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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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The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva: & Other Morsels of Misinformation from the History Books
David Haviland.
Publisher: Tarcher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585429394.  Daedalus Item Code: 63429
 
History may be written by the winners, but historically, the winners haven't always been the best historians. Fortunately, David Haviland is one of the best historians—or at the very least, one of ... (Read More)
 
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The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
Jay Wexler.
Publisher: Beacon Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780807000908.  Daedalus Item Code: 63174
 
Including its 27 amendments, the Constitution contains about 8,000 words, notes Jay Wexler in this follow-up to Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church-State Wars—yet ... (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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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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Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance
Philip White.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610390590.  Daedalus Item Code: 52578
 
In 1945 Communism was on the march; the people of Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Poland all found themselves in the grip of the Soviets, the Red Army occupied a large German territory, and the ... (Read More)
 
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Outlaws!: Adventures of Pirates, Scoundrels, and Other Rebels
Laurent Maréchaux. Louise Lalaurie Rogers, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301079.  Daedalus Item Code: 41354
 
The French seem to have a certain weakness for the outlaw—the man or woman of action who, ill-suited to the strictures and reprobation of society, chooses to live by his or her own rules. Indeed, the ... (Read More)
 
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Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail
Ezra Meeker & Howard R. Driggs.
Publisher: Plain Sight.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781462112326.  Daedalus Item Code: 63101
 
As a boy in Indianapolis he delivered newspapers to Henry Ward Beecher; as a young man in 1852 he set out with his wife, infant son, and brother on the Oregon Trail. Then, in 1906, having made and ... (Read More)
 
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