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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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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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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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Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812982886.  Daedalus Item Code: 70316
 
Following his Francis Parkman Prize–winning biography FDR and his Pulitzer Prize finalist Grant, historian Jean Edward Smith gives us a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower as rich and ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince
Lisa Hilton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544577848.  Daedalus Item Code: 64526
 
Queen Elizabeth I had no compunctions about playing on courtly conventions of gender when it suited her political purpose, and here Lisa Hilton offers ample evidence why Elizabeth's famous excuses ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Alison Weir.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345521361.  Daedalus Item Code: 62050
 
She was the first Tudor queen, and the namesake of her granddaughter Elizabeth I. Elizabeth of York was the first-born child of King Edward IV, and like her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, she ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court
Anna Whitelock.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408836613.  Daedalus Item Code: 53282
 
Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, and for more than 40 years her bedchamber was the heart of her court. Elizabeth's private life was of public concern—her body represented the state ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabethan Society: High and Low Life, 1558–1603
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472102331.  Daedalus Item Code: 64476
 
The reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603) marked a golden age in English history, a renaissance that saw the plays of Shakespeare, the triumphs of Drake, and the defeat of the Spanish Armada. But ... (Read More)
 
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