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Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman—from World War to Cold War
Michael Dobbs.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307271655.  Daedalus Item Code: 43013
 
Completing his Cold War history trilogy, following Down with Big Brother (a runner-up for a 1997 PEN Award for Nonfiction) and One Minute to Midnight (a finalist for the 2008 Los ... (Read More)
 
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The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780221830.  Daedalus Item Code: 40385
 
A winner of the Wolfson History Prize and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize for such works as Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette, Antonia Fraser first presented this remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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The Skolfields and Their Ships: "A Singleness of Purpose"
Ermine S. Reynolds & Kenneth R. Martin.
Publisher: Maine Maritime Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780937410127.  Daedalus Item Code: 40087
 
The Skolfields were a prominent shipbuilding family from Harpswell, Maine, whose enterprise demonstrated "a singleness of purpose," and whose ships sailed from the late 18th to the early 20th ... (Read More)
 
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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
Christopher Clark.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061146664.  Daedalus Item Code: 49127
 
(Nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2013) On the morning of June 28, 1914, before Austrian Archduke Franz ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Jefferson Morley.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385533379.  Daedalus Item Code: 41991
 
In 1835 the nation's capital simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves in the city for the first time. Among the enslaved was ... (Read More)
 
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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
David Brooks.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979374.  Daedalus Item Code: 43520
 
Through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica, New York Times columnist David Brooks takes them from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of ... (Read More)
 
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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying, the Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWs
Sonke Neitzel & Harald Welzer. Jefferson Chase, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307958129.  Daedalus Item Code: 43014
 
London-based historian Sönke Neitzel was aware of transcribed POW interrogations in the British national archives, but his discovery that the Allies had secretly recorded conversations between German ... (Read More)
 
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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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Spitfire: Icon of a Nation
Ivan Rendall.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781407230955.  Daedalus Item Code: 32539
 
When the Royal Air Force triumphed over the Luftwaffe in the skies over Britain in 1940—the battle in which Winston Churchill declared "Never, in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so ... (Read More)
 
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