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The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898–2009
Harry Patch & Richard van Emden.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608192250.  Daedalus Item Code: 31908
 
"We came across a lad from A company. He was ripped open from his shoulder to his waist by shrapnel and lying in a pool of blood. When we got to him, he said: 'Shoot me.' He was beyond human help ... (Read More)
 
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Last Laughs: Funny Tombstone Quotes and Famous Last Words
Kathleen E. Miller. Julie Collins Rousseau, illus,.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402729690.  Daedalus Item Code: 43537
 
In this irreverent book of deadpan humor we find the pithy, the punny, and the unintentionally funny on tombstone epitaphs, as well as a few choice last words. Some are etched on the graves of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel
Nicholas Ostler.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717719.  Daedalus Item Code: 31932
 
The author of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Ostler here portrays English as the last in a long line of lingua ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940–1965
William Manchester & Paul Reid.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316547703.  Daedalus Item Code: 43968
 
This is the final part of the magisterial three-volume biography of Winston Churchill (following Visions of Glory, 1874–1932 and Alone, 1932–1940) from National Humanities Medal and ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lost World: Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene
Lydia V. Pyne & Stephen J. Pyne.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670023639.  Daedalus Item Code: 43874
 
Concluding a mere 10,000 years ago, the Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own; it was the era of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Thom Hatch.
Publisher: NAL/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780451239198.  Daedalus Item Code: 42212
 
As leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of ... (Read More)
 
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Lastingness: The Art of Old Age
Nicholas Delbanco.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446199643.  Daedalus Item Code: 22371
 
While the American population is growing older, we remain focused on youth; we're "over the hill" by 50, and even sooner in fields of sports and entertainment. But if younger is better, why do we ... (Read More)
 
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The Last King of Scotland
Giles Foden.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375703317.  Daedalus Item Code: 89389
 
The winner of the 1998 Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, Giles Foden's "genuinely beautiful and disturbing" (Village Voice) novel is the fictional memoir of Scottish ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lion Boxed Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874–1965
William Manchester & Paul Reid.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: 3 vols..
ISBN: 9780316227780.  Daedalus Item Code: 29456
 
This boxed set collects the magisterial three-volume biography of Winston Churchill from National Humanities Medal and Abraham Lincoln Literary Award recipient William Manchester, including the two ... (Read More)
 
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Latin America
Olivier Föllmi. Juan Carlos Mondragón, intro. Molly Stevens, trans.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810993839.  Daedalus Item Code: 43065
 
This monumental photographic tribute celebrates the beautiful and incredibly diverse South American continent and its neighboring islands in all their color and gaiety. Olivier Föllmi traveled ... (Read More)
 
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Latin for Bird Lovers: Over 3,000 Bird Names Explored and Explained
Roger Lederer & Carol Burr.
Publisher: Timber Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781604695465.  Daedalus Item Code: 49539
 
Presented with soft gray pages and classically styled ornithological illustrations by Carol Burr that are simply gorgeous, this guide to the taxonomy of birds reveals how much you can learn ... (Read More)
 
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The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press
Ben Wilson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224715.  Daedalus Item Code: 42363
 
In 1817 British satirist William Hone was compelled to defend himself in court against a government determined to enforce censorship. It was a show trial, where Hone—a self-educated Fleet Street ... (Read More)
 
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