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The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler
Peter Eisner.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062049148.  Daedalus Item Code: 52579
 
In 1938, Pope Pius enlisted American Jesuit John LaFarge to write a papal encyclical—the Vatican's strongest decree—publicly condemning Hitler, Mussolini, and their campaign against the Jews. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Portrait of an Era: An Illustrated History of Britain, 1900–1945
Juliet Gardiner, foreword.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780200118.  Daedalus Item Code: 52373
 
The early 20th century was a time of enormous change politically, technologically, and socially, and nowhere more so than in Britain. One of those changes was the sudden popularity of personal ... (Read More)
 
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Postcards of Lost Royals
Andrew Roberts, intro.
Publisher: Bodleian Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851243327.  Daedalus Item Code: 43740
 
The royal houses of Europe, Africa, and Asia once ruled a continent and held dominions beyond the seas; today only a few monarchs still reign in Europe, and only with their powers significantly ... (Read More)
 
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Practice to Deceive
Ann Rule.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416544623.  Daedalus Item Code: 51844
 
On Christmas Day 2003, Russel Douglas was found shot between the eyes in his car on the idyllic Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. The police doubt that they will find the perpetrator, but a vital clue ... (Read More)
 
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Prairie Fever: How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West
Peter Pagnamenta.
Publisher: Duckworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780715643723.  Daedalus Item Code: 51226
 
From the 1830s onward, a succession of well-born Britons headed west to the great American wilderness to find adventure and fulfillment, bringing along their dogs, sporting guns, valets, and all the ... (Read More)
 
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The Pride of Place: Local Memories and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century France
Stephane Gerson.
Publisher: Cornell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801488733.  Daedalus Item Code: 91904
 
Nineteenth-century France grew fascinated with the local past. Thousands of citizens embraced local archaeology, penned historical vignettes and monographs, staged historical pageants, and created ... (Read More)
 
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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Nicholas Shakespeare.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846554834.  Daedalus Item Code: 52438
 
When Somerset Maugham Award winner Nicholas Shakespeare discovered a trunk full of his late aunt's personal belongings, he realized that the glamorous, reticent figure he remembered from his ... (Read More)
 
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The Prison Cookbook
Peter Higginbotham.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454238.  Daedalus Item Code: 52439
 
In this follow-up to The Workhouse Cookbook, Peter Higginbotham lifts the lid on the real story of prison food in Britain. He traces the history of prison catering from the Middle Ages—when ... (Read More)
 
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The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early-19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (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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Rabbit Stew and a Penny or Two: A Gypsy Family's Hard and Happy Times on the Road in the 1950s
Maggie Smith-Bendell.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349123615.  Daedalus Item Code: 52416
 
Born on a Somerset pea field in 1941, the second of eight children in a Romani family, Maggie Smith-Bendell has lived through the years of greatest change in the travelling community's long history. ... (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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