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Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases from the Archives of the NYPD from 1831 to the Present
Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing & Robert Mladinich.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316391238.  Daedalus Item Code: 69445
 
Compulsively fascinating, this oversized album revisits the most notorious crimes in New York City's history. NYPD lieutenant Bernard Whalen, former detective Robert Mladinich, and New York crime ... (Read More)
 
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The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Douglas Anderson.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781421405230.  Daedalus Item Code: 63332
 
It seems only logical that Benjamin Franklin would be as radical and innovative when it came to crafting his autobiography as he was with his inventions and political thought, posits English ... (Read More)
 
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Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Triumph of the Medieval Mind
Philip Ball.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099499442.  Daedalus Item Code: 63663
 
In the 12th century, Christians in Europe began to design soaring, spacious monuments flooded with light from immense windows; these were the first Gothic churches, and the crowning example was the ... (Read More)
 
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Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory & Remembrance
Mark A. Snell, ed.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873389402.  Daedalus Item Code: 42667
 
This anthology of essays surveys how Americans have remembered, commemorated, and interpreted the history of World War I's AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) and its soldiers, shedding light on how ... (Read More)
 
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Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Fay, and the Vichy Dilemma
Barbara Will.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152631.  Daedalus Item Code: 61617
 
In 1941, Jewish-American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life, translating for American audiences the speeches of Marshal ... (Read More)
 
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780525426783.  Daedalus Item Code: 69368
 
The author of the National Book Award winner In The Heart of the Sea and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower here offers a surprising account of the middle years of the American ... (Read More)
 
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Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit
Mark Honigsbaum.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330491150.  Daedalus Item Code: 51401
 
In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... (Read More)
 
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A Vast and Open Plain: The Writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804–1806
Clay S. Jenkinson, ed. James P. Ronda, foreword.
Publisher: State Historical Society of North Dakota.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781891419287.  Daedalus Item Code: 64511
 
During their three-year odyssey to the west coast, the Lewis and Clark expedition spent 215 days in North Dakota, making this book a major document of the Corps of Discovery's historical mission. ... (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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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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Victoria—The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Julia Baird.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069880.  Daedalus Item Code: 69427
 
The term "Victorian" has long conjured propriety and adherence to convention—yet the queen for whom the era was named was far from the staid, reserved monarch one would imagine, as journalist, ... (Read More)
 
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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
Paul Martin.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616149277.  Daedalus Item Code: 71076
 
From the drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his post at Ford's Theatre (and gave assassin John Wilkes Booth unchallenged access to President Lincoln) to the notorious Kansas quack who made ... (Read More)
 
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