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The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor
Stephen Bates.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468310146.  Daedalus Item Code: 72829
 
In 1856, a baying crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the hanging of Dr. William Palmer—respectable, middle class, personable—who was suspected in the poisoning ... (Read More)
 
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Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain
Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605422.  Daedalus Item Code: 50952
 
Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and "well-willer to the mathematics," Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was an invented figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the ... (Read More)
 
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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Alexis Madrigal.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820991.  Daedalus Item Code: 60504
 
Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World
Dave DeWitt.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619023093.  Daedalus Item Code: 72347
 
While the Europeans undoubtedly colonized America, it's fair to say that America in turn conquered the world with its tantalizing foods, avers Dave DeWitt in this far-ranging history. From tomatoes ... (Read More)
 
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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783–1789
Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385353403.  Daedalus Item Code: 72070
 
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new Nation," intoned Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, but as the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book ... (Read More)
 
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Rather Die Fighting: A Memoir of World War II
Frank Blaichman. Martin Gilbert, intro.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611450156.  Daedalus Item Code: 74021
 
Only 16 years old when the Germans invaded Poland, Frank Blaichman saw his friends and neighbors conscripted to work as slave laborers. His uncle was taken outside his home and shot for preparing ... (Read More)
 
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Ravensbrück: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
Sarah Helm.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385520591.  Daedalus Item Code: 73901
 
Before the outbreak of World War II, Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler designed a concentration camp for women, 56 miles north of Berlin. Most of the prisoners were not Jews; Ravensbrück was primarily ... (Read More)
 
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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003638.  Daedalus Item Code: 71545
 
In his third History of England, following Foundation and Tudors, two-time Whitbread Award winner and Daedalus favorite Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land: A True Detective Story
Patrick Bishop.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062267825.  Daedalus Item Code: 73104
 
On a cold, bright morning in February 1942, Avraham Stern was cornered in a flat in Tel-Aviv and shot dead. British colonial policeman Geoffrey Morton claimed that he was killed while trying to ... (Read More)
 
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The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West
Andrew R. Graybill.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871404459.  Daedalus Item Code: 71749
 
Beginning in 1844 with the marriage of Montana fur trader Malcolm Clarke and his Piegan Blackfeet bride Coth-co-co-na, western historian Andrew Graybill traces the family from the mid-19th century, ... (Read More)
 
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Relics of the Past: Treasures of the Greek Orthodox Church and the Population Exchange, The Benaki Museum Collections (French/English Languages)
Anna Ballian, ed.
Publisher: 5 Continents.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9788874395750.  Daedalus Item Code: 52706
 
Following the forced Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey in 1923, Greek Orthodox Christians of Eastern Thrace, Cappadocia, and the Pontos came to Greece as refugees, bringing with them a ... (Read More)
 
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Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America
Katherine Carté Engel.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812221855.  Daedalus Item Code: 61995
 
The Moravians, a Protestant sect founded in 1727 by Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf and based in Germany, were key players in the rise of international evangelicalism, notes historian Katherine ... (Read More)
 
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