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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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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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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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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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The Devil: In Tudor and Stuart England
Darren Oldridge.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752457390.  Daedalus Item Code: 30437
 
Tracing the idea of the Devil from the English Reformation to the scientific revolution of the late 17th century, Darren Oldridge shows how the most demonic figure of the underworld played a leading ... (Read More)
 
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Dockers' Stories from the Second World War
Henry Bradford.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752456881.  Daedalus Item Code: 31345
 
In these true stories collected during his 32 years as a Registered Docker in the East End of London, Henry Bradford recounts the daring actions of docklands men in World War II. Bradford's lively ... (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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Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America
Tom Lutz.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780865477377.  Daedalus Item Code: 41088
 
Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings—ever since the Industrial Revolution, when the work ethic as we know it was formed, there has been a chorus of do-nothings ridiculing or ... (Read More)
 
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Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di
Kris Waldherr.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767928991.  Daedalus Item Code: 42308
 
Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots—for a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in silk, and flattered by courtiers. But in the end, they spent long nights in prison towers ... (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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Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union
Paul Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802716859.  Daedalus Item Code: 31094
 
Although Abraham Lincoln was by nature deeply opposed to the existence of slavery, he saw his mission throughout much of the Civil War as one of preserving the Union, with or without the "peculiar ... (Read More)
 
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