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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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Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408855430.  Daedalus Item Code: 64469
 
Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land was held communally or else belonged to a monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways of life that went with it, have been ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Book of Days
Marilyn Yurdan.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780752465500.  Daedalus Item Code: 62356
 
Taking you through the year day by day, this eccentric book of days presents 366 quirky, amusing, and significant events and facts from the history of Oxford (the town, the university, and the ... (Read More)
 
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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Margaret MacMillan. Richard Holbrooke, foreword.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375760525.  Daedalus Item Code: 62290
 
(Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, Governor-General's Prize, PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize, and Duff Cooper Prize, and a finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award) Margaret MacMillan's ... (Read More)
 
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Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance
Ada Gobetti. Jomarie Alano, trans.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199380541.  Daedalus Item Code: 63913
 
From the German entry into Turin on September 10, 1943, to the liberation of the city on April 28, 1945, Italian resistance (Resistenza) member Ada Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Philip Taubman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061744006.  Daedalus Item Code: 33194
 
Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... (Read More)
 
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit
Carol Baxter.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780742434.  Daedalus Item Code: 43737
 
A sincere Quaker if a sinning one, John Tawell had been convicted of forgery and transported to Sydney; he returned to England a wealthy man, having become Australia's first pharmacist, though he ... (Read More)
 
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The Penny Post: 1680–1918
Frank Staff.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780718828783.  Daedalus Item Code: 52458
 
An authoritative account of the growth of Britain's Penny Post, originally published in 1964, this book is illustrated throughout with black and white images of cards, stamps, documents, and ... (Read More)
 
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Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832
Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610393317.  Daedalus Item Code: 54293
 
Evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by cub reporter Charles Dickens, the reign of William IV in Britain is often thought to be little more than the "pre-Victorian" era. Yet ... (Read More)
 
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Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780297864301.  Daedalus Item Code: 64482
 
Evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by cub reporter Charles Dickens, the reign of William IV in Britain is often thought to be little more than the "pre-Victorian" era. Yet ... (Read More)
 
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Rough-and-Tumble Career of James McParland, America's Sherlock Holmes
Beau Riffenburgh.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143126072.  Daedalus Item Code: 63731
 
The operatives of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency were renowned for their subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation—none more so than James McParland, whose reputation mirrored the agency's ... (Read More)
 
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Plato's Political Philosophy
Mark Blitz.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801897658.  Daedalus Item Code: 63239
 
Focusing on three of Plato's dialogues—The Laws, The Republic, and The Statesman—Mark Blitz lays out the philosopher's principal interests in government and the strength and ... (Read More)
 
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