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On the Origin of Tepees: Why Some Ideas Spread While Others Go Extinct
Jonnie Hughes.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689439.  Daedalus Item Code: 72167
 
We humans have long prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced—perhaps ideas have us. British science writer and filmmaker Jonnie Hughes here investigates the ... (Read More)
 
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On The Run: Deserters Through the Ages
Graeme Kent.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849545709.  Daedalus Item Code: 72111
 
For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled, sometimes precipitously, from the cannon's roar. The author of The Strongest Men on Earth and Olympic Follies, ... (Read More)
 
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One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
Michael Dobbs.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400078912.  Daedalus Item Code: 73012
 
(Finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times History Prize and a Washington Post and St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of the Year) In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, ... (Read More)
 
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Operation Damocles: Israel's Secret War Against Hitler's Scientists, 1951–1967
Roger Howard.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605984384.  Daedalus Item Code: 62323
 
From 1951 to 1967 Egypt pursued a secret program to build military rockets capable of reaching Israel; lacking the technical expertise, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser recruited numerous West ... (Read More)
 
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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Danielle Allen.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871406903.  Daedalus Item Code: 71746
 
(Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Zócalo Book Prize and a finalist for the 2015 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award) In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Book of Days
Marilyn Yurdan.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780752465500.  Daedalus Item Code: 62356
 
Taking you through the year day by day, this eccentric book of days presents 366 quirky, amusing, and significant events and facts from the history of Oxford (the town, the university, and the ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II
Richard Overy, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605828.  Daedalus Item Code: 73345
 
World War II was the most devastating conflict in human history, and we are still living in its aftermath. Yet seven decades later, very few still remember the war firsthand, a distance that allows ... (Read More)
 
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Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance
Ada Gobetti. Jomarie Alano, trans.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199380541.  Daedalus Item Code: 73341
 
From the German entry into Turin on September 10, 1943, to the liberation of the city on April 28, 1945, Italian resistance (Resistenza) member Ada Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Philip Taubman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061744006.  Daedalus Item Code: 33194
 
Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
Pamela Katz.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534918.  Daedalus Item Code: 71621
 
Among the most outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic (the sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power) were renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and rebellious ... (Read More)
 
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A Path in the Mighty Waters: Shipboard Life and Atlantic Crossings to the New World
Stephen R. Berry.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300204230.  Daedalus Item Code: 72196
 
In October 1735, James Oglethorpe's Georgia Expedition set sail from London with 227 passengers aboard two merchant ships and began a transformative voyage across the Atlantic that would last nearly ... (Read More)
 
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit
Carol Baxter.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780742434.  Daedalus Item Code: 43737
 
A sincere Quaker if a sinning one, John Tawell had been convicted of forgery and transported to Sydney; he returned to England a wealthy man, having become Australia's first pharmacist, though he ... (Read More)
 
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