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Ancient Egypt on Five Deben a Day
Donald P. Ryan.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251485.  Daedalus Item Code: 71101
 
If ever a troublesome time warp should send you back to the 13th century BC, this is the only guide you'll need to navigate your way around the Egypt of Ramesses the Great. Sail up the Nile and visit ... (Read More)
 
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Appomattox: The Last Days of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia
Michael E. Haskew.
Publisher: Zenith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760348178.  Daedalus Item Code: 71374
 
The Army of Northern Virginia was the fighting soul of the Confederacy in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War, facing overwhelming odds from its inception. Through four years of bitter conflict, the ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of War
Sun Tzu. Lionel Giles, trans.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784287023.  Daedalus Item Code: 72426
 
First written during the 6th century BC, this is one of the oldest and most venerated works on military strategy, presented here in the 1910 translation by Lionel Giles. It teaches how to think on ... (Read More)
 
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Niall Ferguson.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143116172.  Daedalus Item Code: 71158
 
(Named one of the Washington Post's Best Business & Economics Books of 2008) Originally published during the major recession of 2008, and the basis of the International Emmy ... (Read More)
 
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The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
Ben Yagoda.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488498.  Daedalus Item Code: 71645
 
Somewhere around 1950, the stream of great music known collectively as the American Songbook more or less dried up; all of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but ... (Read More)
 
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Back to the Garden: Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present
James M.S. McGregor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300197464.  Daedalus Item Code: 72233
 
The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples, posits James McGregor; they acknowledged their reliance on the land and understood nature through the lens of their ... (Read More)
 
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Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence
Jack Kelly.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137278777.  Daedalus Item Code: 72419
 
Too often the American Revolution is viewed only as a clash of ideologies, ignoring the substantial contributions of the men who fought the war, suggests Jack Kelly in this history. Here Kelly ... (Read More)
 
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Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father
George Goodwin.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300220247.  Daedalus Item Code: 72211
 
For nearly two decades in the mid-18th century—more than one-fifth of his life—Benjamin Franklin lived in London. He dined with prime ministers and members of Parliament, as well as with such ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
Rory MacLean.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250051868.  Daedalus Item Code: 71573
 
Berlin is all about volatility—a city that is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination, as Rory MacLean tells us in this remarkable and ... (Read More)
 
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Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities
John W. Reps.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568981468.  Daedalus Item Code: 63865
 
As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the 19th century, itinerant artists followed, documenting these growing urban centers by drawing aerial perspectives, also known as ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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