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The Great American Railroad War: How Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris Took On the Notorious Central Pacific Railroad
Dennis Drabelle.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312667597.  Daedalus Item Code: 42762
 
In the late 19th century, the Central Pacific Railroad became synonymous with monopolization and bribery; when its government loans came due, the company's last surviving founder managed to avoid ... (Read More)
 
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Hitler: The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer
Ernst Hanfstaengl. John Willard Toland, trans.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611453621.  Daedalus Item Code: 12795
 
Perhaps the only literate member of Hitler's inner circle in the 1930s, Ernst Hanfstaengl was a Harvard-educated German-American publisher who came back to a broken Germany in 1921, where he ... (Read More)
 
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The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
Daniel Stashower.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312600228.  Daedalus Item Code: 42763
 
(Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award and 2014 Edgar Award for nonfiction; one of the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2013) In this "history that reads like a ... (Read More)
 
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How to Survive the Titanic: The Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay
Frances Wilson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062094544.  Daedalus Item Code: 23952
 
This original and gripping history looks at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship's owner. While many of the men aboard lit ... (Read More)
 
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I Am Soldier: War Stories from the Ancient World to the 20th Century
Robert O'Neill, ed. Richard Holmes, intro.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846035159.  Daedalus Item Code: 38088
 
Ranging from 8th-century BC Israel to late-20th-century Yugoslavia, these 50 capsule biographies of soldiers feature background information on the various conflicts, quotes from primary sources, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army
Stephan Talty.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307394040.  Daedalus Item Code: 12132
 
In a dual narrative pitting human ambition and achievement against the supremacy of nature, the author of Empire of Blue Water and Mulatto America here tells the story of a mighty ... (Read More)
 
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In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson
Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brandt.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570036873.  Daedalus Item Code: 32801
 
Six years before the onset of the Civil War, two courageous figures—one a free white man and one an enslaved black woman—risked personal liberty to ensure each other's freedom in an explosive episode ... (Read More)
 
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India: A Portrait
Patrick French.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272430.  Daedalus Item Code: 32594
 
Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India has for some time been undergoing a momentous transformation. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Jack Corbett, Mariner
A.S. Hatch.
Publisher: Quantuck Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780971454828.  Daedalus Item Code: 31432
 
In 1849 the future financier Alfredrick Hatch was a delicate and slightly asthmatic youth, who was dispatched to sea by his physician father to "either cure him or kill him." He signed onto a ... (Read More)
 
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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
William Battersby.
Publisher: Dundurn.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781554887811.  Daedalus Item Code: 34980
 
Having already distinguished himself in combat, charismatic naval commander James Fitzjames joined Great Britain's 1845 Franklin Expedition, thinking he would make his name; instead the expedition ... (Read More)
 
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Killer Colt: Murder, Disgrace, and the Making of an American Legend
Harold Schechter.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345476814.  Daedalus Item Code: 21858
 
The author of The Devil's Gentleman returns to the sinister shadows of gaslit New York City in this gripping true-crime account, beginning in 1841 with the last moments of the life of ... (Read More)
 
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Lewis Coolidge and the Voyage of the Amethyst, 1806–1811
Evabeth Miller Kienast & John Phillip Felt, eds.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570038167.  Daedalus Item Code: 41790
 
Lewis Coolidge (1783–1871) was a nephew of Billy Dawes, the man who accompanied Paul Revere on his legendary midnight ride, and that adventurous spirit seems to have run in the family: in 1806 ... (Read More)
 
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