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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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Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art
Robert E. Greenspan.
Publisher: Ponteverde Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780972448604.  Daedalus Item Code: 42780
 
This magisterial history of medicine, dentistry, and even quackery is conveyed by physicians and their patients through anecdotes, letters, and art. The discipline's discoveries and controversies, as ... (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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The Mississippi River in Maps & Views: From Lake Itasca to The Gulf of Mexico
Robert A. Holland.
Publisher: Rizzoli.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780847830718.  Daedalus Item Code: 42077
 
This celebration of "America's Main Street" features more than 80 full color maps dating from as early as 1524, documenting the European discovery and exploration of the river and the extraordinary ... (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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Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives
Peter Caddick-Adams.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590207253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42205
 
Two men came to personify Allied and German generalship in World War II: Field Marshals Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel, who came to be revered as two of the great commanders of their age. Born ... (Read More)
 
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Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive
Ray Raphael.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595270.  Daedalus Item Code: 43118
 
The author of A People's History of the American Revolution and Founding Myths here gives us the little-known yet dramatic story of the politics and personalities behind the creation of ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs Zigzag: The Extraordinary Life of a Secret Agent's Wife
Betty Chapman & Ronald L. Bonewitz. Nigel West, foreword.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752488134.  Daedalus Item Code: 43020
 
When Betty Farmer married double agent Eddie Chapman—famously known as Agent Zigzag—she knew her life would never be ordinary. Yet even before their marriage, her life involved incendiary bombs, ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon
Michael O'Brien.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312681142.  Daedalus Item Code: 44048
 
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 Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case
Pat Brown.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616146504.  Daedalus Item Code: 43836
 
Pharaoh Cleopatra VII has long been portrayed as a defeated monarch who desperately ended her own life with the bite of an asp, as her nemesis—the Roman general Octavian, later the emperor known as ... (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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