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Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers
Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717689.  Daedalus Item Code: 31864
 
Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, journalist and professional cynic Ambrose Bierce was also a maven of English usage, and in 1909 he gave us Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of ... (Read More)
 
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Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611457957.  Daedalus Item Code: 42947
 
Believed by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ, Ann Lee (1736–84) may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in Western history. From humble origins in ... (Read More)
 
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The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
Pat F. Garrett.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616088088.  Daedalus Item Code: 20580
 
Born in November 1859 as William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid—as he soon became known—started his criminal career at the age of 12 by stabbing a man in a bar fight. He then moved on to stealing horses, ... (Read More)
 
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Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lakes and Ponds
Robert M. Thorson.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802716453.  Daedalus Item Code: 31872
 
Occurring in depressions formed by glacial ice, and fed by groundwater rather than streams, kettle lakes are the most common type found in the American landscape, and stretch from the northern ... (Read More)
 
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The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547394602.  Daedalus Item Code: 51432
 
In his National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history told through real characters he brought to ... (Read More)
 
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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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Carriages on Fifth Avenue 1897 Pocket Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46596
 
Fashionable ladies with muffs and stoles and top-hatted gentlemen with walking sticks stride purposefully down Manhattan's busy streets in this 1897 photo, while horse-drawn carriages turn midtown ... (Read More)
 
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Central Park After a Blizzard 2003 Pocket Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46594
 
Snapped in 2003, the snowy image on this little journal makes Central Park look like a drawing of itself, with trees and paths etched on the smooth white background. Measuring a pocketable 3 3/4 x 5 ... (Read More)
 
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Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
Michael Capuzzo.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767904148.  Daedalus Item Code: 52272
 
During the summer before the United States entered World War I, when ocean swimming was just becoming popular and Jersey Shore resorts had become vacation destinations for the new leisure class, ... (Read More)
 
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Collecting Modern: Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Since 1876
Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger.
Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300122190.  Daedalus Item Code: 32717
 
Since its inception in 1876 the Philadelphia Museum of Art has consistently acquired important examples of contemporary design and decorative arts. Curator Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger reveals how ... (Read More)
 
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Covered Bridges: A Close-Up Look
Thomas E. Walczak, foreword.
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565235618.  Daedalus Item Code: 40963
 
At one time there were 14,000 covered bridges in the United States; fewer than 900 are still standing, scattered largely across states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia. This book ... (Read More)
 
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Defying Empire: Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York
Thomas M. Truxes.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164251.  Daedalus Item Code: 32743
 
(Finalist for the 2009 Francis Parkman Prize) Ignoring British prohibitions intended to end North America's trade with the French during the Seven Years' War (also known as the French and ... (Read More)
 
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