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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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Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
Robert Zorn. John Douglas & Mark Olshaker, foreword.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590208564.  Daedalus Item Code: 42673
 
The kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has haunted the American psyche for more than 80 years. To many investigators, logic and the evidence available cast doubt on the idea that ... (Read More)
 
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The Centaur's Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art
J. Michael Padgett.
Publisher: Princeton Art Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780943012407.  Daedalus Item Code: 43429
 
Composites of humans and animals—including centaurs, satyrs, sphinxes, sirens, and gorgons—are extremely common in ancient Greek myth, literature, and art. The essays in this handsomely illustrated ... (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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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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The City of Falling Angels
John Berendt.
Publisher: Sceptre.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780340840610.  Daedalus Item Code: 42713
 
This second book from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is an evocative portrait of modern Venice, and a real-life mystery: why was La Fenice—the ... (Read More)
 
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City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571245956.  Daedalus Item Code: 41245
 
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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The Civil War in 50 Objects
Harold Holzer. Eric Foner, intro.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670014637.  Daedalus Item Code: 43102
 
From a soldier's diary (with the pencil still attached) to John Brown's pike, from the Emancipation Proclamation to a Confederate Palmetto flag—and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier—this is a ... (Read More)
 
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The Classical Tradition
Anthony Grafton, Glenn W. Most & Salvatore Settis, eds.
Publisher: Belknap Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780674035720.  Daedalus Item Code: 41825
 
How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus’s sirens to an ambulance’s? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, misunderstood, and reworked by every Western culture ... (Read More)
 
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