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Antony and Cleopatra
Adrian Goldsworthy.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300165340.  Daedalus Item Code: 32728
 
The author of How Rome Fell, The Roman Army at War, and In the Name of Rome, Adrian Goldsworthy here turns to the almost mythical political romance of Antony and Cleopatra. In ... (Read More)
 
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Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse
Jay Rubenstein.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465019298.  Daedalus Item Code: 43081
 
Beginning in 1095 and culminating four bloody years later in the siege of Jerusalem, the First Crusade represented a new kind of unrestrained—and apocalyptic—warfare. For the Christian warriors, many ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of the Map: A Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments
Dennis Reinhartz. John Noble Wilford, foreword.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402765926.  Daedalus Item Code: 43164
 
This lavishly illustrated history of the "golden age of hand-drawn cartography"—from the 16th through the 19th centuries—explores not only embellishments on maps but also what they reveal about the ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of War
Sun Tzu. Lionel Giles, trans. James Clavell, foreword.
Publisher: Hodder.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781444727364.  Daedalus Item Code: 41225
 
This book unravels the complexities of meaning found in the world's oldest existing military treatise, whose basic tenet is to know your enemy's strengths and weaknesses and turn them against him. In ... (Read More)
 
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965–68
Taylor Branch.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684857138.  Daedalus Item Code: 32768
 
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Award) Concluding the trilogy that began with the Pulitzer Prize–winning Parting the Waters, Taylor Branch focuses here on the turbulent last four ... (Read More)
 
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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
Robert V. Remini.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465012886.  Daedalus Item Code: 36261
 
In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion, as tensions between slaveholders and abolitionists mounted. The debate over slavery grew more rancorous when an influx of new territory prompted ... (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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