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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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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 Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
Wendy Moore.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767916530.  Daedalus Item Code: 42900
 
In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, pioneering surgeon John Hunter was an innovator and an eccentric. Wendy Moore gives us a man who ... (Read More)
 
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The Knight in History
Frances Gies.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060914134.  Daedalus Item Code: 51252
 
Emerging from the embattled early Middle Ages, the armored knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. Medievalist Frances Gies takes us from the knight's earliest ... (Read More)
 
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Knights in History and Legend
Constance Brittain Bouchard, consultant.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781740480284.  Daedalus Item Code: 42074
 
Examining both our fairy tale conception of knights and their somewhat more prosaic reality, this beautifully illustrated history traces the knights from their beginnings as military retainers a ... (Read More)
 
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The Kremlin Conspiracy: A Long, Hot and Cold War
Douglas Boyd.
Publisher: Ian Allan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711034440.  Daedalus Item Code: 50759
 
What did it mean when Vladimir Putin stepped down from president to become prime minister of Russia in 2008 and then took the presidency again in 2012? The Putin-Medvedev clique of mega-rich ex-KGB ... (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 Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce
Hallie Rubenhold.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780701179809.  Daedalus Item Code: 42649
 
She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. The marriage of Lady Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Ditch: Britain's Secret Resistance and the Nazi Invasion Plans
David Lampe. Gary Sheffield, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620878088.  Daedalus Item Code: 50140
 
Historians have often pondered what would have happened if the Germans had occupied Britain in 1940. Based on years of research, World War II veteran David Lampe sheds light on the highly secretive ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898–2009
Harry Patch & Richard van Emden.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608192250.  Daedalus Item Code: 31908
 
"We came across a lad from A company. He was ripped open from his shoulder to his waist by shrapnel and lying in a pool of blood. When we got to him, he said: 'Shoot me.' He was beyond human help ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Ballantine/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607514442.  Daedalus Item Code: 50614
 
The author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky here turns his attention to a disappearing way of life—fishing—and how it has defined one particular town for ... (Read More)
 
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