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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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The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War
Margaret E. Wagner. Gary W. Gallagher, intro.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316120685.  Daedalus Item Code: 51253
 
An outstanding introduction to the Civil War for the student or general reader, this handsome oversized volume offers more than 350 intriguing and rarely seen images of the era, so that even seasoned ... (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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Lincoln the Inventor
Jason Emerson.
Publisher: Southern Illinois.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780809328970.  Daedalus Item Code: 32804
 
Also the author of The Madness of Mary Lincoln, Jason Emerson here shows us a side of our 16th president that few people consider or even remember. In 1831, when Abraham Lincoln was a young ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy
Ted Widmer, ed. Caroline Kennedy, foreword.
Publisher: Hyperion.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9781401324568.  Daedalus Item Code: 36244
 
In July 1962, following the Bay of Pigs disaster, John F. Kennedy installed recording systems in the Oval Office and in the Cabinet Room, in an effort to preserve an accurate record of presidential ... (Read More)
 
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Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May–September 1940
Paul Addison & Jeremy A. Crang, eds.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099548744.  Daedalus Item Code: 42016
 
From May to September 1940, during a period that saw some of the most dramatic events of the war—the evacuation from Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, and the opening stages of the Blitz—the Ministry ... (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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The Lone Assassin: The Epic True Story of the Man Who Almost Killed Hitler
Helmut Ortner. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616083830.  Daedalus Item Code: 40486
 
A carpenter and clock case maker, Georg Elser appeared to be an ordinary citizen in 1939 Munich. But he had grasped the thuggish nature of the führer and his regime, and realized that many people ... (Read More)
 
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