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Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
T.J. Stiles.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307475947.  Daedalus Item Code: 69424
 
(Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) From the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, this ... (Read More)
 
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Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948–May 1949
Richard Reeves.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416541202.  Daedalus Item Code: 32261
 
In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who had only just begun having normal lives with new ... (Read More)
 
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Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married
Nancy Rubin Stuart.
Publisher: Beacon Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780807001172.  Daedalus Item Code: 63173
 
When Peggy Shippen, a celebrated blonde belle of Philadelphia, defied her family to marry American military hero Benedict Arnold in 1779, she anticipated a life of fame and fortune, but financial ... (Read More)
 
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Delivered from Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived
Ron Franscell.
Publisher: Fair Winds.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592334407.  Daedalus Item Code: 61389
 
From a 12-year-old boy and his mother who endured the 1984 San Ysidro McDonalds massacre to a man shot twice by the University of Texas clock tower sniper in 1966, these ten true stories of survivors ... (Read More)
 
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Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason
Russell Shorto.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307275660.  Daedalus Item Code: 70310
 
(A New York Times Notable Book) Sixteen years after René Descartes's death in Stockholm in 1650, says Russell Shorto, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081633.  Daedalus Item Code: 64011
 
In this book—published in the United Kingdom as The Ancient Paths—the author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France, Graham Robb here uncovers evidence of ... (Read More)
 
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A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Thomas Fleming.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306822957.  Daedalus Item Code: 63389
 
In his character-driven history, Thomas Fleming takes readers back to the mid-19th century to trace the "diseases in the public mind"—the distortions of reality propagated by politicians, ... (Read More)
 
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Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307956453.  Daedalus Item Code: 70995
 
In 1799, two political parties jockeyed for control of the young United States: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. Two of the ... (Read More)
 
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Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London
Simon Webb.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752463780.  Daedalus Item Code: 40056
 
Although Britons may think of terrorism as a relatively recent phenomenon, it has been a feature of London life for more than 150 years. In this history, Simon Webb reveals the schemes—perpetrated by ... (Read More)
 
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Early Japanese Railways 1853–1914: Engineering Triumphs that Transformed Meiji-era Japan
Dan Free.
Publisher: Tuttle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9784805310069.  Daedalus Item Code: 70398
 
While the impact of rail travel on 19th-century America and Europe is well known, its parallel development in Japan also forms a fascinating chapter in railroad history. During this period of rapid ... (Read More)
 
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Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877
Brenda Wineapple.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061234576.  Daedalus Item Code: 52561
 
Broadly surveying the most tumultuous decades in America's history, the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist White Heat vividly brings to life the secession crisis, the ... (Read More)
 
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Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs
Bob Brier. Zahi Hawass, intro.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137278609.  Daedalus Item Code: 70997
 
For more than 40 years, Egyptologist, author, and broadcaster Bob Brier has been amassing one of the world's largest private collections of Egyptian memorabilia, while seeking to understand the ... (Read More)
 
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