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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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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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The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence
Stephen Houston.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300196023.  Daedalus Item Code: 62717
 
For the Classic Maya, who flourished in the Yucatan peninsula more than a thousand years ago, materials like jade, flint, obsidian, and wood were endowed with a vital essence, agency, and ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
Fred Kaplan.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060773366.  Daedalus Item Code: 62902
 
For Abraham Lincoln, whether he was composing love letters, speeches, or legal arguments, words mattered. Here Fred Kaplan—also the author of The Singular Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, ... (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 Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud
Andrew Burstein.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781137279163.  Daedalus Item Code: 62901
 
Long before Sigmund Freud posited that dreams are a cornerstone of understanding an individual's inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln for President: An Unlikely Candidate, An Audacious Strategy, and the Victory No One Saw Coming
Bruce Chadwick.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402244834.  Daedalus Item Code: 61247
 
In May of 1860, Republican delegates gathered in Chicago for their second-ever convention with the expectation of electing William Seward as their presidential candidate. But waiting in the wings, ... (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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The Little Book of Great Britain
Neil R. Storey.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752471143.  Daedalus Item Code: 62655
 
Also the author of such oddly entertaining tomes as Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain and A Grim Almanac of Essex, historian Neil Storey here dedicates himself to digging up ... (Read More)
 
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Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris
Steven Levingston.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385536035.  Daedalus Item Code: 61562
 
A veteran international journalist and now the nonfiction book editor of the Washington Post, Steven Levingston here gives us a delicious account of a murder most Gallic, whose lurid ... (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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