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Iron Horses: America's Race to Bring the Railroads West
Walter R. Borneman.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316371773.  Daedalus Item Code: 71020
 
The completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869 marked the start of a greater challenge: to build a faster, more direct line from Chicago to Los Angeles through the southern part of the ... (Read More)
 
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Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain
J.D. Taylor.
Publisher: Repeater.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781910924204.  Daedalus Item Code: 69474
 
What is life like these days on the island nation? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out the health of Britain today. Skeptical and inquisitive, Taylor largely bypassed ... (Read More)
 
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James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple
Bruce Chadwick.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616148355.  Daedalus Item Code: 71993
 
Historians have sometimes criticized James Madison for a lackluster presidency and for initiating a pointless war, but the author of 1858 and The General and Mrs. Washington argues here ... (Read More)
 
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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
William Battersby.
Publisher: Dundurn.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781554887811.  Daedalus Item Code: 34980
 
Having already distinguished himself in combat, charismatic naval commander James Fitzjames joined Great Britain's 1845 Franklin Expedition, thinking he would make his name; instead the expedition ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen's Worthing: The Real Sanditon
Antony Edmonds.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445650876.  Daedalus Item Code: 70390
 
During her stay in Worthing in late 1805, Jane Austen became friends with Edward Ogle, the driving force behind the chaotic little town's transformation into a well-ordered seaside resort. In 1817, ... (Read More)
 
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Jules Verne's Scotland: In Fact and Fiction
Ian Thompson.
Publisher: Luath.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906817374.  Daedalus Item Code: 70104
 
"I still see, as in a vision, beautiful picturesque Edinburgh, with its Heart of Midlothian, and many entrancing memories; the Highlands, world-forgotten Iona, and the wild Hebrides," wrote Jules ... (Read More)
 
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Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Orlando Figes.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250032164.  Daedalus Item Code: 72647
 
Lev and Svetlana, lovers in Stalin's Soviet Union, were kept apart for 14 years—first by World War II, and then by the paranoid caprices of Stalin's Gulag, where Lev was sent for an imagined offense. ... (Read More)
 
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Kings & Queens of England: From the Saxon Kings to the House of Windsor
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781785994746.  Daedalus Item Code: 64001
 
Following "biographies" of literary heroes like Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes, as well as popular histories of World War II and the sex lives of great historical figures, Nigel Cawthorne gives us ... (Read More)
 
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The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345453228.  Daedalus Item Code: 70250
 
Tudor historian Alison Weir, who also gave us Henry VIII, The Life of Elizabeth I, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, here focuses on the most storied of the six, Anne Boleyn, ... (Read More)
 
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Land of the Free: Wargames Rules for North America 1754–1815
Joe Krone.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781472801128.  Daedalus Item Code: 70231
 
Though we tend to focus on the Revolutionary War as the founding crucible of the United States, the first stirrings of a nationalist movement began with the international contest of the French and ... (Read More)
 
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Leningrad: State of Siege
Michael Jones.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473633964.  Daedalus Item Code: 54744
 
"All offers of surrender from Leningrad must be rejected," wrote Adolf Hitler on September 29, 1941, at the outset of Operation Barbarossa. "We have no interest in keeping even a proportion of the ... (Read More)
 
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Leningrad: Siege and Symphony—Martyred by Stalin, Starved by Hitler, Immortalised by Shostakovich
Brian Moynahan.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857383020.  Daedalus Item Code: 61313
 
Although it marked a turning point in World War II in favor of the Allies, Nazi Germany's 900-day siege of Leningrad claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians. In an effort to boost the ... (Read More)
 
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