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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: 52286
 
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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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Story
Trudi Kanter. Linda Grant, intro.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43997
 
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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The Spirit of London
Paul Cohen-Portheim. Simon Jenkins, foreword.
Publisher: Batsford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849940283.  Daedalus Item Code: 51870
 
This delightful snapshot of the British capital before World War II was originally published in 1935, and offers a singular look at urban life and attitudes of the day. Curiously, it was written not ... (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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St. Patrick's Secrets: 101 Little-Known Truths and Tales of Ireland
Helen Walsh Folsom. Fergus Lyons, illus.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781808989.  Daedalus Item Code: 52177
 
Have you heard about how the Irish fought for Alexander the Great? Did you know that at one time the Irish were forbidden to wear trousers? Have you any idea why the Irish revere John Paul Jones, or ... (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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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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The Story of the Unsinkable Titanic
Michael Wilkinson & Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242746.  Daedalus Item Code: 52853
 
While the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has been documented many times in books and films, this intriguing book tells the ship's story through the newspaper articles of the era—often containing ... (Read More)
 
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