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Cry Havoc: The Arms Race and the Second World War 1931–1941
Joe Maiolo.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719565205.  Daedalus Item Code: 41826
Was a series of arms races in the 1930s the primary cause of World War II? The author of The Royal Navy and Nazi Germany, 1933–1939 and winner of the Julian Corbett Award in Modern Naval ... (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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D-Day: Illustrated Edition: June 6 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
Stephen E. Ambrose.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476765860.  Daedalus Item Code: 53385
From hundreds of interviews with U.S. Army veterans and the Allied soldiers who fought alongside them, Stephen Ambrose created this gripping and detailed account of one of the most dramatic events of ... (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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The Dawn of Genius: The Minoan Super-Civilization and the Truth About Atlantis
Alan Butler.
Publisher: Watkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780286846.  Daedalus Item Code: 53635
The modern world looks back to ancient Greece for the start of its philosophy, the origins of its science, and even for the foundations of democracy. But is this really where it began? Alan ... (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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Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York
Thomas M. Truxes.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164251.  Daedalus Item Code: 32743
(Finalist for the 2009 Francis Parkman Prize) Ignoring British prohibitions intended to end North America's trade with the French during the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and ... (Read More)
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Erik Larson.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375725609.  Daedalus Item Code: 59311
(Finalist for the National Book Award) The author of In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, and Isaac's Storm brings turn-of-the-century Chicago to vivid life in this ... (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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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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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
Richard Bernstein.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375414091.  Daedalus Item Code: 13680
In this rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West—a pervasive yet often ignored aspect of their long historical relationship—Richard Bernstein ... (Read More)
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