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Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia
David Shaw King. David Attenborough, foreword.
Publisher: Beak Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907372162.  Daedalus Item Code: 60035
 
In 1797—barely 25 years after Captain Cook's Pacific voyages—the London Missionary Society sent its first representatives to the South Seas. Although their express goal was to spread the Gospel and ... (Read More)
 
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Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization
Liel Leibovitz & Matthew Miller.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393342307.  Daedalus Item Code: 71717
 
In 1872, China was ravaged by poverty and at the mercy of aggressive European armies; in a bold cultural experiment, the nation sent 120 boys to America to learn the secrets of Western innovation. ... (Read More)
 
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Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture
Adrian Daub.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199981779.  Daedalus Item Code: 63898
 
Frequently understood as a socially acceptable way of flirting, a flurry of hands that made touching—often of men and women—not just acceptable but necessary, four-hand piano playing became a central ... (Read More)
 
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The Fourteenth Day: JFK and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis
David G. Coleman.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393084412.  Daedalus Item Code: 61177
 
This fly-on-the-wall narrative from historian David Coleman, director of the Miller Center's Presidential Recordings Program, takes us into the Oval Office in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, ... (Read More)
 
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Francis Bacon and Nazi Propaganda
Martin Hammer.
Publisher: Tate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849760737.  Daedalus Item Code: 62974
 
Often depicting sinister or agonized figures in enclosed spaces, the paintings of Francis Bacon (1909–92) have been viewed as highly personal expressions of this towering figure in British art, but ... (Read More)
 
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The French Century: An Illustrated History of Modern France
Brian Moynahan.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080300157.  Daedalus Item Code: 41360
 
Exploring the history of France from the end of the 19th century to the turn of the 21st, this history encapsulates everything from political events and scientific discoveries to cultural ... (Read More)
 
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From Cape Wrath to Finisterre
Björn Larsson. Tom Geddes, trans.
Publisher: Armchair Traveller.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781904950271.  Daedalus Item Code: 63295
 
On the long sailing trip between Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Brittany, and the Spanish coast of Galicia, novelist Björn Larsson talked to many fishermen, seafarers, and adventurers who were waiting for ... (Read More)
 
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From Churchill's War Rooms: Letters of a Secretary 1943–45
Joanna Moody. Phil Reed, foreword.
Publisher: Tempus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752446080.  Daedalus Item Code: 62214
 
The period from 1943 to 1945 saw some of the most significant events of World War II, though few citizens were privy to the decisions that were to affect the outcome of this global conflict, or how ... (Read More)
 
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From Forecastle to Cabin: Seafarers' Voices
Samuel Samuels. Vincent McInerney, ed.
Publisher: Seaforth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848321267.  Daedalus Item Code: 70937
 
In 1836, 11-year-old Samuel Samuels ran away to sea, beginning a long and adventurous life as a sailor. First published in 1887, Samuels's memoir chronicles his rise from the lowest ranks to a ... (Read More)
 
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From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen’s Journey in Flight
Garth James Cameron.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781629146997.  Daedalus Item Code: 60754
 
For his 1911 attainment of the South Pole, Roald Amundsen used dog sleds, but 15 years later, the forward-thinking Norwegian used an airship to become the first to reach the North Pole. Garth James ... (Read More)
 
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385532297.  Daedalus Item Code: 63399
 
Although we tend to visualize Mohandas Gandhi in his old age—a peaceful sage leading India on its path toward its independence—many of his ideas and tactics were developed much earlier during his ... (Read More)
 
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General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War
Frank P. Varney.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611211184.  Daedalus Item Code: 71320
 
In 1885, former president Ulysses S. Grant published his highly influential memoirs of the Civil War, which have shaped how we understand and evaluate not only the Union's triumphs and failures, but ... (Read More)
 
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