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Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Union
Paul Kendrick & Stephen Kendrick.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802716859.  Daedalus Item Code: 31094
 
Although Abraham Lincoln was by nature deeply opposed to the existence of slavery, he saw his mission throughout much of the Civil War as one of preserving the Union, with or without the "peculiar ... (Read More)
 
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Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Stephen Coote.
Publisher: Pocket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743468701.  Daedalus Item Code: 41258
 
Sir Francis Drake was a pirate, explorer, and Protestant zealot, princely in his bearing and heroic if sometimes foolhardy in his enterprise. He is the archetypal Elizabethan sea-dog, and in this ... (Read More)
 
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Dreaming of East: Western Women and the Exotic Allure of the Orient
Barbara Hodgson.
Publisher: Greystone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781553652045.  Daedalus Item Code: 41209
 
When Lady Mary Wortley Montagu visited the baths in Turkey in 1717, she was so tightly corseted that the women bathing there were convinced that her husband had locked her into some devious machine. ... (Read More)
 
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Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London
Simon Webb.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752463780.  Daedalus Item Code: 40056
 
Although Britons may think of terrorism as a relatively recent phenomenon, it has been a feature of London life for more than 150 years. In this history, Simon Webb reveals the schemes—perpetrated by ... (Read More)
 
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Earls of Paradise: England & the Dream of Perfection
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007240524.  Daedalus Item Code: 33596
 
In the Arcadian vision, tomorrow would always be the same as yesterday—a dream that became ever more alluring as the changes of approaching modernity accelerated through 16th- and 17th-century ... (Read More)
 
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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
Richard Bernstein.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375414091.  Daedalus Item Code: 13680
 
In this rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West—a pervasive yet often ignored aspect of their long historical relationship—Richard Bernstein ... (Read More)
 
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Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East 1750–1850
Maya Jasanoff.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007180110.  Daedalus Item Code: 31039
 
(Winner of the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and a Book of the Year in the Economist, the Guardian and the Sunday Times) The talented historian who also wrote 2011 Samuel Johnson ... (Read More)
 
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An Edible History of Humanity
Tom Standage.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802715883.  Daedalus Item Code: 31888
 
"[Tom] Standage's previous book, A History of the World in 6 Glasses, theorized that the titular six drinks were reflections of the eras in which they were created. In this new work, he ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth I and Her World
Susan Watkins. Mark Fiennes, photos.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500286951.  Daedalus Item Code: 31442
 
Illustrated with 154 color reproductions of art and page-filling photographs of castles and grounds, this book from the author of Jane Austen: In Style provides a close-up account of a ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth's Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England
Robert Hutchinson.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781407244570.  Daedalus Item Code: 38387
 
Francis Walsingham, principal secretary to Elizabeth I, was the first modern "spymaster," using methods that anticipated those of MI5 and MI6 and maintaining a network of spies across Europe, ... (Read More)
 
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Emergence of a Free Press
Leonard W. Levy.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566635608.  Daedalus Item Code: 33688
 
What did "freedom of the press" really mean to the framers of the First Amendment and their contemporaries? Pulitzer Prize–winning constitutional historian Leonard Levy scrupulously examines that ... (Read More)
 
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Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire
Hywel Williams.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381620.  Daedalus Item Code: 42705
 
A defining figure of both Western Europe and the Middle Ages, Charlemagne was crowned king of the Franks in 768. He expanded their kingdoms into an empire that incorporated much of western and ... (Read More)
 
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