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A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors
Anthony Blond.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297190.  Daedalus Item Code: 32296
 
Few histories are, by their nature, as scurrilous and salacious as that of the early Roman emperors, and Anthony Blond undertakes this exposé of the lives of the Caesars with relish. Julius, usually ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of the Third Reich
Martyn Whittock.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849012997.  Daedalus Item Code: 21983
 
Beginning in the aftermath of World War I and the punitive Treaty of Versailles that made German recovery almost impossible, Martyn Whittock's history is an account of men who rose to the fore during ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Venice: A New History of the City and Its People
Elizabeth Horodowich.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762436903.  Daedalus Item Code: 32960
 
In this colorful history, a leading expert on Venice tells the story of the city from its ancient origins. Elizabeth Horodowich, also the author of Language and Statecraft in Early Modern ... (Read More)
 
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416547860.  Daedalus Item Code: 49090
 
(Signed Bookplate) As she did in her enormously popular Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln and her Pulitzer Prize–winning No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor ... (Read More)
 
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679456728.  Daedalus Item Code: 40109
 
(Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction) The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and the Romanov family returns with the ... (Read More)
 
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Cavalry of the Clouds: Air War Over Europe 1914–1918
John Sweetman.
Publisher: Spellmount.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752455037.  Daedalus Item Code: 23148
 
In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen in World War I were "the cavalry of the clouds ... the knighthood of this war." This romantic image was fostered after the war by writers of adventure ... (Read More)
 
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Celtic Mysteries: The Ancient Religion
John Sharkey.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500810095.  Daedalus Item Code: 40753
 
A warlike people with a complex set of religious beliefs, the Celts were among the last tribes of Europe. John Sharkey includes examples of Celtic poetry, and details what is known about the lives ... (Read More)
 
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A Century of Royalty
Ed West.
Publisher: Shire.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747812739.  Daedalus Item Code: 49245
 
From the 1910 funeral of King Edward VII, which began the modern era inaugurated by his successor George V, to the birth of Prince George to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing Icarus: The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation
Gavin Mortimer.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717115.  Daedalus Item Code: 31877
 
By 1910, just seven years after the Wright brothers first took off at Kitty Hawk, America and the world were transfixed by the challenge of mastering the air. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes vied ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Richard Cohen.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068753.  Daedalus Item Code: 20565
 
In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, swordsman and publisher Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life in this erudite, ... (Read More)
 
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The China Tea Book
Luo Jialin.
Publisher: Earth Aware.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608871568.  Daedalus Item Code: 34446
 
Originating in China 5,000 years ago, tea became a deeply ingrained part of Chinese culture before spreading throughout the world. Luo Jialin surveys the four main varieties of tea—green, black, ... (Read More)
 
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Churchill's War Lab: Code-Breakers, Scientists, and the Mavericks Churchill Led to Victory
Taylor Downing.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590205655.  Daedalus Item Code: 33266
 
No war generated more radical theories, more scientific breakthroughs, more tactical innovations, or more technological leaps than World War II, and in Britain, the drive for these advances came from ... (Read More)
 
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