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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 Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother
Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin & Michael Jones.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451629545.  Daedalus Item Code: 36227
 
This is a fascinating historical omnibus by three experts on early Tudor history and the War of the Roses, introducing three of England's most powerful women. In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa ... (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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World at War: World War 1914–1939
Duncan Hill, ed.
Publisher: Transatlantic Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907176678.  Daedalus Item Code: 23634
 
"The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime." So said British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Gray on the eve of the Great War in 1914. The Bolsheviks ... (Read More)
 
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World War II: The Unseen Visual History
The Caen Memorial. Christopher Caines, trans.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781595586810.  Daedalus Item Code: 34942
 
This stirring account of World War II draws on a rich trove of historical images and artifacts collected in Caen, France, one of many cities devastated by that pivotal conflict. In the form of a ... (Read More)
 
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World War II Secret Operations Handbook: S.O.E., O.S.S. & Maquis Guide to Sabotaging the Nazi War Machine
Stephen Hart & Chris Mann.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762779864.  Daedalus Item Code: 32556
 
The combat skills and tricks used by the Allied military, special forces, and resistance fighters in World War II are demonstrated in this manual, including how to work as a sniper, blow up bridges, ... (Read More)
 
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The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law
Roger K. Newman, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300113006.  Daedalus Item Code: 22119
 
Named one of the best reference books of 2009 by the Library Journal, this single-volume encyclopedia presents succinct entries devoted to more than 700 subjects selected for their significant ... (Read More)
 
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Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought On the Civil War
Douglas R. Egerton.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596916197.  Daedalus Item Code: 31931
 
In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. But the Democrats would split over the issue of ... (Read More)
 
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Young Al Capone: The Untold Story of Scarface in New York, 1899–1925
William Balsamo & John Balsamo.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620871096.  Daedalus Item Code: 34086
 
The legendary Chicago gangster known as "Scarface" began his career in Brooklyn, New York, tutored by infamous mobsters Johnny Torrio and Frankie Yale. Along with 50 black and white photographs, this ... (Read More)
 
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The Young Hitler I Knew: The Definitive Inside Look at the Artist Who Became a Monster
August Kubizek. Geoffrey Brooks, trans. Ian Kershaw, intro.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611450583.  Daedalus Item Code: 21662
 
In 1904, young August Kubizek met young Adolf Hitler in line for standing room at the opera. Their mutual love of music created an immediate bond, and over the next four years they became close ... (Read More)
 
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Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill
Michael Shelden.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451609912.  Daedalus Item Code: 40607
 
In our memory, Winston Churchill remains the man with the cigar and the affable expression of indefatigable perseverance; few remember that by 1916, he was considered washed up at the age of 40, his ... (Read More)
 
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