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#1
The Wright Brothers
David McCullough.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476728742.  Daedalus Item Code: 71297
 
Two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner David McCullough here tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a December day in 1903, in the Outer ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Quotable Wisdom: The Irish
Carol Kelly-Gangi, ed.
Publisher: Fall River.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781454911173.  Daedalus Item Code: 71663
 
"The hospitality of an Irishman is not the running account of posted and ledgered courtesies, as in other countries," said the great Irish political leader Daniel O'Connell; "it springs, like all his ... (Read More)
 
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#3
God and the Fascists: The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelic
Karlheinz Deschner.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616148379.  Daedalus Item Code: 71581
 
Available here in English for the first time, International Humanist Award winner Karlheinz Deschner's controversial 1965 work indicts the Vatican for its actions before and during World War II. In ... (Read More)
 
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#4
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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#5
The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
Dan Stone.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300204575.  Daedalus Item Code: 72244
 
As Allied forces found and shut down Hitler's death camps in the final months of World War II, it was easy to imagine the joyful relief the freed prisoners must have felt. Yet for those who had ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Cooler King: The True Story of William Ash: Spitfire Pilot, P.O.W. and WWII's Greatest Escaper
Patrick Bishop.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781468312737.  Daedalus Item Code: 71507
 
Shot down near Calais in March 1942, fighter pilot William Ash was smuggled as far as Paris by the French Resistance before he was captured in May and sent to a POW camp. Within four months, however, ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal
Hubert Wolf. Ruth Martin, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385351904.  Daedalus Item Code: 71569
 
In 1858, a German princess recently inducted into the convent of Sant'Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she feared for her life. A ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Danielle Allen.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871406903.  Daedalus Item Code: 71746
 
(Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Zócalo Book Prize and a finalist for the 2015 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award) In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the ... (Read More)
 
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#10
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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