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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
Book of Legal Stuff: Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions and Strange Statutes
Joanne O'Sullivan.
Publisher: Imagine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781936140039.  Daedalus Item Code: 51006
 
Every statute in this entertaining compendium is absolutely real, promises Joanne O'Sullivan, from no-nos like eating pies baked by grandmothers in non-certified kitchens to accidentally getting a ... (Read More)
 
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#3
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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#4
Stupid Wars: A Citizen's Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions & Ridiculous Revolutions
Ed Strosser & Michael Prince.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061258473.  Daedalus Item Code: 51270
 
Be prepared to laugh out loud—and gasp in horror—at the painfully idiotic warfare strategies, alliances, and decisions profiled here by best friends and history buffs Ed Strosser and Michael Prince. ... (Read More)
 
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#5
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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#6
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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#7
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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#8
The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo—and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation
James Donovan.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316053747.  Daedalus Item Code: 51237
 
On February 23, 1836, an army led by Mexican dictator Santa Anna laid siege to a makeshift garrison of some 200 Texas settlers—among them, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Barret Travis—who ... (Read More)
 
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#9
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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#10
5,000 Years of Royalty: Kings, Queens, Princes, Emperors & Tsars
Thomas J. Craughwell.
Publisher: Tess Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603761185.  Daedalus Item Code: 50570
 
This beautifully illustrated and highly browsable book is a pageant of important leaders throughout human history. More than 240 kings, queens, emperors, conquerors, sultans, chiefs, warriors, holy ... (Read More)
 
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