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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 1400–1600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 72263
 
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (Read More)
 
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The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris
Jonathan Kirsch.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871407405.  Daedalus Item Code: 73038
 
On the morning of November 7, 1938, Herschel Grynszpan, a desperate 17-year-old Jewish refugee, walked into the German embassy in Paris and shot Nazi diplomat Ernst vom Rath. Two days later vom Rath ... (Read More)
 
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Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr
Jeremy Scott.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541305.  Daedalus Item Code: 70154
 
In this follow-up to Dancing on Ice: A 1930s Arctic Adventure, Jeremy Scott gives us the career of Richard Byrd Jr., who very much wanted to be famous as the first man to fly over the North ... (Read More)
 
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Snake Dance: Journeys Beneath a Nuclear Sky
Patrick Marnham.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099542247.  Daedalus Item Code: 73119
 
On a quest to discover how humankind could have orchestrated the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Patrick Marnham travels from the derelict nuclear reactor in Kinshasa, Congo, to the deserts of New ... (Read More)
 
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The Society for Useful Knowledge: How Benjamin Franklin and Friends Brought the Enlightenment to America
Jonathan Lyons.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608195725.  Daedalus Item Code: 72423
 
Decades before American colonists took up arms to secure their freedom from British rule, Benjamin Franklin began a revolution of a different sort, introducing the ideals of the European ... (Read More)
 
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Soldier of the Empire: The Note-Books of Captain Coignet
Bob Carruthers, ed.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781591505.  Daedalus Item Code: 70938
 
When he was conscripted as a grenadier in France's 96th line in 1799, Jean-Roch Coignet (1776–1865) could neither read nor write, yet he proved himself in battle, single-handedly capturing an ... (Read More)
 
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The Soldiers' Story: An Illustrated Edition: Vietnam in Their Own Words
Ron Steinman.
Publisher: Wellfleet Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781577151081.  Daedalus Item Code: 72004
 
Suggesting that the Vietnam War was too vast and chaotic for a standard history, Ron Steinman gathers candid reminiscences from 76 men—including Senator John McCain—who experienced the conflict ... (Read More)
 
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Sometimes an Art: Nine Essays on History
Bernard Bailyn.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101874479.  Daedalus Item Code: 71064
 
Twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, as well as a National Book Award and the Bancroft Prize, Bernard Bailyn here presents a collection of insightful essays that reflects a lifetime of erudition ... (Read More)
 
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Space Exploration: A Three-Dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
John Holcroft, illus.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781406345940.  Daedalus Item Code: 64494
 
Unfold the history of space exploration in this accordion-folded pop-up book, from the launch of Sputnik in 1957 to the successful deployment of the rover Curiosity on Mars in 2012. The ... (Read More)
 
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The Spartan Army
J.F. Lazenby.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473828056.  Daedalus Item Code: 72917
 
For two centuries, the Spartan army was the most formidable war machine in Greece—perhaps even the entire ancient world—and here J.F. Lazenby draws upon the writings of Herodotus, Xenophon, and other ... (Read More)
 
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Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World
Andy Bull.
Publisher: Avery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592409099.  Daedalus Item Code: 71439
 
As the world hurtled toward war in the 1930s, speed was all the rage and bobsledding was a sensation. The fastest, most thrilling sport of the era was the must-see event of the 1932 Winter Olympics ... (Read More)
 
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The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II
Nicholas Wapshott.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088885.  Daedalus Item Code: 71733
 
With the United States still mired in the Great Depression and Adolf Hitler consolidating his power, Franklin Roosevelt in 1938 faced the question that would prove one of the most defining in ... (Read More)
 
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