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The Aztec World
Elizabeth M. Brumfiel & Gary M. Feinman, eds.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810972780.  Daedalus Item Code: 43049
 
Over the course of 200 years, the Aztecs progressed from being a band of nomads to becoming the rulers of an extensive empire in central Mexico, only to fall to a coalition of Spaniards and ... (Read More)
 
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Bedlam: London and Its Mad
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher: Pocket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849835527.  Daedalus Item Code: 33590
 
Bedlam—the very name, derived from a nickname for Bethlehem (or Bethlem) Hospital, conjures up images of naked patients in filthy conditions, or untended wards proclaiming themselves Napoleon or ... (Read More)
 
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Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir that Inspired Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250005441.  Daedalus Item Code: 44205
 
Originally published in 1968, Margaret Powell's remarkable memoir of her time in service to one of the great houses of England was a revelation to many and an inspiration for BBC series creators like ... (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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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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The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
William I. Hitchcock.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743273817.  Daedalus Item Code: 03287
 
This strikingly original, multinational history of liberation in World War II Europe brings to light the interactions of soldiers and civilians, the experiences of noncombatants, and the trauma of ... (Read More)
 
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Bitter Waters: America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead Sea
David Haward Bain.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590203521.  Daedalus Item Code: 40918
 
The author of Empire Express and Sitting in Darkness, which received a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award, David Haward Bain here depicts an unusual episode in American exploration, ... (Read More)
 
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Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Carla L. Peterson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300162554.  Daedalus Item Code: 42091
 
While researching her genealogy, Carla Peterson delved into the lives of her 19th-century ancestors, uncovering the rich if underappreciated history of African American elites in New York City. ... (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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Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
Christian Wolmar.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586489496.  Daedalus Item Code: 43905
 
The birth of the railways and their rapid spread triggered economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. Here the author of The Subterranean Railway and Engines of War ... (Read More)
 
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The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia
James Palmer.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465022076.  Daedalus Item Code: 32947
 
Few modern figures are as sinister and sadistic as Baron Ungern-Sternberg, an Austrian-born nobleman who fought in the Russian Army until the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Beijing-based traveler and ... (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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