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Conspirator: Lenin in Exile
Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465013951.  Daedalus Item Code: 20224
 
The father of Communist Russia, Vladimir Ilych Lenin seems in many histories to have emerged fully formed from the turbulent wake of World War I and the Russian Revolution. But Lenin's character was ... (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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A Dog's Life
Peter Mayle. Edward Koren, illus.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679762676.  Daedalus Item Code: 31265
 
Widely renowned for such books as A Year in Provence and Hotel Pastis, Peter Mayle here gives us a memoir of a decidedly different stripe. While in Provence, Mayle adopted a dog of ... (Read More)
 
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Dogfish Memory: A Memoir
Joseph A. Dane.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881571547.  Daedalus Item Code: 31401
 
The dogfish of Maine are gone, fished to the brink of extinction. And what of that fabled "Old Maine"—is it too gone for good? Joseph Dane is a Maine native who, despite being a professor of English ... (Read More)
 
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Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
Stephen Coote.
Publisher: Pocket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743468701.  Daedalus Item Code: 41258
 
Sir Francis Drake was a pirate, explorer, and Protestant zealot, princely in his bearing and heroic if sometimes foolhardy in his enterprise. He is the archetypal Elizabethan sea-dog, and in this ... (Read More)
 
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Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
Scott Jurek & Steve Friedman.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547569659.  Daedalus Item Code: 40320
 
For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force in the grueling sport of ultrarunning, which requires him to run distances in excess of 100 miles, in such inhospitable locales as Death ... (Read More)
 
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Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
Elizabeth Gilbert.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408809365.  Daedalus Item Code: 41409
 
In this irreverent, self-deprecating travelogue—the inspiration for the 2010 film starring Julia Roberts—the author of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist The ... (Read More)
 
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Einstein: The Life of a Genius: With Rare Facsimile Documents and Memorabilia
Walter Isaacson.
Publisher: Collins Design.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780061893896.  Daedalus Item Code: 36277
 
From his remarkable theories of relativity and his famous equation E=mc2 to his concept of a unified field theory, Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Joelle Biele, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
 
"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth I and Her World
Susan Watkins. Mark Fiennes, photos.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500286951.  Daedalus Item Code: 31442
 
Illustrated with 154 color reproductions of art and page-filling photographs of castles and grounds, this book from the author of Jane Austen: In Style provides a close-up account of a ... (Read More)
 
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Emissary of the Doomed: Bargaining for Lives in the Holocaust
Ronald Florence.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670020720.  Daedalus Item Code: 30328
 
This gripping history of a little-known and desperate attempt to save Hungary's Jewish population in World War II tells how Joel Brand and the Jewish rescue committee in Budapest bargained with Adolf ... (Read More)
 
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