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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 Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit
Carol Baxter.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780742434.  Daedalus Item Code: 43737
 
A sincere Quaker if a sinning one, John Tawell had been convicted of forgery and transported to Sydney; he returned to England a wealthy man, having become Australia's first pharmacist, though he ... (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: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832
Antonia Fraser.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610393317.  Daedalus Item Code: 54293
 
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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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 Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455512638.  Daedalus Item Code: 64812
 
Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's Beaux Arts mansion in New York City and became one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father, copper magnate William Andrews Clark, was ... (Read More)
 
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Rough-and-Tumble Career of James McParland, America's Sherlock Holmes
Beau Riffenburgh.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143126072.  Daedalus Item Code: 63731
 
The operatives of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency were renowned for their subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation—none more so than James McParland, whose reputation mirrored the agency's ... (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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Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker 1914–1918
Louis Barthas. Edward M. Strauss, trans. Robert Cowley, foreword.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300191592.  Daedalus Item Code: 72194
 
Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a 35-year-old cooper from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I, and spent the next ... (Read More)
 
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The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights and Cuba
Patrick J. Sloyan.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250030597.  Daedalus Item Code: 71544
 
As John F. Kennedy prepared for his 1964 re-election bid, argues Pulitzer Prize– and George Polk Award–winning journalist Patrick Sloyan, he buried the truth and manipulated public opinion—deceptions ... (Read More)
 
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