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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 Kennedy: Elusive Hero
Chris Matthews.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451635096.  Daedalus Item Code: 40802
 
"What was he like?" Jack Kennedy said that the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him "that elusive, unforgettable man?" ... (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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The Joaquín Band: The History Behind the Legend
Lori Lee Wilson.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803234611.  Daedalus Item Code: 43180
 
After the 1846–48 U.S.–Mexican War, gold was discovered in California, prompting thousands of Mexicans and Americans to race to the newly acquired U.S. territory. The inevitable conflict between the ... (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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The King and the Vice Queen: George IV's Last Scandalous Affair
Tom Ambrose.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780750934947.  Daedalus Item Code: 44433
 
Although King George IV's affair with Catholic widow Maria Fitzherbert is widely known, few seem to remember his last great love Elizabeth Conyngham, unkindly dubbed his "Vice Queen," who was his ... (Read More)
 
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King Arthur
Norma Lorre Goodrich.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060971823.  Daedalus Item Code: 44347
 
For centuries scholars have wondered whether or not the legendary King Arthur was real. Here the author of Ancient Myths and Medieval Myths—herself a scholar versed in 20 ancient 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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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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