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Notorious Prisons of the World
Stephen Wade.
Publisher: Wharncliffe Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781845631642.  Daedalus Item Code: 63049
 
The first prisons were in the dungeons of empires and castles, places of neglect and sheer oblivion; every civilization, however, has had its dissenters and its "deviants"—criminals as well as ... (Read More)
 
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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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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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On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870
David G. Smith.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823263790.  Daedalus Item Code: 64091
 
A social historian exploring the intersection of war, societal conflict, and race, David Smith here breaks new ground examining the unique development of antislavery sentiment in south-central ... (Read More)
 
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Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story
David Maraniss.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476748382.  Daedalus Item Code: 64141
 
(Winner of the 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and one of the Economist's Best Books of 2015) This stirring portrait of Detroit in its heyday depicts a city of seemingly limitless ... (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 Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History
Bill Yenne.
Publisher: Regnery History.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781621573463.  Daedalus Item Code: 70233
 
In 1943, at the height of World War II, Nazi military intelligence thought they had an opportunity to deal a death blow to the Allied war effort when they discovered that Franklin Roosevelt, Winston ... (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 Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Rinker Buck.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451659177.  Daedalus Item Code: 70070
 
More than a passage in history books about covered wagons headed west in the 19th century, the Oregon Trail itself still exists as hardened wheel ruts for much of its original 2200 miles. The last ... (Read More)
 
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The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
Simon Goodman.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451697636.  Daedalus Item Code: 64286
 
Growing up, Simon Goodman knew that his affluent, German-Jewish grandparents had perished in the Holocaust, but when he reviewed his late father's personal files, a riveting story began to emerge. ... (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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Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Sandra Day O'Connor.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812984323.  Daedalus Item Code: 70341
 
The first woman ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor here gives us a fascinating look at the history and evolution of the court, along with portraits of its most important ... (Read More)
 
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