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History
#1
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Morris Dickstein.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072259.  Daedalus Item Code: 41468
 
(2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) In this wide-ranging series of essays, theater and English professor Morris Dickstein looks at the literature, arts, and popular culture of ... (Read More)
 
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#2
A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival
Caroline Moorehead.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780701182823.  Daedalus Item Code: 41320
 
(One of the New York Times Notable Books of 2011) The youngest of the group was a schoolgirl of 16, who scrawled "V" (for victory) on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer's wife ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
David Cordingly.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068159.  Daedalus Item Code: 41012
 
A dauntless adventurer who lost his fortune as often as his temper, Captain Woodes Rogers was sent into the thick of the action during Britain's war with Spain, when he was hired to lead a 1708 ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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Captain Cook: Master of the Seas
Frank McLynn.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300114218.  Daedalus Item Code: 42093
 
British navigator and cartographer James Cook very nearly completed the map of the world in three Pacific voyages from 1768 to 1779. In this gripping and detailed account, Frank McLynn (also the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
On the Front Line: True World War I Stories
C.D. Purdom, ed. Malcolm Brown, foreword.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010672.  Daedalus Item Code: 41322
 
In 1930, the editor of Everyman Magazine requested entries for an anthology of Great War memoirs. The result was this extraordinary book, unlike any other of the period—"a rediscovered ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection
Robert J. Dalessandro & Erin R. Mahan.
Publisher: Whitman Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780794837402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42068
 
A gripping visual history of World War I that spans the full range of the conflict, this book by the U.S. Army's chief historian Robert Dalessandro and the Secretary of Defense's chief historian Erin ... (Read More)
 
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#8
By Tank Into Normandy
Stuart Hills. Lord Deedes, foreword.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407231211.  Daedalus Item Code: 40361
 
(Winner of a 2003 Distinguished Book Award from Britain's Society for Military History ) Just 20 years old and fresh from a public school background and officer cadet training, Stuart Hills ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I
Blaine Pardoe.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616082949.  Daedalus Item Code: 42083
 
Frank Luke Jr. was an unlikely ace, as Blaine Pardoe recounts in this gripping and painstaking profile. In the Great War, when fliers were still "knights of the air," Luke was an ungallant loner—a ... (Read More)
 
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#10
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385531504.  Daedalus Item Code: 41007
 
The Whitbread Award–winning biographer of T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare, as well as of the River Thames and London itself, Peter Ackroyd here digs deep into London's underside to offer this ... (Read More)
 
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