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#1
Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross
Ben Downing.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374239718.  Daedalus Item Code: 54541
 
(A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013) Born into a distinguished intellectual family in 1842 and raised among such luminaries as Dickens and Thackeray, Janet Ross married at 18 ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Mafia: History and Legend
Marco Gasparini. Brian Eskenazi, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301505.  Daedalus Item Code: 53026
 
This illustrated history of the Mafia explores this international criminal organization both as a cult subject and a social phenomenon. Movie classics like The Godfather epitomize our ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316224512.  Daedalus Item Code: 54275
 
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men—a crime that stunned France, since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone ... (Read More)
 
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#4
A Spy Among Friends: Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre. John Le Carré, afterword.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408851784.  Daedalus Item Code: 54350
 
Quite possibly the greatest spy in history, Kim Philby was a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Mankind: The Story of All of Us
Pamela D. Toler. Ian Morris, foreword.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447039.  Daedalus Item Code: 50648
 
This abundantly illustrated companion volume to the popular History Channel series is a fast-moving chronicle of human progress, filled with more than 300 color maps, artworks, and photos from the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History
Michael Farquhar.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143113058.  Daedalus Item Code: 54301
 
"History," wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies," yet countless fascinating characters are relegated to a historical limbo. In this lively, browsable collection of ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II
Jan Jarboe Russell.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451693669.  Daedalus Item Code: 51915
 
From 1942 to 1948, thousands of foreign-born American civilians were sent to an internment camp in Crystal City, Texas, where they were sometimes exchanged for other American POWs in Japan and ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Cathars: The Rise and Fall of the Great Heresy
Sean Martin.
Publisher: Pocket Essentials.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843443360.  Daedalus Item Code: 54233
 
Flourishing principally in France's Languedoc region and Italy, the medieval sect known as the Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Witches: Salem, 1692
Stacy Schiff.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316200608.  Daedalus Item Code: 59743
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) The author of Cleopatra: A Life, the Pulitzer Prize winner Véra, the Pulitzer Prize finalist Saint-Exupéry, A Biography, and the George ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Cartoons of World War II
Tony Husband, ed.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784043100.  Daedalus Item Code: 52665
 
In the days of World War II, before the Internet and even before there were televisions in most homes, the editorial cartoon was one of the most powerful visual opinion-makers in the media. Magazines ... (Read More)
 
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