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Lives of Eminent Men
John Aubrey. Ruth Scurr, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911616.  Daedalus Item Code: 53727
 
Gentleman scholar John Aubrey (1626–97) spent his life collecting anecdotes, gossip, and biographical details about his illustrious contemporaries, adding liberal doses of off-kilter British wit to ... (Read More)
 
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London Bridge in America: The True Story of a Transatlantic Crossing
Travis Elborough.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224096256.  Daedalus Item Code: 51174
 
In 1968 the world's largest antique went to America. But how do you transport a 130-year-old bridge across 4300 miles of ocean and sand? Why did oil baron and chainsaw-manufacturing king Robert ... (Read More)
 
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Loose Cannons: 101 Myths, Mishaps, and Misadventures of Military History
Graeme Donald.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762777945.  Daedalus Item Code: 51364
 
From the author of Sticklers, Sideburns, and Bikinis comes this funny, often irreverent look at 2,000 years of lies, inaccuracies, propaganda, deceit, downright foolishness, and little-known ... (Read More)
 
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Lost London 1870–1945
Philip Davies.
Publisher: Transatlantic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780955794988.  Daedalus Item Code: 54182
 
Gloriously illustrated with more than 500 photographs of London (up to 19 x 11 1/2 inches) from the Archives of English Heritage, this large album reveals Elizabethan, Georgian, and Victorian London ... (Read More)
 
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The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service
Andrew Meier.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393335354.  Daedalus Item Code: 23884
 
For half a century the case of Isaiah Oggins, a 1920s New York intellectual brutally murdered on Stalin's orders in 1947, remained hidden in the secret file of the Soviet and American intelligence ... (Read More)
 
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Lost Treasures: Civilization's Great Riches Rediscovered
Jane McIntosh.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847322999.  Daedalus Item Code: 53161
 
Beautifully illustrated with more than 250 captioned color photographs and reproductions of art, this book surveys the treasures of the world that have been sunk, buried, entombed, and otherwise ... (Read More)
 
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The Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels are Rewriting the Story of Christian Origins
Stephen J. Patterson.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062330482.  Daedalus Item Code: 54078
 
The church has long advocated the Pauline view of Jesus as deity and martyr, emphasizing his death and resurrection. But another tradition also thrived from Christianity's beginnings, notes Stephen ... (Read More)
 
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Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas
Arthur Drooker. Pico Iyer, foreword.
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851497584.  Daedalus Item Code: 60374
 
Having previously captured the strange beauty of decaying stateside sites in American Ruins, Arthur Drooker here turns his infrared camera upon ancient locales in Central and South America. ... (Read More)
 
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Louder Than Words: Ways of Seeing Women Workers in Eighteenth-Century France
Geraldine Sheridan.
Publisher: Texas Tech.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780896726222.  Daedalus Item Code: 44004
 
In an era when trade guilds in France largely excluded women as members in their own right, the images depicted in Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie and other contemporary French sources reveal ... (Read More)
 
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The Mafia: History and Legend
Marco Gasparini. Brian Eskenazi, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301505.  Daedalus Item Code: 53026
 
This illustrated history of the Mafia explores this international criminal organization both as a cult subject and a social phenomenon. Movie classics like The Godfather epitomize our ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestry: Odo, William the Conqueror's Half-Brother
Trevor Rowley.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752460253.  Daedalus Item Code: 60068
 
Odo of Conteville, the younger half-brother of William the Conqueror, was ordained Bishop of Bayeux while still in his teens. He was a larger-than-life character, best known today for commissioning ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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