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If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home
Lucy Worsley.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620402351.  Daedalus Item Code: 39155
 
Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two "dirty centuries," and why, for centuries, did rich people fear fruit? The ... (Read More)
 
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Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
Stephen E. Ambrose.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307946607.  Daedalus Item Code: 38956
 
During his time in office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower projected the image of a genial bureaucrat, yet he oversaw an espionage agenda that included the overthrow of governments, assassination ... (Read More)
 
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I Lie for a Living: Greatest Spies of All Time
Anthony Shugaar. Stephen Guarnaccia, illus. Peter Earnest, foreword.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780792253167.  Daedalus Item Code: 38957
 
A who's who of spydom from biblical days to recent times, this book from the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., introduces a rogue's gallery of history's most accomplished intriguers and ... (Read More)
 
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Imagination, Books and Community in Medieval Europe
Gregory Kratzmann, ed.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781921394331.  Daedalus Item Code: 44497
 
The illustrations alone make this survey of medieval manuscripts remarkable, and the book includes numerous full-page reproductions and photos of stunning and rarely seen illuminations, icons, ... (Read More)
 
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In Pursuit of the Absolute Art of the Ancient World: The George Ortiz Collection
John Boardman, intro.
Publisher: Benteli.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9783716510261.  Daedalus Item Code: 32653
 
For more than 60 years the Paris-born collector George Ortiz has assiduously traveled the world in search of the finest ancient art. The fruits of his labors are shown here in 291 color ... (Read More)
 
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In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson
Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brandt.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570036873.  Daedalus Item Code: 32801
 
Six years before the onset of the Civil War, two courageous figures—one a free white man and one an enslaved black woman—risked personal liberty to ensure each other's freedom in an explosive episode ... (Read More)
 
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Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers
Andrea di Robilant.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269850.  Daedalus Item Code: 32595
 
In the 14th century, Nicolò and Antonio Zen journeyed from Venice to the North Atlantic, encountering warrior princes, fighting savage natives and, just possibly, reaching the New World a century ... (Read More)
 
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Ivory's Ghosts: The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants
John Frederick Walker.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615233991.  Daedalus Item Code: 23473
 
Long before gold and gems were known and coveted, humans have desired ivory tusks, the "jewels of the elephant," for their beauty, rarity, and ability to be finely carved. The author who championed ... (Read More)
 
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J.A. Froude's The Reign of Mary Tudor
J.A. Froude. Eamon Duffy, intro.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441186850.  Daedalus Item Code: 42578
 
"Great historical writing, perhaps all historical writing, holds a mirror up to two different worlds: the age it sets out to describe, and the age in which it is written," explains Eamon Duffy in his ... (Read More)
 
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Jack the Ripper
Mark Whitehead & Miriam Rivett.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781842438411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43075
 
The series of vicious murders and mutilations committed in the run-down Whitechapel area of London's East End in 1888 so shocked Victorian Britain that the mysterious perpetrator—only later dubbed ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen's England
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 39170
 
This cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen, from the authors of Nelson's Trafalgar and The War for All the Oceans, explores the customs and culture of Austen'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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