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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 Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and Its Citrus Fruit
Helena Attlee.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781581572902.  Daedalus Item Code: 64016
 
Following four books on Italian gardens (and a number of others on gardens around the world), Helena Attlee here takes us on a unique culinary adventure through Italian history, told through its ... (Read More)
 
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Last Suppers: A Collection of Final Meals Through the Years
Caroline West & Mark Latter.
Publisher: Dog 'N' Bone.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781909313408.  Daedalus Item Code: 63576
 
From international celebrities to prisoners on death row, everyone eats a last supper before shuffling off this mortal coil. If you've ever wondered what the passengers of the Titanic dined on ... (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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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 Among the Apaches: The Classic History of Native American Life on the Plains
John C. Cremony.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629143705.  Daedalus Item Code: 63975
 
An American newspaperman who also served as a lieutenant in the Regiment California Volunteer Cavalry and fought in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and the Apache Wars, John Cremony first ... (Read More)
 
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Life in Nelson's Navy
Brian Lavery.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750947763.  Daedalus Item Code: 12169
 
What was it really like to be at sea in the Royal Navy under Horatio Nelson? Were his sailors keen to fight at the Battle of Trafalgar, or suffering with scurvy? How did life compare between those of ... (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 of George Washington
John Marshall. Wayne LaPierre, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629145013.  Daedalus Item Code: 63982
 
Biographies of George Washington are legion, but this one has the distinction of being written by John Marshall (1755–1835), who—prior to his 34 years of service as a Supreme Court Justice—fought ... (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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