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Lives of Eminent Men
John Aubrey. Ruth Scurr, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911616.  Daedalus Item Code: 53727
 
Gentleman scholar John Aubrey (1626–97) spent his life collecting anecdotes, gossip, and biographical details about his illustrious contemporaries, adding liberal doses of off-kilter British wit to ... (Read More)
 
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The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
John Matteson.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068054.  Daedalus Item Code: 41477
 
Outspoken and quick-witted, idealistic and adventurous, Margaret Fuller (1810–50) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation, assays John Matteson, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize ... (Read More)
 
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Living with a Wild God: A Non-Believer's Search for the Truth About Everything
Barbara Ehrenreich.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781783780136.  Daedalus Item Code: 54848
 
Renowned for her trenchant, witty polemics in such books as Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, and Dancing in the Streets, Barbara Ehrenreich is the model of the intelligent ... (Read More)
 
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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Harriet Reisen.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312658878.  Daedalus Item Code: 42468
 
In her vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, PBS and HBO television documentarian Harriet Reisen portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous ... (Read More)
 
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The Love & Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Simon Morrison.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846557316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50892
 
In the winter of 1948, Lina Prokofiev—the wife of composer Serge Prokofiev—was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect ... (Read More)
 
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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312676575.  Daedalus Item Code: 43008
 
The preeminent historian of Broadway, Ethan Mordden here gives us the romantic and creative partnership of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, chronicling their entwined careers against the background of the ... (Read More)
 
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Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Mary Gabriel.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316066129.  Daedalus Item Code: 29451
 
(Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Named One of the Year's Best Nonfiction Books by the Washington Post, Boston ... (Read More)
 
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Making the Cat Laugh: One Woman's Journal of Single Life on the Margins
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007355235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53292
 
We know her as the language maven who gave us her zero-tolerance treatise on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. But Lynne Truss has been cracking up British readers for years on BBC radio ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestry: Odo, William the Conqueror's Half-Brother
Trevor Rowley.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752460253.  Daedalus Item Code: 60068
 
Odo of Conteville, the younger half-brother of William the Conqueror, was ordained Bishop of Bayeux while still in his teens. He was a larger-than-life character, best known today for commissioning ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
H.W. Brands.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385532419.  Daedalus Item Code: 54689
 
Despite having risen from obscurity to become an undeniably effective general in the American Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant has often been disparaged for his much less successful presidency. The author ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (Read More)
 
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