The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their viciousness in battle, yet their prowess as warriors is only a small part of their history, as they ... (Read More)
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Lancaster and York—for much of the 15th century, these two bloodlines were locked in battle for control of the English throne; kings were murdered and deposed, armies marched on London, and old noble ... (Read More)
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Originally published in 1843, William Prescott's concise history of Cortés's struggle for control in the New World is vividly imagined and has the narrative drive of a novel. This description of a ... (Read More)
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This is a fascinating historical omnibus by three experts on early Tudor history and the War of the Roses, introducing three of England's most powerful women. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa ... (Read More)
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Margaret E. Wagner. David M. Kennedy, intro. Athena Angelos, photo ed.
Publisher: Abrams. Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780810980440. Daedalus Item Code: 50725
Presenting more than 500 entries, each with one or two captioned images on the right-hand page and a brief essay on the left, this illustrated history explores the epic conflict of World War II. Here ... (Read More)
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As their cities grew, the ever inward-looking Japanese created worlds within worlds, transforming their homes into sanctuaries of mental as well as physical retreat. Having endured centuries of ... (Read More)
It was the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor that finally brought the United States into World War II, setting in motion the inevitability of an Allied invasion of the continent, and it was the lessons ... (Read More)
August Kubizek. Geoffrey Brooks, trans. Ian Kershaw, intro.
Publisher: Arcade. Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611450583. Daedalus Item Code: 21662
In 1904, young August Kubizek met young Adolf Hitler in line for standing room at the opera. Their mutual love of music created an immediate bond, and over the next four years they became close ... (Read More)
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