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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on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War, if Robert E. Lee had listened to General Longstreet and withdrawn to higher ground instead of sending Pickett uphill ...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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The Tale of the Heike
Royall Tyler, trans.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025138.  Daedalus Item Code: 40872
 
A cornerstone of Japanese literature, this 14th-century epic tells the story of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans. Among the unforgettable characters are the ruthless warlord ... (Read More)
 
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Film Tie-In Edition)
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451688092.  Daedalus Item Code: 40805
 
(Winner of the Lincoln Prize) In this multifaceted history—the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning film Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis—Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates ... (Read More)
 
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Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
Michael Norman & Elizabeth M. Norman.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312429706.  Daedalus Item Code: 33364
 
For the first four months of 1942, American, Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought over the tiny peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the single largest defeat in American military history, though ... (Read More)
 
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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: A Brief History of Ancient Egypt
Barbara Mertz.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849012805.  Daedalus Item Code: 31044
 
Elizabeth Peters, author of the Amelia Peabody series of archaeological mysteries, is in fact the internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz. In this book, originally published in the 1960s ... (Read More)
 
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Terra: Tales of the Earth: Four Events that Changed the World
Richard Hamblyn.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330490740.  Daedalus Item Code: 32907
 
Blending history, science, and eyewitness accounts, and arranged in chapters corresponding to the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water), Richard Hamblyn explores the relationship between the ... (Read More)
 
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Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land
Sven Lindqvist. Sarah Death, trans.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847080059.  Daedalus Item Code: 23627
 
Stretching from the formation of the Australian continent 600 million years ago to the 2002 hunger strikes in the Woomera detention camp, this is both a beautifully described journey across ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316013857.  Daedalus Item Code: 21311
 
"[Harold] Evans extolls American moxie, that seemingly native mixture of initiative and luck that produced the Colt revolver, the FM radio, the Kodak camera, Mickey Mouse, and eBay. As a historian, ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316277662.  Daedalus Item Code: 36238
 
The founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and the former editorial director of U.S. News and World Report and president of Random House, Harold Evans here looks at business ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
Thomas J. Craughwell.
Publisher: Quirk.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594745782.  Daedalus Item Code: 40751
 
In 1784 Thomas Jefferson struck a deal with his slave James Hemings; Jefferson was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring Hemings along "for a particular purpose," as he put it—to master the art of ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
Harvey J. Kaye.
Publisher: Hill & Wang.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780809093441.  Daedalus Item Code: 21721
 
The revolutionary spirit that runs throughout American history is here traced back to founding father Thomas Paine. Harvey Kaye argues that Paine, one of the most remarkable political writers of the ... (Read More)
 
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