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Calamities & Catastrophes: The Ten Absolutely Worst Years in History
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476718828.  Daedalus Item Code: 43681
 
Is history always written by the winners? No, says Derek Wilson. Also the author of Britain's Rottenest Years as well as a long list of less cheeky titles, Wilson here gives us ten episodes of ... (Read More)
 
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Capital of the World: A Portrait of New York City in the Roaring Twenties
David Wallace.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762780150.  Daedalus Item Code: 41863
 
In the same absorbing style of his Lost Hollywood, David Wallace here presents the personalities and events that he argues made Prohibition-era New York City the cultural and financial capital ... (Read More)
 
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Capturing the Light: A True Story of Genius, Rivalry and the Birth of Photography
Roger Watson & Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230768864.  Daedalus Item Code: 50323
 
During the 1830s, two very different men—English country gentleman Henry Fox Talbot and flamboyant French artist Louis Daguerre—labored to produce the world's first photograph, developing their own ... (Read More)
 
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Cemetery John: The Undiscovered Mastermind of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
Robert Zorn. John Douglas & Mark Olshaker, foreword.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590208564.  Daedalus Item Code: 42673
 
The kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has haunted the American psyche for more than 80 years. To many investigators, logic and the evidence available cast doubt on the idea that ... (Read More)
 
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A Century of Royalty
Ed West.
Publisher: Shire.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747812739.  Daedalus Item Code: 49245
 
From the 1910 funeral of King Edward VII, which began the modern era inaugurated by his successor George V, to the birth of Prince George to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, in ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing Icarus: The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation
Gavin Mortimer.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717115.  Daedalus Item Code: 31877
 
By 1910, just seven years after the Wright brothers first took off at Kitty Hawk, America and the world were transfixed by the challenge of mastering the air. Dirigibles, balloons, and airplanes vied ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
Richard Cohen.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068753.  Daedalus Item Code: 20565
 
In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, swordsman and publisher Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life in this erudite, ... (Read More)
 
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The China Tea Book
Luo Jialin.
Publisher: Earth Aware.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608871568.  Daedalus Item Code: 34446
 
Originating in China 5,000 years ago, tea became a deeply ingrained part of Chinese culture before spreading throughout the world. Luo Jialin surveys the four main varieties of tea—green, black, ... (Read More)
 
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Churchill & Chartwell: The Untold Story of Churchill's Houses and Gardens
Stefan Buczacki.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711225350.  Daedalus Item Code: 50658
 
Abundantly illustrated with color and black and white photos, artwork, drawings, and ephemera—including Churchill family snapshots and documents—this is a biography of Winston Churchill through the ... (Read More)
 
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Churchill & Sea Power
Christopher M. Bell.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199693573.  Daedalus Item Code: 50169
 
Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times. Yet his record as a naval strategist and custodian of the nation's sea power has ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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The Classical Compendium: A Miscellany of Scandalous Gossip, Bawdy Jokes, Peculiar Facts, and Bad Behavior from the Ancient Greeks and Romans
Philip Matyszak.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500051627.  Daedalus Item Code: 50414
 
Pliny did it, Plutarch did it, Xenophon did it—in fact most ancient writers were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes, and after-dinner jokes, says historian Philip Matyszak. In ... (Read More)
 
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