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Magna Carta and All That: A Guide to the Magna Carta and Life in England in 1215
Rod Green.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780233004648.  Daedalus Item Code: 72178
 
Magna Carta—which challenged and limited royal authority for the first time—was granted at Runnymede on the 15th of June in 1215 by King John and has become one of the most important documents in ... (Read More)
 
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The Making of Home: The 500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Homes
Judith Flanders.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848878006.  Daedalus Item Code: 72907
 
The idea that "home" is a special place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. And yet, as Judith Flanders posits here, the ... (Read More)
 
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The Making of the English Gardener: Plants, Books and Inspiration 1560–1660
Margaret Willes.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300197266.  Daedalus Item Code: 72264
 
In the century between the accession of Elizabeth I and the restoration of Charles II, a horticultural revolution took place in England. Ideas were exchanged across networks of gardeners, botanists, ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns: An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater after Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863–February 1864
Bradley M. Gottfried.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611211528.  Daedalus Item Code: 62147
 
Superbly illustrated with 87 color battle maps, this Civil War history explores the critical though rarely considered months following the Battle of Gettysburg, during which both the Army of Northern ... (Read More)
 
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Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War
Brian Matthew Jordan.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871407818.  Daedalus Item Code: 70232
 
For more than a century, traditional Civil War histories have concluded in 1865, with a bitterly won peace and Union soldiers returning triumphantly home; arguing that the reality was much more ... (Read More)
 
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The Martial Arts of Ancent Greece: Modern Fighting Techniques from the Age of Alexander
Kostas Dervenis & Nektarios Lykiardopoulos.
Publisher: Destiny Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594771927.  Daedalus Item Code: 64264
 
Much as we tend to associate the martial arts with East Asia, Greece has its own tradition of personal combat whose history extends back thousands of years to the time of Alexander the Great and even ... (Read More)
 
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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Robert M. Edsel, with Brett Witter.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316240079.  Daedalus Item Code: 70604
 
From 1943 to 1951, 350 men and women from 13 Allied nations served in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section (MFAA) of the Allied armed forces, the first and most ambitious effort in history ... (Read More)
 
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Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance
Daisy Hay.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374270636.  Daedalus Item Code: 71800
 
From the outset they made an unlikely couple; the future Mary Anne Disraeli was the daughter of a sailor, 12 years Benjamin Disraeli's senior, and married to someone else when they met. She was also ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408831243.  Daedalus Item Code: 64463
 
Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson at age 31 in 1844. Henry was a successful civil engineer, and moved Isabella and their two sons to Edinburgh ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book: Revived and Illustrated
Dusha Bateson & Weslie Janeway. Janet Browne, preface. Nach Waxman, foreword.
Publisher: Glitterati.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780980155730.  Daedalus Item Code: 41192
 
While her husband's book On the Origin of Species changed the way we viewed the rise of life on earth, Emma Wedgwood Darwin herself gave us a book that now sheds light on Victorian style, ... (Read More)
 
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The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307592217.  Daedalus Item Code: 73009
 
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys on a pier discover a floating torso wrapped in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon ... (Read More)
 
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