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The Centurion Tank: Images of War Special
Pat Ware. Brian Delf, illus.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781590119.  Daedalus Item Code: 70573
 
Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile, and long-lived as that of the British Centurion, conceived during World War II as the answer to the German Tiger and Panther tanks. Here the author ... (Read More)
 
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Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw the Most Change and Why it Matters to Us
Ian Mortimer.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847923035.  Daedalus Item Code: 64307
 
How would one go about deciding which was the century of greatest change? Imagine pitting the Black Death against the suffrage vote, or the Industrial Revolution against the Internet. Best known as ... (Read More)
 
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A Century in Captivity: The Life and Trials of Prince Mortimer, a Connecticut Slave
Denis R. Caron.
Publisher: New Hampshire/New England.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781584655404.  Daedalus Item Code: 63013
 
On December 21, 1811, a Connecticut judge sentenced Prince Mortimer, a sickly 87-year-old slave, to life imprisonment for attempting to poison his master. By the time he died at the age of 110, ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator
Jean Findlay.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099507086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70859
 
The celebrated translator of Marcel Proust's Ŕ la Recherche du Temps Perdu, C.K. Scott Moncrieff was an enigmatic man: a Catholic convert and a homosexual, a gregarious party-goer but deeply ... (Read More)
 
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Cheese, Pears & History in a Proverb
Massimo Montanari.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152518.  Daedalus Item Code: 62021
 
Intrigued by the Italian expression "Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears," Massimo Montanari set out to unravel the phrase's origin and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, ... (Read More)
 
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The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780192840905.  Daedalus Item Code: 50930
 
The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and Whitbread Award winner "My Heart is My Own": The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, John Guy here lifts the historical veil to ... (Read More)
 
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Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517–1648
Mark Greengrass.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670024568.  Daedalus Item Code: 64795
 
From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the 16th century. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their ... (Read More)
 
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Christmas Truce: The Western Front December 1914
Malcolm Brown & Shirley Seaton.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447264279.  Daedalus Item Code: 71241
 
On Christmas day, 1914 (the first winter of the First World War), German and British soldiers interrupted a conflict infamous for its horror and brutality to have a Christmas celebration; soldiers ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World
Tristram Hunt.
Publisher: Metropolitan Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805093087.  Daedalus Item Code: 70044
 
At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities that now stand as economic and cultural powerhouses of the 21st century. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
Lynne Olson.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979350.  Daedalus Item Code: 62264
 
"Like any good history book, this is a reminder: a reminder of how some Americans came to London and rallied to Britain's cause in 1940 and 1941—before Pearl Harbor, when Hitler's Germany came very ... (Read More)
 
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City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980226.  Daedalus Item Code: 70307
 
The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent ... (Read More)
 
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