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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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Pity for the Guy: A Biography of Guy Fawkes
John Paul Davis.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720613490.  Daedalus Item Code: 52427
 
The author of Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar returns here with a detailed portrait of the infamous figure behind the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. For hundreds of years Guy Fawkes has been portrayed ... (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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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 Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions
Randolph B. Marcy.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781628736663.  Daedalus Item Code: 61907
 
Covering everything from the best way to move wagons over hostile terrain—and what to pack in them—to describing more than 30 different trails to be taken and the dangers one may face on the way, ... (Read More)
 
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The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
Scott Miller.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979282.  Daedalus Item Code: 62292
 
In this sweeping tale of America at the turn of the 20th century, longtime foreign correspondent Scott Miller examines the forces that put President William McKinley and anarchist Leon Czolgosz on a ... (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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