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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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City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
Roger Crowley.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571245956.  Daedalus Item Code: 41245
 
The author of Constantinople and Empires of the Sea (named the History Book of the Year in 2008 by London's Sunday Times), Roger Crowley here chronicles Venice's 500-year ascent ... (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: 31440
 
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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Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt
Joyce Tyldesley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465018925.  Daedalus Item Code: 32968
 
She was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty of the Ptolemies, who had led Egypt for three centuries. Highly educated (she was the only one of the Ptolemies to read and speak ancient Egyptian as ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth
Susan Walker & Peter Higgs, eds.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691088358.  Daedalus Item Code: 21452
 
Fabled for her sexual allure and cunning intelligence, Cleopatra VII of Egypt has fascinated generations of admirers and detractors since her tumultuous life ended in suicide in 30 BC. This lavishly ... (Read More)
 
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Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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Columbus: The Four Voyages 1492–1504
Laurence Bergreen.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122104.  Daedalus Item Code: 34155
 
Following his biographies of Marco Polo and Magellan (as well as of Louis Armstrong, Al Capone, Irving Berlin, and James Agee), Laurence Bergreen here gives us one of the most accomplished, ... (Read More)
 
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Confederate States Paper Money: Civil War Currency from the South, 11th Edition
George S. Cuhaj, ed.
Publisher: Krause.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780896897069.  Daedalus Item Code: 31672
 
With more than 350 color reproductions of actual notes, this is a beautifully illustrated and thoroughly annotated guide to the currency of the Confederacy during the Civil War and the Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Conspirator: Lenin in Exile
Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465013951.  Daedalus Item Code: 20224
 
The father of Communist Russia, Vladimir Ilych Lenin seems in many histories to have emerged fully formed from the turbulent wake of World War I and the Russian Revolution. But Lenin's character was ... (Read More)
 
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Conway's War at Sea in Photos 1939–1945
Stuart Robertson & Stephen Dent.
Publisher: Conway.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591149255.  Daedalus Item Code: 38379
 
With hundreds of captioned archival photos—some filling two pages—and including rare color images, this book is a wide-ranging visual exploration of the massive military efforts waged at sea during ... (Read More)
 
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Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War
Wiley Sword.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312673703.  Daedalus Item Code: 36272
 
Through diaries and letters written on Civil War battlefields, in camps, and on the deathbeds of fighters from the North and South, Pulitzer Prize nominee Wiley Sword writes of the complex working of ... (Read More)
 
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The Cowboys: How The West Was Won
Bruce Wexler.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616085735.  Daedalus Item Code: 30830
 
The glory days of the Old West cowboy lasted for only a couple of decades, but as this companion volume to The Gunfighters explains, during this short time the cowboy's reputation became a ... (Read More)
 
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