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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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Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford
Donald Spoto.
Publisher: Hutchinson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780091931278.  Daedalus Item Code: 51590
 
"[The] author of several best-selling biographies of film and theater stars [here] sets his sights on Joan Crawford.... Based on exclusive interviews and archival information, he pieces together ... (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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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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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700230.  Daedalus Item Code: 49740
 
The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey Ward—whose biography of Franklin Roosevelt won ... (Read More)
 
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward. Ken Burns, preface.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700230.  Daedalus Item Code: 52925
 
The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey Ward—whose biography of Franklin Roosevelt won ... (Read More)
 
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Rossetti: Painter and Poet
J.B. Bullen.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232259.  Daedalus Item Code: 50673
 
One of the most intriguing and flamboyant figures in 19th-century British art, Dante Gabriel Rossetti inspired the first Pre-Raphaelite generation of 1849 and the second generation ten years later. ... (Read More)
 
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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747599531.  Daedalus Item Code: 51394
 
Ten years before he penned his Booker Prize–winning novel The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje wrote this 1982 memoir of his return to his native Sri Lanka in the late 1970s—presented here in ... (Read More)
 
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