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A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780976670605.  Daedalus Item Code: 38498
 
Take a journey into the city of theaters, bars, and hotel rooms where Dorothy Parker sharpened her wit, polished her writing, and captured the edgy mood of her times. Her life and work "were not only ... (Read More)
 
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Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag
Orlando Figes.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846144882.  Daedalus Item Code: 38483
 
Lev and Svetlana, lovers in Stalin's Soviet Union, were kept apart for 14 years—first by World War II, and then by the paranoid caprices of Stalin's Gulag, where Lev was sent for an imagined offense. ... (Read More)
 
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Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War
James A. Ramage & Andrea S. Watkins.
Publisher: Kentucky/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780813134406.  Daedalus Item Code: 38049
 
As they began a pivotal chapter in our westward expansion, Kentucky's first settlers brought with them a dedication to democracy and great optimism about the future. Far from being provincial, ... (Read More)
 
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Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century's Most Influential Economist
Peter Clarke.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190232.  Daedalus Item Code: 31906
 
Historian Peter Clarke provides a timely and masterful account of the life and work of John Maynard Keynes, whose ideas inspired the New Deal and helped rebuild world economies after World War II, ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Smuggler: Jane Whorwood, Secret Agent to Charles I
John Fox.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752450018.  Daedalus Item Code: 23173
 
Jane Whorwood (1612–84) was one of Charles I's closest confidantes, an extraordinary woman who emerges in this biography as a forgotten key player in the English Civil War. The daughter of Scots ... (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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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East
Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Brysac.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393061994.  Daedalus Item Code: 23881
 
In a brilliant narrative history full of rich character studies, Karl Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac trace today's troubles in the so-called Middle East back to the imperial overreaching of Great ... (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 (1326–1382) 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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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385344968.  Daedalus Item Code: 38843
 
In this juicy and entertaining companion piece to Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon, continues the saga of Highclere Castle with the story of ... (Read More)
 
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The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans
Mark Jacobson.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416566281.  Daedalus Item Code: 32263
 
Recalling horror stories of World War II death camps, including the persistent tale that the skin of murdered prisoners was used to make lampshades and other "mementos," journalist Mark Jacobson ... (Read More)
 
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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
Robert B. Strassler, ed. John Marincola, translator. David Thomas, introduction.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849164771.  Daedalus Item Code: 32639
 
A pupil of Socrates and himself a Spartan soldier, Xenophon here details the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Xenophon also provides an overview of the years ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099457237.  Daedalus Item Code: 22166
 
Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Nonfiction, Eric Jager's 2005 investigation recounts the last duel decreed by order of the Parlement of Paris. In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive ... (Read More)
 
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