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#1
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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#2
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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#3
Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Sandra Day O'Connor.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812993929.  Daedalus Item Code: 53245
 
The first woman ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor here gives us a fascinating look at the history and evolution of the court, along with portraits of its most important ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Annie Jacobsen.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316221047.  Daedalus Item Code: 54292
 
(A Boston Globe Best Book of 2014) The author of Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base and The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, ... (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 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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#7
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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#8
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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#9
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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#10
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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