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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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China: Empire and Civilization
Edward L. Shaughnessy, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195182873.  Daedalus Item Code: 43569
 
Abundantly illustrated with 311 color images (up to 14 x 9 inches), this browsable history by the author of I Ching: The Classic of Changes and The Cambridge History of Ancient China ... (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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Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany: June 7, 1944, to May 7, 1945
Stephen E. Ambrose.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684848013.  Daedalus Item Code: 44135
 
In this sequel to D-Day: June 6, 1944, National World War II Museum founder Stephen Ambrose again follows individual fighters in the European theater, this time to its brutal conclusion. From ... (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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City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
Gary Krist.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307454294.  Daedalus Item Code: 43929
 
When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation; an audacious, expensive plan was already in place to turn the brawling, vulgar city into "the Metropolis of the World." But ... (Read More)
 
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The Civil War: The Seven-Day Scholar: Exploring History One Week at a Time
Dennis Gaffney & Peter Gaffney.
Publisher: Hyperion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781401323745.  Daedalus Item Code: 43962
 
This volume in the Seven-Day Scholar series chronicles significant moments in the "great national calamity," as Clara Barton put it, the Civil War. The 52 chapters each contain a week's worth of ... (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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Time: The Civil War: An Illustrated History: 150th-Anniversary Tribute
Kelly Knauer, ed. Jeff Shaara, intro.
Publisher: Time Inc.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603201711.  Daedalus Item Code: 44036
 
Abundantly illustrated with archival photos, color reproductions of art, period battle maps, and contemporary maps—many spread across two pages—this visual history of the Civil War unearths rarely ... (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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Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt
Joyce Tyldesley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465018925.  Daedalus Item Code: 32968
 
She was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty of the Ptolemies, who had led Egypt for three centuries. Highly educated (she was the only one of the Ptolemies to read and speak ancient Egyptian as ... (Read More)
 
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