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Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
 
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (Read More)
 
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The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early-19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (Read More)
 
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Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
Anne Somerset.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307962881.  Daedalus Item Code: 54294
 
When she assumed the throne of England in 1702, Queen Anne had to contend with the nation's political and religious strife, as well as an ongoing war with France. In this biography by the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross
Ben Downing.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374239718.  Daedalus Item Code: 54541
 
(A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013) Born into a distinguished intellectual family in 1842 and raised among such luminaries as Dickens and Thackeray, Janet Ross married at 18 ... (Read More)
 
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The Rare and the Beautiful: How the Garman Sisters Captured the Heart of Bohemian London
Cressida Connolly.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060936716.  Daedalus Item Code: 60585
 
Much like the Mitfords, the beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the 20th century, from Kathleen, who carried on a ... (Read More)
 
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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060855024.  Daedalus Item Code: 51328
 
(A 2001 New York Times Notable Book and Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize) In 1996, Peace Corp volunteer Peter Hessler—a National Book Award finalist for Oracle Bones—became an ... (Read More)
 
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Saints: Men and Women of Exceptional Faith
Jacques Duquesne.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080201348.  Daedalus Item Code: 53024
 
This beautifully illustrated exploration of the evolving role of saints and sainthood in the Christian church recounts the lives of these influential figures from the Old Testament to the present ... (Read More)
 
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Saints
Scot Bower. Linda Baker Smith, illus.
Publisher: Lion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780745953472.  Daedalus Item Code: 60451
 
Telling stories of heroism and humility, adventure and servitude, from the time of the early church fathers through the mid-13th century, this beautifully printed and illustrated book combines an ... (Read More)
 
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
 
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
 
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Servants' Hall: A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250029294.  Daedalus Item Code: 60509
 
In this 1979 follow-up to her wildly popular memoir Below Stairs—a primary inspiration for Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey—Margaret Powell relates a true romantic story ... (Read More)
 
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544102767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60330
 
(Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction) Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and the National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, ... (Read More)
 
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Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
 
The Nobel Prize–winning author of Blindness, Death with Interruptions, and The Elephant's Journey here offers a mosaic of his youth in Portugal—vignettes of small events, ... (Read More)
 
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