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The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408830499.  Daedalus Item Code: 63084
 
The author of The Story of Charlotte's Web, as well as Apollo's Fire and Adam's Navel, Michael Sims here gives us a vivid portrait of an insecure boy named Henry Thoreau, as he ... (Read More)
 
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Ammonites and 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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Churchill
Ashley Jackson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781623658045.  Daedalus Item Code: 63127
 
In this follow-up to The British Empire and the Second World War, Ashley Jackson paints an unvarnished portrait of Winston Churchill, who attracted far more criticism alive than he has since ... (Read More)
 
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The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad
Lena Mukhina. Amanda Love Darragh, trans.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447284352.  Daedalus Item Code: 63045
 
In May 1941 Lena Mukhina was an ordinary teenage girl, worrying in her diary about her homework and whether Vova—the boy she liked—liked her. Then in June, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and ... (Read More)
 
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Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell?
Horace Greasley.
Publisher: John Blake.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782192275.  Daedalus Item Code: 63090
 
Horace "Jim" Greasley was 20 in the spring of 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, followed by Poland. A year later Greasley was in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, France, with just 30 ... (Read More)
 
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Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345534521.  Daedalus Item Code: 62052
 
When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale—a mansion that had been unoccupied for nearly 60 years—he had stumbled onto a compelling mystery. The house ... (Read More)
 
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Hermann Hesse: The Classic Biography
Bernhard Zeller. Mark Hollebone, trans.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720616163.  Daedalus Item Code: 62995
 
The recipient of the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature, Herman Hesse (1877–1962) is considered to be one of the major writers of the 20th century. This biography, originally published in German soon ... (Read More)
 
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Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives
John Sutherland.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300179477.  Daedalus Item Code: 62747
 
In the spirit of Dr. Johnson's Lives of the Poets, critic and scholar John Sutherland here offers a history of novels written in the English language, selecting 294 writers since the 17th ... (Read More)
 
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The Ordinary Acrobat: A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present
Duncan Wall.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307271723.  Daedalus Item Code: 62908
 
When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it—the monochromatic costumes, the acrobat singing Simon and Garfunkel songs, the juggler reciting ... (Read More)
 
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Papillon
Henri Charričre. Patrick O'Brian, trans.
Publisher: HarperCollins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007876235.  Daedalus Item Code: 62943
 
An immediate sensation in France upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks, and seafaring adventures in shark-infested waters. ... (Read More)
 
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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Katie Waldegrave.
Publisher: Windmill Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099537342.  Daedalus Item Code: 62965
 
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of poetic geniuses and best friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who ushered in Romanticism ... (Read More)
 
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The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker
Janet Groth.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616203061.  Daedalus Item Code: 62649
 
In 1957, 19-year-old Iowa native Janet Groth landed a job working at The New Yorker's reception desk; she didn’t expect to stay long, but stay she did, and for 21 years she had the best seat ... (Read More)
 
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