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Branch Rickey: A Life
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143120476.  Daedalus Item Code: 33409
 
As general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues in 1947, changing baseball forever. Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Author
Charles Jennings.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446292.  Daedalus Item Code: 51766
 
Despite the apparent modernism of Jane Austen's wit and perception into the affairs of the well-mannered heart, her England of 200 years ago was a place we would scarcely recognize, notes Charles ... (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
Joăo 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 Joăo Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Burning the Days
James Salter.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780330448826.  Daedalus Item Code: 51077
 
The author of the PEN/Faulkner and PEN/Malamud Award–winning story collections Dusk and Other Stories and Last Night, as well as a string of superb novels, the late James Salter gave us ... (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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Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII
Giles Tremlett.
Publisher: Walker & Company.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802779168.  Daedalus Item Code: 53187
 
The image of Catherine of Aragon has always paled when compared to the vivacious sexuality of Anne Boleyn. But when Henry VIII married Catherine, she was a passionate auburn-haired beauty. As Giles ... (Read More)
 
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Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf
Simon Louvish.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571229000.  Daedalus Item Code: 44395
 
An enduring Hollywood legend, Cecil B. DeMille is remembered—and sometimes reviled—for his grandiose biblical sagas, including Samson and Delilah and his 1956 version of The Ten ... (Read More)
 
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