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The Oxford Book of Days
Marilyn Yurdan.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780752465500.  Daedalus Item Code: 62356
 
Taking you through the year day by day, this eccentric book of days presents 366 quirky, amusing, and significant events and facts from the history of Oxford (the town, the university, and the ... (Read More)
 
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The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II
Richard Overy, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605828.  Daedalus Item Code: 73345
 
World War II was the most devastating conflict in human history, and we are still living in its aftermath. Yet seven decades later, very few still remember the war firsthand, a distance that allows ... (Read More)
 
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Pacific: The Ocean of the Future
Simon Winchester.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780008162399.  Daedalus Item Code: 73435
 
(Named one of Library Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2015) The author of Atlantic and The Men Who United the States here gives us a colorful and provocative biography of the ... (Read More)
 
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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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Panorama of the Classical World
Nigel Spivey & Michael Squire.
Publisher: Getty Museum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781606060568.  Daedalus Item Code: 73824
 
The world of ancient Greece and Rome still enthralls us like few others can, and it remains the starting point for any understanding of philosophy, science, literature, and art. Re-evaluating ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Philip Taubman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061744006.  Daedalus Item Code: 33194
 
Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
Pamela Katz.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534918.  Daedalus Item Code: 71621
 
Among the most outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic (the sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power) were renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and rebellious ... (Read More)
 
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A Path in the Mighty Waters: Shipboard Life and Atlantic Crossings to the New World
Stephen R. Berry.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300204230.  Daedalus Item Code: 72196
 
In October 1735, James Oglethorpe's Georgia Expedition set sail from London with 227 passengers aboard two merchant ships and began a transformative voyage across the Atlantic that would last nearly ... (Read More)
 
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The Penny Post: 1680–1918
Frank Staff.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780718828783.  Daedalus Item Code: 52458
 
An authoritative account of the growth of Britain's Penny Post, originally published in 1964, this book is illustrated throughout with black and white images of cards, stamps, documents, and ... (Read More)
 
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Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832
Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780297864301.  Daedalus Item Code: 64482
 
Evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by cub reporter Charles Dickens, the reign of William IV in Britain is often thought to be little more than the "pre-Victorian" era. Yet ... (Read More)
 
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The Pirate King: The Incredible Story of Captain Henry Morgan
Graham A. Thomas.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781632205124.  Daedalus Item Code: 74020
 
One of the most ruthless buccaneers of the golden age of piracy, Captain Henry Morgan (1635–88) amassed a fortune as a result of his incessant raids against the settlements of the Spanish Main, ... (Read More)
 
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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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