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At Home: A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 43850
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War
Norman Stone.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465020430.  Daedalus Item Code: 32941
 
For most of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was clearly winning, posits Norman Stone in this history. Communism was spreading throughout the world, dissidence was invariably crushed, and the USSR ... (Read More)
 
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Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
Joe Jackson.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374106751.  Daedalus Item Code: 40245
 
Charles Lindbergh may have been the first to fly solo across the Atlantic, but he was hardly alone; from April 14 to May 21, 1927, there were 14 aviators attempting to win the $25,000 Raymond Orteig ... (Read More)
 
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The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius
Mike Jay.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300168914.  Daedalus Item Code: 32740
 
The Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, where experiments with various gasses were conducted at the end of the 18th century, was the first example of a modern medical research institution, under the ... (Read More)
 
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The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
Pat F. Garrett.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616088088.  Daedalus Item Code: 20580
 
Born in November 1859 as William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid—as he soon became known—started his criminal career at the age of 12 by stabbing a man in a bar fight. He then moved on to stealing horses, ... (Read More)
 
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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
Stephen R. Platt.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307271730.  Daedalus Item Code: 43863
 
One of the largest and most brutal civil wars in history, China's 1851–64 Taiping Rebellion was led by a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus. Although the ... (Read More)
 
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The Aztec World
Elizabeth M. Brumfiel & Gary M. Feinman, eds.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810972780.  Daedalus Item Code: 43049
 
Over the course of 200 years, the Aztecs progressed from being a band of nomads to becoming the rulers of an extensive empire in central Mexico, only to fall to a coalition of Spaniards and ... (Read More)
 
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Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War
Catherine Clinton & Nina Silber, eds.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195174441.  Daedalus Item Code: 50812
 
When Divided Houses was published in 1992 it informed a new field of scholarship on gender and the Civil War; in this follow-up, editors Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber assemble further ... (Read More)
 
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Bedlam: London and Its Mad
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher: Pocket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849835527.  Daedalus Item Code: 33590
 
Bedlam—the very name, derived from a nickname for Bethlehem (or Bethlem) Hospital, conjures up images of naked patients in filthy conditions, or untended wards proclaiming themselves Napoleon or ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Guy Walters.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719567742.  Daedalus Item Code: 40742
 
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers, and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, the games were a dress rehearsal for ... (Read More)
 
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547394602.  Daedalus Item Code: 51432
 
In his National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history told through real characters he brought to ... (Read More)
 
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