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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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Waugh in Abyssinia
Evelyn Waugh. John Maxwell Hamilton, intro.
Publisher: Louisiana State.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780807132517.  Daedalus Item Code: 44473
 
An entertaining account by a cantankerous and unenthusiastic war reporter, Waugh in Abyssinia is both a short history of Mussolini's imperial adventure in 1930s North Africa and a wickedly ... (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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When Washington Burned: An Illustrated History of the War of 1812
Arnold Blumberg.
Publisher: Casemate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612001012.  Daedalus Item Code: 44508
 
Illustrated with more than 100 color photos, reproductions of period art, and maps, this book vividly and succinctly traces the War of 1812, our "second war of independence," through the roots of the ... (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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Who Sank the Titanic?: The Final Verdict
Robert J. Strange.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848844704.  Daedalus Item Code: 44509
 
Trumpeted as the technological marvel of her age, the Titanic was purported to be the largest, strongest, safest ship of the early 20th century—a triumph of Great Britain's unrivaled ... (Read More)
 
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Why Homer Matters
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627791793.  Daedalus Item Code: 59114
 
He has written on the origins of the King James Bible, on navigating the battered Atlantic coast of Britain, and on his grandmother Vita Sackville-West's gardens at his ancestral home of ... (Read More)
 
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A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Amy S. Greenberg.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307592699.  Daedalus Item Code: 43146
 
Often overlooked today, our 1846 war with Mexico was one of false starts, atrocities, and back-channel negotiations; it divided the nation and paved the way for the Civil War a generation later, but ... (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
Chloë 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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William Clark and the Shaping of the West
Landon Y. Jones.
Publisher: Bison.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780803226975.  Daedalus Item Code: 43182
 
Between 1803 and 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark co-captained the most famous expedition in American history. But while Lewis ended his life just three years later, Clark, as the ... (Read More)
 
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