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365 Reasons to Be Proud to Be Irish: Magical Moments in Ireland's History
Richard Happer.
Publisher: Portico.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781909396401.  Daedalus Item Code: 72445
 
From January 1 (the date in 1892 when 15-year-old Annie Moore from County Cork became the first U.S.-bound immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island) to December 31 (when, in 1759, one Arthur ... (Read More)
 
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The 50s: The Story of a Decade
Henry Finder, ed. David Remnick, intro.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679644811.  Daedalus Item Code: 72066
 
The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and "I Like Ike." But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory in World War II gave way ... (Read More)
 
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Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America
Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088984.  Daedalus Item Code: 71704
 
Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the English, but Britons find their transatlantic neighbors just as strange, says literary critic Terry Eagleton in this quirky journey through ... (Read More)
 
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America the Philosophical
Carlin Romano.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679434702.  Daedalus Item Code: 64555
 
A philosophy and humanities professor as well as critic-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education and literary critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Carlin Romano offers this bold, ... (Read More)
 
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The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
Ben Yagoda.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488498.  Daedalus Item Code: 71645
 
Somewhere around 1950, the stream of great music known collectively as the American Songbook more or less dried up; all of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but ... (Read More)
 
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Back to the Garden: Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present
James M.S. McGregor.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300197464.  Daedalus Item Code: 72233
 
The garden was the cultural foundation of the early Mediterranean peoples, posits James McGregor; they acknowledged their reliance on the land and understood nature through the lens of their ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
Rory MacLean.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250051868.  Daedalus Item Code: 71573
 
Berlin is all about volatility—a city that is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination, as Rory MacLean tells us in this remarkable and ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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Bright Young Things: A Modern Guide to the Roaring Twenties
Alison Maloney.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780385345255.  Daedalus Item Code: 71579
 
"The flapper awoke from her lethargy of sub-deb-ism, bobbed her hair, put on her choicest pair of earrings and a great deal of audacity and rouge and went into battle," wrote Zelda Fitzgerald in ... (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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Chivalry: The Path of Love

Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780811804646.  Daedalus Item Code: 52475
 
This beautifully illustrated little book illuminates the code of behavior that shaped courtly relations between the sexes in medieval times. Chivalry could bring together the ardent knight, willing ... (Read More)
 
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Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World
Tristram Hunt.
Publisher: Metropolitan Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805093087.  Daedalus Item Code: 70044
 
At its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities that now stand as economic and cultural powerhouses of the 21st century. In this ... (Read More)
 
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