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Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
Thomas J. Craughwell.
Publisher: Quirk.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594745782.  Daedalus Item Code: 40751
 
In 1784 Thomas Jefferson struck a deal with his slave James Hemings; Jefferson was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring Hemings along "for a particular purpose," as he put it—to master the art of ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
Harvey J. Kaye.
Publisher: Hill & Wang.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780809093441.  Daedalus Item Code: 21721
 
The revolutionary spirit that runs throughout American history is here traced back to founding father Thomas Paine. Harvey Kaye argues that Paine, one of the most remarkable political writers of the ... (Read More)
 
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Titled Americans: The Real Heiresses' Guide to Marrying an Aristocrat
Eric Homberger, intro.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781908402608.  Daedalus Item Code: 38853
 
"It has been estimated that 454 American heiresses married European aristocrats in the late 19th century, and thus acquired, at considerable expense, hereditary titles of nobility," notes Eric ... (Read More)
 
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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918
Adam Hochschild.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547750316.  Daedalus Item Code: 22715
 
World War I was supposed to be the "war to end all wars," yet nations around the globe were sucked into the tempest and millions of men died on the battlefields, in what remains one of history's most ... (Read More)
 
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To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology
Marina Belozerskaya.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065541.  Daedalus Item Code: 11101
 
"Most medieval Europeans cared not a whit for the vestiges of antiquity. Back then, a stone arch was just a stone arch, regardless of its provenance, and in cities such as Siena and Rome thousands of ... (Read More)
 
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Together We Cannot Fail: FDR and the American Presidency in Years of Crisis
Terry Golway.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402217166.  Daedalus Item Code: 41397
 
This unique multimedia portrait shows a nation in crisis in the context of a president's direct communication with the public at the dawn of the media age. Historian Terry Golway examines how ... (Read More)
 
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Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465014101.  Daedalus Item Code: 32999
 
In this conversational tour through the halls of theory, Henry Louis Gates leaps from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, from Pat Buchanan to Frantz Fanon, and ultimately to the source of anticolonialist ... (Read More)
 
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Traditional Crafts of Ireland
David Shaw-Smith.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500511428.  Daedalus Item Code: 31454
 
Since the 1960s, Dublin-born independent film producer David Shaw-Smith has documented skilled practitioners of more than 40 traditional Irish crafts for the Irish National Archives, from ... (Read More)
 
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A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival
Caroline Moorehead.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780701182823.  Daedalus Item Code: 41320
 
(One of the New York Times Notable Books of 2011) The youngest of the group was a schoolgirl of 16, who scrawled "V" (for victory) on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer's wife ... (Read More)
 
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Traitor to the Crown: The Untold Story of the Popish Plot and the Conspiracy Against Samuel Pepys
James Long & Ben Long.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590202647.  Daedalus Item Code: 41711
 
In 1679, England is awash with suspicions of conspiracy and religious terrorism. Samuel Pepys, Secretary of the Admiralty, finds himself in a position few people then or now would have expected: ... (Read More)
 
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Treasures from the Attic: The Extraordinary Story of Anne Frank's Family
Mirjam Pressler.
Publisher: Doubleday/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781617933905.  Daedalus Item Code: 38134
 
This history of Anne Frank and the family that shaped her was made possible by a treasure trove of thousands of letters, poems, drawings, postcards, and photographs recently discovered by her last ... (Read More)
 
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Tropics Bound: Elizabeth's Seadogs on the Spanish Main
James Seay Dean.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752450964.  Daedalus Item Code: 30107
 
Drawing on such sources from English and Spanish archives as mariners' journals, letters, and official reports, this history recounts the early 100 largely forgotten English trade voyages to Latin ... (Read More)
 
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