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Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee—The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged
William C. Davis.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306822452.  Daedalus Item Code: 62310
(Winner of the American Civil War Museum's Jefferson Davis Prize and a Main Selection of the History Book Club) Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in person only four times, yet as the ... (Read More)
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A Curious History of Food and Drink
Ian Crofton.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781623658250.  Daedalus Item Code: 63128
Did you know that vindaloo was introduced to India by the Portuguese? That Samuel Pepys liked nothing better than a dish of cow's udder? Or that sawdust, grass cuttings, and mud have all had their ... (Read More)
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Dancing with the Enemy: The Gripping Story of the Jewish Dance Instructor Who Survived Auschwitz by Teaching Dance to the Nazis
Paul Glaser.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781632205810.  Daedalus Item Code: 63994
Born in the Netherlands shortly after World War II and raised in a devout Roman Catholic home, Paul Glaser was an adult when he learned that his father was actually Jewish and their family had been ... (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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Death in Florence: The Medici, Savonarola, and the Battle for the Soul of a Renaissance City
Paul Strathern.
Publisher: Pegasus/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605988269.  Daedalus Item Code: 63249
The author of the Somerset Maugham Award–winning novel A Season in Abyssinia and the nonfiction Aventis Prize finalist Mendeleyev's Dream here recasts the culture wars and political ... (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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The Desktop Digest of Despots and Dictators: An A–Z of Tyranny
Gilbert Alter-Gilbert. Steve Krakow, illus.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616088309.  Daedalus Item Code: 54734
Illustrated with a series of boldly colored pop-art portraits by Steve Krakow, this book from the author of Poets Ranked by Beard Weight offers a lively catalogue of 53 notoriously ... (Read More)
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Diary of a Nursing Sister: Eyewitness Accounts
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445641973.  Daedalus Item Code: 62959
By the time of the First World War, nursing had become vital, as the quality of medical care available to British soldiers had improved immeasurably since the days of Florence Nightingale. This ... (Read More)
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The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad
Lena Mukhina. Amanda Love Darragh, trans.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447284352.  Daedalus Item Code: 63045
In May 1941 Lena Mukhina was an ordinary teenage girl, worrying in her diary about her homework and whether Vova—the boy she liked—liked her. Then in June, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and ... (Read More)
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (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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