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Transportation
#1
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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#2
Fancy Cycling
Isabel Marks.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402714.  Daedalus Item Code: 51473
 
Presented here in a handsome edition with a stamped cloth cover, this 1901 book appeared at a time when the bicycle was firmly established but the trick rider had yet to be. Foremost among its ... (Read More)
 
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#3
U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912: Fourth Edition
Peter B. Mersky. John H. Glenn, foreword.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591145165.  Daedalus Item Code: 38385
 
Heavily illustrated, with hundreds of rare black and white photos, this book describes the entire history of the U.S. Marine Corps' air arm, often with firsthand accounts and commentary. The fourth ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Down With the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
Steven Biel.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393340808.  Daedalus Item Code: 51303
 
From suffragettes to xenophobes, and from Nazis to preachers, everyone seemed to find a moral and cultural significance in the sinking of the Titanic. Rather than recount the tragedy itself, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
Christian Wolmar.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848871731.  Daedalus Item Code: 38321
 
A symbol of the Industrial Revolution and a cornerstone of modern commerce, the railroad has also been one of the most powerful weapons of modern war. As British transport writer and broadcaster ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives
John Belle & Maxinne R. Leighton. James Rudnick & Peter Aaron, photos.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393084566.  Daedalus Item Code: 50424
 
In 1968, Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal faced bankruptcy, and only a massive show of public support for the landmark prevented it from being razed. Illustrated with more than 150 color and black ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Custom Bicycles: A Passionate Pursuit: Revised Edition
Christine Elliott & David Jablonka. Phil Liggett, foreword.
Publisher: Images Publishing Group.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781864704945.  Daedalus Item Code: 50490
 
Apart from having two wheels and a seat, the bicycles in this book have only one thing in commonóthey've all been customized by experts. Each of this book's 39 chapters profiles a custom shop, with ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Great American Railroad War: How Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris Took On the Notorious Central Pacific Railroad
Dennis Drabelle.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312667597.  Daedalus Item Code: 52253
 
In the late 19th century, the Central Pacific Railroad became synonymous with monopolization and bribery; when its government loans came due, the company's last surviving founder managed to avoid ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers
Lucia del Sol Knight & Daniel Bruce MacNaughton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393048766.  Daedalus Item Code: 41473
 
Delightful to page through and a rich trove of information, this substantive desk reference is an international catalog of great yacht designers from the early 1800s to the presentólegendary figures ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Last Journey of William Huskisson: How a Day of Triumph Became a Day of Despair at the Turn of a Wheel
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571210480.  Daedalus Item Code: 43943
 
George and Robert Stephenson wanted their "Rocket" to become the most famous locomotive in history, but on September 15th, 1830, the engine's debut was marred by disaster when it fatally crushed the ... (Read More)
 
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