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The Culture of War
Martin van Creveld.
Publisher: Presidio.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345505408.  Daedalus Item Code: 36274
 
From the decorative shields of the ancient Greeks to tiger stripe camouflage, the care we invest in our weapons and uniforms is at odds with our modern idea of war as a barbaric anomaly. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Death and the Dolce Vita: The Dark Side of Rome in the 1950s
Stephen Gundle.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847676542.  Daedalus Item Code: 33722
 
In April 1953, attractive, 21-year-old Wilma Montesi went missing from her family home in Rome; when her body was found washed up on a neglected beach, the incident was attributed to either suicide ... (Read More)
 
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The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
David Cannadine.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375703683.  Daedalus Item Code: 49022
 
At the outset of the 1870s, the British aristocracy could rightly consider themselves the most fortunate people on earth, as they held the lion's share of land, wealth, and power in the world's ... (Read More)
 
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Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient
Barbara Hodgson.
Publisher: Greystone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781553652045.  Daedalus Item Code: 41209
 
When Lady Mary Wortley Montagu visited the baths in Turkey in 1717, she was so tightly corseted that the women bathing there were convinced that her husband had locked her into some devious machine. ... (Read More)
 
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Earls of Paradise: England & the Dream of Perfection
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007240524.  Daedalus Item Code: 33596
 
In the Arcadian vision, tomorrow would always be the same as yesterday—a dream that became ever more alluring as the changes of approaching modernity accelerated through 16th- and 17th-century ... (Read More)
 
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The Eitingons (IMPORT): A Twentieth-Century Story
Mary-Kay Wilmers.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571234721.  Daedalus Item Code: 32671
 
In this stunning family saga that mixes the fur trade, psychoanalysis, and Trotsky, Leonid Eitingon was a KGB assassin who dedicated his life to the Soviet regime. He was in China in the early 1920s, ... (Read More)
 
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Eleanor and Franklin
Joseph P. Lash. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., intro. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349757.  Daedalus Item Code: 49638
 
(Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize) In his extraordinary 1971 biography of the major political couple of the 20th century, Eleanor Roosevelt's longtime secretary and ... (Read More)
 
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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present: Five-Volume Set
Paul Finkelman, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: set.
ISBN: 9780195167795.  Daedalus Item Code: 40951
 
Focusing on the making of modern African American society, from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this five-volume encyclopedia traces ... (Read More)
 
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Engineers of the Soul: In the Footsteps of Stalin's Writers
Frank Westerman.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099461647.  Daedalus Item Code: 40134
 
This is the story of two journeys—one literal, one imaginary—through contemporary Russia and through Soviet-era literature. Writers of renown, described by Stalin as "engineers of the soul," were ... (Read More)
 
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Escape from the Deep: The True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II
Alex Kershaw.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306817908.  Daedalus Item Code: 32972
 
The author of The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, and The Few, as well as the biographer of Jack London and Robert Capa, here gives us a harrowing survival story from World War ... (Read More)
 
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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
Steve Fraser.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780066620497.  Daedalus Item Code: 33791
 
Americans have had a love-hate relationship with the stock market for 200 years; long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, Wall Street eventually came to be seen as a pathway to immense ... (Read More)
 
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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965
Juan Williams. Julian Bond, intro.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124740.  Daedalus Item Code: 38945
 
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine and the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people made up the American civil rights movement in its founding decade. Their stories ... (Read More)
 
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