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Theodore Rex
Edmund Morris.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966008.  Daedalus Item Code: 64815
 
(Winner of the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Award for Biography) Following the new president Theodore "TR" Roosevelt as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his emergency ... (Read More)
 
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A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back
Kevin Hazzard.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781501110832.  Daedalus Item Code: 64719
 
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to see how he might respond to danger and ... (Read More)
 
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The Torch in My Ear
Elias Canetti.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847083579.  Daedalus Item Code: 53088
 
In his second memoir, Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti (1905–94) gives us a perceptive portrait of Vienna and Berlin in the 1920s, and of Canetti's admiration for his first great mentor, the Viennese ... (Read More)
 
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Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393064667.  Daedalus Item Code: 23897
 
(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand ... (Read More)
 
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Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything
Jane Hawking.
Publisher: Alma Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846883668.  Daedalus Item Code: 64755
 
Even as he made unprecedented discoveries in cosmology, Stephen Hawking's body was gradually incapacitated by ALS, a motor neurone disease; his wife Jane put her own career on hold and balanced his ... (Read More)
 
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The Treasures of Noël Coward: Star Quality
Barry Day.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: hardcover & DVD.
ISBN: 9780233003498.  Daedalus Item Code: 51753
 
Playwright, director, actor, songwriter, singer: few artists have influenced popular culture more than Noël Coward. He chronicled high society with sparkling wit, played a crucial role in Britain's ... (Read More)
 
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The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World
Jan Louch, with Lisa Rogak.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250081070.  Daedalus Item Code: 79126
 
It all started in the 1980s when assistant librarian Jan Louch and a co-worker acquired two Scottish Fold cats to keep mice away from the Douglas County Public Library in Carson Valley, Nevada. She ... (Read More)
 
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Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages
Katie Roiphe.
Publisher: Dial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385339384.  Daedalus Item Code: 70366
 
Drawn in part from the private memoirs, personal correspondence, and long-forgotten journals of the British literary community from 1910 to the Second World War, here are seven "marriages à la ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Frances Mayes.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767900386.  Daedalus Item Code: 70260
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 1997) Doing for Tuscany what Peter Mayle did for Provence, Frances Mayes here discovers the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country, and describes ... (Read More)
 
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The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin
Douglas Anderson.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781421405230.  Daedalus Item Code: 63332
 
It seems only logical that Benjamin Franklin would be as radical and innovative when it came to crafting his autobiography as he was with his inventions and political thought, posits English ... (Read More)
 
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Victoria—The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Julia Baird.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069880.  Daedalus Item Code: 69427
 
The term "Victorian" has long conjured propriety and adherence to convention—yet the queen for whom the era was named was far from the staid, reserved monarch one would imagine, as journalist, ... (Read More)
 
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