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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 centuries—by the artist's pencil. ... (Read More)
 
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The Civil War: A Narrative: Fredericksburg to Meridian
Shelby Foote.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780394419510.  Daedalus Item Code: 64787
 
Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, this second volume of Shelby Foote's narrative history covers some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War. Though the Union is stalled at ... (Read More)
 
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The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography
Elaine Showalter.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451645903.  Daedalus Item Code: 70654
 
She wrote the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after meeting Abraham Lincoln, but for much of her life poet Julia Ward Howe fought her own civil war at home, struggling against her ... (Read More)
 
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The Clans & Tartans of Scotland: A Guide to Scottish Family Names
Peter B. Stuart, ed.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780785832850.  Daedalus Item Code: 64598
 
Though outlawed after the Jacobite uprising, the Scottish clan system—and the tartans associated with them—experienced a resurgence of popularity in 19th-century Britain, particularly after the ... (Read More)
 
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The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
Linda Schele & Peter Mathews. Justin Kerr & Macduff Everton, photos.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684852096.  Daedalus Item Code: 62135
 
This unique guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two scholars of ancient America, illustrated with line drawings and photos throughout. In deciphering the ... (Read More)
 
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143117001.  Daedalus Item Code: 71589
 
In the Pulitzer Prize–winning Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations were able to dominate much of the world. Here he probes the other side of the ... (Read More)
 
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Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America's Greatest President
Chris DeRose.
Publisher: Threshold.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451697285.  Daedalus Item Code: 51840
 
Despite serving just one term in the House of Representatives, Abraham Lincoln's character and political outlook were deeply influenced by the experience, assays the author of Founding Rivals. ... (Read More)
 
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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944
Ian W. Toll.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393353204.  Daedalus Item Code: 69358
 
In this sequel to his brilliant Pacific Crucible, Ian Toll continues his Pacific War trilogy by delving into the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944, relating how parallel Allied ... (Read More)
 
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Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor
Paul Stephenson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381668.  Daedalus Item Code: 62376
 
In 312 AD, Constantine—one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire—marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. Having had a vision of a glowing cross in the sky, ... (Read More)
 
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A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France
Susan Ottaway.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316326988.  Daedalus Item Code: 70990
 
When Eileen Nearne was found dead in her home in the seaside town of Torquay in 2010, few of her neighbors would have guessed that the elderly recluse had been a decorated war hero who sent crucial ... (Read More)
 
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The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W. and WWII's Greatest Escaper
Patrick Bishop.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781468312737.  Daedalus Item Code: 71507
 
Shot down near Calais in March 1942, fighter pilot William Ash was smuggled as far as Paris by the French Resistance before he was captured in May and sent to a POW camp. Within four months, however, ... (Read More)
 
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Criminal Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Criminal Records in England and Wales
David T. Hawkings.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750950572.  Daedalus Item Code: 52501
 
The author of Pauper Ancestors and Railway Ancestors here offers practical, in-depth guidelines for researching criminal ancestors in the British family tree, many of whom were ... (Read More)
 
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