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Jane Austen's Worthing: The Real Sanditon
Antony Edmonds.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445650876.  Daedalus Item Code: 70390
 
During her stay in Worthing in late 1805, Jane Austen became friends with Edward Ogle, the driving force behind the chaotic little town's transformation into a well-ordered seaside resort. In 1817, ... (Read More)
 
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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom—and Revenge
Edward Kritzler.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919524.  Daedalus Item Code: 70324
 
At the end of the 15th century, the Spanish Inquisition forced many Jews to flee the country. The most adventurous among them took to the high seas as freewheeling outlaws, and in ships bearing names ... (Read More)
 
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A Journey Into Flaubert's Normandy: ArtPlace Series
Susannah Patton.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780976670681.  Daedalus Item Code: 63744
 
At a time when French writers generally resided in Paris, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) honed his craft in rural Normandy, drawing upon it for the settings of such novels as Madame Bovary. Richly ... (Read More)
 
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Jules Verne's Scotland: In Fact and Fiction
Ian Thompson.
Publisher: Luath.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906817374.  Daedalus Item Code: 70104
 
"I still see, as in a vision, beautiful picturesque Edinburgh, with its Heart of Midlothian, and many entrancing memories; the Highlands, world-forgotten Iona, and the wild Hebrides," wrote Jules ... (Read More)
 
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The Kennedy Men: 1901–1963
Laurence Leamer.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060502881.  Daedalus Item Code: 70185
 
A political dynasty whose tremendous successes are counterbalanced by harrowing losses, the Kennedys are seen here through the lens of patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy's relationship with his family, in ... (Read More)
 
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Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
Nancy Goldstone.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802716705.  Daedalus Item Code: 31907
 
"Resilient Queen Joanna of Naples (1326–82) weathered overwhelming political challenges, financial ruin and a papal-run murder trial for the death of her Hungarian husband—all by age 22. Nancy ... (Read More)
 
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The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101873120.  Daedalus Item Code: 79028
 
(Winner of the 2012 California Book Award for Nonfiction (Silver) and one of the Huffington Post's Best Books of the Year) Former Reuters foreign correspondent and Los Angeles ... (Read More)
 
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Last Suppers: A Collection of Final Meals Through the Years
Caroline West & Mark Latter.
Publisher: Dog 'N' Bone.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781909313408.  Daedalus Item Code: 63576
 
From international celebrities to prisoners on death row, everyone eats a last supper before shuffling off this mortal coil. If you've ever wondered what the passengers of the Titanic dined on ... (Read More)
 
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The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press
Ben Wilson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224715.  Daedalus Item Code: 42363
 
In 1817 British satirist William Hone was compelled to defend himself in court against a government determined to enforce censorship. It was a show trial, where Hone—a self-educated Fleet Street ... (Read More)
 
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Leningrad: State of Siege
Michael Jones.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473633964.  Daedalus Item Code: 54744
 
"All offers of surrender from Leningrad must be rejected," wrote Adolf Hitler on September 29, 1941, at the outset of Operation Barbarossa. "We have no interest in keeping even a proportion of the ... (Read More)
 
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Let Freedom Reign: The Words of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela. André Brink, foreword.
Publisher: Interlink.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781566568005.  Daedalus Item Code: 42390
 
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, uttering the words "Let freedom reign" as part of his inaugural address, which is featured here. Mandela's great skill as an ... (Read More)
 
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