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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Sandra Hempel.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349887.  Daedalus Item Code: 59001
 
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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Into Dust and Fire: Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army
Rachel S. Cox.
Publisher: NAL.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780451234759.  Daedalus Item Code: 33404
 
In the spring of 1941, Britain stood alone against the Nazi onslaught in Europe. The United States remained wary of joining another costly and destructive conflict, but for five extraordinary young ... (Read More)
 
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It Happened on Washington Square
Emily Kies Folpe.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801870880.  Daedalus Item Code: 34979
 
The heart of New York City's Greenwich Village—lined by elegant townhouses and anchored by Stanford White's iconic Washington Arch—Washington Square Park has been a vital public space for nearly two ... (Read More)
 
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Ivory's Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants
John Frederick Walker.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615233991.  Daedalus Item Code: 23473
 
Long before gold and gems were known and coveted, humans have desired ivory tusks, the "jewels of the elephant," for their beauty, rarity, and ability to be finely carved. The author who championed ... (Read More)
 
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J.A. Froude's The Reign of Mary Tudor
J.A. Froude. Eamon Duffy, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441186850.  Daedalus Item Code: 42578
 
"Great historical writing, perhaps all historical writing, holds a mirror up to two different worlds: the age it sets out to describe, and the age in which it is written," explains Eamon Duffy in his ... (Read More)
 
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Jack Corbett, Mariner
A.S. Hatch.
Publisher: Quantuck Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780971454828.  Daedalus Item Code: 31432
 
In 1849 the future financier Alfredrick Hatch was a delicate and slightly asthmatic youth, who was dispatched to sea by his physician father to "either cure him or kill him." He signed onto a ... (Read More)
 
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Jack the Ripper
Mark Whitehead & Miriam Rivett.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781842438411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43075
 
The series of vicious murders and mutilations committed in the run-down Whitechapel area of London's East End in 1888 so shocked Victorian Britain that the mysterious perpetrator—only later dubbed ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143125723.  Daedalus Item Code: 49575
 
Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains among the most cherished of all novelists, incomparable in the wit, warmth, and insight with which she depicts her characters and life. Yet ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen's England
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 39170
 
This cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen, from the authors of Nelson's Trafalgar and The War for All the Oceans, explores the customs and culture of Austen's ... (Read More)
 
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July 1914: Countdown to War
Sean McMeekin.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465060740.  Daedalus Item Code: 49136
 
Conventional wisdom holds that it was an ambitious and warlike German Empire that largely precipitated Europe's spiral into World War I, following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ... (Read More)
 
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Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Orlando Figes.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846144882.  Daedalus Item Code: 38483
 
Lev and Svetlana, lovers in Stalin's Soviet Union, were kept apart for 14 years—first by World War II, and then by the paranoid caprices of Stalin's Gulag, where Lev was sent for an imagined offense. ... (Read More)
 
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Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce
Hallie Rubenhold.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780701179809.  Daedalus Item Code: 42649
 
She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. The marriage of Lady Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy ... (Read More)
 
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