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The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
Nancy Goldstone.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802716705.  Daedalus Item Code: 31907
 
"Resilient Queen Joanna of Naples (1326–82) weathered overwhelming political challenges, financial ruin and a papal-run murder trial for the death of her Hungarian husband—all by age 22. Nancy ... (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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Lavender Water & Snail Syrup: Miss Ambler's Household Book of Georgian Cures and Remedies
Nicola Lillie & Marilyn Yurdan. Laura Lillie, illus.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752489957.  Daedalus Item Code: 50757
 
Elizabeth Ambler started compiling her household book of cures—her "Physick Book"—in the early 18th century, and included much older treatments that had been passed down to her. Among these remedies ... (Read More)
 
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Lee and His Men at Gettysburg: The Death of a Nation
Clifford Dowdey.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616083533.  Daedalus Item Code: 53998
 
In this "lively, critical, judicious and scholarly" account (NYTimes), Clifford Dowdey re-creates one of the most important battles in U.S. history in vivid detail, giving us both a historical ... (Read More)
 
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Leningrad: State of Siege
Michael Jones.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473633964.  Daedalus Item Code: 54744
 
"All offers of surrender from Leningrad must be rejected," wrote Adolph Hitler on September 29, 1941, at the outset of Operation Barbarossa. "We have no interest in keeping even a proportion of the ... (Read More)
 
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Let Freedom Reign: The Words of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela. André Brink, foreword.
Publisher: Interlink.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781566568005.  Daedalus Item Code: 42390
 
In 1994, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, uttering the words "Let freedom reign" as part of his inaugural address, which is featured here. Mandela's great skill as an ... (Read More)
 
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Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus
Oliver Bullough.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465021840.  Daedalus Item Code: 51051
 
Though recognized today as the site of atrocities in Chechnya and the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia, the jagged peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, stretching across the isthmus between the ... (Read More)
 
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LIFE Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait
Henry Louis Gates Jr., foreword. Allen C. Guelzo, narrative.
Publisher: Life Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781618930729.  Daedalus Item Code: 53472
 
A vivid and multifaceted portrait in words and images, this oversized volume commemorates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death with a celebration of his life, his unparalleled place in ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
Harold Holzer.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439192719.  Daedalus Item Code: 52418
 
(Winner of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize) Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer offers us this insightful profile of Abraham Lincoln as a man who clearly understood the role of the press in ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May–September 1940
Paul Addison & Jeremy A. Crang, eds.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099548744.  Daedalus Item Code: 42016
 
From May to September 1940, during a period that saw some of the most dramatic events of the war—the evacuation from Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, and the opening stages of the Blitz—the Ministry ... (Read More)
 
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A Little Short of Boats: The Battles of Ball's Bluff & Edwards Ferry, October 21–22, 1861
James A. Morgan.
Publisher: Savas Beatie.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611210668.  Daedalus Item Code: 54759
 
Though a small battle by comparison to the bloody confrontations that were to come, the 1861 Union defeat at Ball's Bluff, early in the Civil War, had disproportionate and far-reaching effects, as ... (Read More)
 
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