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A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
Winston Groom.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802139986.  Daedalus Item Code: 49350
 
The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most dreaded battlefield in all of World War I, and probably of any war in history. It was said that you could smell the stench of death for miles before ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Maps: Putting the World in Perspective
Anne Rooney.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784048433.  Daedalus Item Code: 52631
 
Maps do much more than help us find our way, argues medieval literature scholar Anne Rooney; they also reflect our pre-occupations and prejudices, from Aztec images describing landscapes and cultural ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Medicine: From Leaches to Gene Therapy
Mary Dobson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781623650582.  Daedalus Item Code: 60575
 
In this fascinating visual exploration of the history of medical science, Mary Dobson charts the ways in which we have fought with disease and injury over several millennia, from the "humors" of ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the Unsinkable Titanic
Michael Wilkinson & Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242746.  Daedalus Item Code: 52853
 
While the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has been documented many times in books and films, this intriguing book tells the ship's story through the newspaper articles of the era—often containing ... (Read More)
 
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Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages
Nathan Belofsky.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399159954.  Daedalus Item Code: 54298
 
Also the author of The Book of Strange and Curious Legal Oddities, Nathan Belofsky here examines the practice of medicine through the ages, highlighting the most dubious ideas, bizarre ... (Read More)
 
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Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan
Seymour Morris Jr.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062287939.  Daedalus Item Code: 51657
 
He is the most decorated general in American history—the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor—yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war. As Supreme Commander for the ... (Read More)
 
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Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Scott McGaugh.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611458398.  Daedalus Item Code: 60769
 
The author of Battlefield Angels, Scott McGaugh here profiles a remarkable if little-heralded figure of the Civil War, but one who would have been well-known to the doctors and nurses depicted ... (Read More)
 
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The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of Empires
Leo G. Perdue.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802862457.  Daedalus Item Code: 60453
 
The frequent disregard of historical and social contexts by many scholars of wisdom often leads to the distortion of this literature, posits biblical scholar Leo Perdue, which transforms the relevant ... (Read More)
 
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Swords and Hilt Weapons
Michael Sharpe.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781607106388.  Daedalus Item Code: 51648
 
For thousands of years, swords and other blades were the weapons of choice in any conflict, and although they have been supplanted by firearms in most combat situations, swords still evoke a heroic ... (Read More)
 
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Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World
T.A. Kenner.
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781560259497.  Daedalus Item Code: 60454
 
Why are traffic lights red, amber and green? Why is the Virgin Mary so often depicted in blue robes? Where did the equals sign originate? Who decided the Pentagon should be a five-sided building and ... (Read More)
 
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A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France
James R. Farr.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822334712.  Daedalus Item Code: 51280
 
As scandalous as any modern-day celebrity murder trial, the "Giroux affair" was a maelstrom of intrigue. In 1638 Philippe Giroux, a judge in the highest royal court of Burgundy, allegedly murdered ... (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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