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The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences
David Cannadine.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269072.  Daedalus Item Code: 43970
 
Investigating the six major categories of human identity and confrontation—religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization—the author of The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy ... (Read More)
 
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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance
Mark A. Snell, ed.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873389402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42667
 
This anthology of essays surveys how Americans have remembered, commemorated, and interpreted the history of World War I's AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) and its soldiers, shedding light on how ... (Read More)
 
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Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit
Mark Honigsbaum.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330491150.  Daedalus Item Code: 51401
 
In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... (Read More)
 
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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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A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the Eighteenth Century
Andrea di Robilant.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375726170.  Daedalus Item Code: 51975
 
Also the author of Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon and Irresistible North, Andrea di Robilant here tells the true story of his 18th-century Venetian ancestor Andrea Memmo, ... (Read More)
 
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Venice: A New History
Thomas F. Madden.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025428.  Daedalus Item Code: 43890
 
In his engaging portrait of La Serenissima, historian Thomas Madden explores the city's many cultural achievements and introduces its most famous figures, while setting 1500 years of Venetian history ... (Read More)
 
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The Venlo Incident: A Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot
S. Payne Best. Nigel Jones, intro.
Publisher: Frontline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848325692.  Daedalus Item Code: 52430
 
Originally published in 1950, this is the gripping account by Sigismund Payne Best, a captain in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, of a 1939 operation in the Netherlands. Best had been sent ... (Read More)
 
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A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
Mark A. Bradley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465030095.  Daedalus Item Code: 51374
 
Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America's most distinguished families, Duncan Chaplin Lee was also possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. As ... (Read More)
 
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The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age
Robert Weintraub.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316205917.  Daedalus Item Code: 52589
 
In 1945, Major League Baseball was a ghost of itself, suffering poor attendance as both fans and players served in the war effort overseas. The following spring, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe ... (Read More)
 
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Visions of England: Or Why We Still Dream of a Place in the Country
Roy Strong.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099540496.  Daedalus Item Code: 52513
 
Why do the British—and a fair number of Americans—still get misty-eyed about England's green and pleasant land? What explains the English obsession with country houses, from the National Trust to ... (Read More)
 
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W.E.B. Du Bois: American Prophet
Edward J. Blum.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812220865.  Daedalus Item Code: 51041
 
A pioneering historian, sociologist, author, and organizer, W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the foremost African American intellectuals of the 20th century. Often labeled an atheist, Du Bois was deeply and ... (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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