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#1
Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Alexander Rose.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553383294.  Daedalus Item Code: 62303
 
According to pioneering research by Alexander Rose, not only did American espionage play a key role in the success of the War of Independence, the spymaster was none other than George Washington. ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Jane Austen's England
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 61001
 
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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#3
Epitaphs to Remember: Remarkable Inscriptions from New England Gravestones
Janet Greene. Castle Freeman, foreword.
Publisher: Alan Hood.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780911469103.  Daedalus Item Code: 62113
 
Originally published as Over Their Dead Bodies in 1962 by independent Vermont publisher Stephen Greene Press, this unexpectedly charming little book records more than 200 epitaphs found on ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345534521.  Daedalus Item Code: 62052
 
When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale—a mansion that had been unoccupied for nearly 60 years—he had stumbled onto a compelling mystery. The house ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Last Investigation: What Insiders Know About the Assassination of JFK
Gaeton Fonzi. Marie Fonzi, preface.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781626360785.  Daedalus Item Code: 53997
 
Investigative reporter Gaeton Fonzi became suspicious of the Warren Commission report on the assassination of John F. Kennedy after interviewing Arlen Specter, co-author of the report's "single ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death
John Kelly.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007150700.  Daedalus Item Code: 61068
 
Second only to World War II in terms of human disaster, the "Black Death" traveled across medieval Europe and in just over a thousand days (1347–51) killed a third of its population—25 million ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Wanton West: Madams, Money, Murder, and the Wild Women of Montana's Frontier
Lael Morgan.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781569763384.  Daedalus Item Code: 61774
 
As a gold rush territory, Montana became famous for its lawlessness, boomtowns, and America's largest red-light districts. Prostitutes and entrepreneurs—women like Chicago Joe, Madame Mustache, and ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
Paul French.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780143121008.  Daedalus Item Code: 62059
 
(Edgar Award Winner) Peking in 1937 was a vortex of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition, even as the Japanese prepared to invade. The discovery of ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Jane Ridley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400062553.  Daedalus Item Code: 62055
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Best 100 Books of 2013 and a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year) Born Prince Albert Edward, and known to familiars as "Bertie," the ... (Read More)
 
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