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Peking: Heart of the Celestial Empire, 1404–1949
Stella Dong.
Publisher: 12299.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283942.  Daedalus Item Code: 43749
 
Illustrated throughout with captioned color reproductions of art and archival photos, this book chronicles the magnificent northern capital of China, founded in the early 15th century on the ruins of ... (Read More)
 
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Portobello Road: Lives of a Neighborhood
Julian Mash.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711234901.  Daedalus Item Code: 54330
 
Despite the waves of gentrification, soaring rents, and the recent arrival of High Street chains, the Bohemian, anarchic, creative spirit of London's celebrated Portobello Road still survives. Julian ... (Read More)
 
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Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family's Hard and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s
Maggie Smith-Bendell.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349123615.  Daedalus Item Code: 52416
 
Born on a Somerset pea field in 1941, the second of eight children in a Romani family, Maggie Smith-Bendell has lived through the years of greatest change in the travelling community's long history. ... (Read More)
 
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Relics of the Past: Treasures of the Greek Orthodox Chruch and the Population Exchange, The Benaki Museum Collections (French/English Languages)
Anna Ballian, ed.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9788874395750.  Daedalus Item Code: 52706
 
Following the forced Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923, Greek Orthodox Christians of Eastern Thrace, Cappadocia, and the Pontos came to Greece as refugees, bringing with them a ... (Read More)
 
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The Rooster Prince of Breslov
Ann Redisch Stampler. Eugene Yelchin, illus.
Publisher: Clarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618989744.  Daedalus Item Code: 33438
 
When a spoiled prince tears off his clothes and starts acting like a rooster, his royal parents call in doctors and magicians to help him, in this traditional Yiddish folktale for readers 4 to 8. ... (Read More)
 
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Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
Lucy Lethbridge.
Publisher: Norton/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393241099.  Daedalus Item Code: 53548
 
In this "ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life" (Salon.com), historian Lucy Lethbridge considers the evolution of the British domestic servant from the turn of the 20th century through ... (Read More)
 
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Shanghai: City Between Cultures
Marlo Scheder-Bieschin, photog.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783937406350.  Daedalus Item Code: 52024
 
A city between cultures, transformed from the Pearl of the Orient to New China's boomtown, Shanghai is a place where timeless culture and traditions exist side by side with the driving force of the ... (Read More)
 
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So Calypso!: The Soul of Trinidad (English/German/French Languages)
Vern Evans, photog. Lori Münz, ed.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783937406343.  Daedalus Item Code: 52025
 
Trinidad is the home of calypso music, which gave birth to hit songs from the 1930s and 40s like "Ugly Woman" and "Rum & Coca Cola," and evolved into the beat of Soca in the 1970s. Nowhere else are ... (Read More)
 
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Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Greg Mortenson, with Mike Bryan.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141047140.  Daedalus Item Code: 50737
 
"[Greg] Mortenson's best-seller Three Cups of Tea introduced his commitment to peace through education and became a book-club phenomenon. He now continues the story of how the Central Asia ... (Read More)
 
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Tales of Two Cities: Paris, London, and the Birth of the Modern City
Jonathan Conlin.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619022256.  Daedalus Item Code: 53442
 
Paris and London have long held a mutual fascination, and never more so than through the 18th and 19th centuries, when London became a vast economic center and Paris a cultural one, and each vied to ... (Read More)
 
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Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Critical Theory in the African Diaspora
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465014101.  Daedalus Item Code: 32999
 
In this conversational tour through the halls of theory, Henry Louis Gates Jr. leaps from Richard Wright to Spike Lee, from Pat Buchanan to Frantz Fanon, and ultimately to the source of ... (Read More)
 
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The Undivided Past: Humanity Beyond Our Differences
David Cannadine.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269072.  Daedalus Item Code: 43970
 
Investigating the six major categories of human identity and confrontation—religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization—the author of The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy ... (Read More)
 
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