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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Story
Trudi Kanter. Linda Grant, intro.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43997
In 1938, beautiful and charismatic Trudi Kanter—a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna—fell in love with businessman Walter Ehrlich. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world ... (Read More)
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Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins
J.E. Lendon.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465015061.  Daedalus Item Code: 43887
Recounting the rise of democratic Athens to great-power status in the 5th century B.C. and the resulting indignation of authoritarian Sparta, J.E. Lendon portrays the causes and strategy of the Ten ... (Read More)
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Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy
Peter Stothard.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203231.  Daedalus Item Code: 40925
Spartacus is remembered as the Thracian gladiator who rose up from slavery in 73 BC and defeated every Roman army sent to destroy him. We tend to see his struggle as a fight for freedom, but it had ... (Read More)
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Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr & Alexander Vassiliev.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164381.  Daedalus Item Code: 50808
In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of intelligence operations against the United States; years later, living in Britain, he was able to ... (Read More)
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Spies & Spymasters of the Civil War: Revised Edition
Donald E. Markle.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 0781807611.  Daedalus Item Code: P8765
"The history of Civil War espionage is usually mentioned only in passing in general accounts of the war. Lying under a cloud of romanticism, its details have had to be ferreted out in specialized ... (Read More)
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The Spirit of London
Paul Cohen-Portheim. Simon Jenkins, foreword.
Publisher: Batsford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849940283.  Daedalus Item Code: 51870
This delightful snapshot of the British capital before World War II was originally published in 1935, and offers a singular look at urban life and attitudes of the day. Curiously, it was written not ... (Read More)
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Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War
Robert Gellately.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199668045.  Daedalus Item Code: 50955
World War II almost destroyed Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union, and yet victory over Nazi Germany provided the dictator with an unexpected opportunity to expand Soviet power far beyond the USSR's ... (Read More)
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
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The Story of the Unsinkable Titanic
Michael Wilkinson & Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242746.  Daedalus Item Code: 52853
While the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has been documented many times in books and films, this intriguing book tells the ship's story through the newspaper articles of the era—often containing ... (Read More)
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Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary from Hitler's Last Birthday to VE Day
Walter Kempowski.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847086402.  Daedalus Item Code: 53604
Many historians have written about the final weeks of World War II, but Walter Kempowski has assembled here a unique compendium of excerpts from more than 1,000 letters, diary extracts, and ... (Read More)
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Swords and Hilt Weapons
Michael Sharpe.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781607106388.  Daedalus Item Code: 51648
For thousands of years, swords and other blades were the weapons of choice in any conflict, and although they have been supplanted by firearms in most combat situations, swords still evoke a heroic ... (Read More)
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A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France
James R. Farr.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822334712.  Daedalus Item Code: 51280
As scandalous as any modern-day celebrity murder trial, the "Giroux affair" was a maelstrom of intrigue. In 1638 Philippe Giroux, a judge in the highest royal court of Burgundy, allegedly murdered ... (Read More)
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