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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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The Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Alex Kershaw.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780804140034.  Daedalus Item Code: 72490
 
The author of The Bedford Boys, The Few, and The Envoy here brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and their heroic espionage efforts during ... (Read More)
 
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The B-Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
Ben Yagoda.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488498.  Daedalus Item Code: 71645
 
Somewhere around 1950, the stream of great music known collectively as the American Songbook more or less dried up; all of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but ... (Read More)
 
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Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence
Jack Kelly.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137278777.  Daedalus Item Code: 72419
 
Too often the American Revolution is viewed only as a clash of ideologies, ignoring the substantial contributions of the men who fought the war, suggests Jack Kelly in this history. Here Kelly ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin: Portrait of a City Through the Centuries
Rory MacLean.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250051868.  Daedalus Item Code: 71573
 
Berlin is all about volatility—a city that is forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so lives more powerfully in the imagination, as Rory MacLean tells us in this remarkable and ... (Read More)
 
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Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities
John W. Reps.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568981468.  Daedalus Item Code: 63865
 
As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the 19th century, itinerant artists followed, documenting these growing urban centers by drawing aerial perspectives, also known as ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Borgias: The Hidden History
G.J. Meyer.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345526922.  Daedalus Item Code: 72980
 
Throughout a tumultuous half-century the Borgias held center stage in the Italian Renaissance as ruthless popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and political adventurers. Five centuries after their ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
David Clark.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472108135.  Daedalus Item Code: 63760
 
Britain's many battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning points in the country's history, and David Clark surveys more than 100 such sites in this entertaining and browsable guide, from a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Colin Wells.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599211220.  Daedalus Item Code: 70016
 
What if Thucydides had written smut instead of history? What began as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece stands today as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western ... (Read More)
 
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