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General Jo Shelby's March
Anthony Arthur.
Publisher: Random House/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068302.  Daedalus Item Code: 70228
 
General Jo Shelby had been a daring and ruthless cavalry commander, renowned and notorious for his slashing forays behind Union lines. After Appomattox, Shelby declared that he would never surrender, ... (Read More)
 
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846142666.  Daedalus Item Code: 52938
 
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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Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471125706.  Daedalus Item Code: 63159
 
The life of William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the history of London; as Catharine Arnold tells the story, the great dramatist and the great city came of age together at the turn of the ... (Read More)
 
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God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
James Hannam.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848311503.  Daedalus Item Code: 73511
 
(Nominated for the Royal Society Prize for History) It is a common misconception that the medieval era was characterized by universal ignorance and intolerance, posits James Hannam in this ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing
Ewan Clayton.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619024724.  Daedalus Item Code: 72325
 
From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the 21st-century users of ... (Read More)
 
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Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story
Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb.
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374130329.  Daedalus Item Code: 72644
 
Once the CIA's top spymaster, Jack Devine ran Operation Cyclone (a.k.a. "Charlie Wilson's War") in Afghanistan, supplying the mujahedeen with anti-aircraft missiles during their war with the Soviets. ... (Read More)
 
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Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Nicola Shulman.
Publisher: Steerforth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586422073.  Daedalus Item Code: 38408
 
Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Sir Thomas Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry ... (Read More)
 
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A Great and Glorious Adventure: A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England
Gordon Corrigan.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605985794.  Daedalus Item Code: 70179
 
Fought over English claims in France—both to the throne by right of inheritance, and to continental lands that had variously been Norman or English—the Hundred Years' War raged off and on in France ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities
Matthew White. Steven Pinker, foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61178
 
Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's compulsively readable and utterly original account, an epic examination of history's one hundred most violent man-made events, ... (Read More)
 
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Great Britain: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Country Guide
Charlotte Trounce, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406356236.  Daedalus Item Code: 64491
 
From Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to the Roman spa at Bath and the magnificent castle at Caernarfon, from the stones of the Giant's Causeway and the ancient circle of Stonehenge to the ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes
Brian Dillon.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844882816.  Daedalus Item Code: 62167
 
In April 1916, shortly before the Battle of the Somme began in France, a fire started in a munitions works located in the Kentish marshes of England; the resulting series of explosions killed 108 ... (Read More)
 
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Great Harry's Navy: How Henry VIII Gave England Seapower
Geoffrey Moorhouse.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407248677.  Daedalus Item Code: 51173
 
If he is best remembered for his six wives and gluttonous appetite, Henry VIII's complex domestic life overshadows an all-but-forgotten fact: he founded what would become the Royal Navy. His vision ... (Read More)
 
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