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Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker 1914–1918
Louis Barthas. Edward M. Strauss, trans. Robert Cowley, foreword.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300191592.  Daedalus Item Code: 72194
 
Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a 35-year-old cooper from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I, and spent the next ... (Read More)
 
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The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights and Cuba
Patrick J. Sloyan.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250030597.  Daedalus Item Code: 71544
 
As John F. Kennedy prepared for his 1964 re-election bid, argues Pulitzer Prize– and George Polk Award–winning journalist Patrick Sloyan, he buried the truth and manipulated public opinion—deceptions ... (Read More)
 
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Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain
Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605422.  Daedalus Item Code: 50952
 
Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and "well-willer to the mathematics," Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was an invented figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the ... (Read More)
 
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Power at Sea: Three-Volume Set
Lisle A. Rose.
Publisher: Missouri.   Format: boxed set.
Daedalus Item Code: 61709
 
The 20th century was preeminently an age of warring states and collapsing empires, notes historian Lisle Rose in this three-volume, slipcased chronicle, tracing the emergence of sea power after the ... (Read More)
 
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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Alexis Madrigal.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820991.  Daedalus Item Code: 60504
 
Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World
Dave DeWitt.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619023093.  Daedalus Item Code: 72347
 
While the Europeans undoubtedly colonized America, it's fair to say that America in turn conquered the world with its tantalizing foods, avers Dave DeWitt in this far-ranging history. From tomatoes ... (Read More)
 
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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789
Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385353403.  Daedalus Item Code: 72070
 
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new Nation," intoned Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, but as the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book ... (Read More)
 
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Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts
James Anderson Winn.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199372195.  Daedalus Item Code: 60949
 
The last of the Stuart line, Queen Anne (1665–1714) was a cultured monarch during a particularly fertile era for British art, music, and literature. As James Anderson Winn details in this biography, ... (Read More)
 
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Quotable Wisdom: The Irish
Carol Kelly-Gangi, ed.
Publisher: Fall River.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781454911173.  Daedalus Item Code: 71663
 
"The hospitality of an Irishman is not the running account of posted and ledgered courtesies, as in other countries," said the great Irish political leader Daniel O'Connell; "it springs, like all his ... (Read More)
 
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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
Doug Most.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312591328.  Daedalus Item Code: 71691
 
By the late 19th century, the downtown streets of major American cities in the Northeast were clogged with plodding horse-drawn carts. After the Great Blizzard of 1888 crippled the region, the idea ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003638.  Daedalus Item Code: 49564
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) In his third History of England, following Foundation and Tudors, two-time Whitbread Award winner and Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd ... (Read More)
 
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