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H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life
Michael Sherborne. Christopher Priest, foreword.
 
Publisher: Peter Owen
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780720613919
Daedalus Item Code: 62994
 
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The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Douglas Anderson.
 
Publisher: Johns Hopkins
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781421405230
Daedalus Item Code: 63332
 
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Such Troops as These: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Bevin Alexander.
Publisher: Berkley Caliber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780425271308.  Daedalus Item Code: 63452
 
The author of MacArthur's War and How Hitler Could Have Won World War II, decorated war veteran and military historian Bevin Alexander here considers the strategies of Thomas J. ... (Read More)
 
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The Light of the World: A Memoir
Elizabeth Alexander.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455599868.  Daedalus Item Code: 69485
 
(Pre-order now! Release date September 6)(Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the National Book Critics Circle Award, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, ... (Read More)
 
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Patti Smith.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101910160.  Daedalus Item Code: 69245
 
The legendary poet, performer, and eternal bohemian (she has been awarded the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic), Patti Smith ... (Read More)
 
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The Brontės in Brussels
Helen MacEwan.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720615883.  Daedalus Item Code: 62989
 
In 1842, five years before they became popular authors, Charlotte Brontė and her sister Emily arrived in Brussels to "improve their languages," as the British say; "I could acquire a thorough ... (Read More)
 
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Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies: The Illustrated Biography
G. Peter Winnington.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720613414.  Daedalus Item Code: 62999
 
Following decades of research into the life and work of English novelist, poet, playwright, and artist Mervyn Peake, this superb illustrated biography follows Peake, the son of missionary parents, ... (Read More)
 
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How to Talk Dirty & Influence People: An Autobiography
Lenny Bruce. Lewis Black, preface. Howard Reich, foreword.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306825293.  Daedalus Item Code: 69497
 
Originally published as a series in Playboy, following Lenny Bruce's landmark 1964 obscenity trial—and shortly before his death at age 40—this remarkable autobiography is presented here with a ... (Read More)
 
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I Was A Tiger Hunter: Eyewitness Accounts
J. Moray Brown.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445643144.  Daedalus Item Code: 62961
 
"And, as [the tigress] turned her head back, gazing towards the beaters, I aimed at her neck ... and fired." With very British understatement, army officer J. Moray Brown relates his experiences with ... (Read More)
 
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Jane Austen: Pocket Giants
Caroline Sanderson.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493190.  Daedalus Item Code: 63083
 
She completed only six novels, never married, never had children, and in her 41 years, rarely strayed far from the genteel and orthodox social circle in the south of England into which she was born. ... (Read More)
 
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Letters to Poseidon
Cees Nooteboom.
Publisher: Maclehose Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781623659141.  Daedalus Item Code: 63113
 
As autumn falls each year, Goethe Prize–winning Dutch novelist, poet, and travel writer Cees Nooteboom writes Poseidon a letter requesting permission to return to his home in Minorca the following ... (Read More)
 
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Ammonites & Leaping Fish: A Life in Time
Penelope Lively.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780241146385.  Daedalus Item Code: 63022
 
In this charming yet powerful memoir, Penelope Lively, at 80, reports back on what she finds beyond the horizon of old age. There are echoes here of her Booker Prize–winning novel Moon Tiger, ... (Read More)
 
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T.J. Stiles.
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6. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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7. Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
Robert K. Massie.
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8. Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
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