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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
Caroline Alexander.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021123.  Daedalus Item Code: 23421
 
This groundbreaking reading of the Iliad from the author of The Bounty restores Homer's often overlooked vision of the tragedy of war. Using the legend of Achilles and the Trojan war, ... (Read More)
 
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Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA's #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro but Was Ambushed by Watergate
Jim Hunt & Bob Risch.
Publisher: Forge.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780765328632.  Daedalus Item Code: 33565
 
The press called him a "real-life James Bond." Fidel Castro called him "the most dangerous CIA agent." Yet history remembers Frank Sturgis as one of the Watergate burglars, apprehended during what ... (Read More)
 
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The Wars Against Napoleon: Debunking the Myth of the Napoleonic Wars
Michel Franceschi & Ben Weider.
Publisher: Savas.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781932714371.  Daedalus Item Code: 34991
 
Popularly depicted as a short, bad-tempered megalomaniac, whose outsized ambitions and taste for conquest bled Europe white through the wars named for him, Napoleon has endured a reputation that is ... (Read More)
 
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The Way We Were: New York: Nostalgic Images of the Empire State
M.J. Howard & Greg Dinkins.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762754540.  Daedalus Item Code: 22945
 
New York City is indelibly etched as a land of skyscrapers and taxi horns, yet the city—and the state beyond—has undergone constant change. Here you'll find newly dug subway tunnels and parts of ... (Read More)
 
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We Die Alone
David Howarth. Andy McNab, intro.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857860514.  Daedalus Item Code: 41328
 
In March 1943 a team of expatriate Norwegian commandos sailed from the Shetland Islands in northernmost Britain for Nazi-occupied Norway. Their mission was to organize and support the Norwegian ... (Read More)
 
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When French Women Cook: A Gastronomic Memoir with Over 250 Recipes
Madeleine Kamman. Shirley Corriher, foreword.
Publisher: Ten Speed.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781580083652.  Daedalus Item Code: 33490
 
Part memoir, part cookbook, this classic of food literature (originally published in 1976) is an immersion course in authentic, regional French home cooking from Madeleine Kamman, who owned Chez la ... (Read More)
 
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When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Gal Beckerman.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547577470.  Daedalus Item Code: 31512
 
At the end of World War II, nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the Soviet Union, unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state yet forbidden to leave. Telling the full and inspiring story of ... (Read More)
 
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Where We Worked: A Celebration of America's Workers and the Nation They Built
Jack Larkin.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599219608.  Daedalus Item Code: 22947
 
This remarkable visual history of the American laborer presents 400 captioned images—sepia, black and white, and hand-colored photographs, as well as engravings, art, and ephemera—portraying wheat ... (Read More)
 
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Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths
Robin Waterfield.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065275.  Daedalus Item Code: 21047
 
A renowned classicist and the translator of such thinkers as Plutarch, Plato, and Xenophon, Robin Waterfield here reconsiders the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization. As ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spy Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
Douglas Waller.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416567448.  Daedalus Item Code: 34453
 
A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, "Wild Bill" Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Romance: A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman
Chloe Schama.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717368.  Daedalus Item Code: 31930
 
In 1852, on a steamer from France to England, 19-year-old Theresa Longworth met a soldier, William Charles Yelverton, later the Viscount of Avonmore. Their flirtation became an epistolary affair, and ... (Read More)
 
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Willie & Joe Back Home
Bill Mauldin.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606993514.  Daedalus Item Code: 31958
 
The end of World War II tends to be remembered as a time of patriotic euphoria in America, but one of the truest homecoming histories comes from the pen of the war's most famous cartoonist. Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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