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Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594487873.  Daedalus Item Code: 53263
From the author of The Wordy Shipmates comes this examination of Hawaii as the place where "Manifest Destiny" got a sunburn. While many think of 1776 as the defining year of American history, ... (Read More)
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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance
Mark A. Snell, ed.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873389402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42667
This anthology of essays surveys how Americans have remembered, commemorated, and interpreted the history of World War I's AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) and its soldiers, shedding light on how ... (Read More)
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Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit
Mark Honigsbaum.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330491150.  Daedalus Item Code: 51401
In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... (Read More)
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Vanquished: Crushing Defeats from Ancient Rome to the 21st Century
Mir Bahmanyar.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846033278.  Daedalus Item Code: 23466
The battle of Cannae in 216 BC, where Hannibal annihilated a Roman army, has become legend, inspiring military strategists ever since to analyze and attempt this feat. Yet such battles are rare, and ... (Read More)
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The Vatican Pimpernel: The World War II Exploits of the Monsignor Who Saved Over 6,500 Lives
Brian Fleming.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616087029.  Daedalus Item Code: 54012
During the German occupation of Rome in World War II, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty ran an escape organization for Allied POWs and civilians, including Jews. Safe within the Vatican state, he regularly ... (Read More)
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The Venlo Incident: A Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot
S. Payne Best. Nigel Jones, intro.
Publisher: Frontline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848325692.  Daedalus Item Code: 52430
Originally published in 1950, this is the gripping account by Sigismund Payne Best, a captain in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, of a 1939 operation in the Netherlands. Best had been sent ... (Read More)
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A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
Mark A. Bradley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465030095.  Daedalus Item Code: 51374
Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America's most distinguished families, Duncan Chaplin Lee was also possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. As ... (Read More)
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Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684847955.  Daedalus Item Code: 54702
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, this is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up loving both her family and baseball. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of No Ordinary ... (Read More)
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War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures and Debt
Kwasi Kwarteng.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408848159.  Daedalus Item Code: 53894
At the dawn of the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World; the vast quantities of gold and silver they found and took would make Spain rich, yet the new wealth was plunged into ... (Read More)
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War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857202253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42887
Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Best had no military training before the ... (Read More)
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War Horse: Mounting the Cavalry with America's Finest Horses
Phil Livingston & Ed Roberts.
Publisher: Bright Sky Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781931721219.  Daedalus Item Code: 53373
Until 1948, horses were a vital part of America's military machine, serving as cavalry mounts and as an effective means of transporting supplies. Beginning in the Revolutionary War, the Quartermaster ... (Read More)
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The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth
Mark Mazzetti.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143125013.  Daedalus Item Code: 53265
A national security correspondent for the New York Times and the winner of a George Polk Award and a shared Pulitzer Prize, Mark Mazzetti here gives us a riveting account of the CIA's ... (Read More)
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