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The Venetians: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova
Paul Strathern.
Publisher: Pegasus/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605984896.  Daedalus Item Code: 53351
 
The Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern world, notes Paul Strathern; after its ascendency in the late 13th century, Venice enjoyed centuries of ... (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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A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
Mark A. Bradley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465030095.  Daedalus Item Code: 51374
 
Rhodes Scholar, patriot, and descendent of one of America's most distinguished families, Duncan Chaplin Lee was also possibly the best-placed mole ever to infiltrate U.S. intelligence operations. As ... (Read More)
 
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The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age
Robert Weintraub.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316205917.  Daedalus Item Code: 52589
 
In 1945, Major League Baseball was a ghost of itself, suffering poor attendance as both fans and players served in the war effort overseas. The following spring, Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe ... (Read More)
 
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Visions of England: Or Why We Still Dream of a Place in the Country
Roy Strong.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099540496.  Daedalus Item Code: 52513
 
Why do the British—and a fair number of Americans—still get misty-eyed about England's green and pleasant land? What explains the English obsession with country houses, from the National Trust to ... (Read More)
 
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The Voyages of Captain Cook: 101 Questions and Answers about the Explorer and His Three Great Scientific Expeditions
Anthony Cornish.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844860609.  Daedalus Item Code: 50464
 
What kind of a man was James Cook? Were there really Patagonian giants? And did the Hawaiians really carve one of Captain Cook's leg bones into an arrow? These questions and 98 others are answered in ... (Read More)
 
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Wales: An Illustrated History
Henry Weisser.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780781809368.  Daedalus Item Code: 53054
 
Countless people all over the world can trace their ancestry to a small, beautiful country on the western coast of Great Britain. Yet how many know the history that has made Wales and the Welsh ... (Read More)
 
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War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857202253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42887
 
Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Best had no military training before the ... (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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We'll Meet Again: Britain at War: A Tribute to the Spirit of the People in What Was Britain's Darkest, and Its Finest, Hour
Maureen Hill.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242500.  Daedalus Item Code: 52854
 
A behind-the-scenes look at World War II and a tribute to the British people, this book documents life on the home front in London. These 350 captioned, black and white images from the archives of ... (Read More)
 
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The Western Front Experience: 1914–1918
Gary Sheffield.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9781847329172.  Daedalus Item Code: 51759
 
From the early battles of Mons and Loos through the shocking carnage of the Somme, Arras, and Passchendaele, to the climactic victories of the Hundred Days in 1918, this slipcased album chronicles ... (Read More)
 
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When the Comics Went to War
Adam Riches, with Tim Parker & Robert Frankland.
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781845965549.  Daedalus Item Code: 53308
 
In the late 19th century, British war comics had such a powerful effect on readers that they were thought to offer ideal recruitment opportunities for the army and navy. Their popularity grew in the ... (Read More)
 
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