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Domestic Affairs: Intimacy, Eroticism, and Violence Between Servants and Masters in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Kristina Straub.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780801890499.  Daedalus Item Code: 63232
 
From Daniel Defoe's Family Instructor to William Godwin's political novel Caleb Williams, British literature written for and about servants tells a hitherto veiled story about the ... (Read More)
 
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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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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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Dustbowl Desperados: Gangsters of the Dirty '30s
Stone Wallace.
Publisher: Folk Lore.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781894864107.  Daedalus Item Code: 63538
 
Born of the Great Depression and hard times in America, as drought and crop failures ravaged the West and jobless drifters swarmed the country searching for work, a new breed of criminal emerged, the ... (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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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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Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
Vicki Constantine Croke.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069330.  Daedalus Item Code: 63392
 
(One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2014) Having served in Britain's Camel Corps in World War I, James Howard "Billy" Williams went to colonial Burma in 1920 for a British ... (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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The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914–1940
Frederick Brown.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595157.  Daedalus Item Code: 62891
 
Spanning the turbulent decades between the World Wars, this book from the author of For the Soul of France, Zola, and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Flaubert ... (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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