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Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838–1840
Phyllis Forbes Kerr, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780913372777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52868
 
In the mid-19th century, captain Robert Bennet Forbes's trading expeditions took him from Boston to such far-flung locales as China, Hong Kong, and Macao. These letters he exchanged with his wife ... (Read More)
 
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The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence
Stephen Houston.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300196023.  Daedalus Item Code: 62717
 
For the Classic Maya, who flourished in the Yucatan peninsula more than a thousand years ago, materials like jade, flint, obsidian, and wood were endowed with a vital essence, agency, and ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Kevin Peraino.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307887207.  Daedalus Item Code: 54289
 
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proved to be an uncommonly wise statesman and a capable commander-in-chief. What is less well known, suggests Kevin Peraino, is that this lawyer from what was ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon
Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, & Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. Doris Kearns Goodwin, intro. David Herbert Donald, foreword.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385364201.  Daedalus Item Code: 64643
 
This stunning visual history of Abraham Lincoln explores the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around the president in the years between his assassination in 1865 and the dedication of the ... (Read More)
 
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Louder Than Words: Ways of Seeing Women Workers in Eighteenth-Century France
Geraldine Sheridan.
Publisher: Texas Tech.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780896726222.  Daedalus Item Code: 44004
 
In an era when trade guilds in France largely excluded women as members in their own right, the images depicted in Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie and other contemporary French sources reveal ... (Read More)
 
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The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James's 1932–1943
Gabriel Gorodetsky, ed. Tatiana Sorokina & Oliver Ready, trans.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300180671.  Daedalus Item Code: 72212
 
The terror of Stalin's purges in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving even documentary records, let alone keeping personal diaries. Yet Ivan Maisky, the USSR's ambassador to London, ... (Read More)
 
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Malacarne: Married to the Mob (English/Italian Languages)
Alberto Giuliani, photog. Robert Saviano, Francesco La Licata, Pino Corrias, Antonio Gratteri, Andrea Amato & Rita Borsellino, text.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783940004871.  Daedalus Item Code: 52017
 
A bleak, unsparing portrait of the Mafia and its organizations in Southern Italy and abroad, this book also represents a cultural journey through the regions of Italy where the influence of the Mafia ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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Men of Color to Arms!: Black Soldiers, Indian Wars, and the Quest for Equality
Elizabeth D. Leonard.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393060393.  Daedalus Item Code: 50427
 
In 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Frederick Douglass assured African Americans that serving in the military offered a sure path to freedom. Once a black man became a soldier, he declared, ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book: Revived and Illustrated
Dusha Bateson & Weslie Janeway. Janet Browne, preface. Nach Waxman, foreword.
Publisher: Glitterati.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780980155730.  Daedalus Item Code: 41192
 
While her husband's book On the Origin of Species changed the way we viewed the rise of life on earth, Emma Wedgwood Darwin herself gave us a book that now sheds light on Victorian style, ... (Read More)
 
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Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing
Kate Colquhoun.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590206751.  Daedalus Item Code: 70029
 
On a muggy July evening in 1864, London banker Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He boarded a first-class carriage on the North London Railway at ... (Read More)
 
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