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History
#1
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385531504.  Daedalus Item Code: 41007
 
The Whitbread Award–winning biographer of T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare, as well as of the River Thames and London itself, Peter Ackroyd here digs deep into London's underside to offer this ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Long Exile: A True Story of Deception and Survival in the Canadian Arctic
Melanie McGrath.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007157976.  Daedalus Item Code: 41290
 
In 1922 the Irish-American explorer Robert Flaherty made a film about an Eskimo hunter called Nanook of the North, which captured the world's imagination. Soon after, he quit the Arctic, ... (Read More)
 
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#3
An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears
Daniel Blake Smith.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805089554.  Daedalus Item Code: 33068
 
After George Washington declared that Indian lands could no longer be taken without the "free consent" of native peoples, the Cherokees' embrace of Anglo culture was rapid, marked by the first Indian ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Julia Fox.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345516046.  Daedalus Item Code: 41015
 
The author of Jane Boleyn: The True Story of the Infamous Lady Rochford, Julia Fox here gives us a fascinating dual portrait of Katherine and Juana, the daughters of Spain's King Ferdinand and ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Patton's Drive: The Making of America's Greatest General
Alan Axelrod.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599215396.  Daedalus Item Code: 32553
 
In nine months and eight days of campaigning, the Third United States Army of George S. Patton Jr. moved faster and farther, killed or captured more of the enemy, and liberated more cities than any ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman
Elizabeth Abbott.
Publisher: Duckworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780715639467.  Daedalus Item Code: 40922
 
What is it about such women as Madame de Pompadour, Héloise, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Eyre, and Camilla Parker-Bowles that allows or impels them to become mistresses? What is it like to have a private ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Morris Dickstein.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072259.  Daedalus Item Code: 41468
 
(2009 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist) In this wide-ranging series of essays, theater and English professor Morris Dickstein looks at the literature, arts, and popular culture of ... (Read More)
 
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#8
A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival
Caroline Moorehead.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780701182823.  Daedalus Item Code: 41320
 
(One of the New York Times Notable Books of 2011) The youngest of the group was a schoolgirl of 16, who scrawled "V" (for victory) on the walls of her lycée; the eldest, a farmer's wife ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
David Cordingly.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400068159.  Daedalus Item Code: 41012
 
A dauntless adventurer who lost his fortune as often as his temper, Captain Woodes Rogers was sent into the thick of the action during Britain's war with Spain, when he was hired to lead a 1708 ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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