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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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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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Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life
Joshua Rubenstein.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300137248.  Daedalus Item Code: 51992
 
Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine in 1879, Leon Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. Joshua Rubenstein, a ... (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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Library: An Unquiet History
Matthew Battles.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393351453.  Daedalus Item Code: 59461
 
Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and even obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles, a former rare books librarian and now an associate ... (Read More)
 
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Life in a Medieval Town
Peter Hammond.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848681262.  Daedalus Item Code: 52435
 
What it was like living in a medieval town? What sort of house would you live in? What would you eat, and what might you do for a living? In this small chapbook Peter Hammond introduces readers to ... (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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LIFE: America: A Visual History from Then to Now
Editors of Life.
Publisher: Life Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781603201230.  Daedalus Item Code: 44043
 
The editors of LIFE magazine present this history of America in pictures, often contrasting the past and present. The first section travels the country exploring what was here before the ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
Fred Kaplan.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060773366.  Daedalus Item Code: 51052
 
For Abraham Lincoln, whether he was composing love letters, speeches, or legal arguments, words mattered. Here Fred Kaplan—also the author of The Singular Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, ... (Read More)
 
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