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#1
The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power
Brian Thornton.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440503702.  Daedalus Item Code: 43151
 
Benedict Arnold may be the most famous American traitor, but he's certainly in good company in this frighteningly funny history book from the author of 101 Things You Didn't Know About ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
Adrian Fort.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312599034.  Daedalus Item Code: 43009
 
When Virginian divorcée Nancy Langhorne Shaw married Englishman Waldorf Astor, she joined one of the richest families in the world. Not content to be a hostess, Lady Astor became the first female ... (Read More)
 
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#3
A Covert Affair: When Julia and Paul Child Joined the OSS
Jennet Conant.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439163535.  Daedalus Item Code: 42611
 
The author of The Irregulars and Tuxedo Park here brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child's experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Franklin and Lucy: Mrs. Rutherfurd and the Other Remarkable Women in Roosevelt's Life
Joseph E. Persico.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812974966.  Daedalus Item Code: 42906
 
While Franklin Delano Roosevelt's official circle was predominantly male, it was his relationships with women—particularly with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd—that most vividly bring to light the human being ... (Read More)
 
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The Great American Railroad War: How Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris Took On the Notorious Central Pacific Railroad
Dennis Drabelle.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312667597.  Daedalus Item Code: 42762
 
In the late 19th century, the Central Pacific Railroad became synonymous with monopolization and bribery; when its government loans came due, the company's last surviving founder managed to avoid ... (Read More)
 
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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spy Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
Douglas Waller.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416567448.  Daedalus Item Code: 34453
 
A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, "Wild Bill" Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of ... (Read More)
 
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#7
A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948
James Barr.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070651.  Daedalus Item Code: 41476
 
In this follow-up to Setting the Desert on Fire, a history of T.E. Lawrence and the secret war in Arabia, James Barr unveils how imperial rivalry shaped the Middle East. In the midst of World ... (Read More)
 
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#8
SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Ropes and Knots: Essential Rope Skills from the World's Elite Units
Charles Stronge.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762778034.  Daedalus Item Code: 41889
 
A simple rope can be a lifesaver in a survival situation; it can be used to construct shelters, create weapons, fish, and hunt. Most important, ropes and knots act as lifelines in dangerous ... (Read More)
 
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#9
A Brief History of Bad Medicine: True Stories of Weird Medicine and Dangerous Doctors
Ian Schott & Robert Youngston.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762444373.  Daedalus Item Code: 43406
 
Locked away in the files of medicine are some extraordinary things that doctors have done in the name of healing or research—acts by turns incredible, wrong-headed, arrogant, ignorant, deliberately ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying, the Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWs
Sonke Neitzel & Harald Welzer. Jefferson Chase, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307958129.  Daedalus Item Code: 43014
 
London-based historian Sönke Neitzel was aware of transcribed POW interrogations in the British national archives, but his discovery that the Allies had secretly recorded conversations between German ... (Read More)
 
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