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The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Arthur Herman.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780553807301.  Daedalus Item Code: 72074
 
Believing that contemplation can lead to enlightenment, Plato eventually found himself at odds with his greatest pupil Aristotle, who posited that observation and hands-on experience would foster ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Richard Cohen.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980929.  Daedalus Item Code: 70306
 
Also the author of By the Sword, publisher Richard Cohen set out to capture the sun itself in this wide-ranging and illustrated cultural exploration, traveling to 18 countries over seven years ... (Read More)
 
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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Paul Strohm.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026432.  Daedalus Item Code: 71580
 
The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of ... (Read More)
 
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A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Household of Eighteenth-Century Virginia
Lauren F. Winner.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300124699.  Daedalus Item Code: 72247
 
Examining the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the 18th century (punch bowls, needlework, mourning jewelry, baptismal gowns, biscuit molds, cookbooks, and many other items), ... (Read More)
 
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A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel
Edmund Levin.
Publisher: Schocken.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805242997.  Daedalus Item Code: 61551
 
On March 20, 1911, in a cave near Kiev, the body of 13-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found with dozens of stab wounds. Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a brick factory clerk and father of ... (Read More)
 
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China: An Intimate Look at the Past and Present
Anthony Paul & Brodie Paul.
Publisher: Earth Aware.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781608871506.  Daedalus Item Code: 31014
 
With hundreds of vivid color photographs, many of them sweeping across two full pages (20 ◊ 12 inches), this book is an arresting visual tour of modern China, tracing the route of Mao's Long March to ... (Read More)
 
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China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice
Richard Bernstein.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595881.  Daedalus Item Code: 70986
 
As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China's Communist rebels; their soldiers treated their American counterparts as heroes, rescuing airmen shot down over enemy ... (Read More)
 
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Christmas 1914: The First World War at Home and Abroad
John Hudson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750960281.  Daedalus Item Code: 62354
 
Expected by many people to be "over by Christmas," the Great War had in fact just begun by December 1914. Longing for the comforts of home, soldiers from opposing sides laid aside their weapons to ... (Read More)
 
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City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
Mason B. Williams.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066913.  Daedalus Item Code: 71712
 
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) The sweeping economic recovery programs enacted by Franklin Roosevelt would have been unworkable without the cooperation of state and ... (Read More)
 
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Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront
Harry L. Katz & Vincent Virga. Alan Brinkley, preface.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072204.  Daedalus Item Code: 63535
 
Though battlefield photography came of age during the Civil War, much of the fighting and fallout of the conflict was captured as war had been depicted for centuriesóby the artist's pencil. ... (Read More)
 
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Clans and Families of Ireland: The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish Clans and Families
John Grenham. Donal Begley, foreword.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785831365.  Daedalus Item Code: 72851
 
From "Aherne" to "Woods," this engrossing book examines 200 of the most common surnames in Ireland, detailing their origin, geographical distribution, and most prominent representatives, accompanied ... (Read More)
 
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The Classics Magpie: From Chariot-Racing Hooligans to Debauched Dinner PartiesóA Miscellany that Shakes the Dust Off the Ancient World
Jane Hood.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781848317307.  Daedalus Item Code: 71450
 
Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the "wandering womb?" And which tragedian was killed when a tortoise fell on his ... (Read More)
 
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