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The Adventuress: Murder, Blackmail, and Confidence Games in the Gilded Age
Virginia A. McConnell.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606350348.  Daedalus Item Code: 42658
 
A young woman from New Orleans who began her life of crime when she was only 16 years old, Minnie Walkup was raised in multiple boardinghouses owned by her mother, and at one of them, met her first ... (Read More)
 
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Alexander the Great
Philip Freeman.
Publisher: History Book Club.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620907108.  Daedalus Item Code: 42282
 
Also the biographer of Julius Caesar and Saint Patrick, classicist and historian Philip Freeman here tells the remarkable life story of one of the most enduring figures in history. A Macedonian king, ... (Read More)
 
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Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
Virginia Rounding.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312381004.  Daedalus Item Code: 40996
 
There are perhaps few characters in history about whom opinion has been more divided than the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. While some have ... (Read More)
 
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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679734048.  Daedalus Item Code: 42895
 
In 1962, as a poet and performer in her early 30s, Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to the newly independent Ghana, joining a community of "Revolutionist Returnees" ... (Read More)
 
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Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien
Colin Duriez.
Publisher: David & Charles.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781446302699.  Daedalus Item Code: 41363
 
A true miscellany on the man behind Middle-earth and his remarkably detailed world of Hobbits and Elves, this delightful little tome reveals many surprising dimensions to J.R.R. Tolkien. What, for ... (Read More)
 
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American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
David O. Stewart.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439157183.  Daedalus Item Code: 33650
 
In this vivid biography of an enigmatic founding father, David Stewart depicts Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring, perhaps deluded figure who shook the nascent United States. In 1805 ... (Read More)
 
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American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists
Christopher L. Webber.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981758.  Daedalus Item Code: 32178
 
An Episcopal priest, composer of hymns, and author of more than two dozen books, Christopher Webber here gives us the remarkable story of a forgotten hero in 19th-century New York City. James ... (Read More)
 
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Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611457957.  Daedalus Item Code: 42947
 
Believed by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ, Ann Lee may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in the Western history. From humble origins in Manchester, ... (Read More)
 
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Another Life: Lawrence After Arabia
Andrew R B Simpson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752463582.  Daedalus Item Code: 41632
 
"There was a craving to be famous; and a horror of being known to like being famous." This confession by Lawrence of Arabia sums up much of this book by Andrew Simpson, a longtime member of the T.E. ... (Read More)
 
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Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
Mark Bego.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620872550.  Daedalus Item Code: 38000
 
Recording her first major label album at age 18, Detroit's Aretha Franklin subsequently became a superstar on the strength of songs like "Respect," "Chain of Fools," and "(You Make Me Feel Like a) ... (Read More)
 
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Arthur Miller
Christopher Bigsby.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753826157.  Daedalus Item Code: 23095
 
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Arthur Miller's central decade of work—All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge ... (Read More)
 
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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