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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story
Trudi Kanter.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476700281.  Daedalus Item Code: 44167
 
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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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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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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Standing With Stones: A Photographic Journey Through Megalithic Britain and Ireland
Rupert Soskin. Timothy Darvill, foreword.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051580.  Daedalus Item Code: 50419
 
From the southernmost tip of Cornwall to the far-flung Scottish isles, from world-famous sites like Stonehenge and Newgrange to those barely known in Fernworthy and Bleasdale, a remarkable variety of ... (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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Stupid Wars: A Citizen's Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions & Ridiculous Revolutions
Ed Strosser & Michael Prince.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061258473.  Daedalus Item Code: 51270
 
Be prepared to laugh out loud—and gasp in horror—at the painfully idiotic warfare strategies, alliances, and decisions profiled here by best friends and history buffs Ed Strosser and Michael Prince. ... (Read More)
 
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Sun Tzu at Gettysburg: Ancient Military Wisdom in the Modern World
Bevin Alexander.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393078138.  Daedalus Item Code: 23895
 
Imagine the impact on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War, if Robert E. Lee had listened to General Longstreet and withdrawn to higher ground instead of sending Pickett uphill ... (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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