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Toponymity: An Atlas of Words
John Bemelmans Marciano.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193707.  Daedalus Item Code: 31926
 
It's no secret that America's cookouts owe a lot to the exports of the European towns of Frankfurt and Hamburg, but we may not realize how much we've also taken from Budweis and Pilsen. Likewise, we ... (Read More)
 
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Touch and Go: A Memoir
Studs Terkel.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595584113.  Daedalus Item Code: 33154
 
By the time he had reached the age of 95, Studs Terkel had written about everyone's life, it seemed, but his own. Fortunately, he did have a chance to write this pleasantly rambling memoir shortly ... (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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The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times
Susan E. Tifft & Alex S. Jones.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316836319.  Daedalus Item Code: 21313
 
(National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, a single family has controlled America's newspaper of record, setting the agenda not only for the ... (Read More)
 
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Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice
Janet Malcolm.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300125511.  Daedalus Item Code: 32362
 
"How had the pair of elderly Jewish lesbians survived the Nazis?" Janet Malcolm asks at the beginning of this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism. The pair, of ... (Read More)
 
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The Ultimate, Illustrated Beats Chronology
Robert Niemi.
Publisher: Soft Skull.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593764111.  Daedalus Item Code: 32402
 
Did you know that just a few weeks after the German 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad, Jack Kerouac reported to the Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Naval Training Station, served only eight days on ... (Read More)
 
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Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Life in Joyce's Masterpiece
Declan Kiberd.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070996.  Daedalus Item Code: 21117
 
A professor of Anglo-Irish literature at University College Dublin and Ireland's premier literary historian, Declan Kiberd offers this audacious new take on James Joyce's modernist masterpiece. ... (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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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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Unlucky Stiffs: New Tales of the Weirdly Departed
Cynthia Ceilan.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781599219103.  Daedalus Item Code: 22940
 
Nothing makes it quite so satisfying to embrace the loveliness of life's ordinary moments than the prospect of a spectacularly dumb death, says Cynthia Ceilán. In her follow-up to Thinning the ... (Read More)
 
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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247946.  Daedalus Item Code: 34134
 
"Most memoirs begin with a birth, but [Donald] Hall's starts with another sort of becoming: 'At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which is what I have done.' Soon Hall moves from ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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