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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 (1326–1382) 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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Lady Worsley's Whim: An Eighteenth-Century Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce
Hallie Rubenhold.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780701179809.  Daedalus Item Code: 42649
 
She was a spirited young heiress. He was a handsome baronet with a promising career in government. The marriage of Lady Seymour Dorothy Fleming and Sir Richard Worsley had the makings of a fairy ... (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 Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898–2009
Harry Patch & Richard van Emden.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608192250.  Daedalus Item Code: 31908
 
"We came across a lad from A company. He was ripped open from his shoulder to his waist by shrapnel and lying in a pool of blood. When we got to him, he said: 'Shoot me.' He was beyond human help ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Ballantine/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607514442.  Daedalus Item Code: 50614
 
The author of Cod, Salt, and The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky here turns his attention to a disappearing way of life—fishing—and how it has defined one particular town for ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Thom Hatch.
Publisher: NAL/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780451239198.  Daedalus Item Code: 42212
 
As leaders of the Wild Bunch, they planned and executed the most daring bank and train robberies of the day, with a professionalism never before seen by authorities. For several years at the end of ... (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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Leningrad: Hero City: Images of War: Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives
Nik Cornish.
Publisher: Pen & Sword.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848845145.  Daedalus Item Code: 38092
 
The entire course of history's deadliest siege is covered here, from the Germans' September 1941 encirclement of Leningrad, through the Red Army's desperate attempts to stave off the Wehrmacht, to ... (Read More)
 
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Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World
Stefan Klein. Shelley Frisch, trans.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306820083.  Daedalus Item Code: 43414
 
"With my Leonardo library that would require a truck scale to weigh, how did I miss Ludovico Sforza using a remote mill in Mora Bassa for trysts with the Lady with Ermine? The answer: ... (Read More)
 
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Let Freedom Reign: The Words of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela. Andre 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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