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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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Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
Norman Moss.
Publisher: Overlook/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590201022.  Daedalus Item Code: 12968
 
After the devastation of World War II and the realization that the damage to Europe was irreparable, the balance of world power shifted across the Atlantic from Europe to the United States. Historian ... (Read More)
 
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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
David Cordingly.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068159.  Daedalus Item Code: 41012
 
A dauntless adventurer who lost his fortune as often as his temper, Captain Woodes Rogers was sent into the thick of the action during Britain's war with Spain, when he was hired to lead a 1708 ... (Read More)
 
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Pistols at Dawn: A History of Dueling
Richard Hopton.
Publisher: Piatkus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749929961.  Daedalus Item Code: 38472
 
Dueling is embedded in our collective consciousness; through numerous films and books, it evokes a code of manners among gentlemen, defending their honor with rapiers or pistols in the early morning ... (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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Poison: An Illustrated History
Joel Levy.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762770564.  Daedalus Item Code: 22938
 
Easy to obtain and administer, poisons are often hard to detect or trace. They can kill, but they can also smooth wrinkles, calm nerves, create inspiring visions, and cure illnesses. Indeed, says ... (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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A Postcard from Shakespeare's Avon
Jan Dobrzynski & Keith Turner.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750948487.  Daedalus Item Code: 30117
 
Flowing for nearly 100 miles through gently rolling countryside at the very heart of England, the Avon is one of the most quintessentially English rivers in the country. Visiting such places as ... (Read More)
 
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Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain
Neil R. Storey.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752452692.  Daedalus Item Code: 23165
 
Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this is an illustrated tour of the Victorian prison system and the daily experiences of those on both sides of the bars, including food, divine service, ... (Read More)
 
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The Quiet World: Saving Alaska's Wilderness Kingdom 1879–1960
Douglas Brinkley.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062005960.  Daedalus Item Code: 22322
 
This riveting history of some of America's most beautiful natural resources, by the author of the National Outdoor Book Award–winning The Wilderness Warrior, documents the heroic fight waged ... (Read More)
 
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A Rainbow in the Night: The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa
Dominique Lapierre.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306818820.  Daedalus Item Code: 21889
 
In 1652 a group of Dutch Calvinist farmers landed on the southernmost tip of Africa with a mandate from the Dutch India Company simply to grow vegetables and supply ships rounding the cape. The ... (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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