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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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100 Headlines that Changed the World
James Maloney.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616083717.  Daedalus Item Code: 73611
 
A British journalist who also studies the media and the history of the newspaper, James Maloney here presents headline articles from the 19th and 20th centuries that related world-changing events as ... (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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101 Stumbles in the March of History: What If the Great Mistakes in War, Government, Industry, and Economics Were Not Made?
Bill Fawcett.
Publisher: New American Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101987049.  Daedalus Item Code: 73549
 
When asked to name a successor, Alexander the Great declared that his empire should go "to the strongest"—but would rival factions have descended into war if he'd been a little more specific? What if ... (Read More)
 
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1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear
James Shapiro.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571235797.  Daedalus Item Code: 73695
 
After years of ebbing creativity, William Shakespeare found his muse again in 1606, completing King Lear and going on to write Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. What was so ... (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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1924: The Year That Made Hitler
Peter Ross Range.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316384032.  Daedalus Item Code: 73550
 
Despite a wealth of historical data, the question of how Adolf Hitler came to embody Germans' rage and disillusionment has rarely been answered satisfactorily. Here Peter Ross Range suggests that ... (Read More)
 
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Abbotsford to Zion: The Story of Scottish Place Names Around the World
Elspeth Wills.
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780274072.  Daedalus Item Code: 73460
 
Over the centuries, Scots have travelled to every conceivable corner of the globe, some as emigrants looking to start a new life, others as entrepreneurs, explorers, missionaries, and soldiers; ... (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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After Lincoln: How the North Won the Civil War and Lost the Peace
A.J. Langguth.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451617337.  Daedalus Item Code: 73886
 
This final book by journalist and historian A.J. Langguth follows Patriots, Union 1812, and Driven West, taking us into the post–Civil War era following Abraham Lincoln's ... (Read More)
 
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