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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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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain
Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605422.  Daedalus Item Code: 50952
 
Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and "well-willer to the mathematics," Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was an invented figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler
Peter Eisner.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062049148.  Daedalus Item Code: 52579
 
In 1938, Pope Pius enlisted American Jesuit John LaFarge to write a papal encyclical—the Vatican's strongest decree—publicly condemning Hitler, Mussolini, and their campaign against the Jews. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Power at Sea: Three-Volume Set
Lisle A. Rose.
Publisher: Missouri.   Format: boxed set.
Daedalus Item Code: 61709
 
The 20th century was preeminently an age of warring states and collapsing empires, notes historian Lisle Rose in this three-volume, slipcased chronicle, tracing the emergence of sea power after the ... (Read More)
 
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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Alexis Madrigal.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820991.  Daedalus Item Code: 60504
 
Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early 19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (Read More)
 
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Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts
James Anderson Winn.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199372195.  Daedalus Item Code: 60949
 
The last of the Stuart line, Queen Anne (1665–1714) was a cultured monarch during a particularly fertile era for British art, music, and literature. As James Anderson Winn details in this biography, ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003638.  Daedalus Item Code: 49564
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) In his third History of England, following Foundation and Tudors, two-time Whitbread Award winner and Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd ... (Read More)
 
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The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Making and Breaking of Nations
Jacob Soll.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846146411.  Daedalus Item Code: 61513
 
Also the author of Publishing "The Prince" and The Information Master, Jacob Soll here shows how the use or misuse of financial bookkeeping has determined the fates of entire societies, ... (Read More)
 
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Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River
Robert Twigger.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780220932.  Daedalus Item Code: 70098
 
Variously awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry, the Somerset Maugham Award for Literature, and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for his writing, poet, adventurer, and outdoor writer ... (Read More)
 
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