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#1
Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
Walter Kempowski. Shaun Whiteside, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393248159.  Daedalus Item Code: 64023
 
Many historians have written about the final weeks of World War II, but Walter Kempowski has assembled here a unique compendium of excerpts from more than 1,000 letters, diary extracts, and ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
Karen Armstrong.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307957047.  Daedalus Item Code: 64364
 
A recipient of the TED Prize and co-creator of TED's Charter for Compassion, and also honored with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medal and the British Academy's inaugural Nayef Al-Rodhan ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081633.  Daedalus Item Code: 64011
 
In this book—published in the United Kingdom as The Ancient Paths—the author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France, Graham Robb here uncovers evidence of ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Michael Blanding.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408177.  Daedalus Item Code: 63726
 
(Winner of the 2015 New England Society Book Award for History and Biography) Affable and deeply knowledgeable, E. Forbes Smiley III was well-liked and well-trusted in the reading rooms and ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Great Britain: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide
Charlotte Trounce, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406356236.  Daedalus Item Code: 64491
 
From Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to the Roman spa at Bath and the magnificent castle at Caernarfon, from the stones of the Giant's Causeway and the ancient circle of Stonehenge to the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Gary Krist.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770437060.  Daedalus Item Code: 63717
 
(Selected as one of the Top 10 Books of 2014 by the Washington Post, Seattle Times, and Library Journal) In his follow-up to City of Scoundrels and The White ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Or, The Murder at Road Hill House
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408824528.  Daedalus Item Code: 64350
 
(Winner of the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize) It is midnight, June 30, 1860, and all is quiet in the Kent family's elegant house in Wiltshire. The next morning, however, they wake to find that ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Diary of the Dark Years, 1940–1944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris
Jean Guéhenno. David Ball, trans.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199970865.  Daedalus Item Code: 63915
 
(Winner of the 28th Annual French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Nonfiction) Believing that publishing in France while the Nazis controlled the media amounted to treason, essayist ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
David Maraniss.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476748382.  Daedalus Item Code: 64141
 
(Winner of the 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and one of the Economist's Best Books of 2015) This stirring portrait of Detroit in its heyday depicts a city of seemingly limitless ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Tower of London: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
Nina Cosford, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406352474.  Daedalus Item Code: 64492
 
Overlooking the city for more than 900 years, the Tower of London has variously served as a fortress, royal palace, prison, and place of execution, as well as an arsenal, royal mint, jewel house, and ... (Read More)
 
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