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The Spy Who Changed The World: Klaus Fuchs and the Secrets of the Nuclear Bomb
Mike Rossiter.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755365647.  Daedalus Item Code: 54210
 
In "a gripping espionage story that might have been penned by the master of Cold War spy fiction, John le Carré" (Daily Express, London), the author of I Sank the Bismarck and Target ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
Clare Mulley.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250030320.  Daedalus Item Code: 60824
 
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her death certificate accurately indicated that she died from a stab wound to her ... (Read More)
 
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
 
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
 
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Steeped in History: The Art of Tea
Beatrice Hohenegger, ed.
Publisher: Fowler Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780977834419.  Daedalus Item Code: 60025
 
After water, tea is the most frequently consumed beverage in the world, and has played a central role in everything from the ritual pursuit of enlightenment in Japan to political protests in Colonial ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Maps: Putting the World in Perspective
Anne Rooney.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784048433.  Daedalus Item Code: 52631
 
Maps do much more than help us find our way, argues medieval literature scholar Anne Rooney; they also reflect our pre-occupations and prejudices, from Aztec images describing landscapes and cultural ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Medicine: From Leaches to Gene Therapy
Mary Dobson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781623650582.  Daedalus Item Code: 60575
 
In this fascinating visual exploration of the history of medical science, Mary Dobson charts the ways in which we have fought with disease and injury over several millennia, from the "humors" of ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of the Unsinkable Titanic
Michael Wilkinson & Robert Hamilton.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242746.  Daedalus Item Code: 52853
 
While the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has been documented many times in books and films, this intriguing book tells the ship's story through the newspaper articles of the era—often containing ... (Read More)
 
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Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Scott McGaugh.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611458398.  Daedalus Item Code: 60769
 
The author of Battlefield Angels, Scott McGaugh here profiles a remarkable if little-heralded figure of the Civil War, but one who would have been well-known to the doctors and nurses depicted ... (Read More)
 
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The Sword and the Stylus: An Introduction to Wisdom in the Age of Empires
Leo G. Perdue.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802862457.  Daedalus Item Code: 60453
 
The frequent disregard of historical and social contexts by many scholars of wisdom often leads to the distortion of this literature, posits biblical scholar Leo Perdue, which transforms the relevant ... (Read More)
 
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Swords and Hilt Weapons
Michael Sharpe.
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781607106388.  Daedalus Item Code: 51648
 
For thousands of years, swords and other blades were the weapons of choice in any conflict, and although they have been supplanted by firearms in most combat situations, swords still evoke a heroic ... (Read More)
 
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Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings: The Mysterious Significance and Forgotten Origins of Signs and Symbols in the Modern World
T.A. Kenner.
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781560259497.  Daedalus Item Code: 60454
 
Why are traffic lights red, amber and green? Why is the Virgin Mary so often depicted in blue robes? Where did the equals sign originate? Who decided the Pentagon should be a five-sided building and ... (Read More)
 
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A Tale of Two Murders: Passion and Power in Seventeenth-Century France
James R. Farr.
Publisher: Duke.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780822334712.  Daedalus Item Code: 51280
 
As scandalous as any modern-day celebrity murder trial, the "Giroux affair" was a maelstrom of intrigue. In 1638 Philippe Giroux, a judge in the highest royal court of Burgundy, allegedly murdered ... (Read More)
 
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