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Never In A Million Years: A History of Hopeless Predictions
Ivor Baddiel & Jonny Zucker.
Publisher: Orion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781409140221.  Daedalus Item Code: 62420
 
From the scientist who thought our average life span could reach 200 to the record company executives who claimed that the Beatles wouldn't succeed in America, and from an Assyrian prediction that ... (Read More)
 
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New York Immigrant Experience: A Guided Tour Through History
Randi Minetor. Nic Minetor, photos.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762757435.  Daedalus Item Code: 34922
 
This illustrated history of immigration in America's most international city—ranging from colonial times to the mid-19th-century Irish Potato Famine, and from Ellis Island to the present day—provides ... (Read More)
 
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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345438317.  Daedalus Item Code: 62251
 
Naïve and self-absorbed, Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra were the last Romanov rulers of Russia, losing their lives as the Communists seized power in 1917. As this history by the Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Jeffrey Toobin.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400096794.  Daedalus Item Code: 62288
 
(A New York Times Best Book of 2007 and winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize) Here New Yorker staff writer and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of ... (Read More)
 
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The Nixon Tapes: 1971–1972
Douglas Brinkley & Luke A. Nichter, eds.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544274150.  Daedalus Item Code: 60868
 
Between 1971 and 1973, President Richard Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured 3700 hours of recordings, yet less than 5 percent have ever been made public. Luke Nichter transcribed a trove ... (Read More)
 
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None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead: The Story of Elizabeth Bacon Custer
Howard Kazanjian & Chris Enss.
Publisher: TwoDot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762788156.  Daedalus Item Code: 60584
 
On May 17, 1876, General George Custer's wife Libbie kissed him goodbye and wished him good fortune in his efforts to force Lakota and Cheyenne peoples into a reservation. In her black taffeta dress ... (Read More)
 
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Off the Map: Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places, and What They Tell Us About the World
Alastair Bonnett.
Publisher: Aurum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781316030.  Daedalus Item Code: 63164
 
From forgotten enclaves to floating islands, from hidden villages to New York City gutter spaces, this book charts some of the most remarkable yet least known locations on the planet. And while these ... (Read More)
 
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Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning
Kathleen Burk.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871139719.  Daedalus Item Code: 13919
 
(Winner of the Henry Adams Prize) America's close bond with Great Britain seems inevitable, given our shared language and heritage. But as Berkeley- and Oxford-educated historian Kathleen Burk ... (Read More)
 
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On London
Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
 
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
 
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On Wheels
Michael Holroyd.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374226572.  Daedalus Item Code: 54538
 
As a child in World War II–era Britain, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family's cramped garage, sitting in the back seat of a black, eight-horsepower Ford. The author of The Book of ... (Read More)
 
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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
Frederick Lewis Allen.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060956653.  Daedalus Item Code: 49029
 
Prohibition, Al Capone, the scandals of the Harding administration, jazz singers, seismic shifts in manners and morals, all capped off by Black Tuesday—these are just a few facets of the tumultuous ... (Read More)
 
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Operation Damocles: Israel's Secret War Against Hitler's Scientists, 1951–1967
Roger Howard.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605984384.  Daedalus Item Code: 62323
 
From 1951 to 1967 Egypt pursued a secret program to build military rockets capable of reaching Israel; but lacking the technical expertise, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser recruited numerous ... (Read More)
 
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