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The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I
Stephen Alford.
Publisher: Bloomsbury/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190096.  Daedalus Item Code: 42213
 
In a Europe aflame with wars of religion and dynastic conflicts, Elizabeth I came to the throne of a realm encircled by the great Catholic powers of France and Spain. Headed by the brilliant and ... (Read More)
 
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The Way We Were: New York: Nostalgic Images of the Empire State
M.J. Howard & Greg Dinkins.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762754540.  Daedalus Item Code: 22945
 
New York City is indelibly etched as a land of skyscrapers and taxi horns, yet the city—and the state beyond—has undergone constant change. Here you'll find newly dug subway tunnels and parts of ... (Read More)
 
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We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860–April 1861
William J. Cooper.
Publisher: Knopf/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400042005.  Daedalus Item Code: 42215
 
Between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, a long tradition of political compromise broke down, and a rapid succession of events led to the Civil ... (Read More)
 
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When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Gal Beckerman.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547577470.  Daedalus Item Code: 31512
 
At the end of World War II, nearly three million Jews were trapped inside the Soviet Union, unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state yet forbidden to leave. Telling the full and inspiring story of ... (Read More)
 
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Where We Worked: A Celebration of America's Workers and the Nation They Built
Jack Larkin.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599219608.  Daedalus Item Code: 22947
 
This remarkable visual history of the American laborer presents 400 captioned images—sepia, black and white, and hand-colored photographs, as well as engravings, art, and ephemera—portraying wheat ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spy Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
Douglas Waller.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416567448.  Daedalus Item Code: 34453
 
A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, "Wild Bill" Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Romance: A Victorian Story of a Marriage, a Trial, and a Self-Made Woman
Chloe Schama.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717368.  Daedalus Item Code: 31930
 
In 1852, on a steamer from France to England, 19-year-old Theresa Longworth met a soldier, William Charles Yelverton, later the Viscount of Avonmore. Their flirtation became an epistolary affair, and ... (Read More)
 
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William H. Prescott's History of the Conquest of Mexico
William H. Prescott. J.H. Elliott, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441146991.  Daedalus Item Code: 42598
 
Originally published in 1843, William Prescott's concise history of Cortés's struggle for control in the New World is vividly imagined and has the narrative drive of a novel. This description of a ... (Read More)
 
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Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War
Giles Milton.
Publisher: Sceptre.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781444716276.  Daedalus Item Code: 32863
 
Wolfram Aïchele was nine years old when Hitler came to power, and his formative years in Pforzheim, in southwestern Germany, were spent in the shadow of the Third Reich. His parents—freethinking ... (Read More)
 
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The Woman Who Shot Mussolini
Frances Stonor Saunders.
Publisher: Metropolitan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805091212.  Daedalus Item Code: 21728
 
At 11 a.m. on April 7, 1926, a woman stepped out of the crowd on Rome's Campidoglio Square. Less than a foot in front of her stood Benito Mussolini. As he raised his arm to give the Fascist salute, ... (Read More)
 
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The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty
Jean Zimmerman.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780156032247.  Daedalus Item Code: 32004
 
"In 1659, 22-year-old Margaret Hardenbroeck arrived in New Amsterdam as a highly independent, unattached 'she-merchant' who collected debts from a Dutch cousin's customers and sought out buyers for ... (Read More)
 
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The Wordy Shipmates
Sarah Vowell.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594489990.  Daedalus Item Code: 22849
 
To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation of chosen people, blessed by God, says Sarah Vowell, the author of Assassination Vacation and a former contributing editor to public ... (Read More)
 
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