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The Hunted Whale
James McGuane.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069129.  Daedalus Item Code: 71721
 
Before the coming of steamships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt for sperm whales was a relatively even contest between two wily mammals. A photographer and filmmaker as well as a ... (Read More)
 
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry: From Flint Axes to Automatic Weapons
Chuck Willis.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781607105015.  Daedalus Item Code: 70229
 
This oversized, stunningly photographed volume displays dozens of the extraordinary weapons, helmets, and shields from the Berman Museum of World History, some of which have never before been ... (Read More)
 
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The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader: An Eyewitness History of the Civil War’s Greatest Battle
Rod Gragg.
Publisher: Regnery History.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621570431.  Daedalus Item Code: 70230
 
A century and a half after the Battle of Gettysburg, the words of the soldiers and onlookers there still reverberate with the power of their courage and sacrifice. Illustrated throughout with black ... (Read More)
 
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The Illustrated History of Weapons: Swords, Spears & Maces: A Visual History of the Craftmanship of Weapons
David Soud.
Publisher: Kingsford Editions.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781743630587.  Daedalus Item Code: 64565
 
This sweeping, highly browsable visual history of swords, spears, axes, maces, and clubs focuses on the craftsmanship and innovation applied to these hand weapons, from a Neolithic axe made of stone ... (Read More)
 
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The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War
Malcolm Brown.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447270331.  Daedalus Item Code: 42361
 
When England's summer of 1914 was shattered by an assassination in the Balkans, thousands of British boys signed up to fight for His Majesty in Europe, in a war they all expected would be glorious ... (Read More)
 
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Impressions of New York: Prints from the New-York Historical Society
Marilyn Symmes.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781568984926.  Daedalus Item Code: 71329
 
From its founding as a trading outpost on the fringes of the Dutch empire to its place as the so-called Capital of the World, New York City has always captivated visual artists. The extraordinary ... (Read More)
 
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In Praise of Flattery
Willis Goth Regier.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803239692.  Daedalus Item Code: 43184
 
Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... (Read More)
 
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141001821.  Daedalus Item Code: 71582
 
(Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction) Originally published in 2000, Nathaniel Philbrick's account of the incident that inspired Moby-Dick is a superb maritime narrative, ... (Read More)
 
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In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson
Sam Willis.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393243147.  Daedalus Item Code: 71722
 
After Napoleon died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty in Britain ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles of the Napoleonic era—The Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, ... (Read More)
 
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Sandra Hempel.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393239713.  Daedalus Item Code: 71723
 
In the first half of the 19th century, an epidemic of arsenic poisoning swept through Europe. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was undetectable in food or drink, and came to be ... (Read More)
 
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Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
Edmund White.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408837764.  Daedalus Item Code: 64444
 
Following the memoirs My Lives and City Boy, Edmund White here gives us one of the most essential periods in his life. When he moved to Paris in 1983 he was 43 years old, spoke no ... (Read More)
 
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Inside Pepys' London
Jonathan Bastable.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780715339145.  Daedalus Item Code: 64754
 
Thanks to the detailed private diary that Londoner Samuel Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669, we have an educated, firsthand account of the history of the city during the Restoration, a critical period ... (Read More)
 
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