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'Paddington' Pollaky Private Detective: The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes
Bryan Kesselman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750959742.  Daedalus Item Code: 73287
 
A Victorian super-sleuth and domestic spy, Ignatius "Paddington" Pollaky (1828–1918) was gifted with an instinct for being in the right place at the right time. In this biography, Bryan Kesselman ... (Read More)
 
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1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the Civil War
Frank E. Vandiver.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780385364485.  Daedalus Item Code: 73033
 
Did you know that the Confederates won the last battle of the Civil War? Who was known as "the Butcher"? And what did Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth shout as he jumped onto the stage at Ford's ... (Read More)
 
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1001 Things That Everyone Should Know about World War II
Frank E. Vandiver.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780385364492.  Daedalus Item Code: 70871
 
From the rise of Hitler and Germany's military resurgence in the 1930s to Japan's surrender to the United States in 1945, this illustrated history presents 1,001 key facts about World War II, the ... (Read More)
 
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1616: The World in Motion
Thomas Christensen.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619020672.  Daedalus Item Code: 72298
 
This fascinating exploration of the early modern world, from the author of The Discovery of America and Other Myths, focuses on a single year as a window into a restless, expansive era. From ... (Read More)
 
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Across the Pond: An Englishman's View of America
Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088984.  Daedalus Item Code: 71704
 
Americans have long been fascinated with the oddness of the English, but Britons find their transatlantic neighbors just as strange, says literary critic Terry Eagleton in this quirky journey through ... (Read More)
 
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Adios Amigos: Tales of Sustenance and Purification in the American West
Page Stegner.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582435374.  Daedalus Item Code: 72301
 
Taking its name from the first piece in this collection—named for a particularly memorable Class III rapids in Oregon’s Owyhee River—this book weaves together natural history, conservation polemic, ... (Read More)
 
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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Hugh Aldersey-Williams.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847089007.  Daedalus Item Code: 71402
 
In this delightful jeu d'esprit, mixing biography and etymology, natural history and quixotic science, Hugh Aldersey-Williams delights in the rational intelligence of his hero Thomas Browne ... (Read More)
 
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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk—Defeat Into Victory
Michael Korda.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781631491320.  Daedalus Item Code: 79490
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Simon and Schuster's Editor in Chief Emeritus, as well as a decorated hero of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the biographer of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert ... (Read More)
 
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America the Philosophical
Carlin Romano.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679434702.  Daedalus Item Code: 64555
 
A philosophy and humanities professor as well as critic-at-large for the Chronicle of Higher Education and literary critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Carlin Romano offers this bold, ... (Read More)
 
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America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
Kevin Baker. Chris Dent, illus.
Publisher: Artisan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781579656942.  Daedalus Item Code: 69689
 
From the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to the oil rig, the modern airliner, the MRI machine, and the telephone, here are 76 of the most ... (Read More)
 
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Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns
Joseph Cummins.
Publisher: Quirk.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594748325.  Daedalus Item Code: 72716
 
John Quincy Adams was a pimp. Martin Van Buren wore women's undergarments. And Adlai Stevenson killed a little girl. True or not, character assassination has always played a role in presidential ... (Read More)
 
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Appomattox: The Last Days of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia
Michael E. Haskew.
Publisher: Zenith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760348178.  Daedalus Item Code: 71374
 
The Army of Northern Virginia was the fighting soul of the Confederacy in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War, facing overwhelming odds from its inception. Through four years of bitter conflict, the ... (Read More)
 
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