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The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs
The Duchess of Northumberland.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752494517.  Daedalus Item Code: 54404
 
The founder of the notorious Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle and author of The Poison Diaries, the current Duchess of Northumberland, Jane Percy, gives us this lovely little handbook on potent ... (Read More)
 
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Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero
James Romm.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307596871.  Daedalus Item Code: 61555
 
Classical scholar James Romm—author of Ghost on the Throne and Herodotus—here gives us murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, and history on a grand scale in the late life of Seneca, ... (Read More)
 
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Dynamite, Treason & Plot: Terrorism in Victorian & Edwardian London
Simon Webb.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752463780.  Daedalus Item Code: 40056
 
Although Britons may think of terrorism as a relatively recent phenomenon, it has been a feature of London life for more than 150 years. In this history, Simon Webb reveals the schemes—perpetrated by ... (Read More)
 
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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters
Richard Bernstein.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375414091.  Daedalus Item Code: 13680
 
In this rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West—a pervasive yet often ignored aspect of their long historical relationship—Richard Bernstein ... (Read More)
 
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Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877
Brenda Wineapple.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061234576.  Daedalus Item Code: 52561
 
Broadly surveying the most tumultuous decades in America's history, the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist White Heat vividly brings to life the secession crisis, the ... (Read More)
 
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Edward S. Curtis: Visions of the First Americans
Don Gulbrandsen. Edward S. Curtis, photog.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785826507.  Daedalus Item Code: 61110
 
Edward Sheriff Curtis is regarded as one of America's great photographers. His iconic catalogue The North American Indians took 30 years to complete and cost him his marriage and his health, ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Alison Weir.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345521361.  Daedalus Item Code: 62050
 
She was the first Tudor queen, and the namesake of her granddaughter Elizabeth I. Elizabeth of York was the first-born child of King Edward IV, and like her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, she ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court
Anna Whitelock.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408836613.  Daedalus Item Code: 53282
 
Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, and for more than 40 years her bedchamber was the heart of her court. Elizabeth's private life was of public concern—her body represented the state ... (Read More)
 
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Emergence of a Free Press
Leonard W. Levy.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566635608.  Daedalus Item Code: 33688
 
What did "freedom of the press" really mean to the framers of the First Amendment and their contemporaries? Pulitzer Prize–winning constitutional historian Leonard Levy scrupulously examines that ... (Read More)
 
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Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War, and the Twilight of Empire
Calder Walton.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781468307153.  Daedalus Item Code: 61755
 
Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the looming specter of Soviet dominance in Britain's dwindling colonial possessions, the imperial intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but virtually ... (Read More)
 
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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345534521.  Daedalus Item Code: 62052
 
When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale—a mansion that had been unoccupied for nearly 60 years—he had stumbled onto a compelling mystery. The house ... (Read More)
 
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England, Arise: The People, The King & The Great Revolt of 1381
Juliet Barker.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349123820.  Daedalus Item Code: 61261
 
In the summer of 1381, England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Even at this critical moment, contemporaries dismissed vast swaths of people as "the ... (Read More)
 
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