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Bird Cloud: A Memoir of Place
Annie Proulx.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743288811.  Daedalus Item Code: 64557
 
"Bird Cloud" is the name that Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie, with 400-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River; on the day she first ... (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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A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
Liel Leibovitz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393350739.  Daedalus Item Code: 64009
 
Why is it that, even before his death, Leonard Cohen earned the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why have his songs been gracing the charts and movie soundtracks again ... (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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Byron's Letters and Journals: A New Selection
Richard Lansdown, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780198722557.  Daedalus Item Code: 63934
 
Though Lord Byron is chiefly known as a poet, his letters and journals are one of the glories of English prose literature. This new selection, taken from the authoritative and unbowdlerized edition ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain Who Burned His Ships: Captain Thomas Tingey, 1750–1829
Gordon S. Brown.
Publisher: Naval Institute.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781612510446.  Daedalus Item Code: 64288
 
Former ambassador and advisor Gordon Brown here gives us the first full biography of Thomas Tingey, a seminal figure in the early development of the U.S. Navy, as well as a history of the first ... (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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