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The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
Daniel Mark Epstein.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345478009.  Daedalus Item Code: 31283
 
Poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein here looks at Lincoln's marriage to Mary Todd, founded in their mutual ambition and unraveled in the demands of the presidency, the tragedies of two sons' ... (Read More)
 
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A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948
James Barr.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070651.  Daedalus Item Code: 41476
 
In this follow-up to Setting the Desert on Fire, a history of T.E. Lawrence and the secret war in Arabia, James Barr unveils how imperial rivalry shaped the Middle East. In the midst of World ... (Read More)
 
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The Lion Sleeps Tonight: And Other Stories of Africa
Rian Malan.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802119902.  Daedalus Item Code: 42788
 
The author of My Traitor's Heart, South African journalist Rian Malan here gives us a remarkable chronicle of his country's halting steps and missteps after apartheid, as blacks and whites try ... (Read More)
 
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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
Robert Morgan.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781565126268.  Daedalus Item Code: 41715
 
A naturalist and visionary by temperament, Thomas Jefferson dreamed that the United States would stretch across the North American continent, from ocean to ocean. How that dream became reality ... (Read More)
 
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Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939–1945
Neill Lochery.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: as is, hardcover.
ISBN: 9781586488796.  Daedalus Item Code: 30285
 
Perched at the center of the Atlantic hemisphere, Portugal would have been a strategic prize for the Allies or the Axis powers in World War II, though the country remained stubbornly neutral ... (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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Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression
Mildred Armstrong Kalish.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553384246.  Daedalus Item Code: 42902
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2007) Mildred Kalish's memoir of growing up fatherless on her grandparents' Iowa farm during the Great Depression is far from ... (Read More)
 
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London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385531504.  Daedalus Item Code: 41007
 
The Whitbread Award–winning biographer of T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare, as well as of the River Thames and London itself, Peter Ackroyd here digs deep into London's underside to offer this ... (Read More)
 
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London's East End Survivors: Voices of the Blitz Generation
Andrew Bissell.
Publisher: Centenar.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907680007.  Daedalus Item Code: 40063
 
On September 7, 1940—Black Saturday—London's East End took the first aerial assault of the Blitz, and the capital was pounded for 57 consecutive nights. The tightly packed homes, pubs, shops, and ... (Read More)
 
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London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307473783.  Daedalus Item Code: 29361
 
The Whitbread Award–winning biographer of T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare, as well as the River Thames and London itself, Peter Ackroyd here digs deep into London's underside to offer this ... (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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