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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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A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats
Spike Carlsen.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061373572.  Daedalus Item Code: 51269
 
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. We wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the planet's colder regions. If civilization somehow did develop, ... (Read More)
 
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St. Patrick's Secrets: 101 Little-Known Truths and Tales of Ireland
Helen Walsh Folsom. Fergus Lyons, illus.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781808989.  Daedalus Item Code: 52177
 
Have you heard about how the Irish fought for Alexander the Great? Did you know that at one time the Irish were forbidden to wear trousers? Have you any idea why the Irish revere John Paul Jones, or ... (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 Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC–1492 AD
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780060539184.  Daedalus Item Code: 53349
 
In this illustrated cultural history—a companion to the PBS–BBC series—Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish experience, tracing it across three millennia, from their beginnings as an ancient ... (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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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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"The Blue Beast": Power and Passion in the Great War
Jonathan Walker.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752465975.  Daedalus Item Code: 53407
 
Tracing the intimate lives of three extraordinary women during the course of World War I in Britain, military historian Jonathan Walker illuminates how the "blue beast"—an Edwardian term for sexual ... (Read More)
 
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Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals
Andrew Caldwell.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780740797835.  Daedalus Item Code: 40948
 
In this "historical cookbook," chef Andrew Caldwell offers a droll and irresistible collection of stories about the last meals of famous figures from Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, and Martin Luther ... (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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