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In Praise of Flattery
Willis Goth Regier.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803239692.  Daedalus Item Code: 43184
Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... (Read More)
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Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World
Catherine E. McKinley.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608195053.  Daedalus Item Code: 53221
For almost five millennia, in every culture and in every major religion, indigo—a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists ... (Read More)
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Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865–1903
Lawrence Goldstone.
Publisher: Walker & Company.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717924.  Daedalus Item Code: 53223
The author of Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution, Lawrence Goldstone argues that the Supreme Court bears the responsibility for plunging the United States ... (Read More)
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The Intellectual Devotional—American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently About Our Nation's Past
David S. Kidder & Noah H. Oppenheim.
Publisher: Rodale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781609614676.  Daedalus Item Code: 41164
Modeled after bedside books of prayer and contemplation, David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim's original Intellectual Devotional offered secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment through a year's ... (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 Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America
Russell Shorto.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400078677.  Daedalus Item Code: 59749
When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about a cartoonish peg-legged governor and an island ... (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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Italy: An Illustrated History
Joseph F. Privitera.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781808194.  Daedalus Item Code: 53053
A history shorn of its cultural elements is not a true history of its people, notes Joseph Privitera. A former professor of Romance languages and representative of the U.S. Foreign Service with the ... (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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Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy
Eri Hotta.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307594013.  Daedalus Item Code: 53224
When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, argues Eri Hotta, its leaders, in large part, understood they were entering a war that they were almost certain to lose. A specialist in international ... (Read More)
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