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Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music
Neil Powell.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805097740.  Daedalus Item Code: 54489
 
The son of a dentist and an amateur musician, Benjamin Britten began composing at the age of five, and by his death in 1976 was considered the best English composer of the last 300 years. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812993547.  Daedalus Item Code: 59768
 
(Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and one of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year) The author of The Beautiful Struggle and winner of the National ... (Read More)
 
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The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Jen Adams.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688795.  Daedalus Item Code: 42610
 
The gift of a book becomes part of the story of your life. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. A reader of ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Cleopatra: Last Pharaoh of Egypt
M.J. Trow.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448012.  Daedalus Item Code: 51769
 
She was variously deemed a reincarnation of the goddess Isis, a fabled beauty, the last pharaoh, a seductress, and a harlot. For 2,000 years we have been telling stories about Cleopatra, yet few ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
João Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
 
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Brothers: What the van Goghs, Booths, Marxes, Kelloggs—& Colts—Tell Us About How Siblings Shape Our Lives and History
George Howe Colt.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416547785.  Daedalus Item Code: 62635
 
Edwin Booth became a great actor on the 19th-century stage, while his younger brother John grew up to assassinate a president. Vincent van Gogh would never have survived without the support of his ... (Read More)
 
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Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock 'N' Roll
Marc Dolan.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393081350.  Daedalus Item Code: 54633
 
Smart and incisive, this book from English, American studies, and film professor Marc Dolan takes us through Bruce Springsteen's life by tracing the cultural, political, and personal forces that ... (Read More)
 
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Caravans and Wedding Bands: Memories of a Romany Life
Eva Petulengro.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447209447.  Daedalus Item Code: 52832
 
In this sequel to her heartwarming memoir The Girl in the Painted Caravan, Eva Petulengro tells how she married outside her Romany culture in 1964, giving up her gypsy caravan for life with a ... (Read More)
 
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Cézanne: A Life
Alex Danchev.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307377074.  Daedalus Item Code: 54685
 
So profound was Paul Cézanne's influence upon 20th-century art that both Picasso and Matisse averred that he was "the father of us all." Believing that understanding the man is an essential part of ... (Read More)
 
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