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Battles that Changed History: Key Battles that Decided the Fate of Nations
Michael Spilling, ed.
Publisher: Amber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906626808.  Daedalus Item Code: 52191
 
From the Battle of Alesia (52 BC), where Gaius Julius Caesar's Roman forces besieged and defeated Vercingetorix's larger Gaulish army, to Agincourt (1415), where France's heavily armored knights were ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Guy Walters.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719567742.  Daedalus Item Code: 40742
 
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers, and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, the games were a dress rehearsal for ... (Read More)
 
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547394602.  Daedalus Item Code: 51432
 
In his National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history told through real characters he brought to ... (Read More)
 
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Big Ideas in Brief: 200 World-Changing Concepts Explained in an Instant
Ian Crofton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780871455.  Daedalus Item Code: 52332
 
An accessible and engaging tour of 200 key concepts that have helped shape our world, this book ranges across philosophy, economics, psychology, politics, religion, sociology, the arts, and the ... (Read More)
 
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Birds in a Cage: Warburg, Germany, 1941—Four P.O.W. Birdwatchers: The Unlikely Beginning of British Wildlife Conservation
Derek Niemann.
Publisher: Short Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780721361.  Daedalus Item Code: 52351
 
In 1941 Warburg, Germany, four British POWs found an unexpected means of escape from the horrors of internment when they formed a birdwatching society, and embarked on an obsessive quest behind ... (Read More)
 
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Bitter Freedom: William Stone's Record of Service in the Freedmen's Bureau
Suzanne Stone Johnson & Robert Allison Johnson, eds. Lou Falkner Williams, intro.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41398
 
In 1866, distinguished Civil War veteran Major William Stone of the 19th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers arrived in South Carolina to serve in the newly formed Freedmen's Bureau, supporting ... (Read More)
 
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Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily, 1943
Carlo D'Este.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060576509.  Daedalus Item Code: 52556
 
The retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who gave us Decision at Normandy and sterling biographies of Patton, Eisenhower, and Churchill, Carlo D'Este here offers a full-scale treatment of a ... (Read More)
 
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Blitz Kids: The Children's War Against Hitler
Sean Longden.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849013628.  Daedalus Item Code: 51163
 
From the personal story of a young merchant seaman who was sunk three times before he turned 17 to that of a Girl Guide who was awarded the George Medal for saving a family during the Blitz—and ... (Read More)
 
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The Blood of Free Men: The Liberation of Paris, 1944
Michael Neiberg.
Publisher: Basic/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465023998.  Daedalus Item Code: 44547
 
As the Allies struggled inland from Normandy in August 1944, the fate of Paris hung in the hands of a motley assortment of Resistance cells, Free French operatives, Allied generals, and governmental ... (Read More)
 
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The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
James Donovan.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316053747.  Daedalus Item Code: 51237
 
On February 23, 1836, an army led by Mexican dictator Santa Anna laid siege to a makeshift garrison of some 200 Texas settlers—among them, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—who ... (Read More)
 
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Body Ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands
Ben Burt, with David Akin & Michael Kwa'ioloa.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780824831356.  Daedalus Item Code: 50740
 
The Kwara'ae and other peoples of Malaita Island in the Solomon Islands once ornamented themselves with glistening white shell and pearl shell, intricately carved turtle shell, strings and straps of ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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