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The Venetians: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova
Paul Strathern.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605984896.  Daedalus Item Code: 62331
 
The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern world, notes Paul Strathern; after its ascendency in the late 13th century, Venice enjoyed centuries of ... (Read More)
 
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The Venlo Incident: A Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot
S. Payne Best. Nigel Jones, intro.
Publisher: Frontline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848325692.  Daedalus Item Code: 52430
 
Originally published in 1950, this is the gripping account by Sigismund Payne Best, a captain in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, of a 1939 operation in the Netherlands. Best had been sent ... (Read More)
 
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A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
Mark A. Bradley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465030095.  Daedalus Item Code: 51374
 
Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America's most distinguished families, Duncan Chaplin Lee was also possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. As ... (Read More)
 
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The Victorian Gardener
Caroline Ikin.
Publisher: Shire.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747813279.  Daedalus Item Code: 63067
 
Over the course of the 19th century in Britain, gardening came to be considered a respectable profession. Training courses and apprenticeships prepared young gardeners for a trade in horticulture, ... (Read More)
 
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The Viking Experience: This Fully Illustrated Book Contains Removable Documents of Historical Importance
Marjolein Stern & Roderick Dale.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781780974958.  Daedalus Item Code: 63100
 
Late in the 8th century, as Charlemagne was founding the Holy Roman Empire in Europe, a devastating raid on the English abbey of Lindisfarne signaled the beginning of the Viking era. Seafaring ... (Read More)
 
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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France
Caroline Moorehead.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062202475.  Daedalus Item Code: 63464
 
In her follow-up to A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France, Caroline Moorehead tells the story of a French mountain community that ... (Read More)
 
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Voices from the Holocaust: First-Hand Accounts from the Frontline of History
Jon E. Lewis.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849017237.  Daedalus Item Code: 63832
 
There have been untold numbers of works studying the Holocaust in every imaginable way, but this anthology of eyewitness testimonies to the horrors is remarkable for its depth and thoroughness, ... (Read More)
 
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War: A Short History
Jeremy Black.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441155412.  Daedalus Item Code: 61254
 
In this concise history of war, Jeremy Black ranges across five continents and all of human history, introducing readers to the major themes of warfare and providing astute insights and ... (Read More)
 
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War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures and Debt
Kwasi Kwarteng.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408848159.  Daedalus Item Code: 53894
 
At the dawn of the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World; the vast quantities of gold and silver they found and took would make Spain rich, yet the new wealth was plunged into ... (Read More)
 
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War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857202253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42887
 
Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Best had no military training before the ... (Read More)
 
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War Since 1900: History, Strategy, Weaponry
Jeremy Black, ed.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500251638.  Daedalus Item Code: 60476
 
This wide-ranging, heavily illustrated analysis of 20th-century warfare, with contributions from distinguished military historians from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, and France, ... (Read More)
 
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The Warrior's Life
Alfred de Vigny.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141392806.  Daedalus Item Code: 62131
 
At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a generation of French soldiers were haunted by defeat, among them the young poet Alfred de Vigny (17971863), an aristocrat dispossessed by the Revolution. Noted ... (Read More)
 
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