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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981321.  Daedalus Item Code: 22241
 
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781605982809.  Daedalus Item Code: 40260
 
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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The Error World: An Affair with Stamps
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151013968.  Daedalus Item Code: 12181
 
This engaging memoir from the author of Mauve illuminates the philatelist's mania for stamp collecting. From the Penny Red to the Blue Mauritius, generations of collectors have been drawn to ... (Read More)
 
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Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend
Leigh Montville.
Publisher: Doubleday/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385527453.  Daedalus Item Code: 31623
 
A high-flying daredevil, the father of extreme sports, the personification of excitement and danger and showmanship, motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel represented a unique slice of American culture in ... (Read More)
 
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Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift
Vicki Ohl.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300102611.  Daedalus Item Code: 11734
 
Kay Swift (1897–1993) was one of the few women composers active on Broadway in the first half of the 20th century. Best known as George Gershwin's assistant, musical adviser, and intimate friend, ... (Read More)
 
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Fresh from the Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories
Susie Middleton.
Publisher: Taunton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781600859045.  Daedalus Item Code: 49178
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Part cookbook, part memoir, this book chronicles a year of Susie Middleton's life in rural Martha's Vineyard as she puts behind her a city job and a suburban ... (Read More)
 
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George F. Kennan: An American Life
John Lewis Gaddis.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203121.  Daedalus Item Code: 30303
 
(Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award) In the late 1940s George Kennan wrote two documents, the "Long Telegram" and the "X Article," which set out the ... (Read More)
 
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The Gerbil Farmer's Daughter
Holly Robinson.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307337450.  Daedalus Item Code: 12131
 
"What kind of Navy officer sits on his ship in the middle of the Mediterranean dreaming of gerbils?" That's the question Holly Robinson sets out to answer in this warm and rollicking memoir of life ... (Read More)
 
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Gilded Youth: Three Lives in France's Belle Epoque
Kate Cambor.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374532246.  Daedalus Item Code: 21693
 
They were the celebrity heirs and heiresses of Belle Époque France, the children and grandchildren of such famous 19th-century men of letters and science as writer Alphonse Daudet, neurologist ... (Read More)
 
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Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
Wendy Moffat.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312572891.  Daedalus Item Code: 33351
 
With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E.M. Forster came out as homosexual—a revelation that made barely a ripple in the literary reputation of the man ... (Read More)
 
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Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446540339.  Daedalus Item Code: 38251
 
Over the course of 60 years, Christopher Hitchens was a citizen of the United States and also the United Kingdom; he was a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam who became a supporter of the U.S. ... (Read More)
 
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The Horror of Love: Nancy Mitford and Gaston Palewski in Paris and London
Lisa Hilton.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605983929.  Daedalus Item Code: 33804
 
"Oh, the horror of love!" Nancy Mitford once exclaimed to her sister Diana Mosley. Elegant and intelligent, Nancy was a renowned wit and a popular author, yet this bright, waspish woman, capable of ... (Read More)
 
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