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Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon

By Michael O’Brien - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Louisa Catherine Adams, best known in history as the wife of President John Quincy Adams, is the main character in this book, which ...Read Review

The Private World of Georgette Heyer

By Jane Aiken Hodge - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Georgette Heyer loved to write about class, the relationships between men and women, appealing fiends, morals of the Regency era, and comedies of ...Read Review

The Paper Garden

By Molly Peacock - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This is the story of an 18th century English lady who in old age takes up composing pictures of flowers from coloured paper. ...Read Review

The Stones of London

By Leo Hollis - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This is the story of twelve London buildings and the men who left their imprint on the fabric of the capital. In 1245, Henry ...Read Review

Death in Florence

By Paul Strathern - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

This book, subtitled The Medici, Savonarola and the Battle for the Soul of the Renaissance City, examines a period which helped to change ...Read Review

Child of the Fighting Tenth

By Forrestine C. Hooker - Published 2011

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NonfictionWestern

This re-released memoir recounts the early life of author Forrestine “Birdie” Cooper Hooker, growing up in the frontier West. The daughter of an ...Read Review

The Jane Austen Handbook

By Margaret Sullivan - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

The Jane Austen Handbook is a charming little book. The cream cover and pages, and delightful illustrations, are perfect for the subject matter. ...Read Review

Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris

By Asti Hustvedt - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Hysteria was a very real fear up until the late 19th century, and never studied more than at the Salpêtrière Hospital ...Read Review

Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

By Holly Tucker - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Who would have guessed that the earliest human blood transfusion was in 1667? Or that it transfused a dog’s blood into the patient? ...Read Review

The Band That Played On

By Steve Turner - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

Love it or hate it, who can forget the scenes from the movie Titanic of the valiant musicians playing on deck as the ...Read Review

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