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Underworld London: Crime and Punishment in the Capital City
Catharine Arnold.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471141942.  Daedalus Item Code: 70519
 
Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn—a village synonymous with capital punishment in Britain—the author of Bedlam and Necropolis leads a grisly excursion through London as a ... (Read More)
 
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Unnaturally French: Foreign Citizens in the Old Regime and After
Peter Sahlins.
Publisher: Cornell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801488399.  Daedalus Item Code: 91913
 
Rather than date the establishment of modern political citizenship from the French Revolution of 1789, Peter Sahlins argues that the transformations began in the "citizenship revolution" of the 18th ... (Read More)
 
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Upside Down: Arctic Realities
Edmund Carpenter, Robert McGhee, Patricia Sutherland, Mikhail Bronshtein, Kirill Dneprovsky, Anne Bahnson, Ann Fienup-Riordan & Lorraine Spiess, contributors.
Publisher: Menil Collection/Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300169386.  Daedalus Item Code: 72201
 
Based on groundbreaking scholarship, this catalogue brings together ancient and modern artistic works from the Arctic region, including major sites in Russia and Alaska. The featured pieces ... (Read More)
 
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution
Nathaniel Philbrick.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143110194.  Daedalus Item Code: 79075
 
The author of the National Book Award winner In The Heart of the Sea and the Pulitzer Prize finalist Mayflower here offers a surprising account of the middle years of the American ... (Read More)
 
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Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit
Mark Honigsbaum.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330491150.  Daedalus Item Code: 51401
 
In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... (Read More)
 
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Verdict on Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regime
Michael Curtis.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781628724363.  Daedalus Item Code: 71363
 
Originally published in 2002, this reappraisal of how the Vichy France regime betrayed its own citizens and colluded with the Nazis makes use of key documents that only in recent decades have been ... (Read More)
 
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The Victor's Crown: A History of Ancient Sport from Homer to Byzantium
David Potter.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199842759.  Daedalus Item Code: 73346
 
Much as we tend to think of professional sports as a relatively modern phenomenon, it has a precedent in the ancient world. Ranging over a dozen centuries—from ancient Greece through the late Roman ... (Read More)
 
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700254.  Daedalus Item Code: 79145
 
(First Edition, Autographed) More than 40 years after it ended, we still argue over the Vietnam War—why we were there, whether we could have won, who was right and wrong in their response to ... (Read More)
 
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The Vietnam War: 1945–1975
New York Historical Society Museum & Library.
Publisher: D. Giles.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781907804779.  Daedalus Item Code: 79711
 
The history of the Vietnam War—what actually happened there, and why certain strategic choices were made—remains murky for most Americans. With six short essays and nearly 50 chronological entries, ... (Read More)
 
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Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah
Anna Badkhen.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594632488.  Daedalus Item Code: 71443
 
Having written about war from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Chechnya, correspondent Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis. Here she embeds herself with a family of Fulani ... (Read More)
 
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Wanted Man: The Forgotten Story of Oliver Curtis Perry, an American Outlaw
Tamsin Spargo.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747577072.  Daedalus Item Code: 73732
 
Late one September night in 1891, a man boarded the American Express train as it sped through New York State; wearing a red hood and armed with two pistols, he stole a fortune in cash, then vanished ... (Read More)
 
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War Diaries: A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best
Kenneth Best. Gavin Roynon, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857202253.  Daedalus Item Code: 42887
 
Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the front in World War I; others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Best had no military training before the ... (Read More)
 
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