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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death & the World It Made
Norman F. Cantor.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476797748.  Daedalus Item Code: 59160
 
The Black Death was the 14th century's equivalent of a nuclear war, assays medieval history professor Norman Cantor. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, and radically changed the lives of ... (Read More)
 
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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
Richard Zacks.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385519724.  Daedalus Item Code: 41984
 
The author of The Pirate Hunter, An Underground Education, and History Laid Bare here paints a vivid portrait of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt ... (Read More)
 
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The Italian American Cookbook: A Feast of Food from a Great American Cooking Tradition
John Mariani & Galina Mariani.
Publisher: Harvard Common Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781558321663.  Daedalus Item Code: 33429
 
Presenting 250 recipes for Italian-American kitchens, as well as generous helpings of culinary lore, John Mariani (author of The Dictionary of Italian Food and Drink) and his wife Galina (food ... (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 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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Jacobs Beach: The Mob, the Fights, the Fifties
Kevin Mitchell.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781605982731.  Daedalus Item Code: 40262
 
"British sportswriter [Kevin] Mitchell offers an anecdotal survey of boxing in the 1950s, often considered the sport's golden age…. It’s a fascinating story, full of great fighters (Robinson, ... (Read More)
 
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John Quincy Adams
Harlow Giles Unger.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306822650.  Daedalus Item Code: 51314
 
An ambassador, Secretary of State, congressman, and the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams has rarely gotten his due as one of America's greatest statesmen, suggests the author ... (Read More)
 
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Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living
Robert Arbor & Katherine Whiteside.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743223539.  Daedalus Item Code: 50641
 
When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Restaurateur Robert Arbor proves that it's not about where you live or how much you spend—it's all about attitude. ... (Read More)
 
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Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy
Roger Collins.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465011957.  Daedalus Item Code: 51781
 
The papacy is one of the most enduring and influential of all human institutions, having at various times played key roles in Western and global history, yet the character and conduct of some popes ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art
Carola Hicks.
Publisher: Pimlico.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845951870.  Daedalus Item Code: 51094
 
The crowning glory of the Chapel of King's College in Cambridge is its stained glass windows, the triumphant culmination of a project completed despite wars, the deaths of kings, and violent ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Mistress: The True and Scandalous Story of the Woman Who Stole the Heart of George I
Claudia Gold.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849164115.  Daedalus Item Code: 51397
 
As the mistress and possible secret wife of George I, Ehrengard Melusine von der Schulenburg was England's first Georgian queen in all but name. Her nickname amongst the English, who loathed her and ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy
Mark Logue & Peter Conradi.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381118.  Daedalus Item Code: 22520
 
Lionel Logue was a self-taught and virtually unknown speech therapist. Yet it was this outgoing, amiable man who almost single-handedly turned the nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of ... (Read More)
 
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