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Vanquished: Crushing Defeats from Ancient Rome to the 21st Century
Mir Bahmanyar.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846033278.  Daedalus Item Code: 23466
 
The battle of Cannae in 216 BC, where Hannibal annihilated a Roman army, has become legend, inspiring military strategists ever since to analyze and attempt this feat. Yet such battles are rare, and ... (Read More)
 
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Verdun: The Lost History of the Most Important Battle of World War I, 1914–1918
John Mosier.
Publisher: NAL Caliber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780451414625.  Daedalus Item Code: 43143
 
Rightly compared to such defining conflicts as Waterloo and Gettysburg, assays John Mosier, the World War I battle of Verdun is one of history's most complex and misunderstood military actions, in a ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Railway
Jack Simmons.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500288108.  Daedalus Item Code: 41324
 
Britain's national railway system remains in many ways the archetypal creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the entire social, economic, and intellectual fabric of Britain; influenced ... (Read More)
 
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Victorian Scotland
James Crawford. Lesley Ferguson. & Kristina Watson.
Publisher: Royal Commision on Ancient & Historical Momuments.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781902419640.  Daedalus Item Code: 32495
 
The Victorians were a society driven by curiosity, a zeal for invention, and an enormous appetite for economic consumption, and by the end of the 19th century, Scotland in particular was a nation ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Tailor: An Introduction to Period Tailoring
Jason Maclochlainn.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312642334.  Daedalus Item Code: 42772
 
The magnificent dapperness of the Victorian era is not unattainable; this guidebook explains the tools and techniques you'll need to make fine clothing for men, and contains step-by-step directions ... (Read More)
 
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A Visitor's Guide to Colonial & Revolutionary Mid-Atlantic America: Interesting Sites to Visit: Lodging, Dining, Things to Do
Patricia & Robert Foulke.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881506891.  Daedalus Item Code: 31424
 
Touring sites in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, this guidebook explores the formative years of the United States, from the 1600s through the colonial era, the French and ... (Read More)
 
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The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Russell Freedman.
Publisher: Clarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618159765.  Daedalus Item Code: 34255
 
(Newbery Honor Book) Though not a crusader or a spokesperson by nature, Marian Anderson came to stand for all black artists—and for all Americans of color—when, with the help of such prominent ... (Read More)
 
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War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857202253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42887
 
Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Best had no military training before the ... (Read More)
 
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War in the Pacific 1941–1945
Richard Overy. Dale Dye, foreword.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781849083942.  Daedalus Item Code: 40488
 
Taking a "you-are-there" approach to the war in the Pacific, this slipcased, visual history by the author of The Twilight Years and 1939: Countdown to War is brought to life by the ... (Read More)
 
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Washington: The Indispensable Man: The Illustrated Edition
James Thomas Flexner.
Publisher: Sterling/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781454904847.  Daedalus Item Code: 42214
 
Historian James Thomas Flexner won both a National Book Award and a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his four-volume biography of George Washington, in which the author moved beyond what he termed ... (Read More)
 
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We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860–April 1861
William J. Cooper.
Publisher: Knopf/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400042005.  Daedalus Item Code: 42215
 
Between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, a long tradition of political compromise broke down, and a rapid succession of events led to the Civil ... (Read More)
 
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When Did Big Ben First Bong?: 101 Questions Answered About the Greatest City on Earth
David Long.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752455846.  Daedalus Item Code: 43023
 
From the truth about "Handel's ugly ears" to hippos running wild in Trafalgar Square, from the reason why 640 people drowned in the Thames in a single night to the tale of how Primrose Hill nearly ... (Read More)
 
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