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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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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
James M. McPherson.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204975.  Daedalus Item Code: 64371
 
(A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2014) History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis; in his own time and in later generations he has been variously deemed an incompetent ... (Read More)
 
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Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Fredrik Logevall.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375756474.  Daedalus Item Code: 72578
 
(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize, and the American Library in Paris Book Award) Telling an epic story of wasted opportunities and deadly miscalculations, Fredrik ... (Read More)
 
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The Face of Britain: The Nation Through Its Portraits
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670922291.  Daedalus Item Code: 70132
 
(A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2016) In this stunning companion volume to the five-part BBC television series and the National Portrait Gallery exhibition of the same ... (Read More)
 
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A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
Emily Jenkins. Sophie Blackall, illus.
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375868320.  Daedalus Item Code: 72400
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2015) In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild berries and beating ... (Read More)
 
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George Washington: Gentleman Warrior
Stephen Brumwell.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781623658458.  Daedalus Item Code: 63131
 
(Winner of the 2013 George Washington Book Prize) This vivid recounting of the formative years and military career of George Washington follows his journey from brutal border skirmishes with ... (Read More)
 
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God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
James Hannam.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848311503.  Daedalus Item Code: 73511
 
(Nominated for the Royal Society Prize for History) It is a common misconception that the medieval era was characterized by universal ignorance and intolerance, posits James Hannam in this ... (Read More)
 
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The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
John Demos.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679455103.  Daedalus Item Code: 63405
 
(Nominated for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction) Historian John Demos, winner of the Bancroft Prize for Entertaining Satan and the Francis Parkman Prize for The Unredeemed ... (Read More)
 
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Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times
Kenneth Whyte.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307597960.  Daedalus Item Code: 79278
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) An orphan who built a fortune, a true humanitarian, a president elected in a landslide and then routed in the next election, Herbert Hoover was arguably the ... (Read More)
 
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The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
Daniel Stashower.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250042668.  Daedalus Item Code: 71014
 
(Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award and 2014 Edgar Award for nonfiction; one of the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2013) In this "history that reads like a ... (Read More)
 
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Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage
Tilar J. Mazzeo.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476778518.  Daedalus Item Code: 79416
 
In 1942, young social worker Irena Sendler was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist, and reached out to the trapped Jewish families, going from door to door and asking ... (Read More)
 
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Adam Hochschild.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447235514.  Daedalus Item Code: 73165
 
(Winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Duff Cooper Prize, and the Mark Lynton History Prize) This stunning 1998 history from Adam Hochschild reminds us that one of the great genocidal ... (Read More)
 
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