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Smoot's Ear: The Measure of Humanity
Robert Tavernor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300143348.  Daedalus Item Code: 01792
 
Measures are the subject of this unusual book, in which Robert Tavernor offers a fascinating account of the various measuring systems that human beings have devised over two millennia. Tavernor urges ... (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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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: 42513
 
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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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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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
Clare Mulley.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250030320.  Daedalus Item Code: 39030
 
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her death certificate accurately indicated that she died from a stab wound to her ... (Read More)
 
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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The Strange Laws Of Old England
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Piatkus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749954154.  Daedalus Item Code: 38308
 
Did you know that it's against the law for couples to check into a London hotel under assumed names for the purpose of a romantic tryst? Or that by order of Edward II, all whales washed up on the ... (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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