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Houdini and Conan Doyle: The Great Magician and the Inventor of Sherlock Holmes: Friends of Genius. Deadly Rivals
Christopher Sandford.
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780715642801.  Daedalus Item Code: 73941
 
The creator of the ultra-rational Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle had an unshakable faith in spiritualism, believing that psychics could put him in touch with his departed loved ones; after his ... (Read More)
 
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The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War
Daniel Stashower.
Publisher: Minotaur.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250042668.  Daedalus Item Code: 71014
 
(Winner of the 2013 Agatha Award and 2014 Edgar Award for nonfiction; one of the Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2013) In this "history that reads like a ... (Read More)
 
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How the World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family
Peter Nabokov.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670024889.  Daedalus Item Code: 72479
 
Born in 1861 in New Mexico's Acoma Pueblo, Edward Proctor Hunt followed tribal traditions that had been unchanged for centuries; after attending government schools, however, he became a shopkeeper ... (Read More)
 
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Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century
Alistair Horne.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062397805.  Daedalus Item Code: 73570
 
Winner of the Wolfson and Hawthornden prizes for such books as A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962 and The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, Alistair Horne has been a close observer of ... (Read More)
 
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Hudson Valley Faces & Places
Patricia Edwards Clyne.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590203422.  Daedalus Item Code: 72823
 
From Ulysses S. Grant to Aaron Copland, and from Emily Post to Ed Wood, the Hudson Valley has been home to an astonishingly diverse array of individuals. Shedding light on this region's rich cultural ... (Read More)
 
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The Hunted Whale
James McGuane.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069129.  Daedalus Item Code: 71721
 
Before the coming of steamships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt for sperm whales was a relatively even contest between two wily mammals. A photographer and filmmaker as well as a ... (Read More)
 
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Imagining the Past in France: History in Manuscript Painting: 1250–1500
Elizabeth Morrison & Anne D. Hedeman.
Publisher: Getty Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606060292.  Daedalus Item Code: 73828
 
How did Europeans in the medieval era understand history, and their place in it? Focusing on France in the late Middle Ages, this examination of how history was presented to the public focuses on the ... (Read More)
 
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The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb
Stanley Plumly.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393080995.  Daedalus Item Code: 73036
 
Two hundred years ago, on December 28, 1817, painter Benjamin Robert Haydon hosted what he referred to in his diaries as the "immortal dinner." He wanted to introduce his young friend John Keats to ... (Read More)
 
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The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War
Malcolm Brown.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447270331.  Daedalus Item Code: 42361
 
When England's summer of 1914 was shattered by an assassination in the Balkans, thousands of British boys signed up to fight for His Majesty in Europe, in a war they all expected would be glorious ... (Read More)
 
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In the Hour of Victory: The Royal Navy at War in the Age of Nelson
Sam Willis.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393243147.  Daedalus Item Code: 71722
 
After Napoleon died in exile, the Lords of the Admiralty in Britain ordered that the original dispatches from seven major fleet battles of the Napoleonic era—The Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, ... (Read More)
 
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Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
Brian A. Catlos.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780809058372.  Daedalus Item Code: 70049
 
Taking us back to the Mediterranean world at the dawn of the second millennium, the author of The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon here overturns our ... (Read More)
 
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The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy
Henry Hemming.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781610397131.  Daedalus Item Code: 73975
 
An inventor, adventurer, polymath, and unlikely hero of both world wars, Geoffrey Pyke escaped from a prison camp in World War I Germany, earned a fortune on the stock market, founded an influential ... (Read More)
 
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