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Patrick Bronte: Father of Genius
Dudley Green.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454450.  Daedalus Item Code: 23164
 
Patrick Brontë (1777–1861) was the father of novelists Anne, Charlotte, and Emily as well as their brother Branwell, yet he was also a fascinating man in his own right, says Dudley Green in this ... (Read More)
 
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Personal History
Katharine Graham.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375701047.  Daedalus Item Code: 42323
 
(Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) This extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women contains, as its title suggests, both ... (Read More)
 
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Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
 
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
 
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Pity for the Guy: A Biography of Guy Fawkes
John Paul Davis.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720613490.  Daedalus Item Code: 52427
 
The author of Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar returns here with a detailed portrait of the infamous figure behind the 1605 Gunpowder Plot. For hundreds of years Guy Fawkes has been portrayed ... (Read More)
 
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The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
David I. Kertzer.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812993462.  Daedalus Item Code: 53515
 
(Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography) The author of the National Book Award finalist The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara and the Mark Lynton History Prize ... (Read More)
 
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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Nicholas Shakespeare.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846554834.  Daedalus Item Code: 52438
 
When Somerset Maugham Award winner Nicholas Shakespeare discovered a trunk full of his late aunt's personal belongings, he realized that the glamorous, reticent figure he remembered from his ... (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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Puccini: A Biographical Kaleidoscope (English/German Languages)
Detmar Huchting, text.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783940004536.  Daedalus Item Code: 52022
 
One of Italy's greatest opera composers, Giacomo Puccini created such enduring favorites as Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, Turandot, and Tosca. This illustrated biography ... (Read More)
 
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Rasputin: A Short Life
Frances Welch.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476755502.  Daedalus Item Code: 51922
 
Grigory Rasputin, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic of Tsar Nicholas II's court, played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, "I don't even know my alphabet." Yet as the ... (Read More)
 
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Rilke: A Life
Wolfgang Leppmann. Russell M. Stockman & Richard Exner, trans.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718826208.  Daedalus Item Code: 52462
 
Often considered the greatest German poet of the 20th century, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a man of tremendous contradictions. As Wolfgang Leppmann documents in this biography—which draws ... (Read More)
 
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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060855024.  Daedalus Item Code: 51328
 
(A 2001 New York Times Notable Book and Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize) In 1996, Peace Corp volunteer Peter Hessler—a National Book Award finalist for Oracle Bones—became an ... (Read More)
 
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The Road to Siena: The Essential Biography of St. Catherine
Edmund G. Gardner. Jon M. Sweeney, ed.
Publisher: Paraclete.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781557256218.  Daedalus Item Code: 44091
 
Catherine of Siena's influence was felt throughout the kingdoms of 14th-century Europe. She enjoyed the confidence of popes, royalty, and most of all, the common people of Italy. A complicated woman, ... (Read More)
 
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