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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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Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
Richard Beeman.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812976847.  Daedalus Item Code: 73013
 
(Winner of the George Washington Book Prize) In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. Revolutionary-era historian ... (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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The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor
Stephen Bates.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468310146.  Daedalus Item Code: 72829
 
In 1856, a baying crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the hanging of Dr. William Palmer—respectable, middle class, personable—who was suspected in the poisoning ... (Read More)
 
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Poland Spring: A Tale of the Gilded Age, 1860–1900
David L. Richards.
Publisher: New Hampshire/New England.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781584654827.  Daedalus Item Code: 73320
 
Between 1860 and 1900 the Ricker family's rustic frontier farm became the world-renowned resort community of Poland Spring, Maine, where upper-middle-class patrons and their urban values of status, ... (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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Poor Robin's Prophecies: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain
Benjamin Wardhaugh.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199605422.  Daedalus Item Code: 50952
 
Author, astrologer, journalist, satirist, and "well-willer to the mathematics," Poor Robin of Saffron Walden was an invented figure of British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the ... (Read More)
 
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Power at Sea: Three-Volume Set
Lisle A. Rose.
Publisher: Missouri.   Format: boxed set.
Daedalus Item Code: 61709
 
The 20th century was preeminently an age of warring states and collapsing empires, notes historian Lisle Rose in this three-volume, slipcased chronicle, tracing the emergence of sea power after the ... (Read More)
 
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Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Alexis Madrigal.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820991.  Daedalus Item Code: 60504
 
Our relationship with green technology is hardly a recent development; Americans have been imagining and inventing cheap and renewable energy solutions for more than a century. Here Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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Precious Cargo: How Foods from the Americas Changed the World
Dave DeWitt.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619023093.  Daedalus Item Code: 72347
 
While the Europeans undoubtedly colonized America, it's fair to say that America in turn conquered the world with its tantalizing foods, avers Dave DeWitt in this far-ranging history. From tomatoes ... (Read More)
 
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President Lincoln Assassinated!: The Firsthand Story of the Murder, Manhunt, Trial, and Mourning
Harold Holzer.
Publisher: Library of America.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781598533736.  Daedalus Item Code: 59358
 
A recipient of the Lincoln Prize and the National Humanities Medal, Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era; here ... (Read More)
 
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Prisoners, Lovers, & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda
Kristie Macrakis.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300212600.  Daedalus Item Code: 72255
 
From Ovid's advice to use milk for illicit love notes to John Gerard's dramatic escape from the Tower of London aided by orange-juice ink messages—and al-Qaeda's hidden instructions in pornographic ... (Read More)
 
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