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Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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The Kremlin Conspiracy: A Long, Hot and Cold War
Douglas Boyd.
Publisher: Ian Allan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711034440.  Daedalus Item Code: 50759
 
What did it mean when Vladimir Putin stepped down from president to become prime minister of Russia in 2008 and then took the presidency again in 2012? The Putin-Medvedev clique of mega-rich ex-KGB ... (Read More)
 
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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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Last to Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II
Stephen Harding.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306823381.  Daedalus Item Code: 62321
 
On August 18, 1945—three days after Japan announced it would surrender—American Army Air Force Sergeant Anthony J. Marchione bled to death on the deck of his lumbering B-32 bomber, high over Tokyo. ... (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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Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Sandra Day O'Connor & H. Alan Day.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966732.  Daedalus Item Code: 62281
 
What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In this ... (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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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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