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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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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 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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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother
Eve LaPlante.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451620672.  Daedalus Item Code: 44155
 
(One of NPR's Top Ten Books of 2012 and an Indie Next Great Read) Since Louisa May Alcott's Little Women first appeared nearly 150 years ago, Jo March and her calm, stalwart "Marmee" ... (Read More)
 
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The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World
Mary Blume.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374298739.  Daedalus Item Code: 53505
 
When Cristóbal Balenciaga died in 1972, it was front-page news in the New York Times. One of the most innovative and admired figures in the history of haute couture, Balenciaga was, said Elsa ... (Read More)
 
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Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas
Benson Bobrick.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743290258.  Daedalus Item Code: 53506
 
The author of Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War, historian Benson Bobrick here vividly portrays one of the Union's most underappreciated generals in the Civil War, arguing that ... (Read More)
 
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Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Thomas Maier.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465079995.  Daedalus Item Code: 41628
 
Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate for the purposes of scientific inquiry, William Masters and Virginia Johnson began their research partnership in the mid-1950s ... (Read More)
 
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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant. John Kirk, ed.
Publisher: JG Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781464300769.  Daedalus Item Code: 52200
 
Fast-paced, colorful, and laced with flashes of humor, Ulysses S. Grant's 1885 memoirs provide authoritative accounts of such pivotal Civil War events as the Battle of Shiloh, the Vicksburg and ... (Read More)
 
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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
John McIntyre, ed. Michael Dirda, foreword.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582436050.  Daedalus Item Code: 41216
 
The late James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three ... (Read More)
 
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Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
Miles J. Unger.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451678741.  Daedalus Item Code: 53392
 
Among such immortals as Leonardo, Rembrandt, and Picasso, Michelangelo alone stands as a master of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Throughout his long career he clashed with patrons by ... (Read More)
 
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