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Birds in a Cage: Warburg, Germany, 1941—Four P.O.W. Birdwatchers: The Unlikely Beginning of British Wildlife Conservation
Derek Niemann.
Publisher: Short Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780721361.  Daedalus Item Code: 52351
In 1941 Warburg, Germany, four British POWs found an unexpected means of escape from the horrors of internment when they formed a birdwatching society, and embarked on an obsessive quest behind ... (Read More)
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Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau
Suzanne Stone Johnson & Robert Allison Johnson, eds. Lou Falkner Williams, intro.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41398
In 1866, distinguished Civil War veteran Major William Stone of the 19th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers arrived in South Carolina to serve in the newly formed Freedmen's Bureau, supporting ... (Read More)
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Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises
David Long.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781628738254.  Daedalus Item Code: 53977
In chapters like "A Museum of Magical Curiosities"; "The City's Lost Tunnels and Citadels"; "The Ghost of a She-Wolf"; "The Bawdy House Riots"; and "The Story of 'Jack the Stripper'," this charming ... (Read More)
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The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
Michael Neiberg.
Publisher: Basic/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465023998.  Daedalus Item Code: 44547
As the Allies struggled inland from Normandy in August 1944, the fate of Paris hung in the hands of a motley assortment of Resistance cells, Free French operatives, Allied generals, and governmental ... (Read More)
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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
James Donovan.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316053747.  Daedalus Item Code: 51237
On February 23, 1836, an army led by Mexican dictator Santa Anna laid siege to a makeshift garrison of some 200 Texas settlers—among them, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—who ... (Read More)
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The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
Gary J. Bass.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700209.  Daedalus Item Code: 53382
(Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and named a Notable Book or Best Book of 2013 by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, ... (Read More)
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Body Ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands
Ben Burt, with David Akin & Michael Kwa'ioloa.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780824831356.  Daedalus Item Code: 50740
The Kwara'ae and other peoples of Malaita Island in the Solomon Islands once ornamented themselves with glistening white shell and pearl shell, intricately carved turtle shell, strings and straps of ... (Read More)
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Book of Legal Stuff: Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions and Strange Statutes
Joanne O'Sullivan.
Publisher: Imagine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781936140039.  Daedalus Item Code: 51006
Every statute in this entertaining compendium is absolutely real, promises Joanne O'Sullivan, from no-nos like eating pies baked by grandmothers in non-certified kitchens to accidentally getting a ... (Read More)
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
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The Book of the Sword: A History of Daggers, Sabers, and Scimitars from Ancient Times to the Modern Day
Richard Francis Burton.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626364011.  Daedalus Item Code: 53978
"The history of the sword," writes 18th-century explorer Richard Burton in his introduction to this classic treatise, "is the history of humanity." For centuries the sword has been a symbol of power, ... (Read More)
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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Jill Lepore.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307948830.  Daedalus Item Code: 59759
(Finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction, a New York Times Notable Book, and named a Best Book of 2013 by the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and NPR) ... (Read More)
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The Boxer's Story: Fighting for My Life in the Nazi Camps
Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541909.  Daedalus Item Code: 53429
As a teenager in Latvia, Nathan Shapow had little on his mind other than becoming a champion boxer. But the Nazi invasion of Europe forced him into a different sort of fight, in which his talents ... (Read More)
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