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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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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 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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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 and Empire: Portrait of an Imperialist
Lawrence James.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780224817.  Daedalus Item Code: 50907
 
The author of The Rise and Fall of the British Empire, as well as a journalist for London's Sunday times and Literary Review, Lawrence James manages to find a new perspective on ... (Read More)
 
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Churchill's Children: The Evacuee Experience in Wartime Britain
John Welshman.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199574414.  Daedalus Item Code: 50929
 
"We were dumped at a roundabout with our labels on," remembers Alexander King, who was 11 at the time. "People pulled and tugged at the children they wanted. It was a bit like a cattle market ... ... (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 Civil War in 50 Objects
Harold Holzer. Eric Foner, intro.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670014637.  Daedalus Item Code: 51241
 
From a soldier's diary (with the pencil still attached) to John Brown's pike, from the Emancipation Proclamation to a Confederate Palmetto flag—and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln's bier—this is a ... (Read More)
 
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