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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 3
Robert A. Caro.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780394720951.  Daedalus Item Code: 33816
 
(Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize; Winner of the 2002 National Book Award) Spanning Lyndon Johnson's dynamic Senate career from his arrival in 1950 (after 12 years in the House of ... (Read More)
 
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Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Asti Hustvedt.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393025606.  Daedalus Item Code: 23885
 
Blanche, Augustine, and Geneviève were each admitted to the hysteria ward of the Salpêtrière Hospital in 1870s Paris, where their care was directed by the prominent neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. ... (Read More)
 
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The Memoirs of Captain Hugh Crow: The Life and Times of a Slave Trade Captain
Hugh Crow. John Pinfold, intro.
Publisher: Bodleian Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851243211.  Daedalus Item Code: 40665
 
This first-hand account, from a man who commanded one of the last legal slave vessels to cross the Atlantic, offers a frequently troubling yet revealing look into the moral sense and rationale of an ... (Read More)
 
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Memory of the World: The Treasures that Record Our History from 1700 BC to the Present Day
Irina Bokova, foreword.
Publisher: Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007482795.  Daedalus Item Code: 41296
 
From cuneiform tablets of 17th-century BC Anatolia to Landsat photographs marking the past four decades of the changing earth, from the Magna Carta of 1215 and the 42-line Gutenberg Bible on vellum ... (Read More)
 
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The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
Simon Winchester.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062079602.  Daedalus Item Code: 39010
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum has appeared on America's seals and currency. Here the author of The Meaning of Everything, ... (Read More)
 
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A Merciless Place: The Fate of Britain's Convicts After the American Revolution
Emma Christopher.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199782550.  Daedalus Item Code: 30724
 
From the Australian historian who gave us Slave Trade Sailors and Their Captive Cargoes, this story begins with the American War of Independence, until which many British convicts were shipped ... (Read More)
 
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Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman
Elizabeth Abbott.
Publisher: Duckworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780715639467.  Daedalus Item Code: 40922
 
What is it about such women as Madame de Pompadour, Héloise, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Eyre, and Camilla Parker-Bowles that allows or impels them to become mistresses? What is it like to have a private ... (Read More)
 
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The Mistresses of Henry VIII
Kelly Hart.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752458526.  Daedalus Item Code: 40059
 
At the time of his 1509 coronation, 17-year-old Henry VIII was assessed as a "youngling" who cared for nothing but girls and hunting. Over the years, this did not change much, notes Kelly Hart, a ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon
Michael O'Brien.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374215811.  Daedalus Item Code: 21709
 
Early in 1815, Louisa Adams left Saint Petersburg in a Russian carriage on a difficult journey—through eastern Europe and Prussia, and into a France experiencing the tumultuous events surrounding ... (Read More)
 
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The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin's Persecution of One of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Scientists
Peter Pringle.
Publisher: J.R.Books Ltd.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906217914.  Daedalus Item Code: 33919
 
The former Moscow bureau chief of London's Independent and the author of Food, Inc., Peter Pringle re-creates the extraordinary life and tragic end of a brilliant geneticist who fell ... (Read More)
 
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The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307592200.  Daedalus Item Code: 38423
 
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys on a pier discover a floating torso wrapped in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon ... (Read More)
 
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The Mutiny at Brandy Station: The Last Battle of the Hooker Brigade: A Controversial Army Reorganization, Courts Martial, and the Bloody Days that Followed
Frederick B. Arner.
Publisher: Howell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780963852342.  Daedalus Item Code: 40781
 
In March 1864 Major General George Meade reorganized the Army of the Potomac, scattering the soldiers of the famed Hooker Brigade among unfamiliar units. When a small band of officers protested that ... (Read More)
 
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