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#1
Epitaphs to Remember: Remarkable Inscriptions from New England Gravestones
Janet Greene. Castle Freeman, foreword.
Publisher: Alan Hood.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780911469103.  Daedalus Item Code: 62113
 
Originally published as Over Their Dead Bodies in 1962 by independent Vermont publisher Stephen Greene Press, this unexpectedly charming little book records more than 200 epitaphs found on ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
Paul French.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780143121008.  Daedalus Item Code: 62059
 
(Edgar Award Winner) Peking in 1937 was a vortex of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition, even as the Japanese prepared to invade. The discovery of ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Eisenhower in War and Peace
Jean Edward Smith.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812982886.  Daedalus Item Code: 62240
 
Following his Francis Parkman Prize–winning biography FDR and his Pulitzer Prize finalist Grant, historian Jean Edward Smith gives us a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower as rich and ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
Randolph B. Marcy.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781628736663.  Daedalus Item Code: 61907
 
Covering everything from the best way to move wagons over hostile terrain—and what to pack in them—to describing more than 30 different trails to be taken and the dangers one may face on the way, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
T.J. Stiles.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400031740.  Daedalus Item Code: 62272
 
(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of 2009 and named of the Best Books of the Year by The New Yorker, the Boston ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345298065.  Daedalus Item Code: 62250
 
(Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Published 30 years before his superb, Andrew Carnegie Medal–winning biography of Catherine the Great, Robert Massie's biography of Peter the ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Roman Britain: Heritage Series
Gillian Hovell.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590776.  Daedalus Item Code: 51837
 
For 400 years Rome ruled Britain, combating invasions and uprisings and leaving behind a legacy that persists to the present day. Packed with bite-sized facts, places of interest, and colorful ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Irish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ireland
Dermot McEvoy.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781629145167.  Daedalus Item Code: 61903
 
Illustrated with color photos throughout, this lighthearted traipse through Irish culture, folklore, and history is both a guide and a celebration of what it is that makes the Irish so Irish. From ... (Read More)
 
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#10
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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