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Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America
John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr & Alexander Vassiliev.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164381.  Daedalus Item Code: 50808
In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of intelligence operations against the United States; years later, living in Britain, he was able to ... (Read More)
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Spies & Spymasters of the Civil War: Revised Edition
Donald E. Markle.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 0781807611.  Daedalus Item Code: P8765
"The history of Civil War espionage is usually mentioned only in passing in general accounts of the war. Lying under a cloud of romanticism, its details have had to be ferreted out in specialized ... (Read More)
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The Spirit of London
Paul Cohen-Portheim. Simon Jenkins, foreword.
Publisher: Batsford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849940283.  Daedalus Item Code: 51870
This delightful snapshot of the British capital before World War II was originally published in 1935, and offers a singular look at urban life and attitudes of the day. Curiously, it was written not ... (Read More)
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S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome
Mary Beard.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871404237.  Daedalus Item Code: 59389
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Think you know Roman history? Here a leading classicist presents a new way of seeing the Roman Empire, which promises to become the standard. Mary ... (Read More)
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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 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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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 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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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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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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"The Blue Beast": Power & Passion in the Great War
Jonathan Walker.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752465975.  Daedalus Item Code: 53407
Tracing the intimate lives of three extraordinary women during the course of World War I in Britain, military historian Jonathan Walker illuminates how the "blue beast"—an Edwardian term for sexual ... (Read More)
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Theodora: Empress of Byzantium
Paolo Cesaretti.
Publisher: Vendome.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780865652378.  Daedalus Item Code: 53454
Rising from the lowest ranks of Byzantine society—she was the daughter of a bear-keeper and as a young woman became an actress in the burlesque theater—Theodora became the wife of Byzantine emperor ... (Read More)
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