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The Play of the Eyes
Elias Canetti.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847083555.  Daedalus Item Code: 53089
 
This third memoir from Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti (1905–94) is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937, years when Hitler's rise to power—already clear to anyone with eyes to see—was approaching ... (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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Portrait of the Writer: Literary Lives in Focus
Goffredo Fofi, foreword.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500517178.  Daedalus Item Code: 63160
 
There's something about a good author photo that seems to give us extra insight into their works, as if the look in their eyes somehow explains their view on the world. This album profiles 250 of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early 19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (Read More)
 
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The Railway Man: A POW's Searing Account of War, Brutality, and Forgiveness
Eric Lomax.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393344073.  Daedalus Item Code: 62327
 
A remarkable memoir of forgiveness and courage—and inspiration for a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman—this is the story of Eric Lomax, captured by the Japanese in World War ... (Read More)
 
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Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age
Robert C. Davis & Beth Lindsmith.
Publisher: Getty Museum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606060780.  Daedalus Item Code: 70072
 
The initial stirring of the Renaissance began in northern Italy at the start of the 15th century with the rediscovery of classical antiquity and a new interest in man's place in the natural world; ... (Read More)
 
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Richard III
David Baldwin.
Publisher: Amberley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781445648453.  Daedalus Item Code: 70394
 
Few historical figures have been held in greater infamy than Richard Plantagenet—Richard III. Was he a ruthless hunchback who butchered his way to the throne, a paragon of virtue who became a victim ... (Read More)
 
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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
Greg Steinmetz.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688559.  Daedalus Item Code: 70066
 
Fifteenth-century German financier Jacob Fugger had as much to do with the formation of modern Europe as anyone else who ever lived, notes journalist and securities analyst Greg Steinmetz in this ... (Read More)
 
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Saints
Scot Bower. Linda Baker Smith, illus.
Publisher: Lion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780745953472.  Daedalus Item Code: 60451
 
Telling stories of heroism and humility, adventure and servitude, from the time of the early church fathers through the mid-13th century, this beautifully printed and illustrated book combines an ... (Read More)
 
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Selected Letters
D.H. Lawrence. James T. Boulton, ed.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847490490.  Daedalus Item Code: 53409
 
Writing to aristocrats, fellow authors, painters, publishers, and others from the intelligentsia—and with equal concern to his sisters, a childhood friend suffering from tuberculosis, a post office ... (Read More)
 
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Selim Aga: A Slave's Odyssey
James McCarthy. James Robertson, foreword.
Publisher: Luath.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905222179.  Daedalus Item Code: 70106
 
Born around 1827, Selim Aga was eight years old when he was abducted from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, sold into slavery, and auctioned to the highest bidder 2,000 miles away in Egypt. He was killed ... (Read More)
 
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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
Billy Crystal.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805098204.  Daedalus Item Code: 38931
 
Just like 77 million of his fellow baby boomers, Billy Crystal is turning 65—and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and warmth, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with ... (Read More)
 
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