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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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Willie & Joe Back Home
Bill Mauldin.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606993514.  Daedalus Item Code: 31958
 
The end of World War II tends to be remembered as a time of patriotic euphoria in America, but one of the truest homecoming histories comes from the pen of the war's most famous cartoonist. Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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Witness to America: A Documentary History of the United States from the Revolution to Today, Updated Edition
Douglas Brinkley, ed.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061990281.  Daedalus Item Code: 20189
 
In this updated edition of the book he co-edited with Stephen Ambrose, Douglas Brinkley presents a profound collection of eyewitness accounts chronicling the American experience from the perspectives ... (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 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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