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Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott
Ellis Leon Yochelson.
Publisher: Kent State.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780873386807.  Daedalus Item Code: 34290
 
A highly respected figure in the history of geology and paleontology, Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850–1927) is perhaps most notable for his discovery of the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale, one of the ... (Read More)
 
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"Something Urgent I Have to Say to You": The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams
Herbert Leibowitz.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374113292.  Daedalus Item Code: 33085
 
Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era—Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Louis Zukofsky, among others—William Carlos Williams made a radical break with the modernist ... (Read More)
 
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Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor
Hali Felt.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805092158.  Daedalus Item Code: 41686
 
Her maps of the world's ocean floors have been deemed one of the most remarkable achievements in modern cartography, yet no one knows her name. Before Marie Tharp (1920–2006) began interpreting ... (Read More)
 
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A Strong West Wind
Gail Caldwell.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812972566.  Daedalus Item Code: 42330
 
A Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic and the author of Let's Take the Long Way Home, her 2010 memoir of her friendship with columnist Caroline Knapp, Gail Caldwell gave us this remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
Joan Schenkar.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312303754.  Daedalus Item Code: 13606
 
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year as well as a 2010 Lambda Literary Award winner, Joan Schenkar's biography of Patricia Highsmith—author of Strangers on a Train and The ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954–2008
Nadine Gordimer.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066289.  Daedalus Item Code: 23896
 
"Ours is the most solitary of occupations; the only comparison I can think of is keeper of a lighthouse. But the analogy mustn't go too far," insisted the late Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. "We ... (Read More)
 
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The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age
Richard Seaver. Jeanette Seaver, ed. James Salter, intro.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374273781.  Daedalus Item Code: 40254
 
From Samuel Beckett to William S. Burroughs, from The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, this memoir by iconic editor, publisher, translator, and literary troublemaker ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Jefferson: The American Presidents Series
Joyce Appleby.
Publisher: Times Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805069242.  Daedalus Item Code: 42623
 
Although widely admired for writing the Declaration of Independence, orchestrating the Louisiana Purchase, and dispatching the Lewis and Clark expedition, Thomas Jefferson the man has always been one ... (Read More)
 
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Thornton Wilder: A Life
Penelope Niven. Edward Albee, foreword.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780060831363.  Daedalus Item Code: 42798
 
The winner of three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Ray and the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—as well as a National Book Award for his novel ... (Read More)
 
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Tolstoy: A Russian Life
Rosamund Bartlett.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151014385.  Daedalus Item Code: 43271
 
The author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life and a translator of his stories, Rosamund Bartlett here looks to the literary figure that Chekhov—and indeed all of Russia—revered above all others. ... (Read More)
 
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Tom and Jack: The Intertwined Lives of Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock
Henry Adams.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596914209.  Daedalus Item Code: 41995
 
The dramatic abstract canvases of Jackson Pollock would appear to be the polar opposite of Thomas Hart Benton's highly figurative allegories of America; even so, notes the author of the ... (Read More)
 
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True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound
Christopher Ricks.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300134292.  Daedalus Item Code: 32736
 
Described by the New York Review of Books as "probably the greatest living scholar and editor of modern English-language poetry ... a critic of unrivaled authority," humanities professor ... (Read More)
 
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