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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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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330512923.  Daedalus Item Code: 41417
 
An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, ... (Read More)
 
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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Morris Dickstein.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072259.  Daedalus Item Code: 41468
 
(2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) In this wide-ranging series of essays, theater and English professor Morris Dickstein looks at the literature, arts, and popular culture of ... (Read More)
 
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Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History
Margaret MacMillan.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979961.  Daedalus Item Code: 43826
 
The author of Nixon and Mao, Women of the Raj, and Paris 1919—which won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, and the Governor-General's prize for ... (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 Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427–1527
Leonie Frieda.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061563089.  Daedalus Item Code: 43866
 
In this epic chronicle, illustrated with 24 pages of color plates, the biographer of Catherine de Medici traces the lives of eight women who encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of the ... (Read More)
 
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Death and the Dolce Vita: The Dark Side of Rome in the 1950s
Stephen Gundle.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847676542.  Daedalus Item Code: 33722
 
In April 1953, attractive, 21-year-old Wilma Montesi went missing from her family home in Rome; when her body was found washed up on a neglected beach, the incident was attributed to either suicide ... (Read More)
 
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The Definitive Pictorial Chronicle of World War II: 1000 Classic, Rare and Unseen Photographs
Eric Good, Michael Wilkinson, James Alexander & Duncan Hill.
Publisher: Welcome Rain.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566490757.  Daedalus Item Code: 43894
 
Stuffed with more than a thousand captioned photos from the archives of London's Daily Mail, this large album is a visual chronicle of World War II, from the rise of Nazism in Germany through ... (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 Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with Japan, 1941–1945
Flint Whitlock & Ron Smith. Albert Konetzni, foreword.
Publisher: Berkeley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780425223703.  Daedalus Item Code: 36276
 
In the days after Pearl Harbor, the small, ill-equipped arm of the Navy known as the Submarine Force stood between the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the might of the Japanese navy. Here military ... (Read More)
 
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Doctor Franklin's Medicine
Stanley Finger.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812239133.  Daedalus Item Code: 40296
 
(Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title) Among his many accomplishments, Benjamin Franklin was the cofounder of Pennsylvania Hospital, the first major civilian ... (Read More)
 
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Double Death: The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War's Most Daring Spy
Gavin Mortimer.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717696.  Daedalus Item Code: 31887
 
After an elderly man jumped from New York's World Building in 1911, his death made the front page of the New York Times: "World Dome Suicide a Famous War Spy." Although British expatriate and ... (Read More)
 
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