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#1
City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
Gary Krist.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307454294.  Daedalus Item Code: 43929
 
When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation; an audacious, expensive plan was already in place to turn the brawling, vulgar city into "the Metropolis of the World." But ... (Read More)
 
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#2
At Home: A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 43850
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Ian Fleming's Commandos: The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit
Nicholas Rankin.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199782826.  Daedalus Item Code: 43595
 
The man who would invent James Bond, Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fleming, was the personal assistant to John Godfrey, Britain's Director of Naval Intelligence early in World War II (and the dynamic ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff
Mr. Carson, intro.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781250066329.  Daedalus Item Code: 49532
 
The household staff in the hugely popular Masterpiece television series Downton Abbey carries out their duties with dignity, finesse, and pride. Yet how did such workers learn the correct way ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology
Maureen Carroll.
Publisher: Getty Museum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780892367214.  Daedalus Item Code: 41573
 
Illustrated with archaeological drawings, photos, and color reproductions of paintings, tapestries, and mosaics, this book looks at how the cultivation of gardens played an integral role in the ... (Read More)
 
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#7
The Pope's Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from the Nazis
Gordon Thomas.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312604219.  Daedalus Item Code: 43882
 
Accused of being silent during the Holocaust, Pius XII has long been vilified as "Hitler's Pope." In this investigative history, the author of Voyage of the Damned delves into firsthand ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
Graham Robb.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393349924.  Daedalus Item Code: 49505
 
The author of the Duff Cooper and Ondaatje Prize winner The Discovery of France as well as the biographies Rimbaud, Victor Hugo, and Balzac (all of which were New York ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynasty
Mary Hollingsworth.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782069447.  Daedalus Item Code: 43906
 
The Borgias have become a byword for pride, lust, cruelty, splendor, and venomous intrigue, even while their patronage of the arts created some of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance. From ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780618773473.  Daedalus Item Code: 43764
 
(National Book Award winner) Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan presents this cautionary epic about a horrific, man-made environmental disaster that coincided with the Great Depression, and ... (Read More)
 
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