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Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind
Dan Ch. Christensen.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199669264.  Daedalus Item Code: 51803
 
Though his name is little known here, Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted (1777–1851) was instrumental to modern physics and technology. He brought Kant's metaphysics to fruition, and his 1820 ... (Read More)
 
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John Quincy Adams
Harlow Giles Unger.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306822650.  Daedalus Item Code: 51314
 
An ambassador, Secretary of State, congressman, and the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams has rarely gotten his due as one of America's greatest statesmen, suggests the author ... (Read More)
 
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Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis
Douglas H. Gresham.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060634476.  Daedalus Item Code: 51317
 
Joy Davidman was an American divorcée and the mother of two young boys, while C.S. Lewis was a theologian, Oxford don, and confirmed bachelor, and yet the relationship of this odd couple would become ... (Read More)
 
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Life Among the Savages
Shirley Jackson.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143128045.  Daedalus Item Code: 59154
 
In this affectionately witty memoir of her family life in rural Vermont, Shirley Jackson chronicles the rearing of the powerful little personalities under her own roof—rough-and-tumble Laurie, his ... (Read More)
 
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Lion of Liberty: Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation
Harlow Giles Unger.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306818868.  Daedalus Item Code: 32983
 
Remembered largely for his cry for "liberty or death," Patrick Henry was actually the first (and most colorful) of America's Founding Fathers, as Harlow Giles Unger portrays him here—first to call ... (Read More)
 
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The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years
Bram Stoker. Elizabeth Miller & Dacre Stoker, eds.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541886.  Daedalus Item Code: 50333
 
More than a century after it was written, a long-lost journal belonging to Bram Stoker was discovered in his great-grandson's attic. Before the publication of Dracula secured his literary ... (Read More)
 
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Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547577678.  Daedalus Item Code: 51811
 
During an 1846 lecture tour in Boston, Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz decided to stay, eventually becoming the best-known American scientist of his era. Renowned for his pioneering studies of the ice ... (Read More)
 
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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
Phillip F. Schewe.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312642358.  Daedalus Item Code: 51256
 
Scientist, innovator, rebel—for decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most important thinkers. "In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein—a visionary who ... (Read More)
 
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Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots
Thomas S. Kidd.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009282.  Daedalus Item Code: 51790
 
Most Americans know Patrick Henry as an orator whose fiery pronouncement "Give me liberty or give me death!" rallied American defiance to the British Crown. But Henry's speaking skills—sharpened in ... (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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Raising Demons
Shirley Jackson.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143127291.  Daedalus Item Code: 59155
 
In this sequel to Life Among the Savages, Shirley Jackson's children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson's clan moves into ... (Read More)
 
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
 
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (Read More)
 
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