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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II
Molly Guptill Manning.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544535022.  Daedalus Item Code: 62532
 
America in World War II faced an enemy in Europe that had banned and burned more than 100 million books. In response, librarians launched a campaign that sent millions of donated hardcover books ... (Read More)
 
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When Washington Burned: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812
Arnold Blumberg.
Publisher: Casemate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612001012.  Daedalus Item Code: 44508
 
Illustrated with more than 100 color photographs, reproductions of period art, and maps, this book vividly and succinctly traces the War of 1812, our "second war of independence," through the roots ... (Read More)
 
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White Shotgun: The Sicilian Mafia in Their Own Words
Attilio Bolzoni. Shaun Whiteside, trans.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330528214.  Daedalus Item Code: 54843
 
For more than 30 years, prize-winning Sicilian journalist Attilio Bolzoni has reported on the shadowy activities of Cosa Nostra, and in this anthology he compiles interviews, court proceedings, and ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Men: Ishi and Kroeber in the Wilderness of Modern America
Douglas Cazaux Sackman.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195178531.  Daedalus Item Code: 61717
 
When a lone Native American named Ishi came out of hiding in the wild in 1911, he was whisked away to San Francisco to meet Alfred Kroeber, a founder of American anthropology. When Kroeber and Ishi ... (Read More)
 
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Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer
Alexander Maitland.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590201633.  Daedalus Item Code: 61760
 
Perhaps the last of the great explorer-adventurers, Wilfred Thesiger (1910–2003) traveled extensively through some of the most remote places on earth—the mountains of western Asia, the marshes of ... (Read More)
 
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The Woman Before Wallis: Prince Edward, the Parisian Courtesan, and the Perfect Murder
Andrew Rose.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250050069.  Daedalus Item Code: 63589
 
Prince Edward's relationship with American divorcée Wallis Simpson sparked an international scandal that led to his abdication of the throne of England, and yet he narrowly missed being embroiled in ... (Read More)
 
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The Woman Reader
Belinda Jack.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300120455.  Daedalus Item Code: 61546
 
In a lively story rarely told, the author of George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large here explores the evolution of women's reading and the seemingly endless controversies it has inspired. ... (Read More)
 
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The World of Philip and Alexander: A Symposium on Greek Life and Times
Elin C. Danien, ed.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780934718943.  Daedalus Item Code: 61998
 
The magnetism of the man known as Alexander the Great, along with that of his father, Philip of Macedon, remains almost tangible thousands of years later, felt by people in all times; scholars of ... (Read More)
 
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The World Until Yesterday
Jared Diamond.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846147586.  Daedalus Item Code: 63055
 
Most of us take for granted such aspects of our society as telecommunication, literacy, even obesity. Yet for millions of years human society had none of these things, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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World War I Love Stories: Real-Life Romances from the War that Shook the World
Gill Paul. Adrian Gilbert, intro.
Publisher: Prospero Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781552679159.  Daedalus Item Code: 50549
 
Much like Downton Abbey's tragic tale of William Mason, who married Daisy just before he died, and the happier story of Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary, who nursed him back to health when he ... (Read More)
 
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The Young Elizabeth
Alison Plowden.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752459431.  Daedalus Item Code: 41638
 
"A lucid, well-researched, but unpedantic narrative of 16th-century English royal life and death at a brutal time when a successful noble was one who kept his or her head while others were losing ... (Read More)
 
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Young Henry: The Rise of Henry VIII
Robert Hutchinson.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250012616.  Daedalus Item Code: 44232
 
When his elder brother Arthur died in 1502, Henry inherited his place in the Tudor succession, his wardrobe, and his wife, the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. And after he became king in April ... (Read More)
 
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