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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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The Borgias: The Hidden History
G.J. Meyer.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345526922.  Daedalus Item Code: 72980
 
Throughout a tumultuous half-century the Borgias held center stage in the Italian Renaissance as ruthless popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and political adventurers. Five centuries after their ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
David Clark.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472108135.  Daedalus Item Code: 63760
 
Britain's many battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning points in the country's history, and David Clark surveys more than 100 such sites in this entertaining and browsable guide, from a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Colin Wells.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599211220.  Daedalus Item Code: 70016
 
What if Thucydides had written smut instead of history? What began as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece stands today as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Medieval Warfare: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms, 1314–1485
Peter Reid.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295349.  Daedalus Item Code: 63151
 
From 1314 to 1485, England fought an almost continuous war with its neighbors, a period that saw the unprecedented supremacy of the English armies over those of Scotland and France. The former ... (Read More)
 
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Britain's Castles: Heritage Series
Susie Hodge.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590769.  Daedalus Item Code: 51835
 
From Harlech and Conwy to Windsor and Stirling, this book profiles more than 50 of Britain's most important castles, including their construction, strategic advantages, novel features, royal ... (Read More)
 
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416547877.  Daedalus Item Code: 70546
 
(Winner of the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction) As she did in her enormously popular Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln and her Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
Erskine Clarke.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465002726.  Daedalus Item Code: 60483
 
In 1834, aristocratic southerners—and former slave owners—John Leighton and Jane Wilson explored the coastline of West Africa, establishing the first American mission in the region. Over the next 17 ... (Read More)
 
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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
Helen C. Evans & Brandie Ratliff, eds.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179507.  Daedalus Item Code: 61827
 
The world was changing in the 7th-century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire; Byzantium's southern provinces—North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean—were already vibrant and diverse cultural ... (Read More)
 
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