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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Thad Carhart.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758621.  Daedalus Item Code: 43513
 
(Named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2000) Walking his two young children to school in his Paris neighborhood every morning, expatriate American Thad Carhart ... (Read More)
 
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Primo Levi's Universe: A Writer's Journey
Sam Magavern.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230606470.  Daedalus Item Code: 31996
 
Widely known for his memoir Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet—a Renaissance man who did not want to be known only as a Holocaust writer. Using ... (Read More)
 
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington
Norma Clarke.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224296.  Daedalus Item Code: 32684
 
Poetess, fallen woman, and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as near to celebrity as she was to ruin, in this fascinating biography by the author of Dr. Johnson's Women and The Rise ... (Read More)
 
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007479764.  Daedalus Item Code: 41307
 
Who was the real Jane Austen—a retiring spinster who confined her novels to the small canvas of village life, or a strong-minded woman who took the bold decision to remain unmarried and fashion ... (Read More)
 
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The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Janet Wallach.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385531979.  Daedalus Item Code: 43130
 
America's first female tycoon, Hetty Green was mocked for her Quaker ways, her unfashionable frugality, and other eccentricities. But as Janet Wallach reveals in this entertaining profile, those who ... (Read More)
 
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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog
Susan Orlean.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857896292.  Daedalus Item Code: 38335
 
(2011 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) This sweeping, surprisingly moving story from the author of The Orchid Thief chronicles Rin Tin Tin's real-life journey from ... (Read More)
 
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375756788.  Daedalus Item Code: 42904
 
(Winner of a 1980 Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award) From a prologue portraying Theodore Roosevelt at the apex of his international prestige—on New Year's Day 1907, after winning the ... (Read More)
 
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Roald Amundsen
Tor Bomann-Larsen. Ingrid Christophersen, trans. Pen Hadow, foreword.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750943444.  Daedalus Item Code: 33575
 
On December 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just five weeks before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova ... (Read More)
 
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700230.  Daedalus Item Code: 49740
 
The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey Ward—whose biography of Franklin Roosevelt won ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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