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The Burglar Caught by a Skeleton: And Other Singular Tales from the Victorian Press
Jeremy Clay.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781848316003.  Daedalus Item Code: 64752
 
"Holidaymaker Fights Off African Lion in Welsh Hotel Room." "Man Swallows Mouse and Dies." "Wife Driven Mad by Husband Tickling Feet." "Pallbearer Killed by Coffin in Graveyard." "Liberals Eat Dog." ... (Read More)
 
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By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
Erskine Clarke.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465002726.  Daedalus Item Code: 60483
 
In 1834, aristocratic southerners—and former slave owners—John Leighton and Jane Wilson explored the coastline of West Africa, establishing the first American mission in the region. Over the next 17 ... (Read More)
 
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Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition
Helen C. Evans & Brandie Ratliff, eds.
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179507.  Daedalus Item Code: 61827
 
The world was changing in the 7th-century Byzantine remnants of the Roman Empire. Byzantium's southern provinces—North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean—were already vibrant and diverse cultural ... (Read More)
 
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Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Mathew W. Lively.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611211382.  Daedalus Item Code: 62142
 
On May 2, 1863, Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson led his Second Corps on a daring flank march around the unsuspecting Army of the Potomac, leading to the rout of a Union corps in one of ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, 1750–1829
Gordon S. Brown.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612510446.  Daedalus Item Code: 64288
 
Former ambassador and advisor Gordon Brown here gives us the first full biography of Thomas Tingey, a seminal figure in the early development of the U.S. Navy, as well as a history of the first ... (Read More)
 
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Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life
Eva Petulengro.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447209447.  Daedalus Item Code: 52832
 
In this sequel to her heartwarming memoir The Girl in the Painted Caravan, Eva Petulengro tells how she married outside her Romany culture in 1964, giving up her gypsy caravan for life with a ... (Read More)
 
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Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War
Cecil Beaton.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224096300.  Daedalus Item Code: 63156
 
Before he was a Tony and Academy Award–winning costume and set designer, Cecil Beaton was famous as a fashion and portrait photographer, and made iconic images of Winston Churchill and Queen ... (Read More)
 
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The Centurion Tank: Images of War Special
Pat Ware. Brian Delf, illus.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781590119.  Daedalus Item Code: 70573
 
Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile, and long-lived as that of the British Centurion, conceived during World War II as the answer to the German Tiger and Panther tanks. Here the author ... (Read More)
 
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Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw the Most Change and Why it Matters to Us
Ian Mortimer.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847923035.  Daedalus Item Code: 64307
 
How would one go about deciding which was the century of greatest change? Imagine pitting the Black Death against the suffrage vote, or the Industrial Revolution against the Internet. Best known as ... (Read More)
 
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Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator
Jean Findlay.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099507086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70859
 
The celebrated translator of Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu, C.K. Scott Moncrieff was an enigmatic man: a Catholic convert and a homosexual, a gregarious party-goer but deeply ... (Read More)
 
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Cheese, Pears & History in a Proverb
Massimo Montanari.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152518.  Daedalus Item Code: 62021
 
Intrigued by the Italian expression "Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears," Massimo Montanari set out to unravel the phrase's origin and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, ... (Read More)
 
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Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517–1648
Mark Greengrass.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670024568.  Daedalus Item Code: 64795
 
From peasants to princes, no one was untouched by the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the 16th century. Martin Luther's challenge to church authority forced Christians to examine their ... (Read More)
 
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