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#1
The Armenians: Art, Culture and Religion
Nira & Michael Stone.
Publisher: Chester Beatty Library/Giles.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781904832379.  Daedalus Item Code: 43341
 
Portraying the Armenian people through their art, literature, language, and religion, this volume takes as its starting point the internationally recognized collection of Armenian illuminated ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
Bob Drury & Tom Clavin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451654660.  Daedalus Item Code: 50506
 
(Named a Best Book of 2013 by Salon and a Best Biography of the Year by True West magazine) The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Connecticut: Mapping the Nutmeg State Through History
Vincent Virga & Diana Ross McCain.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762760053.  Daedalus Item Code: 41865
 
From the first depiction of "Connittekock" in a 1690 map by Dutch cartographer Nicholaes Visscher (which included the better part of New York and New Jersey in the territory) to 1961 plans for a new ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Calamities & Catastrophes: The Ten Absolutely Worst Years in History
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476718828.  Daedalus Item Code: 43681
 
Is history always written by the winners? No, says Derek Wilson. Also the author of Britain's Rottenest Years as well as a long list of less cheeky titles, Wilson here gives us ten episodes of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Random Acts of Politeness: Eccentric, Quirky and Occasionally Suicidal Examples of Selflessness and Courtesy
Andrew Taylor.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752459776.  Daedalus Item Code: 43021
 
In his uplifting tribute to the finest qualities of humankind, filled with amusing, occasionally astounding examples of kind and selfless acts from the worlds of sports, fashion, military, and daily ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Fighting with the Filthy Thirteen: The World War II Story of Jack Womer—Ranger and Paratrooper
Jack Womer & Stephen C. DeVito.
Publisher: Casemate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612001005.  Daedalus Item Code: 44493
 
The inspiration for E.M. Nathanson's book and the subsequent film The Dirty Dozen—despite the wild inventions of that story—the World War II fighting unit known as the Filthy Thirteen was an ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
Caroline Alexander. Kevin Leahy, intro.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426208140.  Daedalus Item Code: 50455
 
In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 3500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver artifacts, weapons, and armor dating back almost 1500 years, to an era when the ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Gun: 100 Greatest Firearms
David E. Petzal & Phil Bourjaily.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616286118.  Daedalus Item Code: 50033
 
Based on the premise that firearms may be considered a weapon, a tool, a historical artifact, or an object of beauty, this overview of half a millennium of guns singles out 100 for special ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Classical Compendium: A Miscellany of Scandalous Gossip, Bawdy Jokes, Peculiar Facts, and Bad Behavior from the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Philip Matyszak.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051627.  Daedalus Item Code: 50414
 
Pliny did it, Plutarch did it, Xenophon did it—in fact most ancient writers were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes, and after-dinner jokes, says historian Philip Matyszak. In ... (Read More)
 
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#10
World War II in Photographs
David Boyle.
Publisher: Rebo International.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9789036618007.  Daedalus Item Code: 44438
 
Illustrated with 900 captioned archival photos—from sources in China, the Pacific islands, and the Soviet Union, as well as from Allied soldiers and civilians—this visual history covers every major ... (Read More)
 
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