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#1
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Pamela D. Toler. Ian Morris, foreword.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447039.  Daedalus Item Code: 50648
 
This abundantly illustrated companion volume to the popular History Channel series is a fast-moving chronicle of human progress, filled with more than 300 color maps, artworks, and photos from the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Borgias: The Hidden History
G.J. Meyer.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345526915.  Daedalus Item Code: 51238
 
Throughout a tumultuous half-century the Borgias held center stage in the Italian Renaissance as ruthless popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and political adventurers. Five centuries after their ... (Read More)
 
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#3
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Jared Diamond.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124405.  Daedalus Item Code: 51275
 
Most of us take for granted such aspects of our society as telecommunication, literacy, even obesity. Yet for millions of years human society had none of these things, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
S.C. Gwynne.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416591061.  Daedalus Item Code: 51920
 
(Pulitzer Prize Finalist) This vivid historical account of the 40-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West describes the remarkable fighting ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings
Robert Alter.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393082692.  Daedalus Item Code: 50421
 
Chronicling a golden age for ancient Israel and its subsequent decadence and defeat, the biblical books Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings are rendered into contemporary English by the PEN Center ... (Read More)
 
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#6
A Brief Guide to Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes: Masters and Servants in the Golden Age
Michael Paterson.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447220.  Daedalus Item Code: 51768
 
The years leading up to World War I marked the twilight of the golden age of British country houses, and the end of an era when social opulence and formality of manners attained the highest level. ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Titanic Style: Dress and Fashion on the Voyage
Grace Evans.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620871997.  Daedalus Item Code: 52153
 
Illustrated with vintage advertisements and catalog photos throughout, this surprising perspective on the Titanic disaster views the ship as a microcosm of post-Edwardian society, seen through ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Disasters at Sea: A Visual History of Infamous Shipwrecks
Liz Mechem.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629141770.  Daedalus Item Code: 52126
 
Shipwrecks exert a unique fascination on the imagination, and Liz Mechem's profusely illustrated book provides more than 60 particularly compelling examples from throughout history. Some of these ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa
Tim Brady.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307590374.  Daedalus Item Code: 41067
 
Before General Patton could invade Morocco in Operation Torch, which would then enable the Allied invasion of Nazi Europe through Italy, he needed 500 tons of airplane fuel and 900 tons of bombs ... (Read More)
 
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#10
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Karen Abbott.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812978513.  Daedalus Item Code: 51943
 
A strutting, bawdy, yet surprisingly erudite stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed to forget about the Great Depression. Karen Abbott, author of Sin ... (Read More)
 
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