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Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science
Keith Thomson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300205930.  Daedalus Item Code: 62777
 
Although Thomas Jefferson's boundless curiosity has often been noted, here Keith Thomson goes further to suggest that science was a decisive influence on the third president's views on politics, ... (Read More)
 
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Jerks in New York History: Speaking Ill of the Dead
Kara Hughes.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762760329.  Daedalus Item Code: 62346
 
From rabid moralist Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), the "Jerk Most Likely to Send You to Prison for No Good Reason," to Southern sympathizer and corrupt city mayor Fernando Wood (1812–81), the "Jerk ... (Read More)
 
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Jerks in Washington, D.C. History: Speaking Ill of the Dead
Emilee Hines.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762760336.  Daedalus Item Code: 62347
 
Here are 17 badly behaved characters who shaped history from within the nation's capital, as well as the dark side of some famous and even revered figures from America's past. Meet Aaron Burr, the ... (Read More)
 
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Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story
Howard Means.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439178263.  Daedalus Item Code: 62643
 
"Former Washingtonian editor [Howard] Means employs extensive research to dig out facts buried in the mythic past about Johnny Appleseed, 'not only the best-known walker in American history ... (Read More)
 
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Junius and Albert's Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey
Peter Carlson.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610391542.  Daedalus Item Code: 51315
 
Captured by Confederates and shuffled from one prison to another, journalists Junius Browne and Albert Richardson escaped and trekked across the snow-covered Appalachians with the help of slaves and ... (Read More)
 
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A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity
Harold Holzer & Norton Garfinkle.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465028306.  Daedalus Item Code: 63264
 
In this intriguing take on Abraham Lincoln's purpose in going to war when the South seceded from the Union, Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer and economist Norton Garfinkle posit that his guiding ... (Read More)
 
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King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America
J. North Conway.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781599219950.  Daedalus Item Code: 62320
 
On October 27, 1878, thieves stole nearly $3 million in cash and securities (worth $50 million today) from the Manhattan Savings Institution. The greatest bank robbery in American history, it was ... (Read More)
 
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La Gazette Françoise, 1780—1781: Revolutionary America's French Newspaper
Eugena Poulin & Claire Quintal, trans.
Publisher: University Press New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584656630.  Daedalus Item Code: 44095
 
Published eight times between 1780 and 1781, La Gazette Françoise was created to satisfy the curiosity of 6,000 French soldiers stationed in Rhode Island about their American military ... (Read More)
 
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Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
Stephen W. Sears.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780618344192.  Daedalus Item Code: 59586
 
(Winner of the 1983 Fletcher Pratt Award) The battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in American history; in this single day, the Civil War ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Confederate General: John C. Vaughn and His East Tennessee Cavalry
Larry Gordon.
Publisher: Zenith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760335178.  Daedalus Item Code: 53364
 
In the mid-19th century John Crawford Vaughn was one of the most famous men in Tennessee. He was the first man to raise a regiment in the state and the last Confederate general in the eastern theater ... (Read More)
 
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Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II
Stephen Harding.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306823381.  Daedalus Item Code: 62321
 
On August 18, 1945—three days after Japan announced it would surrender—American Army Air Force Sergeant Anthony J. Marchione bled to death on the deck of his lumbering B-32 bomber, high over Tokyo. ... (Read More)
 
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Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Sandra Day O'Connor & H. Alan Day.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966732.  Daedalus Item Code: 62281
 
What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In this ... (Read More)
 
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