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Knights in History and Legend
Constance Brittain Bouchard, consultant.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781740480284.  Daedalus Item Code: 42074
Examining both our fairy tale conception of knights and their somewhat more prosaic reality, this beautifully illustrated history traces the knights from their beginnings as military retainers a ... (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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The Last Ditch: Britain's Secret Resistance and the Nazi Invasion Plans
David Lampe. Gary Sheffield, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620878088.  Daedalus Item Code: 50140
Historians have often pondered what would have happened if the Germans had occupied Britain in 1940. Based on years of research, World War II veteran David Lampe sheds light on the highly secretive ... (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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Lavender Water & Snail Syrup: Miss Ambler's Household Book of Georgian Cures and Remedies
Nicola Lillie & Marilyn Yurdan. Laura Lillie, illus.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752489957.  Daedalus Item Code: 50757
Elizabeth Ambler started compiling her household book of cures—her "Physick Book"—in the early 18th century, and included much older treatments that had been passed down to her. Among these remedies ... (Read More)
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Lawrence: The Uncrowned King of Arabia
Michael Asher.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780140258547.  Daedalus Item Code: 52508
T.E. Lawrence began the Great War as a map clerk and ended it as one of the greatest military heroes of the 20th century. He was also a brilliant propagandist, rhetorician, and manipulator, who ... (Read More)
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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Scott Anderson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385532921.  Daedalus Item Code: 54286
The Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." The Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theater, and as a ... (Read More)
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Lee and His Men at Gettysburg: The Death of a Nation
Clifford Dowdey.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616083533.  Daedalus Item Code: 53998
In this "lively, critical, judicious and scholarly" account (NYTimes), Clifford Dowdey re-creates one of the most important battles in U.S. history in vivid detail, giving us both a historical ... (Read More)
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Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
Stephen Dando-Collins.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849162302.  Daedalus Item Code: 54206
Disciplined and rigorously structured, the Roman army remains the model for many subsequent military units. In this history—based on three decades of research—the author of The Great Fire of ... (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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Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus
Oliver Bullough.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465021840.  Daedalus Item Code: 51051
Though recognized today as the site of atrocities in Chechnya and the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia, the jagged peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, stretching across the isthmus between the ... (Read More)
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