938, beautiful and charismatic Trudi Kanter—a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna—fell in love with businessman Walter Ehrlich. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world ... (Read More)
 
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Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy
Peter Stothard.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203231.  Daedalus Item Code: 40925
 
Spartacus is remembered as the Thracian gladiator who rose up from slavery in 73 BC and defeated every Roman army sent to destroy him. We tend to see his struggle as a fight for freedom, but it had ... (Read More)
 
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Spitfire: Icon of a Nation
Ivan Rendall.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781407230955.  Daedalus Item Code: 32539
 
When the Royal Air Force triumphed over the Luftwaffe in the skies over Britain in 1940—the battle in which Winston Churchill declared "Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so ... (Read More)
 
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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780221878.  Daedalus Item Code: 40387
 
Charismatic as well as brutal, Joseph Stalin was served by a large number of hangers-on who energetically did his bidding, even as they feared falling out of favor. In this biography—which features ... (Read More)
 
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Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
Tim Jeal.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571221035.  Daedalus Item Code: 32347
 
2007 National Book Critics Circle Award; 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver Medal; Washington Post Best Books of 2008; New York Times Book Review 100 Best Books of 2007 Henry ... (Read More)
 
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Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
Noah Charney.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586488000.  Daedalus Item Code: 32994
 
You may not have heard of it, but Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, also known as The Mystic Lamb for its oddly literal symbol of Christ, is on many art historians' lists of the ten most ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of England
Michael Wood.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780670919048.  Daedalus Item Code: 32776
 
At the very center of England lies the village of Kibworth in Leicestershire. It boasts an ancient church, a number of pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial, and centuries of ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the SS: Hitler's Infamous Legions of Death
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848588417.  Daedalus Item Code: 40388
 
With chapters on Heinrich Himmler, the "Night of the Long Knives," the Waffen SS, the Holocaust, the Nuremberg trials, and ODESSA, the organization of former SS members, Nigel Cawthorne provides a ... (Read More)
 
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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The Strange Laws Of Old England
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Piatkus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749954154.  Daedalus Item Code: 38308
 
Did you know that it's against the law for couples to check into a London hotel under assumed names for the purpose of a romantic tryst? Or that by order of Edward II, all whales washed up on the ... (Read More)
 
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Sun Tzu at Gettysburg: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World
Bevin Alexander.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393078138.  Daedalus Item Code: 23895
 
Imagine the impact on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War, if Robert E. Lee had listened to General Longstreet and withdrawn to higher ground instead of sending Pickett uphill ... (Read More)
 
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The Supreme Court: A C-SPAN Book, Featuring the Justices in their Own Words
Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, Mark Farkas, eds.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586488352.  Daedalus Item Code: 32996
 
This outstanding portrait of the Supreme Court—its current members, its traditions, and its day-to-day workings—grew out of an unprecedented opportunity for C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb and president ... (Read More)
 
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