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The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal
Hubert Wolf. Ruth Martin, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780804169806.  Daedalus Item Code: 69036
 
In 1858, a German princess recently inducted into the convent of Sant'Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, a confidant of the Pope, claiming that she feared for her life. A ... (Read More)
 
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The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions
Jay Wexler.
Publisher: Beacon Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780807000908.  Daedalus Item Code: 63174
 
Including its 27 amendments, the Constitution contains about 8,000 words, notes Jay Wexler in this follow-up to Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church-State Wars—yet ... (Read More)
 
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Off the Map: Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places, and What They Tell Us About the World
Alastair Bonnett.
Publisher: Aurum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781316030.  Daedalus Item Code: 63164
 
From forgotten enclaves to floating islands, from hidden villages to New York City gutter spaces, this book charts some of the most remarkable yet least known locations on the planet. And while these ... (Read More)
 
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The Old Army: Memories, 1872–1918
James Parker. Sandy Barnard, intro.
Publisher: Stackpole.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811728973.  Daedalus Item Code: 61708
 
Brigadier General James "Galloping Jim" Parker (1854–1924) had a remarkable and exciting military career. The blunt, opinionated, and brilliant officer participated in several prominent battles, ... (Read More)
 
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On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts
Roger McCoy.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199744046.  Daedalus Item Code: 60931
 
With our access to Google Maps, GPS, and published atlases that show us just what we will encounter when getting from one place to another, we tend to forget that there was a time when the world was ... (Read More)
 
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On Wheels
Michael Holroyd.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374226572.  Daedalus Item Code: 54538
 
As a child in World War II–era Britain, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family's cramped garage, sitting in the back seat of a black, eight-horsepower Ford. The author of The Book of ... (Read More)
 
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Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s
Frederick Lewis Allen.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060956653.  Daedalus Item Code: 49029
 
Prohibition, Al Capone, the scandals of the Harding administration, jazz singers, seismic shifts in manners and morals, all capped off by Black Tuesday—these are just a few facets of the tumultuous ... (Read More)
 
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Operation Damocles: Israel's Secret War Against Hitler's Scientists, 1951–1967
Roger Howard.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605984384.  Daedalus Item Code: 62323
 
From 1951 to 1967 Egypt pursued a secret program to build military rockets capable of reaching Israel; but lacking the technical expertise, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser recruited numerous ... (Read More)
 
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Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike Against the Iron Curtain
Albert Lulushi.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781628723229.  Daedalus Item Code: 60766
 
In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA embarked on the agency's first paramilitary operation, hoping to roll back the Iron Curtain. An elaborate plan was coordinated with British intelligence to ... (Read More)
 
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The Ordinary Acrobat: A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present
Duncan Wall.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307271723.  Daedalus Item Code: 62908
 
When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it—the monochromatic costumes, the acrobat singing Simon and Garfunkel songs, the juggler reciting ... (Read More)
 
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Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance
Philip White.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610390590.  Daedalus Item Code: 52578
 
In 1945 Communism was on the march; the people of Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Poland all found themselves in the grip of the Soviets, the Red Army occupied a large German territory, and the ... (Read More)
 
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Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail
Marcus Rediker.
Publisher: Beacon Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780807033098.  Daedalus Item Code: 63175
 
The George Washington Book Award–winning author of The Slave Ship here offers us a unique "bottom-up" maritime history that reveals the extraordinary influence of the motley sailing crews in ... (Read More)
 
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