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Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Cory MacLauchlin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820403.  Daedalus Item Code: 43409
 
Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's 1969 suicide, his masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published, winning the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Despite the belated acclaim, ... (Read More)
 
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Captain Cook: Master of the Seas
Frank McLynn.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300114218.  Daedalus Item Code: 42093
 
British navigator and cartographer James Cook very nearly completed the map of the world in three Pacific voyages from 1768 to 1779. In this gripping and detailed account, Frank McLynn (also the ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Celebration of His Life and Work
Charles Mosley.
Publisher: Worth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849310253.  Daedalus Item Code: 40768
 
Heavily illustrated with captioned color reproductions of art, engravings, photos, and such ephemera as original title pages, this book from the author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Illustrated ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300170931.  Daedalus Item Code: 42504
 
The past president of the International Dickens Fellowship, former editor of The Dickensian, and longtime trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum, literature professor Michael Slater gives us an ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 34937
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt
Joyce Tyldesley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465018925.  Daedalus Item Code: 32968
 
She was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty of the Ptolemies, who had led Egypt for three centuries. Highly educated (she was the only one of the Ptolemies to read and speak ancient Egyptian as ... (Read More)
 
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Constantine: Unconquered Emperor, Christian Victor
Paul Stephenson.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381668.  Daedalus Item Code: 42351
 
In 312 AD, Constantine—one of four Roman emperors ruling a divided empire—marched on Rome to establish his sole control of its western half. Having had a vision of a glowing cross in the sky, ... (Read More)
 
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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272225.  Daedalus Item Code: 43103
 
(A Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine Best Book of 2012) A genuine rebel who took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... (Read More)
 
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Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Rights, and Solves Her Lady Problems
Rhoda Janzen.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455502882.  Daedalus Item Code: 29448
 
What does it mean to "give church a try" when you haven't really tried since you were 12? At the end of her wildly popular memoir Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Rhoda Janzen had ... (Read More)
 
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