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Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros, and the Politics of Murder
Gus Russo & Stephen Molton.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596916456.  Daedalus Item Code: 61628
 
Built on 30 years of intense research—including discoveries that have rekindled CIA and State Department interest in the Kennedy assassination—this is a vivid, character-driven, almost cinematic ... (Read More)
 
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Bum Fodder: An Absorbing History of Toilet Paper
Richard Smyth.
Publisher: Souvenir.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780285641143.  Daedalus Item Code: 61056
 
In medieval China it was cutting-edge technology. For 19th-century Americans it was a newfangled alternative to dried corncobs and the Sears & Roebuck catalogue, while wits in Georgian London ... (Read More)
 
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By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
Erskine Clarke.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465002726.  Daedalus Item Code: 60483
 
In 1834, aristocratic southerners—and former slave owners—John Leighton and Jane Wilson explored the coastline of West Africa, establishing the first American mission in the region. Over the next 17 ... (Read More)
 
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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
Helen C. Evans & Brandie Ratliff, eds.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179507.  Daedalus Item Code: 61827
 
The world was changing in the 7th-century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire. Byzantium's southern provinces—North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean—were already vibrant and diverse cultural ... (Read More)
 
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Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Mathew W. Lively.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611211382.  Daedalus Item Code: 62142
 
On May 2, 1863, Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson led his Second Corps on a daring flank march around the unsuspecting Army of the Potomac, leading to the rout of a Union corps in one of ... (Read More)
 
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Capital Crimes: Seven Centuries of London Life and Murder
Max Décharné.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099539025.  Daedalus Item Code: 51078
 
London has changed dramatically since the 14th century, from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis, notes writer and musician Max Décharné, yet throughout its history the city has ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain's Table: Life and Dining on the Great Ocean Liners
Sarah Edington.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844861453.  Daedalus Item Code: 63299
 
Opulently appointed and extravagantly staffed, the great ocean liners of the 20th century were equally famous for their sumptuous dining. In this book Sarah Edington recalls the glamour and ... (Read More)
 
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Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life
Eva Petulengro.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447209447.  Daedalus Item Code: 52832
 
In this sequel to her heartwarming memoir The Girl in the Painted Caravan, Eva Petulengro tells how she married outside her Romany culture in 1964, giving up her gypsy caravan for life with a ... (Read More)
 
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Catastrophe: 1914: Europe Goes to War
Max Hastings.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307597052.  Daedalus Item Code: 54683
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013) The standard image of World War I is that of muddy trenches and blasted fields, where ... (Read More)
 
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Challenge of Battle: The Real Story of the British Army in 1914
Adrian Gilbert.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849088596.  Daedalus Item Code: 63061
 
Winston Churchill described the opening campaign of World War I as "a drama never surpassed." In the titanic clash of Europe's armies in 1914, the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) played a notable ... (Read More)
 
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Cheese, Pears, and 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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The Children of Henry VIII
John Guy.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780192840905.  Daedalus Item Code: 50930
 
The author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and Whitbread Award winner "My Heart is My Own": The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, John Guy here lifts the historical veil to ... (Read More)
 
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