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The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties
Carol Berkin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476743790.  Daedalus Item Code: 64693
 
Revered today for articulating America's founding principles, the first ten amendments—the Bill of Rights—was in fact a political stratagem executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the ... (Read More)
 
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Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Survival
Wendy Holden.
Publisher: Sphere.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780751557381.  Daedalus Item Code: 61308
 
Among the uncounted thousands of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka were strangers to each other, yet they shared a secret: each was newly pregnant, and ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Tea: The Extraordinary Story of the World's Favourite Drink
Roy Moxham.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845297473.  Daedalus Item Code: 63152
 
From the plantation to the breakfast table, from its discovery in ancient China to the present day, this is a stimulating history of the world's obsession with tea. Roy Moxham first became fascinated ... (Read More)
 
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Bright Young Things: A Modern Guide to the Roaring Twenties
Alison Maloney.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780385345255.  Daedalus Item Code: 60482
 
"The flapper awoke from her lethargy of sub-deb-ism, bobbed her hair, put on her choicest pair of earrings and a great deal of audacity and rouge and went into battle," wrote Zelda Fitzgerald in ... (Read More)
 
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Britain's Coastline
Jerome Monahan.
Publisher: Myriad Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847460134.  Daedalus Item Code: 62924
 
In hundreds of vivid photos this album tours the endlessly varied coastline of Great Britain, from the dockyards of the southeast through the rural tranquility of Dorset and the rugged coves of ... (Read More)
 
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Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds
Francis J. Bremer.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179132.  Daedalus Item Code: 62703
 
The co-founder of the colony of New Haven (later folded into Connecticut), clergyman John Davenport has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. ... (Read More)
 
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The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings
Simon Thurley.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007301409.  Daedalus Item Code: 62554
 
From Norman castles to the 1909 Selfridges department store, former Chief Executive of English Heritage Simon Thurley looks at how the architecture of England has evolved over the past thousand ... (Read More)
 
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The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton: And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press
Jeremy Clay.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781848316003.  Daedalus Item Code: 64752
 
"Holidaymaker Fights Off African Lion in Welsh Hotel Room." "Man Swallows Mouse and Dies." "Wife Driven Mad by Husband Tickling Feet." "Pallbearer Killed by Coffin in Graveyard." "Liberals Eat Dog." ... (Read More)
 
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The Busiest Man in England: A Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary
Kate Colquhoun.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567923018.  Daedalus Item Code: 61669
 
Today one would be hard pressed to choose a "preeminent Victorian," but among the Victorians themselves it was agreed that one figure towered above most. Joseph Paxton (1803–65) stood atop the worlds ... (Read More)
 
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Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry
Roger Watson & Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250009708.  Daedalus Item Code: 63378
 
During the 1830s, two very different men—English country gentleman Henry Fox Talbot and flamboyant French artist Louis Daguerre—labored to produce the world's first photograph, developing their own ... (Read More)
 
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Cheese, Pears & History in a Proverb
Massimo Montanari.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152518.  Daedalus Item Code: 62021
 
Intrigued by the Italian expression "Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears," Massimo Montanari set out to unravel the phrase's origin and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, ... (Read More)
 
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A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel
Edmund Levin.
Publisher: Schocken.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805242997.  Daedalus Item Code: 61551
 
On March 20, 1911, in a cave near Kiev, the body of 13-year-old Andrei Yushchinsky was found with dozens of stab wounds. Russian police arrested Mendel Beilis, a brick factory clerk and father of ... (Read More)
 
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