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The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Anne-Marie O'Connor.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101873120.  Daedalus Item Code: 79028
 
(Winner of the 2012 California Book Award for Nonfiction (Silver) and one of the Huffington Post's Best Books of the Year) Former Reuters foreign correspondent and Los Angeles ... (Read More)
 
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States: Unabridged
Sarah Vowell. Fred Armisen, Bobby Cannavale, Alexis Denisof, John Hodgman, Stephanie March, Nicke Offerman, Patton Oswalt & John Slattery, readers.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audioworks.   Format: 7 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781442391086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70641
 
In another of her irreverent history lessons, the author of Unfamiliar Fishes and The Wordy Shipmates gives us an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington's trusted ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Escaper: The Untold First-Hand Story of the Legendary World War II Bomber Pilot, "Cooler King" and Arch Escape Artist
Peter Tunstall.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781468310559.  Daedalus Item Code: 70025
 
In what is undoubtedly the final escape memoir of World War II to be published, former RAF pilot and multiple POW camp escapee Peter Tunstall applies a lifetime's reflection and perspective to an ... (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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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 Adolf 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 and Death in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries
Kim MacQuarrie.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439168899.  Daedalus Item Code: 63358
 
The world's longest mountain chain, the Andes link most of the countries in South America. In an attempt to discover what makes this region so unique, Kim MacQuarrie takes us on a historically ... (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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