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Sabres on the Steppes: Danger, Diplomacy and Adventure in the Great Game
John Ure. Toby Ward, illus.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849016674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60474
 
Victorian England produced a breed of international adventurers, some of the most daring of whom set out to help stem Russian military advances—the "Great Game" of imperial ambition in Central Asia. ... (Read More)
 
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The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge
T.J. English.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061824586.  Daedalus Item Code: 62329
 
(Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime) Following up The Westies, Born to Kill, Paddy Whacked, and Havana Nocturne, T.J. English's gripping account of ... (Read More)
 
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The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
Lincoln Paine.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400044092.  Daedalus Item Code: 63736
 
In his wave-making revision of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, Lincoln Paine reveals how knowledge, language, religion, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's ... (Read More)
 
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The Search for Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews
Michael Good.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780823224401.  Daedalus Item Code: 64069
 
Part biography, part detective story, part personal quest, this book by physician Michael Good follows his search for the mysterious German commander of a Lithuanian work camp who saved hundreds of ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital: The Masons and the Building of Washington, D.C.
David Ovason.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060953683.  Daedalus Item Code: 62553
 
There are more than 20 complete zodiac images incorporated into the public architecture of Washington, D.C., each one pointing to an extraordinary mystery. In this richly illustrated text, David ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Jill Lepore.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385354042.  Daedalus Item Code: 63673
 
She is the most popular female superhero of all time. Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941, on the brink of World War II, and aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret War in Italy: Special Forces, Partisans and Covert Operations 1943–45
William Fowler.
Publisher: Ian Allan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711035287.  Daedalus Item Code: 52375
 
In this fine account of the war in Italy and the role of special forces there in the final years of World War II, William Fowler spotlights the last operational airborne combat drop of the war, ... (Read More)
 
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Secret Yankees: The Union Circle in Confederate Atlanta
Thomas G. Dyer.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801868153.  Daedalus Item Code: 61710
 
Despite the unified front projected by the Confederacy, Union sympathizers remained in Atlanta for the duration of the American Civil War, posits Thomas Dyer. Drawing upon a little-known diary by ... (Read More)
 
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Selkirk's Island
Diana Souhami.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782060314.  Daedalus Item Code: 61314
 
(Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award) The author of Gertrude and Alice, Greta and Cecil, and The Trials of Radclyffe Hall, Diana Souhami here gives us a singular ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare's Pub: A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of Its Oldest Pub—The George Inn
Pete Brown.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250033888.  Daedalus Item Code: 63444
 
The author of Man Walks into a Pub and the travel book Three Sheets to the Wind—London's Times Literary Supplement called him "the beer drinker's Bill Bryson"—Pete Brown here ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects
Neil MacGregor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026340.  Daedalus Item Code: 63445
 
Though we feel as though we know the world of Hamlet or Macbeth through Shakespeare's vivid characters, we cannot understand them as his contemporaries did. In this brilliant work of historical ... (Read More)
 
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A Short History of Disease: Plagues, Poxes and Civilisations
Sean Martin.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843444190.  Daedalus Item Code: 63827
 
From the dawn of human history through the modern day, disease has claimed more lives than natural disasters and war combined, and yet it remains an ineradicable menace. In this fascinating anecdotal ... (Read More)
 
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