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Around the World in 500 Days: The Circumnavigation of the Merchant Bark Charles Stewart, 1883–1884
Hattie Atwood Freeman. Curtis Dahl, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780913372906.  Daedalus Item Code: 52867
 
In an era when young women would have rarely undertaken such a trip, 17-year-old Hattie Atwood Freeman set sail on her father's ship for a merchant expedition that took her around the globe. First ... (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 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 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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Battles that Changed History: Key Battles that Decided the Fate of Nations
Michael Spilling, ed.
Publisher: Amber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906626808.  Daedalus Item Code: 52191
 
From the Battle of Alesia (52 BC), where Gaius Julius Caesar's Roman forces besieged and defeated Vercingetorix's larger Gaulish army, to Agincourt (1415), where France's heavily armored knights were ... (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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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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Blitz Kids: The Children's War Against Hitler
Sean Longden.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849013628.  Daedalus Item Code: 51163
 
From the personal story of a young merchant seaman who was sunk three times before he turned 17 to that of a Girl Guide who was awarded the George Medal for saving a family during the Blitz—and ... (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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