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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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The Venlo Incident: A Story of Double-Dealing, Captivity, and a Murderous Nazi Plot
S. Payne Best. Nigel Jones, intro.
Publisher: Frontline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848325692.  Daedalus Item Code: 52430
 
Originally published in 1950, this is the gripping account by Sigismund Payne Best, a captain in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, of a 1939 operation in the Netherlands. Best had been sent ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria: A Life
A.N. Wilson.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205996.  Daedalus Item Code: 72468
 
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly 64 years, and was a mother of nine, grandmother of 42, and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children's marriages. To many, Queen ... (Read More)
 
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Vietnam: A War Lost and Won
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781788280068.  Daedalus Item Code: 73292
 
The Vietnam War was the longest in U.S. history, with American involvement there stretching back to 1955, and losses of more than 50,000 servicemen. It was the first war America lost, and it left the ... (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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Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890–1923
R.F. Foster.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393082791.  Daedalus Item Code: 71738
 
The author of Modern Ireland, a standard history, as well as the biographer of W.B. Yeats, historian R.F. Foster here explores the human dimension of the Easter Rising of 1916, the spark for ... (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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Warrior and Weapon
R.G. Grant.
Publisher: DK Publishing.   Format: 2 vols..
ISBN: 9781465418777.  Daedalus Item Code: 72394
 
From the ancient Greeks who repelled the invading Persians in the fifth century BC to the U.S. Marines in action in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, Warrior paints a compelling portrait ... (Read More)
 
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The Warrior's Life
Alfred de Vigny.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141392806.  Daedalus Item Code: 62131
 
At the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a generation of French soldiers were haunted by defeat, among them the young poet Alfred de Vigny (1797–1863), an aristocrat dispossessed by the Revolution. Noted ... (Read More)
 
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Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring
Alexander Rose.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553383294.  Daedalus Item Code: 73022
 
According to pioneering research by Alexander Rose, not only did American espionage play a key role in the success of the War of Independence, the spymaster was none other than George Washington. ... (Read More)
 
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Waterloo: Great Battles
Alan Forrest.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199663255.  Daedalus Item Code: 63910
 
Waterloo was the last battle waged by Napoleon, and the defeat that ended his imperial dreams. To those who fought—Dutch and Belgians, Prussians and Hanoverians, British and French—it was a murderous ... (Read More)
 
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Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
Bernard Cornwell.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007539383.  Daedalus Item Code: 72563
 
On the 18th of June, 1815, the armies of France, Britain, and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and ... (Read More)
 
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