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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307956453.  Daedalus Item Code: 70995
 
In 1799, two political parties jockeyed for control of the young United States: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. Two of the ... (Read More)
 
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General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War
Frank P. Varney.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611211184.  Daedalus Item Code: 71320
 
In 1885, former president Ulysses S. Grant published his highly influential memoirs of the Civil War, which have shaped how we understand and evaluate not only the Union's triumphs and failures, but ... (Read More)
 
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Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries: The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment
Tom Shachtman.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137278258.  Daedalus Item Code: 71532
 
George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox saved the American army in 1777. John Adams founded a scientific society, and wrote public support for science into the ... (Read More)
 
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Great Military Blunders: History's Worst Battlefield Decisions from Ancient Times to the Present Day
Geoffrey Regan.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781774748.  Daedalus Item Code: 63145
 
Down through the centuries military history has been marked as much by misjudgments and incompetence as by gallantry and glory. Such blunders have often ended in tragedy, from the Battle of ... (Read More)
 
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Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg
James M. McPherson.
Publisher: Zenith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760347768.  Daedalus Item Code: 71383
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and arguably our leading Civil War historian, James M. McPherson has guided countless Princeton students over the battle sites of ... (Read More)
 
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Harpers Ferry: A Crossroads in Time
Jim Kirby.
Publisher: Mountain Trail.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780979917172.  Daedalus Item Code: 71492
 
Perched on a point of land where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers converge, and where Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia meet, Harpers Ferry is a town both surrounded by natural splendor and ... (Read More)
 
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The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America's Most Famous Residence
Robert Klara.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250053930.  Daedalus Item Code: 71533
 
In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. ... (Read More)
 
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History's Greatest Hits: Famous Events We Should All Know More About
Joseph Cummins.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607108634.  Daedalus Item Code: 71474
 
Accompany Hannibal over the Alps with a herd of elephants and learn what led him to attempt such a daunting and outlandish undertaking; cross the Delaware River with George Washington to discover how ... (Read More)
 
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Sandra Hempel.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393239713.  Daedalus Item Code: 71723
 
In the first half of the 19th century, an epidemic of arsenic poisoning swept through Europe. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was undetectable in food or drink, and came to be ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal
Howard Blum.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062307804.  Daedalus Item Code: 69570
 
Time magazine dubbed her "the Mata Hari of Minnesota," and OSS chief Bill Donovan called her "the greatest unsung heroine of the war," yet for decades, the extent of Betty Pack's achievements ... (Read More)
 
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A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy
Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250031525.  Daedalus Item Code: 71536
 
During his 20-year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert increasingly performed the functions of King in all but name, and the outpouring of grief after his death in 1861 was so extreme that its ... (Read More)
 
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