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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 though to be little more than the "pre-Victorian" era. Yet ... (Read More)
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Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
James R. Gilmore.
Publisher: Stackpole.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811702614.  Daedalus Item Code: 41710
Long out of print—and for years found only in rare bookshops—James Gilmore's 1898 portrait of Abraham Lincoln is available again with this reprint edition. Gilmore (1822–1903), who wrote for the ... (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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Playships of the World: The Naval Diaries of Admiral Dan Gallery, 1920–1924
Dan Gallery. Robert Shenk, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037221.  Daedalus Item Code: 41791
After touring the USS Pittsburgh off the French Riviera in 1926, James Thurber described it as the "Playship of the World." Dan Gallery, who would later be famous for capturing the German ... (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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Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Kostas Vlassopoulos.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380897.  Daedalus Item Code: 13728
Ancient Greece is famous as the civilization that "gave" the world democracy. Democracy has in modern times become the rallying cry of liberation from supposed totalitarianism and dictatorship. It is ... (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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Portobello Road: Lives of a Neighborhood
Julian Mash.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711234901.  Daedalus Item Code: 54330
Despite the waves of gentrification, soaring rents, and the recent arrival of High Street chains, the Bohemian, anarchic, creative spirit of London's celebrated Portobello Road still survives. Julian ... (Read More)
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Postcards of Lost Royals
Andrew Roberts, intro.
Publisher: Bodleian Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851243327.  Daedalus Item Code: 43740
The royal houses of Europe, Africa, and Asia once ruled a continent and held dominions beyond the seas; today only a few monarchs still reign in Europe, and only with their powers significantly ... (Read More)
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The Prison Cookbook
Peter Higginbotham.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454238.  Daedalus Item Code: 52439
In this follow-up to The Workhouse Cookbook, Peter Higginbotham lifts the lid on the real story of prison food in Britain. He traces the history of prison catering from the Middle Ages—when ... (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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