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Pacific Jewelry and Adornment
Roger Neich & Fuli Pereira. Kryzysztof Pfeiffer, photos.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780824828820.  Daedalus Item Code: 50748
 
This book showcases more than 250 of the finest examples of traditional jewelry from Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii, Niue, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, and New ... (Read More)
 
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Peking: Heart of the Celestial Empire, 1404–1949
Stella Dong.
Publisher: FormAsia.   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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The Poppy: A Cultural History from Ancient Egypt to Flanders Fields to Afghanistan
Nicholas J. Saunders.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851687053.  Daedalus Item Code: 43738
 
Since the trench warfare of World War I, the poppy—sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, and immortalized in John McCrae's "In Flanders Fields"—has become an international symbol ... (Read More)
 
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Reign of Terror: The Budapest Memoirs of Valdemar Langlet 1944–1945
Valdemar Langlet. Monika Langlet & Pieter Langlet, foreword. Sune Persson, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620878095.  Daedalus Item Code: 34076
 
During World War II, Swedish linguist and publisher Valdemar Langlet forged "letters of protection" for Jews and others at risk, saving thousands from Nazi persecution. In this memoir, Langlet ... (Read More)
 
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Roads to Berlin: Detours & Riddles in the Lands & History of Germany
Cees Nooteboom. Laura Watkinson, trans. Simone Sassen, photos.
Publisher: Maclehose Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857050267.  Daedalus Item Code: 43171
 
In 1989, the Dutch-born author of Nomad Hotel and The Foxes Come at Night was living in Berlin, giving him a front row seat for the climax of the Cold War. These essays reflect Cees ... (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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Shanghai: Gateway to the Celestial Empire, 1860–1949
Stella Dong.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283638.  Daedalus Item Code: 43750
 
From the mid-19th century to the mid-20th, Shanghai was the place where the East met the West in China—the only modern metropolis in Asia and a sprawling commercial crossroads with Chinese, French, ... (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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Sun Yat-sen: The Man Who Changed China
Stella Dong.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9789627283669.  Daedalus Item Code: 43752
 
Illustrated with archival photos throughout, this book is a fast-moving biography of the man revered in China as the "father of the nation," Sun Yat-sen, founder of the Chinese Republic. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America
Tom Brokaw.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812975123.  Daedalus Item Code: 43524
 
The top newsman at NBC for more than 20 years, Tom Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, and has gone on to write a string of hugely popular books about America and its people. ... (Read More)
 
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To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery
Gail MacColl & Carol McD. Wallace.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761171959.  Daedalus Item Code: 44156
 
From the Gilded Age until World War I, more than 100 American heiresses—including a Vanderbilt, a LaRoche, a Pfizer, and a Whitney—swapped their fortunes for titles, marrying into British peerage. ... (Read More)
 
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Tools of the Trade: Takenaka Carpentry Museum—Kobe
M.K. Shankar.
Publisher: FormAsia.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9627283770.  Daedalus Item Code: 43754
 
Every bit as beautifully constructed and decorated as the fine products they were used to produce, the traditional tools in this book were the essential heart of any Japanese woodworker's shop; ... (Read More)
 
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