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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 Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War
Malcolm Brown.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447270331.  Daedalus Item Code: 42361
 
When England's summer of 1914 was shattered by an assassination in the Balkans, thousands of British boys signed up to fight for His Majesty in Europe, in a war they all expected would be glorious ... (Read More)
 
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In Darkest Alaska: Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage
Robert Campbell.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812220483.  Daedalus Item Code: 40299
 
Even before the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, Alaska loomed large in the American imagination as a land of unknown wonders. Thousands of adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage—the nearly ... (Read More)
 
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In Praise of Flattery
Willis Goth Regier.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803239692.  Daedalus Item Code: 43184
 
Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... (Read More)
 
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Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free
John Ferling.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190089.  Daedalus Item Code: 53220
 
No event in American history was more pivotal—or more furiously contested—than Congress's decision to declare independence in July 1776. In this history, the author of A Leap in the Dark and ... (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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Inside U.S.A.: 50th Anniversary Edition
John Gunther.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565843585.  Daedalus Item Code: 61704
 
The books in the Inside series by journalist John Gunther were hugely popular in the 1930s and 40s; for this book, originally published in 1947, Gunther set out from California and traveled the ... (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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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (Movie Tie-In)
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143126812.  Daedalus Item Code: 59567
 
(Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction) Originally published in 2000, Nathaniel Philbrick's account of the incident that inspired Moby-Dick is a superb maritime narrative, ... (Read More)
 
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Into the Jaws of Death: The True Story of the Legendary Raid on Saint-Nazaire
Robert Lyman.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782064473.  Daedalus Item Code: 61312
 
On the night of March 28, 1942, in one of the most audacious raids of World War II, 600 British commandos and seamen set out across the English Channel in a flotilla bound for occupied France. They ... (Read More)
 
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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York
Richard Zacks.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385519724.  Daedalus Item Code: 41984
 
The author of The Pirate Hunter, An Underground Education, and History Laid Bare here paints a vivid portrait of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt ... (Read More)
 
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The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America
Russell Shorto.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400078677.  Daedalus Item Code: 59749
 
When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about a cartoonish peg-legged governor and an island ... (Read More)
 
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