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The Story of Mankind: Updated Edition
Hendrik Willem van Loon. Robert Sullivan, intro. Adam Simon, illus.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871408655.  Daedalus Item Code: 59049
 
(1922 Newbery Medal Winner) Earning the very first John Newbery Medal, in 1922, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth and wisdom. ... (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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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on the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Civil War, if Robert E. Lee had listened to General Longstreet and withdrawn to higher ground instead of sending Pickett uphill ...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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Sweet Water and Bitter: The Ships That Stopped the Slave Trade
Siân Rees.
Publisher: New Hampshire/New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584659808.  Daedalus Item Code: 44564
 
In 1807, Great Britain passed the Abolition Act, and the last English slave ship left the African coast with her cargo, shortly to be replaced by the ships of the Royal Navy's Preventive Squadron. ... (Read More)
 
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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ
Barbara Frale.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620874493.  Daedalus Item Code: 50151
 
For much of the Middle Ages, the Shroud of Turin—allegedly the burial cloth of Jesus Christ—was guarded by the Templars, contends Vatican historian Barbara Frale. This history of the Templars follows ... (Read More)
 
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The Terminal Spy
Alan S. Cowell.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767928168.  Daedalus Item Code: 39057
 
After sipping tea in a London hotel, former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, fell ill and was rushed to the hospital. Within days he was dead, poisoned by a rare ... (Read More)
 
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War
Benson Bobrick.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743251136.  Daedalus Item Code: 50646
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2003) In August 1861 a 19-year-old Illinois farm boy named Benjamin W. ("Webb") Baker enlisted in the Union Army, answering one of Abraham Lincoln's ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316013857.  Daedalus Item Code: 21311
 
"[Harold] Evans extolls American moxie, that seemingly native mixture of initiative and luck that produced the Colt revolver, the FM radio, the Kodak camera, Mickey Mouse, and eBay. As a historian, ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316277662.  Daedalus Item Code: 36238
 
The founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and the former editorial director of U.S. News and World Report and president of Random House, Harold Evans here looks at business ... (Read More)
 
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They Shall Not Have Me: The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II
Jean Hélion. Deborah Rosenthal, intro. Jacqueline Hélion, afterword.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611455014.  Daedalus Item Code: 50152
 
When renowned French painter Jean Hélion's infantry platoon was fleeing from the German army in the early days of World War II, the soldiers chanted, "They shall not have me!" but were nonetheless ... (Read More)
 
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They Went Whistling: Women Wayfarers, Warriors, Runaways, and Renegades
Barbara Holland.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385720021.  Daedalus Item Code: 42333
 
Throughout history there have been women, endowed with curiosity and abundant spirit, who stepped out of their homes, cast off the shackles of expectation, and struck out for new territory. In this ... (Read More)
 
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This Sceptred Isle: The Making of the British
Christopher Lee.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845299941.  Daedalus Item Code: 43918
 
What is Britishness? That is the question suffusing this superb one-volume pageant of British history from the invasion of Julius Caesar in 55 BC to the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. In ... (Read More)
 
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