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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679764410.  Daedalus Item Code: 70268
 
(Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Nonfiction) For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time ... (Read More)
 
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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750–1804
Alan Taylor.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393082814.  Daedalus Item Code: 69553
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate)(Nominated for the George Washington Prize) Following his National Book Award finalist and Pulitzer Prize winner The Internal Enemy, Alan Taylor ... (Read More)
 
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Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Elizabeth R. Varon.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780190217860.  Daedalus Item Code: 63973
 
(Winner of the Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction) Robert E. Lee's April 1865 surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House remains a moment that transcended politics, ... (Read More)
 
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Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities
John W. Reps.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568981468.  Daedalus Item Code: 63865
 
As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the 19th century, itinerant artists followed, documenting these growing urban centers by drawing aerial perspectives, also known as ... (Read More)
 
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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
Helen C. Evans & Brandie Ratliff, eds.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179507.  Daedalus Item Code: 61827
 
The world was changing in the 7th-century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire. Byzantium's southern provinces—North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean—were already vibrant and diverse cultural ... (Read More)
 
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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Paul Strohm.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026432.  Daedalus Item Code: 71580
 
The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of ... (Read More)
 
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City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
Mason B. Williams.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066913.  Daedalus Item Code: 71712
 
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) The sweeping economic recovery programs enacted by Franklin Roosevelt would have been unworkable without the cooperation of state and ... (Read More)
 
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City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York
Tyler Anbinder.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544104655.  Daedalus Item Code: 69555
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) (A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2016) With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York City has been America's ... (Read More)
 
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Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
T.J. Stiles.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307475947.  Daedalus Item Code: 69424
 
(Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) From the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, this ... (Read More)
 
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Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason
Russell Shorto.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307275660.  Daedalus Item Code: 70310
 
(A New York Times Notable Book) Sixteen years after René Descartes's death in Stockholm in 1650, says Russell Shorto, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial ... (Read More)
 
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Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power
Bruce Cumings.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300168006.  Daedalus Item Code: 62762
 
(One of the Atlantic's Best Books of 2009) Bordering on the world's two greatest oceans gives America a competitive advantage that is often overlooked by historians focused primarily on ... (Read More)
 
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The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe
Michael Pye.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781681772066.  Daedalus Item Code: 69696
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2015) When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything; a thousand years later, it was the heart ... (Read More)
 
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