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The First Detective: The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq: Criminal, Spy, and Private Eye
James Morton.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468300574.  Daedalus Item Code: 73921
 
Born in France in 1775, Eugène François Vidocq spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the 1848 revolutions. He was a criminal in his youth, yet he became a police inspector, ... (Read More)
 
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First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I
Matthew J. Davenport.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250056443.  Daedalus Item Code: 61936
 
At first light on May 28th, 1918, waves of American riflemen from the U.S. Army's 1st Division—the first "doughboys" to enter the fight—charged across the shell-scarred wastes of no-man's-land to ... (Read More)
 
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First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American Heroes Who Flew for France in World War I
Charles Bracelen Flood.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802123657.  Daedalus Item Code: 72142
 
If the Wright brothers' 1903 flights in Kitty Hawk marked the birth of aviation, World War I can be called its violent adolescence—a brief but bloody era that completely changed the way planes were ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Flowers in the Blood: The Story of Opium
Jeff Goldberg with Dean Latimer. William Burroughs, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626365407.  Daedalus Item Code: 73604
 
Inspiring ecstasy and religious veneration, yet sparking international discord and even war, opium ranks among the most influential plants in the world. Surveying the use and misuse of the potent ... (Read More)
 
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Food for the Flames: Idols and Missionaries in Central Polynesia
David Shaw King. David Attenborough, foreword.
Publisher: Beak Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907372162.  Daedalus Item Code: 60035
 
In 1797—barely 25 years after Captain Cook's Pacific voyages—the London Missionary Society sent its first representatives to the South Seas. Although their express goal was to spread the Gospel and ... (Read More)
 
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For Adam's Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England
Allegra di Bonaventura.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871407764.  Daedalus Item Code: 71742
 
Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, Connecticut. As his remarkable diary (1711–58) reveals, he also owned a slave, Adam Jackson, for more than 30 years. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Fortune's Spear: A Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
Martin Vander Weyer.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781634502788.  Daedalus Item Code: 73613
 
Arrogant, persuasive, and highly cultured, Gerard Lee Bevan married into money and exploited a glittering range of social connections as part of one of London's most respectable banking families. ... (Read More)
 
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The Fourth of July: And the Founding of America
Peter de Bolla.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585679331.  Daedalus Item Code: 70227
 
The Declaration of Independence was not written solely by Thomas Jefferson, it was not an attempt to forge a new nation, and shockingly, the document was signed on the second day of July. ... (Read More)
 
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Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918–1938
Philipp Blom.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857892195.  Daedalus Item Code: 72900
 
When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken; religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question, and the old order was replaced by an age of ... (Read More)
 
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Freemasonry
Giles Morgan.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781842438886.  Daedalus Item Code: 73531
 
The Freemasons are often portrayed as a powerful and shadowy elite that has manipulated world events through the ages—but is Freemasonry a more mundane fraternal society devoted to charity, good ... (Read More)
 
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Friendship & Betrayal: Ambition and the Limits of Loyalty
Graham Stewart.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780297646617.  Daedalus Item Code: 52715
 
Can there be friendship at the top? The author of Burying Caesar and The History of the Times: The Murdoch Years, Graham Stewart here explores the fragility of personal relationships in ... (Read More)
 
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