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Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir
Charles M. Blow.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544228047.  Daedalus Item Code: 61356
 
(Winner of a Lambda Literary Award and the Ann M. Sperber Biography Award, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and ... (Read More)
 
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First Family: Abigail & John Adams
Joseph J. Ellis.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269621.  Daedalus Item Code: 43933
 
The author of His Excellency, the Pulitzer Prize winner Founding Brothers, and the National Book Award winner American Sphinx here brings America's preeminent first couple to ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
Judith Mackrell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330529525.  Daedalus Item Code: 61509
 
The 1920s were a time of rapid change, and for women it was a major step toward equality and independence. Illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs, Judith Mackrell's history is a ... (Read More)
 
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The Fugitive Philosopher
Timothy Leary. Fraser Clark, preface. Beverly A. Potter, compiler.
Publisher: Ronin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781579510398.  Daedalus Item Code: 61373
 
Sentenced to 25 years in prison for marijuana possession, Timothy Leary escaped to Algeria, where he hid at the Black Panthers' Villa. Illustrated throughout with quirky photographs and drawings—and ... (Read More)
 
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846142666.  Daedalus Item Code: 52938
 
Although we tend to visualize Mohandas Gandhi in his old age—a peaceful sage leading India on its path toward its independence—many of his ideas and tactics were developed much earlier during his ... (Read More)
 
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Gilded Youth: Three Lives in France's Belle Époque
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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Going Home
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060976309.  Daedalus Item Code: 44341
 
This is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in which she grew up and in which so much of her emotion and her concern remained invested. Returning to Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
Charles Bracelen Flood.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820281.  Daedalus Item Code: 51779
 
Shortly after losing all of his wealth in an 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned that he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. To protect his family from financial hardship, a determined Grant ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
 
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage that year and rumors of a ... (Read More)
 
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
 
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens, was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
 
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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
Michael Gray.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781556529757.  Daedalus Item Code: 61746
 
(Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography) By the time he died in 1959, Blind Willie McTell was almost forgotten; his days of playing on street corners for spare ... (Read More)
 
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