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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
12 Years a Slave: A True Story
Solomon Northup.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007582952.  Daedalus Item Code: 43902
 
The inspiration for the multiple Oscar and Golden Globe Award–winning motion picture by British director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is the memoir of Solomon Northup, a black ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household
Kate Hubbard.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062269911.  Daedalus Item Code: 43886
 
During her 63-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered a large retinue dedicated to her service. This unique history follows the lives of six members of Victoria's household, including her maid of honor, ... (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
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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#6
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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#7
Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story
Trudi Kanter.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476700281.  Daedalus Item Code: 44167
 
In 1938, beautiful and charismatic Trudi Kanter—a hat designer for the best-dressed women in Vienna—fell in love with businessman Walter Ehrlich. But as Hitler's tanks rolled into Austria, the world ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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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#9
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir that Inspired Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250005441.  Daedalus Item Code: 44205
 
Originally published in 1968, Margaret Powell's remarkable memoir of her time in service to one of the great houses of England was a revelation to many and an inspiration for BBC series creators like ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon
Michael O'Brien.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312681142.  Daedalus Item Code: 44048
 
Early in 1815, Louisa Adams left Saint Petersburg in a Russian carriage on a difficult journey—through eastern Europe and Prussia, and into a France experiencing the tumultuous events surrounding ... (Read More)
 
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