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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: 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 and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion
Harold Holzer.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439192719.  Daedalus Item Code: 52418
 
(Winner of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize) Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer offers us this insightful profile of Abraham Lincoln as a man who clearly understood the role of the press in ... (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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