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Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science
Keith Thomson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300205930.  Daedalus Item Code: 62777
 
Although Thomas Jefferson's boundless curiosity has often been noted, here Keith Thomson goes further to suggest that science was a decisive influence on the third president's views on politics, ... (Read More)
 
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Jerks in New York History: Speaking Ill of the Dead
Kara Hughes.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762760329.  Daedalus Item Code: 62346
 
From rabid moralist Anthony Comstock (1844–1915), the "Jerk Most Likely to Send You to Prison for No Good Reason," to Southern sympathizer and corrupt city mayor Fernando Wood (1812–81), the "Jerk ... (Read More)
 
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Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President
Betty Boyd Caroli.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439191224.  Daedalus Item Code: 64137
 
The conventional story goes that Lyndon Johnson married Lady Bird for her money and demeaned her by his many affairs, and that her only legacy was protecting the nation's wildflowers. But here the ... (Read More)
 
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Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
Sarah Vowell.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594631740.  Daedalus Item Code: 73571
 
In another of her irreverent history lessons, the author of Unfamiliar Fishes and The Wordy Shipmates gives us an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington's trusted ... (Read More)
 
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Land of the Free: Wargames Rules for North America 1754–1815
Joe Krone.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781472801128.  Daedalus Item Code: 70231
 
Though we tend to focus on the Revolutionary War as the founding crucible of the United States, the first stirrings of a nationalist movement began with the international contest of the French and ... (Read More)
 
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Letters of the Century: America 1900–1999
Lisa Grunwald & Stephen J. Adler, eds.
Publisher: Dial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385315937.  Daedalus Item Code: 73003
 
The blurber at Daedalus had a hard time putting this book down long enough to blurb it. It is a collection of more than 400 letters written by presidents and performers, writers and social critics, ... (Read More)
 
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Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: The Illustrated Edition
Frederick Douglass. Henry Louis Gates Jr, intro.
Publisher: Zenith.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780760348505.  Daedalus Item Code: 72857
 
Illustrated on nearly every page with archival and color photos, period engravings, and reproductions of art, maps, or artifacts, this is an abridged text of the 1892 edition of Life and Times of ... (Read More)
 
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LIFE: The Vietnam Wars: 50 Years Ago—Two Countries Torn Apart
Bob Schieffer, foreword.
Publisher: Life Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781618931016.  Daedalus Item Code: 73820
 
Reflecting on both America and France's wars in Vietnam and the ideological struggle on the home front, this profusely illustrated book collects reportage from the pages of Life Magazine. ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud
Andrew Burstein.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781137279163.  Daedalus Item Code: 62901
 
Long before Sigmund Freud posited that dreams are a cornerstone of understanding an individual's inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power
Kevin Peraino.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307887207.  Daedalus Item Code: 54289
 
During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proved to be an uncommonly wise statesman and a capable commander-in-chief. What is less well known, suggests Kevin Peraino, is that this lawyer from what was ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life
Jonathan W. White.
Publisher: Cumberland House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781492613985.  Daedalus Item Code: 70530
 
Abraham Lincoln's success as a politician was rooted in his experience in the courtroom. Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises, the self-taught prairie lawyer led the nation by ... (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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