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Imperfect Presidents: Tales of Misadventure and Triumph
Jim Cullen.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230605787.  Daedalus Item Code: 52886
 
In this humorous yet informative reappraisal of the American presidency, Jim Cullen takes 12 presidents down from their pedestals by examining key missteps in their careers—and how they transcended ... (Read More)
 
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The Inheritor's Powder: A Tale of Arsenic, Murder, and the New Forensic Science
Sandra Hempel.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349887.  Daedalus Item Code: 59001
 
In the first half of the 19th century, an epidemic of arsenic poisoning swept through Europe. Available at any corner shop for a few pence, arsenic was undetectable in food or drink, and came to be ... (Read More)
 
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Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand: Or the Missing Girls of England
Bridget O'Donnell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780330544641.  Daedalus Item Code: 52839
 
In Victorian London, the age of consent was just 13. Unwitting girls were regularly enticed or tricked and sold into prostitution, and could be trafficked to Brussels, Paris, or beyond. The official ... (Read More)
 
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Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries
Michael R. Fischbach.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231135382.  Daedalus Item Code: 54811
 
(Runner-up for the 2009 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize) In the 20 years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, 800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, ... (Read More)
 
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Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole
E. Vale Blake, ed. Peter Stark, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620875797.  Daedalus Item Code: 52137
 
In June of 1871, navigator George E. Tyson and the Polaris sailed forth from New York to pursue an American dream—to be the first to explore the North Pole. As these selections from Tyson's ... (Read More)
 
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July 1914: Countdown to War
Sean McMeekin.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465060740.  Daedalus Item Code: 49136
 
Conventional wisdom holds that it was an ambitious and warlike German Empire that largely precipitated Europe's spiral into World War I, following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ... (Read More)
 
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Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine and the First American Ship It Sank in WWII
Michael Mair & Joy Waldron.
Publisher: Berkley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780425272701.  Daedalus Item Code: 61560
 
In November 1944, as the U.S. Navy Third Fleet lay at anchor near Uthili Atoll, the oiler USS Mississinewa exploded. Japan's secret weapon, the Kaiten—a manned suicide submarine—had ... (Read More)
 
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Keywords for Modern India
Craig Jeffrey & John Harriss.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199665648.  Daedalus Item Code: 60922
 
What have such English terms as "civil society," "democracy," "development," or "nationalism" come to mean in an independent India, and how have their meanings and uses changed over time? Why are ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Speech
Mark Logue & Peter Conradi.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381118.  Daedalus Item Code: 22520
 
Lionel Logue was a self-taught and virtually unknown speech therapist. Yet it was this outgoing, amiable man who almost single-handedly turned the nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of ... (Read More)
 
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The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin
Elizabeth C. Goldsmith.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586488895.  Daedalus Item Code: 43083
 
The Mancini Sisters, Marie and Hortense, were born in Rome, brought to the court of Louis XIV of France, and married off by their uncle, Cardinal Mazarin, to secure his political power base; like ... (Read More)
 
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Knitting Around the World: A Multistranded History of a Time-Honored Tradition
Lela Nargi.
Publisher: Voyageur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780760347089.  Daedalus Item Code: 61392
 
Delving into the complex history of knitting, this beautifully illustrated book follows its emergence and popularity around the world, from its purported origins in the Islamic world up through Spain ... (Read More)
 
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The Wild West and the Old Frontier: A Quiz Deck: Knowledge Cards
Susan Reyburn.
Publisher: Pomegranate.   Format: .
ISBN: 9780764959301.  Daedalus Item Code: 42807
 
Who was California's first Gold Rush millionaire? Why were women so hot to settle in Wyoming territory? What was in Wild Bill Hickok's hand when he was shot in the head? Using this deck, quiz ... (Read More)
 
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