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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 Madness: An American Combat Psychiatrist, a Japanese War Crimes Suspect, and an Unsolved Mystery from World War II
Eric Jaffe.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451612059.  Daedalus Item Code: 53955
 
The author of The King's Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, Eric Jaffe here chronicles the unlikely convergence of two remarkable figures in the aftermath of World War II, ... (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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A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley
Tim Brady.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306822148.  Daedalus Item Code: 53334
 
By the time Mark Clark's Fifth Army reached a village north of Naples in December 1943, a tough but rapid Allied sweep through Sicily was halted by an entrenched German army. On the slopes of a ... (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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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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Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance After Valkyrie
Randall Hansen.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199927920.  Daedalus Item Code: 60909
 
On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was executed in the courtyard of the Third Reich's military headquarters in Berlin for attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Most ... (Read More)
 
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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear
Aram Goudsouzian.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374192204.  Daedalus Item Code: 54498
 
In 1962 James Meredith became a civil rights hero when he enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later he would make the news again when he ... (Read More)
 
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The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs
The Duchess of Northumberland.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752494517.  Daedalus Item Code: 54404
 
The founder of the notorious Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle and author of The Poison Diaries, the current Duchess of Northumberland, Jane Percy, gives us this lovely little handbook on potent ... (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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